Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP

Staff Anesthesiologist and Intensivist
Department of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology Institute
Cleveland Clinic
2049 E 100th St, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA




•(1995-1997) Pre-Medicine, DAV College Chandigarh, India
•(1998-2003) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India


•(2015-Present) Staff Anesthesiologist & Intensivist General Anesthesiology and the Center for Critical Care, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
•(2014-2014) Chief Fellow, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Surgical ICU, Center for Critical Care, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
•( 2010) Junior ICU Attending Silver Oaks Hospital, Mohali, India
•(2009) Senior Resident/ Registrar Cardiac Anesthesia & Critical Care, Fortis Heart Institute, Mohali, India
•(2008-2009) Senior Resident/Registrar Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Research Interest

His research interest includes: Anesthesiology.

Scientific Activities


•(2002) 2nd position in General Surgery in the M.B.B.S Final Professional Examination of the Panjab University, India
•(2000) High Honors in Microbiology & Pathology in the M.B.B.S Second Professional Examination of the Panjab University, India
•(2010) Indian Society of Anesthesiologists YG Bhojraj award for the best review article in the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
•(2013) Best Clinical Case at the 23rd Annual Anesthesiology Institute, Residents and Fellows Research Day, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio
•(2013) Best Research Study at the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologist’s Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio
•(2014) The STOP-BANG Questionnaire Does Not Predict Hypoxemia in Patients Recovering From Non-cardiac Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Analysis. International Society for Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP) meeting; October 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Best of meeting abstract)
•(2016) Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Presidential Citation


•(2009-Present) Life Member Indian Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA)
•(2009-2010) Affiliate Member American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
•(2010-Present) Resident Member American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
•(2010-Present) Resident Member Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists (OSA)
•(2012-Present) Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
•(2010-Present) Resident Member Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA)
•(2011-Present) Resident Member American Medical Association (AMA)
•(2013-Present) Member American College of Chest Physicians
•(2014-Present) International Society for Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)
•(2014-Present) Society for Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM)


1. Saleh A, Khanna A, ChaginK, Klika A, Johnson D, Barsoum W. Glycopeptides versus β-Lactams for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Cardiovascular and Orthopaedic Surgery: A Meta-Analysis. Ann Surg. 2015; 261(1): 72-80. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000000704.
2. Turan A, You J, Egar C, et al. Relationship between Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia and Intraoperative Mean Arterial Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Having Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2015; 122(1): 64-71. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000000457.
3. Bose S, Khanna A, You J, Doufas A, Turan A . Low serum Vitamin D levels are not Associated with Increased Postoperative pain and Opioid requirements : a historical cohort study. Can J Anaesth. 2015; 62(7): 770-776. doi:10.1007/s12630-015-0357-4.
4. Singh AK, Khanna A, Kyuncu O, Turan A . Persistent Post-Surgical Pain. Turkiye Klinikleri J Anest Reanim-Special Topics. 2014; 7(1): 28-40.
5. Khanna A, Effrain RP,Moraska A,Laudanski K,Cummings KC. Perioperative Care and Cancer Recurrence: Is There a Connection?. World J Anesthesiol. 2014; 3(1): 31-45 doi:10.5313/wja.v3.i1.31.
6. Turan A, You J, Egar C, et al. Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia Is Independently Associated With Reduced Postoperative Opioid Consumption In Bariatric Patients Suffering From Sleep-Disordered Breathing. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5): e0127809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127809.
7. Khanna AK, Laudanski K. Septic shock and Anesthesia-much ado about nothing? . J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014; 30: 481-483.
8. Elsharkawy H, Khanna A, Barsoum S . Caesarean Delivery Complicated By Unintentional Subdural Block And Conversion Disorder. Case Rep Med. 2013;2013:751648. doi:10.1155/2013/751648
9. Khanna A, Farag E, Doyle DJ,Esa WAS. Ventriculopleural Shunt Surgery in A Patient With Multiple Skeletal And Neurodevelopmental Anomalies- A True Perioperative Challenge. The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology. 2015; (3). doi:10.11131/2015/101133
10. Abdelamalak B, Khanna A, Culver D, Popovich M . Whole lung lavage For Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis : A Procedural Update. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2015; 22(3): 251-258. doi:10.1097/LBR.0000000000000180.
11. Khanna AK, Maheshwari A, Popovich M, Mathur P. Incidental discovery of a partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection in the surgical Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2014; 26(8): 693-696. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2014.05.006
12. Abdelmalak B, Khanna A, Tetzlaff J . Fospropofol, A New Sedative Anesthetic, And Its Utility In The Perioperative Period. Curr Pharm Des. 2012; 18(38): 6241-6252.
13. Khanna AK, Cummings K. Pulmonary Hemorrhage in an Outpatient Ophthalmic Anesthesia Setting/Its Never Just a Cataract. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2012; 28(4): 520-523. doi:10.4103/0970-9185.101947
14. Khanna AK, Maheshwari K, Esa WA . Perioperative Nitroprusside Infusion in a Patient with Severe Aortic Stenosis-Another Component of Afterload Reduction Uncovered. Ochsner J. 2013 Summer 13(2): 264-266.
15. AlHaddad ST, Khanna AK, Mascha EJ, Abdelmalak BB. Phenylephrine As An Alternative To Cocaine For Nasal Vasoconstriction Before Nasal Surgery: A Randomized Trial. Indian J Anaesth. 2013; 57(2): 163-169. doi:10.4103/0019-5049.111844.
16. Khanna AK .Weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation-the complete picture. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2012; 56(1): 102-3. doi:10.4103/0019-5049.93566
17. Gombar S, Aggarwal D, Khanna AK, Gombar KK, Chavan BS .The Bispectral Electroencephalogram during modified electroconvulsive therapy under Propofol anaesthesia –relation with seizure duration andawakening. J ECT. 2011; 27(2):114-8. doi:10.1097/YCT.0b013e3181df4ebb.
18. Kapoor D, Khanna AK, Anand LK .Wrong Side Surgery: Are we on the right side of patient care? . Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2011; 27(3) : 193-196. doi:10.1016/j.egja.2011.02.002
19. 24. Bharti R, Gombar S, Khanna AK . Meropenem in critical care – uncovering the truths behind weaning failure. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology. 2010; 26(1): 99-100 doi:10.4103/0253-7613.93872
20. Khanna AK, Saini V, Gombar S . Imipenem: A new culprit for Leucocytoclastic Vasculitis in the Intensive Care unit. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2009; 53(6):707.
21. Khanna AK, Gombar S. Statins – More than just plaque stabilisation. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2008; 52(6): 756-767.
22. Dey N, Gombar KK, Khanna AK, Khandelwal P. Airway management in neonates with occipitalencephalocele – adjustments and modifications. Paediatr Anaesth. 2007; 17(11): 1119-1120.
23. Gombar S, Khanna AK, Gombar KK. Perioperative Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction – a Review. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2007; 51 (4): 287-302
24. Gombar S, Khanna AK, Gombar KK. Insertion of a nasogastric tube under direct vision: another atraumatic approach to an age-old issue. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2007; 51 (7): 962-3.
25. Gombar S, Khanna AK, Gombar KK. Corrosion in the Aestiva(R)/5 anaesthesia delivery system: is it timeto modify the design? . Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2007; 51(7): 957-958. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2007.01366.x