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Oscar                          deLeon-Casasola

Oscar A. deLeon-Casasola MD

Department of Anesthesiology

Professor of Anesthesiology

 
Professional Summary:

Program Director, UB Anesthesiology Pain Management Fellowship

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, Chief Resident (1990)
  • Residency, Critical Care track, Downstate Medical Center (1987)
  • Internship, General Surgery, Downstate Medical Center (1986)
  • Residency, General Surgery, Military Hospital, Senior Resident (1983)
  • Internship, Military Hospital (1982)
  • MD, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (1982)
Employment:
  • Professor, Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2006-present)
  • Professor with Tenure, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo (2001-present)
  • Chief, Pain Medicine and Symptom Management, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1999-present)
  • Director, Anesthesia Research, Anesthesiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1998-present)
  • Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1990-present)
  • Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo (1996–2001)
  • Chief, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1994–1998)
  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo (1991–1996)
  • Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1993–1994)
  • Director of the Acute Pain Service, Acute Pain Service, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1991–1993)
  • Instructor, Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo (1990–1991)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Top Doctors List (2011)
  • Castle Connolly Medical List of America's Top Doctors (2011)
  • Top Doctors List (2010)
  • Best Dctors in America (2009)
  • ESRA Distinguished Service Award (2007)
  • Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals in Medicine and Healthcare (2007)
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2006)
  • America's Top Doctors (2006)
  • M/Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Pain Medicine (2006)
  • 100 Top Docs in Buffalo (2006)
  • Empire Who‘s Who Among Executives and Professional in Healthcare and Medicine (2005)
  • America's Top Doctors (2005)
  • Chair, Scientific Committee (2004)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2002
    Cancer Pain Education in the Community
    Janssen Laboratories
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2001
    A Multi-Modal Rehabilitation Program for Patients Undergoing Radical Prostatectomies
    Astra Zeneca
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2001
    A Multi-Modal Rehabilitation Program for Patients Undergoing Radical Prostatectomies
    Roxane Laboratories Research Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Sands R, deLeon-Casasola OA, Harrison P, Velagapudi S, Lema MJ. Epidural fentanyl action, like intravenous fentanyl, occurs primarily at the supraspinal level. Reg Anesth. 1995; 20(28).
  • Plancarte R, deLeon-Casasola OA, Allende S, Lema MJ. The clinical effectiveness of two alternative aproaches for neurolytic superior hypogastric plexus blocks in patients with pelvic pain associated with extensive retroperitoneal cancer. Reg Anesth. 1995; 20(25).
  • O'Leary KA, deLeon-Casasola OA, Lema MJ. The use of thoracic epidural anesthesia with sedatin for post-surgica bronchopleural fistula repair. Reg Anesth. 1995; 20(25).
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Plancarte R, Lema MJ. Neurolytic superior hypogastric plexus block for cancer pain. Anesthesiology. 1995; 63(3A).
  • O'Leary KA, deLeon-Casasola OA, Lema MJ. Thoracic epidural anesthesia for the repair of bronchopleural fistulas. Reg Anesth. 1995; 20(25).
  • Plancarte R, deLeon-Casasola OA, Lema MJ. Alternative approaches for super hypogastric plexus block. Reg Anesth. 1995; 20(28).
  • Nader-Djalal N, deLeon-Casasola OA, Peer GL, Vladutiu AO, Lema MJ. Pre-operative levels of B-endorphin and Met-enkephalin and the Duration of Analgesia after TURP under Spinal Anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 1994; 81.
