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Levon M. Capan, MD

  • Specialty: Anesthesiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-562-6571
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  • Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
  • Vice Chair and Assoc Chief of Anesthesia at BV
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology, 1975
Education and Training
  • Residency, West Virginia Univ Hospitals, Anesthesiology, 1974
  • MD from Istanbul University, 1966

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Bellevue Hospital Center

461 First Avenue, 11N34
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research


trauma, anesthesia

Research Summary

There is little information about various problems that occur during operating room management. Levon M. Capan, M.D.'s interest is focused on this period of care of trauma patients.

Dr. Capan has analyzed the general profile of operated trauma patients. In this study investigators analyzed approximately 20 demographic, clinical and administrative parameters and the relationship between them.

A second study monitored coagulation abnormalities with thrombelastography. There is no reliable monitoring technique that can be used for acute trauma patients. This study tests the possibility of using thrombelastogram as a reliable coagulation monitor in this group of patients. A third study evaluated the effect of trauma and hypovolemia on the pharmacokinetics of various anesthetic and adjunct drugs.

Dr. Capan is also working in the area of thoracic anesthesia. One-lung anesthesia is used frequently during thoracic surgery. Dr. Capan had invented the up-lung CPAP technique that counteracts the hypoxemia associated with one-lung anesthesia and is widely used. Dr. Capan is now investigating the effect of thoracic epidural anesthesia on oxygenation during one-lung anesthesia and the effect of thoracic epidural anesthesia on hemodynamics with and without anesthetic drugs.


Academic Contact

Academic office

462 First Avenue

Eleventh Floor

New York, NY 10016



Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library. *
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