Syed A. Azim, MD

Associate Professor
Phone: 631-444-2975
Stony Brook Medicine Profile
  • Education   
  • Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
  • Internship, Jinnah Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Post-Graduate Student of Medicine, Medical Unit; Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Externship in Clinical Research; Department of Nuclear Cardiology, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY
  • Internship in Surgery; Catholic Medical Center, Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • Residency in Anesthesiology; Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Pain Fellowship; Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Research Interests   
  • Pain management & Joint Surgery
  • Publications   
  • PubMed Search
  • Azim S, Nicholson J, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Reinsel R, Volkow ND, Benveniste H, Kaczocha M. Endocannabinoids and acute pain after total knee arthroplasty. Pain. 2015 Feb;156(2):341-347
  • Nicholson J, Azim S, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Reinsel R, Rizwan S, Fowler CJ, Benveniste H, Kaczocha M. Leptin Levels Are Negatively Correlated with 2-Arachidonoylglycerol in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with Osteoarthritis. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 2;10(4)
  • Azim S, Nicholson J, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Rizwan S, Reinsel RA, Kaczocha M, Benveniste H. Interleukin-6 and leptin levels are associated with preoperative pain severity in patients with osteoarthritis but not with acute pain after total knee arthroplasty. Knee. 2018 Jan;25(1):25-33.
  • Kaczocha M, Azim S, Nicholson J, Rebecchi MJ, Lu Y, Feng T, Romeiser JL, Reinsel R, Rizwan S, Shodhan S, Volkow ND, Benveniste H. Intrathecal morphine administration reduces postoperative pain and peripheral endocannabinoid levels in total knee arthroplasty patients: a randomized clinical trial. BMC Anesthesiol. 2018 Feb 27;18(1):27.
  • Neuman MD, Feng R, Carson JL, Gaskins LJ, Dillane D, Sessler DI, Sieber F, Magaziner J, Marcantonio ER, Mehta S, Menio D, Ayad S, Stone T, Papp S, Schwenk ES, Elkassabany N, Marshall M, Jaffe JD, Luke C, Sharma B, Azim S, Hymes RA, Chin KJ, Sheppard R, Perlman B, Sappenfield J, Hauck E, Hoeft MA, Giska M, Ranganath Y, Tedore T, Choi S, Li J, Kwofie MK, Nader A, Sanders RD, Allen BFS, Vlassakov K, Kates S, Fleisher LA, Dattilo J, Tierney A, Stephens-Shields AJ, Ellenberg SS; REGAIN Investigators. Spinal Anesthesia or General Anesthesia for Hip Surgery in Older Adults. N Engl J Med. 2021 Oct 9 [PubMed]
  • Recent Presentations   
  • Adrahtas D, Azim S. 74 year old patient with a resting heart rate of 31 presenting for elective surgery: A case report and anesthetic considerations. IARS 2017
  • Adrahtas D, Azim S. Multi-trauma patient with deteriorating mental status in PACU: Isolated Cerebral Fat Embolism. ASA 2017
  • Na Javeed S, Azim S. Cardiac Arrest after Tourniquet Release for Knee Arthroplasty or Anaphylaxis. ASA 2017
  • Thalappillil R, Azim S. Awake fiberoptic intubation in a morbidly obese male with large right submandibular and sublingual abscesses: a comprehensive, multimodal approach. ASA 2017
  • Khalili M, Adsumelli R, Azim S. Coronary Vasospasm: Implications for Treatment of Cardiac Arrest during Anesthesia. PGA 2017
  • Thalappillil R, Azim S. Airway Management in a Septic Morbidly Obese Male with Significant Submandibular and Sublingual Abscesses Presenting for Emergent Oral Surgery: A Comprehensive, Multimodal Approach. PGA 2017
  • Wetcher A, Bacon J, Azim S, Beg T. Pulmonary and Brain Fat Embolism Syndrome. PGA 2017
  • Yau G, Azim SA, Steinberg ES. Atypical Postpartum Headache: PDPH Or Preeclampsia? ASA 2018
  • Vojdani R, Khalili M, Adsumelli RS, Azim SA. Coronary Vasospasm: Implications For Treatment Of Cardiac Arrest During Anesthesia. ASA 2018
  • Siddique U, Stemke L, Azim SA. Intraoperative Massive Pulmonary Embolism Causing Bradyasystolic Arrest During Spinal Surgery. ASA 2019
  • Siddique U, Azim S, Stemke L. Intraoperative Massive PE Causing Bradyasystolic Arrest During Spinal Surgery. PGA 2019
  • Mitchell D, Pasillao J, Siddique U, Shuminov R, Taft A, Ma S, Miles J, Costa A, Romeiser J, Azim S. Impact of Patient Education on Satisfaction, Anxiety, and Knowledge in Patients Undergoing Adductor Canal Blocks. ASA 2021