Dr. Alexander Avidan

Director, Medical Informatics Services

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center

Ein Karem

POB 12000

Jerusalem, 91120


Cellular: +972-50-8573108

Email: alex@avidan.co.il

ד"ר אלכסנדר אבידן

מנהל שירות מחשוב רפואי

מחלקת הרדמה וטיפול נמרץ

מרכז רפואי הדסה עין כרם

ת.ד. 12000

ירושלים, 91120

נייד: 050-8573108

דוא"ל: alex@avidan.co.il



Fields of Research
  • Medical Informatics
  • Anesthesia Information Management Systems
  • Big Data in Health
  • Airway Management
  • Clinical outcome in anesthesia
  • Ethics in intensive care
Publications in peer reviewed journals

1.       Sprung CL, Hawryluck L, De Robertis E, Joynt GM, McDermid RC, Avidan A. Reply: The Worldwide End-of-Life Practice for Patients in Intensive Care Units Study: Adding Africa. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;192:769-70.

2.       Landesberg G, Shamir M, Avidan A. Early noninvasive detection of hypovolemia in trauma patients--are we there yet? Crit Care Med 2015;43:907-8.

3.       Avidan A, Weissman C, Levin PD. Integration of QR codes into an anesthesia information management system for resident case log management. International journal of medical informatics 2015;84:271-6.

4.       Avidan A, Eden A, Reider E, Weissman C, Levin PD. Multicentre validation of manufacturers' weight-based recommendations for laryngeal mask airway size choice in anaesthetic practice: A retrospective analysis of 20,893 cases. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2015;32:432-8.

5.       Willner D, Cohen-Yeshurun A, Avidan A, Ozersky V, Shohami E, Leker RR. Short term morphine exposure in vitro alters proliferation and differentiation of neural progenitor cells and promotes apoptosis via mu receptors. PLoS One 2014;9:e103043.

6.       Sprung CL, Truog RD, Curtis JR, Joynt GM, Baras M, Michalsen A, Briegel J, Kesecioglu J, Efferen L, De Robertis E, Bulpa P, Metnitz P, Patil N, Hawryluck L, Manthous C, Moreno R, Leonard S, Hill NS, Wennberg E, McDermid RC, Mikstacki A, Mularski RA, Hartog CS, Avidan A. Seeking worldwide professional consensus on the principles of end-of-life care for the critically ill. The Consensus for Worldwide End-of-Life Practice for Patients in Intensive Care Units (WELPICUS) study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014;190:855-66.

7.       Levin PD, Sprung CL, Avidan A. Subjectivity is objective: (Woody Allen, 1975). Crit Care Med 2014;42:2450-1.

8.       Ioscovich A, Davidson EM, Orbach-Zinger S, Rudich Z, Ivry S, Rosen LJ, Avidan A, Ginosar Y. Performance of aseptic technique during neuraxial analgesia for labor before and after the publication of international guidelines on aseptic technique. Isr J Health Policy Res 2014;3:9.

9.       Avidan A, Levin PD, Weissman C, Gozal Y. Anesthesiologists' ability in calculating weight-based concentrations for pediatric drug infusions: an observational study. J Clin Anesth 2014;26:276-80.

10.     Avidan A, Dotan K, Weissman C, Cohen MJ, Levin PD. Accuracy of manual entry of drug administration data into an anesthesia information management system. Can J Anaesth 2014;61:979-85.

11.     Avidan A. Endotracheal extubation. The New England journal of medicine 2014;370:1266-7.

12.     Weissman C, Tandeter H, Zisk-Rony RY, Weiss YG, Elchalal U, Avidan A, Schroeder JE. Israeli medical students' perceptions of six key medical specialties. Isr J Health Policy Res 2013;2:19.

13.     Avidan A, Weissman C. Context-sensitive mandatory data-entry fields for data completeness and accuracy in anesthesia information management systems. Can J Anaesth 2013;60:325-6.

14.     Avidan A, Shaylor R, Levin PD. Smartphone assisted laryngoscopy: a new technique to overcome light failure in a laryngoscope. Anesth Analg 2013;117:1262-3.

15.     Weissman C, Zisk-Rony RY, Schroeder JE, Weiss YG, Avidan A, Elchalal U, Tandeter H. Medical specialty considerations by medical students early in their clinical experience. Isr J Health Policy Res 2012;1:13.

16.     Mumcuoglu KY, Davidson E, Avidan A, Gilead L. Pain related to maggot debridement therapy. J Wound Care 2012;21:400, 2, 4-5.

17.     Landesberg G, Gilon D, Meroz Y, Georgieva M, Levin PD, Goodman S, Avidan A, Beeri R, Weissman C, Jaffe AS, Sprung CL. Diastolic dysfunction and mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock. European heart journal 2012;33:895-903.

18.     Avidan A, Weissman C. Record completeness and data concordance in an anesthesia information management system using context-sensitive mandatory data-entry fields. International journal of medical informatics 2012;81:173-81.

19.     Stohl S, Benenson S, Sviri S, Avidan A, Block C, Sprung CL, Levin PD. Blood cultures at central line insertion in the intensive care unit: comparison with peripheral venipuncture. Journal of clinical microbiology 2011;49:2398-403.

