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Dr. Esfahanian is a clinical assistant professor of pediatric anesthesiology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is board certified in pediatrics, anesthesiology, and pediatric anesthesiology and practices as a pediatric regional anesthesiologist. He has an interest in utilizing regional techniques to enhance postoperative recovery and has presented nationally on the effectiveness of head and neck blocks, particularly for cleft palate repair.
My current interests include the suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block and its role in enhanced recovery after cleft palate surgery and the development of a high-fidelity ultrasound phantom model to teach this regional anesthesia technique. I am also investigating the role of erector spinae plane blockade in the post-operative recovery of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion.