Matthew Swisher

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    UCSD, San Diego2018Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston2017Anesthesiology Residency
    UCSF, San FranciscoGeneral Surgery Residency (2009-2014; PGY 1-3 + Research Years)
    UC Berkeley, BerkeleyMS2013Bioengineering
    Duke University School of Medicine, DurhamMD2009Medicine

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    I specialize in bringing regional anesthesia/acute pain medicine expertise to low-resource settings. I am involved in the East African Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program (Kigali, Rwanda), Guyana Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program (Georgetown, Guyana), and the Global Academic Anesthesia Consortium work at the University of Zambia (Lusaka, Zambia).

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    1. An Interdisciplinary, Comprehensive Recovery Pathway Improves Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Delivery. Ann Plast Surg. 2024 Mar 27. Clark RC, Segal R, Kordahi A, Sendek G, Alving-Trinh A, Abramson W, Sztain J, Swisher M, Gabriel RA, Gosman A, Said ET, Reid CM. PMID: 38563567.
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    2. Robot-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy: early outcome measures with the implementation of multimodal analgesia and intrathecal morphine via the acute pain service. World J Urol. 2024 Mar 04; 42(1):117. Meineke MN, Losli MV, Sztain JF, Swisher MW, Abramson WB, Martin EI, Furnish TJ, Salmasi A, Derweesh IH, Gabriel RA, Said ET. PMID: 38436828; PMCID: PMC10912429.
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    3. Relative Effects of Various Factors on Ice Ball Formation and Ablation Zone Size During Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis: A Laboratory Investigation to Inform Clinical Practice and Future Research. Pain Ther. 2023 Jun; 12(3):771-783. Said ET, Marsh-Armstrong BP, Fischer SJ, Suresh PJ, Swisher MW, Trescot AM, Prologo JD, Abdullah B, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 37000371; PMCID: PMC10199980.
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    4. Intrathecal Morphine Injection for Postoperative Analgesia Following Gender-Affirming Pelvic Surgery: A Retrospective Case-Control Study. Cureus. 2023 Mar; 15(3):e36748. Swisher MW, Dolendo IM, Sztain JF, Alexander BS, Tsuda PS, Anger JT, Said ET. PMID: 37123779; PMCID: PMC10139671.
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    5. Wearable, noninvasive, pulsed shortwave (radiofrequency) therapy for analgesia and opioid sparing following outpatient surgery: A proof-of-concept case series. Pain Pract. 2023 06; 23(5):553-558. Ilfeld BM, Said ET, Gabriel RA, Curran BP, Swisher MW, Jacobsen GR, Wallace AM, Doucet J, Adams LM, Ventro GJ, Abdullah B, Finneran JJ. PMID: 36463434.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Preoperative Ultrasound-guided Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis for the Treatment of Pain after Mastectomy: A Randomized, Participant- and Observer-masked, Sham-controlled Study. Anesthesiology. 2022 11 01; 137(5):529-542. Ilfeld BM, Finneran JJ, Swisher MW, Said ET, Gabriel RA, Sztain JF, Khatibi B, Armani A, Trescot A, Donohue MC, Schaar A, Wallace AM. PMID: 35929983.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study Using Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis of the Infrapatellar Branch of the Saphenous Nerve for Analgesia Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Pain Ther. 2022 Dec; 11(4):1299-1307. Swisher MW, Ball ST, Gonzales FB, Cidambi KR, Trescot AM, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 36018541; PMCID: PMC9633886.
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    8. Basal Infusion versus Automated Boluses and a Delayed Start Timer for "Continuous" Sciatic Nerve Blocks after Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Anesthesiology. 2022 06 01; 136(6):970-982. Finneran JJ, Said ET, Curran BP, Swisher MW, Black JR, Gabriel RA, Sztain JF, Abramson WB, Alexander B, Donohue MC, Schaar A, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 35226724.
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    9. Percutaneous cryoneurolysis of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve for analgesia following skin grafting: a randomized, controlled pilot study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 01; 47(1):60-61. Finneran Iv JJ, Schaar AN, Swisher MW, Godat LN, Lee JG, Higginson SM, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 34341017; PMCID: PMC8639942.
