Dr. Elsharydah is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He graduated from University of Damascus School of Medicine. Dr. Elsharydah received his anesthesia training from Indiana University in Indianapolis and his Pain Medicine fellowship from LSU Medical Center at Shreveport. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with healthcare management concentration from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013. Dr. Elsharydah is a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, case reports, letters and abstracts as well as several book chapters. Dr. Elsharydah is an invited reviewer for several medical journals. He has made numerous presentations in national and international anesthesia and pain medicine conferences.  His main clinical interests include chronic and acute pain management with emphasis on multimodal analgesia including regional and neuraxial blocks. Furthermore, he is an active member of the OR anesthesia team. His main research interests include perioperative outcomes research, perioperative healthcare analytics, predictive modeling and post-operative pain management.


Medical School
University of Damascus School of Medicine - Syria (1990)
George Washington University School of Medicine (1995), Medicine
Michael Reese Hospital (1996), Internal Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center (1997), Neurology
Indiana University School of Medicine (2000), Anesthesiology
University of South Florida (2000), Anesthesiology/critical Care
Louisiana State University Health Science Center (2006), Pain Management

Research Interest

  • Perioperative analytics and predictive modeling
  • Perioperative outcomes research
  • Postoperative pain management


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Prediction Model for Extended Hospital Stay Among Medicare Beneficiaries After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Burton BN, Abudu B, Danforth DJ, Patell S, Wilkins Y Martinez L, Fergerson B, Elsharydah A, Gabriel RA, J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth. 2019 Apr
Racial Disparity in the Perioperative Care for Patients Undergoing Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Propensity-Matched Cohort Study.
Elsharydah A, Embabi AS, Minhajuddin A, Joshi GP J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2017 Aug
Effects of epidural analgesia on recovery after open colorectal surgery.
Elsharydah A, Zuo LW, Minhajuddin A, Joshi GP Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2017 Jul 30 3 255-258
Upper airway trauma during general anaesthesia for major surgery: incidence and trends: A retrospective study.
Elsharydah A, Benhardt AC, Minhajuddin A, Ogunnaike BO, Joshi GP Eur J Anaesthesiol 2016 Jan
Entrapment of pulmonary artery catheter in a suture at the inferior vena cava cannulation site.
Huang L, Elsharydah A, Nawabi A, Cork RC J Clin Anesth 2004 Nov 16 7 557-9
Mechanisms of calcium transport in human colonic basolateral membrane vesicles.
Saksena S, Ammar MS, Tyagi S, Elsharydah A, Gill RK, Ramaswamy K, Dudeja PK Dig. Dis. Sci. 2002 Oct 47 10 2306-15


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Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • SAMBA Excellence and Innovation Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (2000)
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (2004)
  • International Anesthesia Research Society (2004)
  • Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (2015)
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (2008)