Magdalena Anitescu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Section Chief, Pain Medicine
Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship

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

(773) 834-0891

Training

M.D. - 1986 - 1992
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" - Bucharest, Romania

Ph.D. - 1994 - 1997
University of Medicine and Pharmacy - Craiova, Romania - Imunology/Ophtalmology

Internship - 1998 - 1999
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA USA - Transitional Internship

Residency - 1999 - 1999
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA USA - Anesthesiology

Residency - 1999 - 2002
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA USA - Anesthesiology

Fellowship - 2002 - 2003
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH USA - Interventional Pain Management

Clinical Interests

Chronic cancer and non malignant pain
Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and pain procedures
Surgical Pain interventions, Kyphoplasty, Intrathecal drug delivery systems
Perioperative pain management
Difficult airway management

Academic Interests

Benefit of Functional discography to improve surgical outcome
Efficacy of intravenous infusions (lidocaine and ketamine) in improvement of chronic pain states
Effectiveness of perioperative epidural analgesia
Mechanisms to improve compliance with treatment in pain clinics
Benefit of intrathecal medications in chronic non-malignant pain states

Recent Publications

Patil SK, Anitescu M; "EFFICACY OF OUTPATIENT KETAMINE INFUSIONS IN REFRACTORY CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES: A FIVE-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS" Pain Medicine, sept, 2011

Anitescu M, DaSilva A, Frim D; "Intrapleural Migration of a Spinal Catheter in a Patient with Arachnoiditis and Extensive Epidural Scarring after Tethered Cord Release: a Case Report and Review of Literature" accepted for publication in Neuromodulation:Technology for Neural Interface, 2011

Patil SK, Anitescu M "Opioid-free perioperative analgesic technique for a hemicolectomy in a 21 year old patient with opioid-induced delirium: a case report and review of the analgesic efficacy of alpha 2 agonist agents."accepted for publications in Pain Practice, 2011

Anitescu M, Chace JH, Tuetken R, Yi AK, Krieg A, Cowdery J, IL-10 functions in vitro and in vivo to inhibit bacterial DNA induced secretion of IL-12. J Interferon and Cytokine Res 17: 781-8, 1997

Dumitrache M, Anitescu M, Gheorghe L, The morphological substrate and histogenesis of systemic and ocular atherosclerosis (Romanian), Oftalmologia 39: 11-17, 1995

Dumitrache M, Anitescu M, Carstocea B, LASER treatment in diabetic retinopathy (Romanian), Oftalmologia, 39:159-69, 1995

Dumitrache M, Anitescu M, Immunity in Ophthalmology (Romanian), Oftalmologia 34: 1-8, 1990

Dumitrache M, Muresan S, Popescu DA, Tosheva N, Dumitrache M, Ischemic optic neuropathy in Horton’s Disease" (Romanian), Seria Oftalmologia 32: 5-8, 1988

Dumitrache M, Popescu DA, Dumitrache M, Pop M, Muresan D, Early and late complications of extracted intraocular foreign bodies. (Romanian), Seria Oftalmologie 31: 241-246, 1987

Annis C, Anitescu M., Pain in the Ear, Eye and Face. (chapter contribution) Understanding Pain: What You Need to Know to Take Control (The Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living) by Alan D Kaye M.D. and Richard D Urman (Hardcover - Oct 31, 2011)

Rahman R, Anitescu M., Pain During Labor and Childbirth. (chapter contribution) Understanding Pain: What You Need to Know to Take Control (The Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living) by Alan D Kaye M.D. and Richard D Urman (Hardcover - Oct 31, 2011)

Anitescu M. Pediatric Anesthesiology for the Ophtalmological Surgery (chapter contribution). Pediatric Ophtalmology, ("Carol Davila" Unversity Publishing Press) by Marieta Dumitrache, Editor, Bucharest Romania 2010 (romanian)

Anitescu M. Ocular and Orbital Pain (chapter contribution) Ophtalmological non traumatic emergencies. ("Carol Davila" University Publishing Press) by Dumitrache M, Anitescu M, Ciocalteu AM, Editors. Bucharest, Romania, ISBN: 978-973-708-394-4, 2009 (romanian)

Anitescu M. Ophtalmological trauma (chapter contribution) Ophtalmological trauma ("Carol Davila" University Publishing Press) by Dumitrache M, Anitescu M, Potop V, Editors, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN: 978-973-708-403-3, 2009 (romanian)

