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Mohammad Esfahanian, MD

  • Mohammad Esfahanian


Anesthesia, Pediatric

Regional Anesthesia, Pediatric


Work and Education

Professional Education

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 6/3/2013


UC Irvine Combined Anesthesiology/Pediatric Residency, Orange, CA, 07/02/2018


Stanford University Anesthesiology Fellowships, Stanford, CA, 07/31/2019

Board Certifications

Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics



All Publications

Toward Opioid-Free Fast Track for Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Esfahanian, M., Caruso, T. J., Lin, C., Kuan, C., Purkey, N. J., Maeda, K., Tsui, B. C. 2019

View details for DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.02.003

View details for PubMedID 30852093

Moving toward patients being pain- and spasm-free after pediatric scoliosis surgery by using bilateral surgically-placed erector spinae plane catheters. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie Tsui, B. C., Esfahanian, M. n., Lin, C. n., Policy, J. n., Vorhies, J. n. 2019

View details for DOI 10.1007/s12630-019-01543-0

View details for PubMedID 31776896

Regional changes in cardiac and stellate ganglion norepinephrine transporter in DOCA-salt hypertension. Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical Wehrwein, E. A., Novotny, M. n., Swain, G. M., Parker, L. M., Esfahanian, M. n., Spitsbergen, J. M., Habecker, B. A., Kreulen, D. L. 2013; 179 (1-2): 99107


Uptake of norepinephrine via the neuronal norepinephrine transporter is reduced in the heart during deoxycorticosterone (DOCA)-salt hypertension. We hypothesized that this was due to reduced norepinephrine transporter mRNA and/or protein expression in the stellate ganglia and heart. After 4 weeks of DOCA-salt treatment there was no change in norepinephrine transporter mRNA in either the right or the left stellate ganglia from hypertensive rats (n=5-7, p>0.05). Norepinephrine transporter immunoreactivity in the left stellate ganglion was significantly increased (n=4, p<0.05) while the right stellate ganglion was unchanged (n=4, p>0.05). Whole heart norepinephrine content was significantly reduced in DOCA rats consistent with reduced uptake function; however, when norepinephrine was assessed by chamber, a significant decrease was noted only in the right atrium and right ventricle (n=6, p<0.05). Cardiac norepinephrine transport binding by chamber revealed that it was only reduced in the left atrium (n=5-7, p>0.05). Therefore, 1) contrary to our hypothesis reduced reuptake in the hypertensive heart is not exclusively due to an overall reduction in norepinephrine transporter mRNA or protein in the stellate ganglion or heart, and 2) norepinephrine transporter regulation occurs regionally in the heart and stellate ganglion in the hypertensive rat heart.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.autneu.2013.08.070

View details for PubMedID 24075956

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