Jon L. Benumof, MD

E-mail : jbenumof@ucsd.edu

I am the principal architect of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Difficult Airway Algorithm (first iteration published in 12/93 in Anesthesiology, second iteration published in Anesthesiology 5/03 in Anesthesiology, see Caplan et al, 2003).  I am a member of the newly created (11/03) American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force to develop an American Society of Anesthesiologists Sleep Apnea Algorithm.  I also help, on a mentor basis, residents to do clinical research; such efforts have resulted in award winning presentations at resident research competitions for several consecutive years. A recent line of work for example was to define the nature of fentanyl in the expired gas of a patient after IV delivery using LCMSMS.  

References (Selected From 223 Publications)

Benumof JL Externally pressurizing salvaged blood reinfusion bags: Predictable, preventable. cause of fatal air embolism Anesthesiology,107:851-851 2007

Baldwin MK, Benumof JL Paradoxical vocal cord movement: A unique case of occurrence and treatment. Anesthesiology,  107: 359-359, 2007

Caplan RA, Benumof JL, Berry FA, Blitt GD, Bode RH, Cheney FW, Connis RT, Guidry OF, Ovassapian A, Practice Guidelines by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway: An Update Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway. Anesthesiology 98:1269-1277; 2003.

Benumof JL. Preoxygenation:  Best Method for Both Efficacy and Efficiency.  Editorial.  Anesthesiology 1999; 91:603-605. Benumof JL.  Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Adult Obese Patient:  Implications for Airway Management.   J Clin Anesth 13:144-156; 2001.

Benumof JL:  Permanent Loss of Cervical Spinal Cord Function Associated with Interscalene Block Performed Under General Anesthesia.  Anesthesiology 2000; 93:1541-1545.

Ozer S., Benumof JL:  Oro-and Nasogastric Tube Passage in Intubated Patients:  Fiberoptic Description of Where They Go at the Laryngeal Level and how to Make Them Enter the Esophagus.  Anesthesiology 1999; 91:137-143.