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Katharine Fleischmann, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-3030
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Clinical Interests
Pain (including back pain and complex regional pain syndromes)
Regional anesthesia
Anesthesia for ambulatory surgery
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certifications
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyMy professional interests are focused on regional anesthesia and pain management to optimize the anesthesia care of patients undergoing a broad spectrum of surgical procedures. I am particularly interested in the use of upper and lower extremity blocks for orthopedic surgeries, paravertebral blocks for breast reconstruction, and epidural blockade for post-operative pain management. I have developed protocols incorporating regional and general anesthesia and post-operative pain management for patients undergoing a number of ambulatory orthopedic procedures at Mass General.

Another interest of mine is the impact of anticoagulation medications on choice of anesthetic technique, in particular the implications for spinal, epidural and peripheral regional anesthetic techniques. I have written Mass General guidelines for anticoagulation and the performance of neuraxial anesthesia.

I am actively involved in teaching the MGH anesthesia residents regional anesthesia skills, ultrasound technology in regional anesthesia, and peri-operative pain management with a focus on ambulatory patients.

Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3030
Fax: 617-726-3441