Levon M Capan

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Levon Capan

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
Vice Chair and Assoc Chief of Anesthesia at BV NYU Anesthesia Associates

Contact Info

650 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016



1967-1970 — Hacettepe University (Surgery), Residency Training
1971-1974 — West Virginia University (Anesthesiology), Residency Training

Research Summary

There is little information about various problems that occur during operating room management. Levon M. Capan, M.D.'s interest is focused on this period of care of trauma patients.

Dr. Capan has analyzed the general profile of operated trauma patients. In this study investigators analyzed approximately 20 demographic, clinical and administrative parameters and the relationship between them.

A second study monitored coagulation abnormalities with thrombelastography. There is no reliable monitoring technique that can be used for acute trauma patients. This study tests the possibility of using thrombelastogram as a reliable coagulation monitor in this group of patients. A third study evaluated the effect of trauma and hypovolemia on the pharmacokinetics of various anesthetic and adjunct drugs.

Dr. Capan is also working in the area of thoracic anesthesia. One-lung anesthesia is used frequently during thoracic surgery. Dr. Capan had invented the up-lung CPAP technique that counteracts the hypoxemia associated with one-lung anesthesia and is widely used. Dr. Capan is now investigating the effect of thoracic epidural anesthesia on oxygenation during one-lung anesthesia and the effect of thoracic epidural anesthesia on hemodynamics with and without anesthetic drugs.


Research Interests

Trauma Anesthesia

In vitro performance evaluation of two rapid fluid infusion devices
Capan L.M.; Chakiryan N.; Miller S.M.; O'Neill D.K.; Jacobson J.; Martinez E.A.
2012-02-05; 0003-2999,Anesthesia & analgesia - id: 146280, year: 2011

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Educational Deficiencies Are Common Among Resident and Attending Physicians
Jacobson, JL; Capan, L
2012-02-05; 0041-1132,Transfusion - id: 102451, year: 2009

Feasibility of an infraclavicular block with a reduced volume of lidocaine with sonographic guidance
Sandhu, Navparkash S; Bahniwal, Charanjeet S; Capan, Levon M
2012-02-05; 0278-4297,Journal of ultrasound in medicine - id: 64131, year: 2006 Journal Article

Sonographically guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block in adults: a retrospective analysis of 1146 cases
Sandhu, Navparkash S; Manne, Joseph S; Medabalmi, Praveen K; Capan, Levon M
2012-02-05; 0278-4297,Journal of ultrasound in medicine - id: 70875, year: 2006 Journal Article

Deep venous thrombosis revealed during ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block
Sutin, K M; Schneider, C; Sandhu, N S; Capan, L M
2012-02-05; 0007-0912,British journal of anaesthesia - id: 48878, year: 2005 Case Reports; Journal Article