Keck School Faculty

Joseph Szokol

Joseph Szokol

Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology (Clinician Educator)
1500 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


A multisociety organizational consensus process to define guiding principles for acute perioperative pain management Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 02; 47(2):118-127. . View in PubMed

Electrocautery-Induced Complete Heart Block J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Jul; 35(7):2230-2232. . View in PubMed

International Delphi Expert Consensus on Safe Return to Surgical and Endoscopic Practice: From the Coronavirus Global Surgical Collaborative Ann Surg. 2021 07 01; 274(1):50-56. . View in PubMed

Neuromuscular and Clinical Recovery in Thoracic Surgical Patients Reversed With Neostigmine or Sugammadex Anesth Analg. 2021 08 01; 133(2):435-444. . View in PubMed

Perioperative Methadone and Ketamine for Postoperative Pain Control in Spinal Surgical Patients: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial Anesthesiology. 2021 05 01; 134(5):697-708. . View in PubMed

Methadone and Chronic Pain: Reply Anesthesiology. 2020 09; 133(3):672-673. . View in PubMed

Postoperative Pain and Analgesic Requirements in the First Year after Intraoperative Methadone for Complex Spine and Cardiac Surgery Anesthesiology. 2020 02; 132(2):330-342. . View in PubMed

Intraoperative Methadone in Surgical Patients: A Review of Clinical Investigations Anesthesiology. 2019 09; 131(3):678-692. . View in PubMed

Safety of Beach Chair Position Shoulder Surgery: A Review of the Current Literature Anesth Analg. 2019 07; 129(1):101-118. . View in PubMed

The Effect of an Electronic Dynamic Cognitive Aid Versus a Static Cognitive Aid on the Management of a Simulated Crisis: A Randomized Controlled Trial J Med Syst. 2018 Nov 22; 43(1):6. . View in PubMed

Value Proposition and Anesthesiology Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Jun; 36(2):227-239. . View in PubMed

Comparison of the TOFscan and the TOF-Watch SX during Recovery of Neuromuscular Function Anesthesiology. 2018 11; 129(5):880-888. . View in PubMed

Procedural Timeout Compliance Is Improved With Real-Time Clinical Decision Support J Patient Saf. 2018 09; 14(3):148-152. . View in PubMed

In Reply Anesthesiology. 2018 08; 129(2):384-385. . View in PubMed

Neostigmine Administration after Spontaneous Recovery to a Train-of-Four Ratio of 09 to 1. 0: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect on Neuromuscular and Clinical Recovery. Anesthesiology. 2018 01; 128(1):27-37. . View in PubMed

Postoperative Intravenous Acetaminophen for Craniotomy Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan; 109:e554-e562. . View in PubMed

Clinical Effectiveness and Safety of Intraoperative Methadone in Patients Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Controlled Trial Anesthesiology. 2017 May; 126(5):822-833. . View in PubMed

Documentation and Treatment of Intraoperative Hypotension: Electronic Anesthesia Records versus Paper Anesthesia Records J Med Syst. 2017 May; 41(5):86. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular Collapse in the Pregnant Patient, Rescue Transesophageal Echocardiography and Open Heart Surgery J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 02; 31(1):203-206. . View in PubMed

Erratum to: Extracranial contamination in the INVOS 5100C versus the FORE-SIGHT ELITE cerebral oximeter: a prospective observational crossover study in volunteers Can J Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 63(4):512. . View in PubMed

Consent for Anesthesia Clinical Trials on the Day of Surgery: Patient Attitudes and Perceptions Anesthesiology. 2016 06; 124(6):1246-55. . View in PubMed

Extracranial contamination in the INVOS 5100C versus the FORE-SIGHT ELITE cerebral oximeter: a prospective observational crossover study in volunteers Can J Anaesth. 2016 Jan; 63(1):24-30. . View in PubMed

Residual Neuromuscular Block in the Elderly: Incidence and Clinical Implications Anesthesiology. 2015 Dec; 123(6):1322-36. . View in PubMed

Intraoperative Methadone for the Prevention of Postoperative Pain: A Randomized, Double-blinded Clinical Trial in Cardiac Surgical Patients Anesthesiology. 2015 May; 122(5):1112-22. . View in PubMed

Effect of ventilation on cerebral oxygenation in patients undergoing surgery in the beach chair position: a randomized controlled trial Br J Anaesth. 2014 Oct; 113(4):618-27. . View in PubMed