20.     Landesberg G, Gilon D, Meroz Y, Georgieva M, Levin PD, Goodman S, Avidan A, Beeri R, Weissman C, Jaffe AS, Sprung CL. Diastolic dysfunction and mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock. European heart journal 2011.

21.     Avidan A, Levin PD. Pulse oximetry. The New England journal of medicine 2011;365:184; author reply 5.

22.     Avidan A, Cohen K. Psoas compartment block for operative reduction of hip fracture in a patient with increased intracranial pressure due to inoperable brain tumor. J Clin Anesth 2011;23:307-9.

23.     Levin PD, Avidan A. Interference of anesthesia monitoring equipment by HFA propellants. Letter to the editor. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing 2010;24:249.

24.     Briegel J, Sprung CL, Annane D, Singer M, Keh D, Moreno R, Mohnle P, Weiss Y, Avidan A, Brunkhorst FM, Fiedler F, Vogeser M. Multicenter comparison of cortisol as measured by different methods in samples of patients with septic shock. Intensive care medicine 2009;35:2151-6.

25.     Einav S, Avidan A, Brezis M, Rubinow A. Attitudes of medical practitioners towards "Do Not Resuscitate" orders. Medicine and law 2006;25:219-28.

26.     Davidson E, Ginosar Y, Avidan A. Pain management and regional anaesthesia in the trauma patient. Current Opionion in Anesthesiology 2005;18:169-74.

27.     Avidan A, Weissman C, Sprung CL. An internet web site as a data collection platform for multicenter research. Anesth Analg 2005;100:506-11.

28.     Avidan A, Sprung CL, Weissman C. Web-Based Data Collection: Security Is Only as Good as the Weakest Link.[Letter]. Anesth Analg 2005;106:1888.

29.     Levin P, Avidan A, Levin D. Medical aerosol propellant interference with infrared anaesthetic gas monitors. BJA 2004;92:865-9.

30.     Davidson E, Avidan A. Ropivacaine Anesthesia Combined with Propofol and Alfentanil Sedation for Awake Craniotomy. Anesthesiology 2004:A-912.

31.     Avidan A, Davidson E. Fluoroscopy in the operating room as aid to determine catheter tip position for continuous peripheral nerve blocks. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2004;29:72.

32.     Avidan A. Horner's syndrome is not a complication of brachial plexus block. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2004;29:378.

33.     Weiniger C, Avidan A. Survey of patient satisfaction from epidural analgesia for labor. Anesthesiology 2003;98:  Suppl.:S A72.

34.     Horn J, Hildebrant N, Avidan A, Gaebel B. Lumbar Plexus Blockade as Primary Anesthetic for Lower Extremity Surgery: A Review of Our First 58 Cases. Anesthesiology 2003:A-1078.

35.     Avidan A, Gozal Y. Anesthesia should not be blamed for all perioperative complications. Anesthesiology 2003;98:795-6; author reply 6.

36.     Avidan A, Gomori M, Davidson E. Nerve root "Irritation" or inflammation diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging. Anesthesiology 2003;98:1294.

37.     Avidan A, Drenger B, Weissman C. Peripheral nerve block for ambulatory surgery and postoperative analgesia. Current Opionion in Anesthesiology 2003;16:567–73.

38.     Avidan A. Halloween. Anesthesiology 2003;99:1031.

39.     Avidan A. Pulse oximeter ear probe. Anaesthesia 2003;58:726.

40.     Avidan A, Gomori M, Davidson E. Nerve root inflammation demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with transient neurologic symptoms after intrathecal injection of lidocaine. Anesthesiology 2002;97:257-8.

41.     Avidan A. Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint due to forceful yawning during induction with propofol. J Clin Anesth 2002;14:159-60.

42.     Avidan A. Nobel Prize Winner. Harefua 2001;140:773.

43.     Avidan A. Hot chili, a cook and EMLA. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2001;45:793.

44.     Avidan A, Klein A, Nates J, Almog, Donchin Y. The Physical Effects of Volatile Anesthetics on Polycarbonate Membrane Oxygenators. Internet Journal of Anesthesiology 1998;http://www.ispub.com/journals/IJA/Vol2N4/pmo.htm.

45.     Avidan A, Ginosar Y. Coronary revascularization versus conservative medical management for preoperative optimization of a patients with documented ischemic heart disease. Isr J Med Sci 1997;33:826-8.

46.     Shenkman ZE, Crisnic IM, Avidan A. Calculation of dead space volume. Can J Anaesth 1996;43:319.

47.     Avidan A, Nates J, Levy D, Gertel M. Cardiopulmonary bypass with two oxygenators. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 1996;37:63-5.

48.     Avidan A, Devor M. Cases 1A and 1B. 1995 intravenous lidocaine infusion for chronic pain therapy. Isr J Med Sci 1996;32:331-4.

49.     Nates J, Avidan A, Gozal Y, Gertel M. Appearance of white urine during propofol anesthesia. Anesth Analg 1995;81:210.

50.     Avidan A. A pouch for use in emergency situations. Anaesthesia 1995;50:179-80.

51.     Chevalley J, Richter A (Avidan A), Schär B, Grötzinger U. Le procede de Bassini modifie dans le traitment de la hernie inguinale. Helv Chir Acta 1986;53:703-6.