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Dr. Herman Sehmbi

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Dr. Herman Sehmbi, Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Sehmbi completed his MD in Anesthesiology from India in 2009. He subsequently completed his fellowship in Regional Anesthesia from UK and successfully obtained his European Diploma of Anesthesia and Intensive care (EDAIC) and European Diploma of Regional Anesthesia (EDRA) in 2012. He went on to complete both Regional anesthesia fellowship, and Chronic pain fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto in 2015-2016. He joined our department as an Advance Clinical Fellow, pursuing clinical research over the last year.

Dr. Sehmbi’s interests include adult regional anesthesia, management of chronic pain in surgical patients, education in regional anesthesia, clinical trials and other research methodology. He has authored ‘MCQ’s in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy’, which remains the only accomplished book in the field for EDRA exam. 

Currently he serves as a Honorary Lecturer for the MSc in Regional Anesthesia (University of East Anglia, UK) and as a board member on the EDRA exam board. Besides this, Dr. Sehmbi is an avid teacher, having taught on several national and international workshops of repute.

Currently, Dr. Sehmbi is pursuing MSc in Clinical Trials from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Dr. Sehmbi’s research interest include perioperative outcome in regional anesthesia and acute pain control in ambulatory settings. He is currently investigating the role of adductor canal block in knee arthroplasty, and role of dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine in brachial plexus block, using a network meta-analysis approach.

Recent publications:

Sehmbi H, Brull R, Shah UJ, El-Boghdadly K, Nguyen D, Joshi GP, Abdallah FW. Evidence Basis for Regional Anesthesia in Ambulatory Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Part II: Adductor Canal Nerve Block-A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2017 Oct 19.[Epub ahead of print]

El-Boghdadly K, Brull R, Sehmbi H, Abdallah FW. Perineural Dexmedetomidine Is More Effective Than Clonidine When Added to Local Anesthetic for Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2017 Jun;124(6):2008-2020

Sehmbi H, D'Souza R, Bhatia A. Low Back Pain in Pregnancy: Investigations, Management, and Role of Neuraxial Analgesia and Anaesthesia: A Systematic Review. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2017 May 18.

El-Boghdadly K, Sehmbi H, Chan VW. Update on Ultrasound for Truncal Blocks: Interpret Cautiously. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Sep-Oct;41(5):654-5.

Sehmbi H, Madjdpour C, Shah UJ, Chin KJ. Distal peripheral nerve block of the upper limb: A technical review. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Jul-Sep;31(3):296-307.

Sehmbi H, Shah UJ. In-plane interscalene block: A word of caution. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2Jan-Mar;31(1):129-30.

Sehmbi H. The Wonderful World of Medical Apps.  J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Jan-Mar;31(1):127-8.