  • Deleon-Casasola OA, McClintick EA, Harrison P, Massey J, Lema MJ. The addition of intramuscular ketorolac to epidural morphine-bupivicaine for post-thoracotomy analgesia. Regional Anesthesia. 1993; 18.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Karabella D, Lema MJ. The effects of epidural bupivacaine-morphine and intravenous PCA morphine on bowel function and pain after radical hysterectomies. Anesth Analg. 1993; 76.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Kirch D, Karas P, Syed N, Blumenson L, Lema MJ. The influence of birth weight and oxytocin in the quality of epidural analgesia durig labor. Anesth Analg. 1993; 76.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Karabella D, Harrison P, Lema MJ. A decrease in postoperative myocardial ischemia and infarction by epidural bupivacaine-morphine after upper abdominal surgery. Reg Anesth. 1993; 18(25).
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, McClintick E, Harrison P, Massey J, Lema MJ. Epidural morphone-bupivacaine and ketorolac versus epidural morphine-bupivacaine for post-thoracotomy analgesia. Reg Anesth. 1993; 18(25).
  • Bacon DR, deLeon-Casasola OA, Myers DP, Peppriell JE, Lema MJ. Minutes of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia 1924-1939. Anethesiology. 1993; 9.
  • Bacon DR, deLeon-Casasola OA, Lema MJ. Society Seals: Symbls of Organized Anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 1993; 9.
  • Kent E, deLeon-Casasola OA, Lema MJ. Neurolytic Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block for Cancer Related Pelvic Pain. Reg Anesth. 1992; 17(1S).
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Kirch D, Karas P, Syed N, Blumenson L, Lema MJ. Comparison of epidural bupivacaine-fentanyl and bupivacaine-sufentanil infusions for relieving labor pain. Reg Anesth. 1992; 17(1S).
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Lema MJ. Epidural sufentanil provides superior analgesia for opioid-tolerant patients unresponsive to epidural morphine. Anesthesiology. 1992; 77.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Parker B, Myers DP, Bacon DR, Peppriell J, Harrison P, Kent E, Rempel J, Lema MJ. Experience using epidural bupivacaine-morphine infusions for postoperative analgesia in 2,843 cancer surgical patients. Anesthesiology. 1992; 77.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Parker B, Schwartz C, Bacon DR, Myers DP, Peppriell J, Orsini L, Lema MJ. Postoperative epidural analgesia decreases length of hospitalization and intensive care unit stays in high-risk surgical cancer patients. Anesthesiology. 1992; 77.
  • deLeon-Casasola, OA, Myeers DP, Doniparthi S, Bacon DR, Peppriell J, Rempel J, Lema MJ. Postoperative epidural analgesia fo chronic cancer patients taking oral narcotics. Anesthesiology. 1991; 75(3A).
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Myers DP, Rempel J, Bacon DR, Peppriell J, Lema MJ. A prospective analysis of epidural catheter migration in 1598 cancer surgical patients. Anesthesiology. 1991; 75(3A).
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Hitt JM and deLeon OA. Complications associated with Superior Hypogastric and Ganglion Impar Blocks. 2013.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA. Topical Analgesia for Neuropathic Pain. 2010.
  • Urie B, deLeon-Casasola OA. Pharmacokinetics of Epidural Opioids. 2009.
  • Sinatra RS, deLeon-Casasola OA, Ginsberg B, Viscusi ER. Acute Pain Management. 2009.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA, Yarussi AT. Cancer Pain. 2008.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA. Neurolysis of the Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain Management. 2008.
  • Deschner C, Allen M, deLeon-Casasola OA. Epidural Blockade. 2007.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA. Complications Associated with Superior Hypogastric and Ganglion Impar Blocks. 2007.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA. Cancer Pain -- Pharmacological, Interventional, and Palliative Care Approaches. 2006.
  • deLeon-Casasola OA. Cancer Pain Management in the Opioid Tolerant Patient. 2006.
  • De Medicis E, deLeon-Casasola OA. Local Anesthetic Toxicity in the Ambulatory Setting. 2005.
  • Deleon-Casasola OA, O‘Leary KA. The gynecology-oncology patient in the intensive care unit. 1995.
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Presentations:
  • "Breakthrough Pain: Physiopathology, Opioids in Neuropathic Pain" Meeting, Spanish Society of Pain Medicine (2010)
  • "Chronic Opioids for Non-Cancer Pain: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, What is New in Neuropathic Pain Therapy" Meeting, Argentine Society of Pain (2010)
  • "Chronic Pain in the Cancer Survivor" Annual Meeting, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (2010)
  • "Multi-modal Analgesic Therapy in the Postoperative Period" , SAMBA (2010)
  • "Pharmacological Management for Cancer Pain, Interventional Procedures for Cancer Pain" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Pain Medicine (2010)