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    10. Serratus anterior plane versus paravertebral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia after non-mastectomy breast surgery: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 09; 46(9):773-778. Gabriel RA, Swisher MW, Sztain JF, Curran BP, Said ET, Abramson WB, Khatibi B, Alexander BS, Finneran JJ, Wallace AM, Armani A, Blair S, Dobke M, Suliman A, Reid C, Donohue MC, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 34158376; PMCID: PMC8380889.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. The Implementation of an Acute Pain Service for Patients Undergoing Open Ventral Hernia Repair with Mesh and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. World J Surg. 2021 Apr; 45(4):1102-1108. Said ET, Drueding RE, Martin EI, Furnish TJ, Meineke MN, Sztain JF, Abramson WB, Swisher MW, Jacobsen GR, Gosman AA, Gabriel RA. PMID: 33454790.
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    12. Utilization of regional anesthesia for open reduction and internal fixation of clavicular fractures is associated with increased same-day discharge and not readmissions. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 09; 45(9):716-719. Beletsky A, Burton BN, Swisher MW, Finneran Iv JJ, Gabriel RA. PMID: 32699102.
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    13. Continuous Paravertebral Nerve Block for Scapula Fracture Analgesia: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2020 Jun; 14(8):e01245. Curran BP, Phillips CR, Swisher MW, Finneran JJ. PMID: 32643910; PMCID: PMC7323821.
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    14. Response to Li and Xu. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 02; 46(2):190-191. Swisher MW, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 32471921.
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    15. Suture-method versus Through-the-needle Catheters for Continuous Popliteal-sciatic Nerve Blocks: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Anesthesiology. 2020 04; 132(4):854-866. Finneran JJ, Swisher MW, Gabriel RA, Said ET, Abanobi MU, Abramson WB, Dalstrom DJ, Schwartz AK, Kent WT, Yang D, Mascha EJ, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 31996555.
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    16. Response to: 'erector spinae plane and paravertebral blocks have similar opioid-sparing effects following breast surgery. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 Mar 26. Ilfeld BM, Donohue MC, Swisher MW. PMID: 32220881.
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    17. Ultrasound-Guided Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Cryoneurolysis for Analgesia in Patients With Burns. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Jan 30; 41(1):224-227. Finneran JJ, Swisher MW, Gabriel RA, Fiallo A, Hamilton JR, Lee JG, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 31714578.
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    18. Erector spinae plane versus paravertebral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia after breast surgery: a randomized clinical trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 04; 45(4):260-266. Swisher MW, Wallace AM, Sztain JF, Said ET, Khatibi B, Abanobi M, Finneran Iv JJ, Gabriel RA, Abramson W, Blair SL, Hosseini A, Dobke MK, Donohue MC, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 31969443.
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    19. Association of trainee involvement in an acute pain service with postoperative opioid use in patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2020 06; 73(3):219-223. Said ET, Sztain JF, Martin EI, Abramson WB, Meineke MN, Furnish TJ, Swisher MW, Gabriel RA. PMID: 31684716; PMCID: PMC7280888.
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    20. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous intercostal nerve cryoneurolysis for analgesia following traumatic rib fracture -a case series. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2020 10; 73(5):455-459. Finneran Iv JJ, Gabriel RA, Swisher MW, Berndtson AE, Godat LN, Costantini TW, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 31684715; PMCID: PMC7533180.
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    21. Suture Catheter for Rescue Perineural Catheter Placement When Unable to Position a Conventional Through-the-Needle Catheter: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2019 Nov 01; 13(9):338-341. Finneran JJ, Gabriel RA, Swisher MW, Said E, Doan CN, Hamilton JR, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 31385816; PMCID: PMC6818995.
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    22. Analgesic Rescue With Opioid-Only Thoracic Epidural After Surgical Infiltration of Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2019 Oct 15; 13(8):292-294. Swisher MW, Millar MB, Gabriel RA, Said ET. PMID: 31265441.
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    23. Association of an acute pain service with postoperative outcomes following pancreaticoduodenectomy. J Perioper Pract. 2019 10; 30(10):309-314. Said ET, Sztain JF, Swisher MW, Martin EI, Sood D, Lowy AM, Gabriel RA. PMID: 31524066.
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    24. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous intercostal cryoanalgesia for multiple weeks of analgesia following mastectomy: a case series. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2020 04; 73(2):163-168. Gabriel RA, Finneran JJ, Swisher MW, Said ET, Sztain JF, Khatibi B, Wallace AM, Hosseini A, Trescot AM, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 31475505; PMCID: PMC7113157.
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    25. Association of Primary Anesthesia Type with Postoperative Adverse Events After Transcarotid Artery Revascularization. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jan; 34(1):136-142. Burton BN, Finneran Iv JJ, Harris KK, Swisher MW, Ingrande J, Said ET, Gabriel RA. PMID: 31445834.
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    26. Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for acute postoperative pain. Pain Manag. 2019 Jul; 9(4):347-354. Gabriel RA, Swisher MW, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 31099305.
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    27. State of the art opioid-sparing strategies for post-operative pain in adult surgical patients. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2019 06; 20(8):949-961. Gabriel RA, Swisher MW, Sztain JF, Furnish TJ, Ilfeld BM, Said ET. PMID: 30810425.
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    28. The association of neuraxial versus general anesthesia with inpatient admission following arthroscopic knee surgery. J Clin Anesth. 2019 Sep; 56:145-150. Padwal JA, Burton BN, Fiallo AA, Swisher MW, Gabriel RA. PMID: 30807886.
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    29. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation: neuromodulation of the suprascapular nerve and brachial plexus for postoperative analgesia following ambulatory rotator cuff repair. A proof-of-concept study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Mar; 44(3):310-318. Ilfeld BM, Finneran JJ, Gabriel RA, Said ET, Nguyen PL, Abramson WB, Khatibi B, Sztain JF, Swisher MW, Jaeger P, Covey DC, Meunier MJ, Hentzen ER, Robertson CM. PMID: 30770421.
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    30. Inpatient Mortality After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Apr; 128(4):300-308. Burton BN, Jafari A, Asmerom B, Swisher MW, Gabriel RA, DeConde A. PMID: 30584783.
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    31. Postoperative outcomes with neuraxial versus general anesthesia in bilateral total hip arthroplasty. J Clin Anesth. 2019 Feb; 52:71-75. Burton BN, Padwal JA, Swisher MW, Salinas CR, Gabriel RA. PMID: 30218884.
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    32. Two-Level Continuous Thoracic Paravertebral Nerve Blocks Providing Opioid-Free Postoperative Analgesia After Latissimus Dorsi Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2018 Sep 01; 11(5):118-120. Swisher MW, Gabriel RA, Khatibi B. PMID: 29634527.
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    33. Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Neuromodulation of the Femoral Nerve for Postoperative Analgesia Following Ambulatory Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Proof of Concept Study. Neuromodulation. 2019 Jul; 22(5):621-629. Ilfeld BM, Said ET, Finneran JJ, Sztain JF, Abramson WB, Gabriel RA, Khatibi B, Swisher MW, Jaeger P, Covey DC, Robertson CM. PMID: 30160335; PMCID: PMC6767389.
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    34. Predicting patients requiring discharge to post-acute care facilities following primary total hip replacement: Does anesthesia type play a role? J Clin Anesth. 2018 Dec; 51:32-36. Sharma BS, Swisher MW, Doan CN, Khatibi B, Gabriel RA. PMID: 30075351.
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    35. Factors Predictive of Postoperative Acute Respiratory Failure Following Inpatient Sinus Surgery. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Jul; 127(7):429-438. Burton BN, Gilani S, Swisher MW, Urman RD, Schmidt UH, Gabriel RA. PMID: 29766740.
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    36. Increased postoperative respiratory complications in heterotaxy congenital heart disease patients with respiratory ciliary dysfunction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 147(4):1291-1298.e2. Harden B, Tian X, Giese R, Nakhleh N, Kureshi S, Francis R, Hanumanthaiah S, Li Y, Swisher M, Kuehl K, Sami I, Olivier K, Jonas R, Lo CW, Leatherbury L. PMID: 23886032.
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    37. High prevalence of respiratory ciliary dysfunction in congenital heart disease patients with heterotaxy. Circulation. 2012 May 08; 125(18):2232-42. Nakhleh N, Francis R, Giese RA, Tian X, Li Y, Zariwala MA, Yagi H, Khalifa O, Kureshi S, Chatterjee B, Sabol SL, Swisher M, Connelly PS, Daniels MP, Srinivasan A, Kuehl K, Kravitz N, Burns K, Sami I, Omran H, Barmada M, Olivier K, Chawla KK, Leigh M, Jonas R, Knowles M, Leatherbury L, Lo CW. PMID: 22499950; PMCID: PMC3770728.
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    38. Increased postoperative and respiratory complications in patients with congenital heart disease associated with heterotaxy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Mar; 141(3):637-44, 644.e1-3. Swisher M, Jonas R, Tian X, Lee ES, Lo CW, Leatherbury L. PMID: 20884020; PMCID: PMC3021800.
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