Anitescu M, Scoliosis. Sibell DM, Kirsch JR, eds. The 5-Minute Pain Management Consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, pp. 270-271, 2007

Anitescu M, Ankylosing Spondylitis. The 5-Minute Pain Management Consult. Sibell DM, Kirsch JR, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, pp. 16-17, 2007

Anitescu M, Behcet’s Syndrome. The 5-Minute Pain Management Consult. Sibell DM, Kirsch JR, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, pp. 30-31, 2007

Anitescu M, Osteoarthritis. The 5-Minute Pain Management Consult. Sibell DM, Kirsch JR, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, pp. 188-9, 2007

Anitescu M, Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis. The 5-Minute Pain Management Consult. Sibell DM, Kirsch JR, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, pp. 100-101, 2007.

Dumitrache M, Anitescu M, Macular Degeneration. Textbook of Ophthalmology (Romanian) Cernea P, ed. Bucharest, Romania: Editura Medicala, 1997

Anitescu M: Prescription discrepancy ratio: a new compliance variable in a prescription drug monitoring program. Anesthesiology 115:A734, 2011

Anitescu M, Hansen P: Problem-solving, decision-making scale: defining the autonomous pain patient in the context of anxiety, disability, and unemployment related to chronic pain. Anesthesiology 115:A035, 2011

Annis CM, Anitescu M, Mayur S, Wright C: Epidural anesthesia complication rates at a major teaching hospital: a three-year retrospective study. Anesthesiology 115:A754, 2011

Hansen JP, Anitescu M: Neuraxial fentanyl may be associated with a higher incidence of pruritus compared to neuraxial hydromorphone in pediatric patients: a six-year retrospective analysis. Anesthesiology 115:A598, 2011

Mayur S, Anitescu M, Annis C, Wright C: Optimal balance between pain relief and medication side effects in perioperative epidural analgesia: a three-year retrospective analysis at a major teaching institution. Anesthesiology 115:A378, 2011

Anitescu M, Vujic N, Individualized, clinic specific, selection criteria in choosing a long term business partner for random urine drug testing: A pain clinic experience. Anesth Analg 110; S147, 2010

Patil S, Anitescu M, Efficacy of outpatient ketamine infusions in refractory chronic pain states: A five-year retrospective analysis. Anesth Analg 110:2354, 2010

Keller R, Anitescu M, Effective perioperative analgesia with alpha 2 agonist agents in a patient with severe opioid induced delirium. Anesth Analg 110:C878, 2010

White E, White, I, Anitescu M, A silent risk in minimally invasive prostatectomy: cervical spine stenosis. Anesth Analg 110: C761, 2010

Rupani G, Anitescu M, Malik ~, Ansari SA, Kahute TA, Postdural puncture headache or vertebral dissection? Anesth Analg 110: C957, 2010

Anitescu M, Random urine drug screening decreases misuse of controlled substances in chronic pain patients. Anesthesiol 113:A1531, 2010

Patil S, Anitescu M, Memantine may improve quality of life in chronic pain patients responding to ketamine infusions. Anesthesiol 113:A1075, 2010

Fanaee E, Anitescu M, Patil S, Sustained pain relief after lidocaine infusions for chronic pain syndromes: a retrospective analysis. Anesthesiol 113: A301, 2010

Anitescu M, Adanin S, Patel A, Evaluation of functional anesthetic discography as a clinical tool to identify false positive intervertebral discs-preliminary results. Pain Practice 99: (Suppl 1)119, 2009

Anitescu M, Patel AJ, Adanin S, Benefit of functional anesthetic discography, a double-blinded, prospective, surgery outcome study. Anesthesiol 111: A-971, 2009

Steiman J, Malik ~, Rupani G, Anitescu M, System for categorizing epidural solutions leads to adverse events in the pediatric population. Anesthesiol 111: A605, 2009

Anitescu M, Leung D, Functional Anesthetic Discogram (FAD), an improved technique for evaluation of intervertebral disc. Anesthesiol 109: A1560, 2008

Anitescu M, Bathla, B, Efficacy of provocative discogram to identity surgical candidates in patients with low back pain. Anesthesiol, 107: A1387, 2007

Anitescu M, Ovassapian A, Cricoid pressure-induced difficult ventilation and failed intubation - A case series report. Anesthesiol 105: A1686, 2006