Dalia ElMofty, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
M.C. 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

773-702-6927

Training

M.D. - 1991 - 1997
Ain Shams University - Abbasaya, Cairo Egypt

Internship - 2004 - 2005
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL USA - Anesthesiology

Residency - 1999 - 2001
Ain Shams University Abassaya, Cairo Egypt - Clinical Pathology

Residency - 2005 - 2008
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL USA - Anesthesiology

Fellowship - 2008 - 2009
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago , IL USA - Pain Medicine

Clinical Interests

Acute and Chronic Pain Management in adult and pediatric population
Interventional Pain Procedures
Ultrasound guided Regional Anesthesia

Academic Interests

Multi-institutional approach for pain fellowship education
Educating anesthesia, non-anesthesia residents and medical students pain management
Multimodal approaches for acute and chronic pain management

Recent Publications

Gupta A, Nizzamudin J, Elmofty D, Nizzamudin S, Tung A, Minhaj M, Mueller A, Apfelbaum J, Shahul S. Opioid abuse or dependence increases 30-day readmission rates after major operating room procedures: a national readmission database study. Anesthesiology  Newly Published on February 21, 2018 doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002136

Elmofty D, Buvanendran A.  Regional anesthesia in total joint arthroplasty: what is the evidence? J Arthroplasty 2017; 32 (9): S74-76.

Elmofty D. Procedural simulation and neuraxial anesthesia and analgesia: a review. AnesthesiologyNews.com 2017; 102-107.

Elmofty D. Referee Report For: Case report: Percutaneous electrical neural field stimulation in two cases of sympathetically-mediated pain [version 1; referees: 1 approved, 2 approved with reservations]. F1000Research 2017, 6:920 (doi: 10.5256/f1000research.12413.r23904)

Kohen L, Elmofty D. Genotyping and phenotyping in pain management. American Society of Regional Anesthesia Newsletter May 2017; 18-22.

Elmofty D. Procedural simulation for neuraxial procedures. American Society of Regional Anesthesia Newsletter August 2015; 22-23.

Elmofty D, Anitescu M, Buvanendran A. Best practices in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Pain Manage 2013; 3 (6): 475-483.

Elmofty D, Cutter T. Overview of a General Anesthetic.The Anesthesia Technician and Technologist's Manual: All You Need to Know for Study and Reference. Woodworth G, Kirsch J, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2011, In press)

Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ, Lubenow TR, Elmofty D, Luk P. Cerebrospinal fluid and plasma pharmacokinetics of the cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor rofecoxib in humans: single and multiple oral drug administration. Anesth Analg 2005: 100:1320-1324.

Buvanendran A, Elmofty D, Moric M, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ. Reduction in postoperative nausea and vomiting following preoperative and postoperative administration of rofecoxib for total knee arthroplasty. Anesth Analg 98:S178, 2004

Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Elmofty D, Saha C, Tuman KJ: Human Blood-Brain-Barrier Penetration of Oral Rofecoxib, a selective Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor: Single Dose Pharmacokinetic Study. Reg Anesth Pain Med 29(2):A20, 2004

Buvanendran A, Moric M, Elmofty D, Kroin JS, Tuman KT. Patient satisfaction with analgesia after preoperative and postoperative administration of rofecoxib. Anesth Analg 98:S199, 2004

Buvanendran A, Elmofty D, Moric M, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ: Perioperative administration of a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor reduces postoperative sleep disturbance and improves satisfaction after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Anesthesiology 99:A974, 2003

Buvanendran A, Elmofty D, Moric M, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ: Rofecoxib reduces postoperative opioid consumption and improves range of motion after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Anesthesiology 99:A1116, 2003

Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ, Lubenow TR, Elmofty D, Moric M, Rosenberg AG. Effects of perioperative administration of a selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor on pain management and recovery of function after knee replacement:  a randomized controlled trial.  JAMA 2003; 290:2411-2418.

Buvanendran A, Moric M, Elmofty D, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ: The effect of acute postoperative pain on range of motion at time of discharge after total knee arthroplasty. Anesth Analg 96:S203, 2003

Buvanendran A, Elmofty D, Lubenow TJ, Kroin JS, Tuman KJ: Perioperative administration of selective cyclooxygenase-2 (cox- 2) inhibitor reduces postoperative epidural drug consumption after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Anesthesiology 96:A943, 2002

Buvanendran A, Elmofty D, Tuman KJ, Sheinkop M, Kroin JS: Administration of selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor with warfarin does not increase blood loss following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Anesthesiology 96:A942, 2002

Book Chapters

Elmofty D. Occipital nerve block complications In: Anitescu A, Benzon HT, Wallace MS, Eds. Challenging Cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine, Springer, pp. 295-298, 2018.

Elmofty D. Seroma or hygroma formation after implantation of an intrathecal drug delivery system or a spinal cord stimulator. In: Anitescu A, Benzon HT, Wallace MS, Eds. Challenging Cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine, Springer, pp. 189-192,2018.

Rao P, Elmofty D. Epidural Emphysema after placement of a thoracic epidural  catheter. In: Anitescu A, Benzon HT, Wallace MS, Eds. Challenging Cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine, Springer, pp. 333-336, 2018

Silva B, Elmofty D. Traumatic spinal cord injury after cervical interlaminal epidural steroid injections In: Anitescu A, Benzon HT, Wallace MS, Eds. Challenging Cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine, Springer, pp.59-63, 2018.

Elmofty D. How do you determine if a patient has opioid-induced hyperalgesia? In:  Scher C, Clebone A, Miller SM, Roccaforte JD, Capan LM, Eds. You’re Wrong, I’m Right: Dueling Authors Reexamine Classic Teachings in Anesthesia, Springer, pp.367-368, 2016.

Elmofty D. Is a Tricyclic antidepressant the best first-line agent in treating neuropathic pain? In: Scher C, Clebone A, Miller SM, Roccaforte JD, Capan LM, Eds. You’re Wrong, I’m Right: Dueling Authors Reexamine Classic Teachings, Springer, pp.361-362, 2016.

Elmofty D, Buvanendran A. Postsurgical thoracic pain. In: Hayek SM, Shah BJ, Desai MJ, Chelimsky TC, Eds. Pain Medicine: An interdisciplinary Case-Based Approach. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 321-336, 2015.