Keck School Faculty

Joseph Szokol

Joseph Szokol

Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology (Clinician Educator)
Executive Director of Mentorship and Faculty Development Program
1500 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Multiorganizational consensus to define guiding principles for perioperative pain management in patients with chronic pain, preoperative opioid tolerance, or substance use disorder Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2023 Apr 25. . View in PubMed

2023 American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines for Monitoring and Antagonism of Neuromuscular Blockade: A Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Neuromuscular Blockade Anesthesiology. 2023 01 01; 138(1):13-41. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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