The effect of single low-dose dexamethasone on blood glucose concentrations in the perioperative period: a randomized, placebo-controlled investigation in gynecologic surgical patients Anesth Analg. 2014 Jun; 118(6):1204-12. . View in PubMed

The changing anesthesia economic landscape: emergence of large multispecialty practices and Accountable Care Organizations Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Apr; 27(2):183-9. . View in PubMed

In response Anesth Analg. 2014 Mar; 118(3):692-3. . View in PubMed

Postoperative residual neuromuscular blockade is associated with impaired clinical recovery Anesth Analg. 2013 Jul; 117(1):133-41. . View in PubMed

Reply to Dr Broderick J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Feb; 27(1):e3-4. . View in PubMed

Small-dose dexamethasone improves quality of recovery scores after elective cardiac surgery: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Dec; 25(6):950-60. . View in PubMed

Blood pressure management during beach chair position shoulder surgery: what do we know? Can J Anaesth. 2011 Nov; 58(11):977-82.. View in PubMed

Intraoperative acceleromyography monitoring reduces symptoms of muscle weakness and improves quality of recovery in the early postoperative period Anesthesiology. 2011 Nov; 115(5):946-54. . View in PubMed

Preoperative dexamethasone enhances quality of recovery after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: effect on in-hospital and postdischarge recovery outcomes Anesthesiology. 2011 Apr; 114(4):882-90. . View in PubMed

Cerebral oxygen desaturation events assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy during shoulder arthroscopy in the beach chair and lateral decubitus positions Anesth Analg. 2010 Aug; 111(2):496-505. . View in PubMed

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Mar; 14(1):73-4. . View in PubMed

Morphine-based cardiac anesthesia provides superior early recovery compared with fentanyl in elective cardiac surgery patients Anesth Analg. 2009 Aug; 109(2):311-9. . View in PubMed

Intraoperative acceleromyographic monitoring reduces the risk of residual neuromuscular blockade and adverse respiratory events in the postanesthesia care unit Anesthesiology. 2008 Sep; 109(3):389-98. . View in PubMed

Residual neuromuscular blockade and critical respiratory events in the postanesthesia care unit Anesth Analg. 2008 Jul; 107(1):130-7. . View in PubMed

The effects of morphine and fentanyl on the inflammatory response to cardiopulmonary bypass in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery Anesth Analg. 2007 Jun; 104(6):1334-42table of contents. . View in PubMed

Correlation of the myocardial performance index with conventional echocardiographic indices of systolic and diastolic function: a study in cardiac surgical patients Echocardiography. 2007 Jan; 24(1):26-33. . View in PubMed

Retrograde blood flow in the brachial and axillary arteries during routine radial arterial catheter flushing Anesthesiology. 2006 Sep; 105(3):492-7. . View in PubMed

Opioids and cardioprotection: the impact of morphine and fentanyl on recovery of ventricular function after cardiopulmonary bypass J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2006 Aug; 20(4):493-502. . View in PubMed

Mediastinoscopy requiring a blood transfusion: unusual but significant J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2006 Jun; 20(3):469-70; author reply 470-1. . View in PubMed

Open-heart surgery and Jehovah's Witnesses Med Law. 2006 Jun; 25(2):233-9. . View in PubMed

Pharmacokinetics of midazolam, propofol, and fentanyl transfer to human breast milk Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Jun; 79(6):549-57. . View in PubMed

Retrograde autologous priming of the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit: safety and impact on postoperative outcomes J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2006 Apr; 20(2):156-61. . View in PubMed

Residual paralysis at the time of tracheal extubation Anesth Analg. 2005 Jun; 100(6):1840-1845. . View in PubMed

Anomaly in the descending thoracic aorta J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2004 Dec; 18(6):812-3. . View in PubMed

Sedation, analgesia, and neuromuscular blockade in sepsis: an evidence-based review Crit Care Med. 2004 Nov; 32(11 Suppl):S554-61. . View in PubMed

Retrograde air embolization during routine radial artery catheter flushing in adult cardiac surgical patients: an ultrasound study Anesthesiology. 2004 Sep; 101(3):614-9. . View in PubMed

The failure of retrograde autologous priming of the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit to reduce blood use after cardiac surgical procedures Anesth Analg. 2004 May; 98(5):1201-7table of contents. . View in PubMed

Gene therapy in heart and lung disease Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2004 Feb; 17(1):13-20. . View in PubMed

Point of care technologies Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2004; 42(2):73-94. . View in PubMed

Monitoring neuromuscular blockade Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2004; 42(2):25-40. . View in PubMed

Transesophageal echocardiographic monitoring of hemodynamics Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2004; 42(1):59-81. . View in PubMed

Postanesthesia care unit recovery times and neuromuscular blocking drugs: a prospective study of orthopedic surgical patients randomized to receive pancuronium or rocuronium Anesth Analg. 2004 Jan; 98(1):193-200. . View in PubMed

Omission of muscle relaxants is another clinically available alternative in fast-track cardiac anesthesia Anesth Analg. 2003 Nov; 97(5):1546. . View in PubMed

Intermittent airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome in a patient with an undiagnosed mediastinal mass after cesarean delivery Anesth Analg. 2003 Sep; 97(3):883-884. . View in PubMed

Recovery of neuromuscular function after cardiac surgery: pancuronium versus rocuronium Anesth Analg. 2003 May; 96(5):1301-1307. . View in PubMed

Declining proportion of publications by American authors in major anesthesiology journals Anesth Analg. 2003 Feb; 96(2):513-7table of contents. . View in PubMed

Sleep apnea N Engl J Med. 2003 Jan 30; 348(5):472-3; author reply 472-3. . View in PubMed

The use of neuromuscular blocking drugs in adult cardiac surgery: results of a national postal survey Anesth Analg. 2002 Dec; 95(6):1534-9table of contents. . View in PubMed

Left ventricular mass in a patient with Carney's complex Anesth Analg. 2002 Oct; 95(4):874-5table of contents. . View in PubMed

Pain control and postoperative outcome Anesthesiology. 2002 Oct; 97(4):1026; author reply 1029-31. . View in PubMed

Gene therapy with adenovirus-mediated myocardial transfer of vascular endothelial growth factor 121 improves cardiac performance in a pacing model of congestive heart failure J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jun; 123(6):1101-13. . View in PubMed

Continuing experience with liver resection and vena cava reconstruction using cardiopulmonary bypass and hypothermic circulatory arrest Am Surg. 2002 Apr; 68(4):359-63; discussion 364. . View in PubMed

Impact of shorter-acting neuromuscular blocking agents on fast-track recovery of the cardiac surgical patient Anesthesiology. 2002 Mar; 96(3):600-6. . View in PubMed

Enlarged abnormal anatomic structure adjacent to the aortic valve J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2002 Feb; 16(1):125-6. . View in PubMed

Anxiety, delirium, and pain in the intensive care unit Crit Care Clin. 2001 Oct; 17(4):821-42. . View in PubMed

Influence of a vital capacity maneuver on pulmonary gas exchange after cardiopulmonary bypass J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2001 Jun; 15(3):336-40. . View in PubMed

Life-threatening upper airway obstruction after tongue base surgery Anesthesiology. 2001 Mar; 94(3):532-4. . View in PubMed

Paradoxical vocal cord adduction Anesthesiology. 2000 Sep; 93(3):894-5. . View in PubMed

Infusion pump use in the MRI Anesth Analg. 2000 Jul; 91(1):249-50. . View in PubMed

Arterial or venous cannulation: no transducer needed Crit Care Med. 2000 Jul; 28(7):2676. . View in PubMed

Distribution of inorganic elements in human autopsy tissue Pharmazie. 2000 Mar; 55(3):239-42. . View in PubMed

The effect of a new NPO policy on operating room utilization J Clin Anesth. 2000 Feb; 12(1):48-51. . View in PubMed

Lack of efficacy of an epidural blood patch in treating abducens nerve palsy after an unintentional dura puncture Reg Anesth Pain Med. 1999 Sep-Oct; 24(5):470-2. . View in PubMed

Method to prevent damage to the tracheal cuff of a double-lumen endotracheal tube during laryngoscopy J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Jun; 13(3):371. . View in PubMed

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1998 Aug; 12(4):495-6. . View in PubMed

A herpes zoster outbreak temporarily associated with an epidural steroid injection Reg Anesth Pain Med. 1998 May-Jun; 23(3):328. . View in PubMed

Incorrect assembly of an Arrow-Flex sheath-dilator: a potential cause of vascular trauma J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1998 Apr; 12(2):240-2. . View in PubMed

Coil embolization of a lumbar artery to control vascular injury during intradiscal surgery Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Mar 01; 35(5):E163-6. . View in PubMed

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