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Nicholas J. Kassebaum, MD

Nicholas J. Kassebaum, MD

Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

On staff since August 2012

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

    • Cristy Bellevue, WA 01.02.15

      When our daughter was an inpatient at Children's with a "very rare" condition in kids, Dr. Kassebaum was the pain doctor consult. My favorite quote from the meeting with all the docs in one room was from him... "Someone has to be the rare." THANK YOU Dr. Kassebaum. Our daughter was the rare, and we were so thankful you helped diagnose her condition so we could find appropriate treatment. Thank you for being willing to think outside the box!

    • GBD 2013 Risk Factors Collaborators
      Global, regional and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental/occupational and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the GBD 2013
      The Lancet , 2015 Sept.
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00128-2
    • GBD 2013 DALYs and HALE Collaborators
      Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990–2013: quantifying the epidemiological transition
      The Lancet , 2015 Aug.
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61340-X
    • McGann PT, Grosse SD, Santos B, de Oliveira V, Bernardino L, Kassebaum NJ, Ware RE, Airewele GE
      A cost-effectiveness analysis of a pilot neonatal screening program for sickle cell anemia in the Republic of Angola
      Pediatrics , 2015 Aug. : Accepted
    • GBD 2013 Anemia Collaborators (Kassebaum NJ is corresponding author)
      The Global Burden of Anemia
      Hematology-Oncology Clinics of North America , 2015 Aug. : Accepted
    • GBD 2013 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators
      Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and YLDs for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries for 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
      The Lancet , 2015 June
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4
    • Kassebaum NJ, Bernabe E, Dahiya M, Bhandari B, Murray CJL, Marcenes W
      Global Burden of Untreated Dental Caries in 1990-2010: A Systematic Review and Meta-regression
      DOI: 10.1177/0022034515573272 Journal of Dental Research , 2015 Mar.
    • Mock CN, Donkor P, Gawande A, Jamison DT, Kruk ME, Debas HT, DCP3 Essential Surgery Author Group
      Essential surgery: Key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition
      DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60091-5. The Lancet , 2015 Feb. 4 : Epub
    • Higashi H, