Our Current Faculty

Yasser M. Karim, M.B., B.Ch., M.Sc., F.F.A.R.C.S.I.
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy
Education
Medical School
  • Ain Shams University Teaching Hospital
Internship
  • Ain Shams University Teaching Hospital
Residency
  • Ain Shams University Teaching Hospital
Fellowship
  • King Fahd University Teaching Hospital
Research Interests
  • Airway management, especially supraglottic airway devices, use of i-gel in ECT (serial case records)
  • Alternative method of management of patients with difficult airway in who awake intubation is impossible
  • Induction/emergence of anesthesia in 45 degree sitting position for difficult airway, morbid obesity, and full stomach patients
  • Microcuff ETT with Subglottic Suction
Awards
  • Ten Best Speakers: at the 8th International Conference on Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, December 2010
  • Ten Best Speakers: at the 7th International Conference on Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and the 9th Pan Arab Federation of Societies of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management Congress, February 2009
  • Society of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Emirates Medical Association United Arab Emirates
  • Monthly academic scholarship stipend, 1972-1974
Appointments
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2011 to present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2001-2011
  • Associate Specialist (Attendant) & Locum Consultant, Anaesthesia William Harvey Hospital, 1998-2001
  • Specialist (Attendant), Anaesthesia, Zayed Military Hospital, 1989-1998
  • Assistant Lecturer (Senior Associate), Anaesthesia, Ain Shams University Teaching Hospital, 1984-1989
  • Demonstrator (Associate), Anaesthesia, Ain Shams University Teaching Hospital, 1983-1984
Publications
  1. Obiora O, McCormick LM, Karim Y, Gonzales P, Beeghly J: Maintenance electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with multiple system atrophy and bipolar disorder. J ECT 2012 May; 28(2):e1-2

  2. Karim YM, Swanson DE: Comparison of blind tracheal intubation through the intubating laryngeal mask airway (LMA Fastrach™) and the Air-Q™. Anaesthesia 2011 Feb; 66(3):185-90