  • "Pharmacological Therapy for Cancer Pain" , APS (2010)
  • "Post-Surgical Pain Syndromes" Meeting, ERSA-Spain (2010)
  • "Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2010)
  • "Thoracic Epidural Workshop, Paravertebral Workshop, Neuropathic Pain 101" Spring Meeting, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (2010)
  • "Focus Session on Treatment Guidelines -- Treatment of Pain in the Elderly" PGA, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (2009)
  • "Parallel Session on Cancer Pain" Annual Fall Meeting, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (2009)
  • "Sodium Channels: Their Role in Neuropathic Pain, Breakthrough Pain" Meeting, Spanish Society of Pain Medicine (2009)
  • "Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia" Annual Spring Meeting, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain (2009)
  • "Ultrasound Is Not Superior To Other Imaging Modalities in Interventional Pain Procedures" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2009)
  • "Abstracts in Pain Management" Meeting, European Society of Regional Anesthesia (2008)
  • "Cancer Pain Management" Annual Fall Meeting, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain (2008)
  • "Comprehensive Management of Neuropathic Pain in the Elderly" Meeting, American Association of Pain Management (2008)
  • "Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain: The Debate Goes On" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2008)
  • "Sophistry in Regional Anesthesia and Pain, Epidural Steroids: The Nuts and Bolts" Annual Meeting, Guatemalan Society of Anesthesiology (2008)
  • "Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia" Annual Meeting, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain (2008)
  • "Chronic and Cancer Pain - Clinical and Basic" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2007)
  • "Conventional versus Pulsed Radiofrequency: PRO" Annual Meeting, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2007)
  • "Implementing Intratheal Therapy: The Nuts and Bolts" Annual Meeting, American Association of Pain Management (2007)
  • "Intrathecal Polyanalgesia: Pros and Cons" Annual Meeting, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2007)
  • "Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia" Annual Spring Meeting, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain (2007)
  • "Differences Between Opioid-Induced Tolerance and Hyperalgesia: Optimizing Treatment With Opioids and Adjuvant Therapy" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2006)
  • "Neurobiology of Neuropathic Pain" Annual Meeting, Spanish Rheumatology Association (2006)
  • "Neurolysis of the Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain" World Congress, Regional Anesthesia and Pain (2006)
  • "Treatment of Cancer Pain" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2006)
  • "Unusual Pain Syndromes" International Congress, 12th International Pain Clinica Congress, Pain Clinic (2006)
  • "Visceral and Sympathetic Blocks" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2006)
  • "What is New in Epidural Opioid Therapy" Annual Meeting, Pain Society of Argentina (2006)
  • "What's New in Spinal Anesthesia" Meeting, Regional ESRA (2006)
  • "Conventional and Unconventional Pain Techniques" PGA Meeting, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (2005)
  • "Neurolytic Sympathetic Blocks" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2005)
  • "Neuromodulation for Cancer Related Pain" Bi-Annual Meeting, AOSRA (2005)
  • "Safety Aspects of Postoperative Pain Management" World Congress, World Congress of Pain (2005)
  • "Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology (2005)
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Service Activities:
  • ASA Ad Hoc Scientific Content Subcommittee on Pain Medicine; Committee Member (2005–2006)
  • ASRAPM Scientific Program Committee; 2005 Fall Meeting; Committee Member (2005)
  • NCCN Pain Menegement Guidelines Committee; Committee Member (2004–present)
  • ASRAPM Scientific Program; American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management -- 2004 Fall Meeting; Chair (2003–2004)
  • ASRA Education Committee; Committee Member (2003–present)

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Contact Information

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Dept. of Anesthesiology
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: (716) 845-3240
Fax: (716) 845-8518
Email: odeleon@buffalo.edu


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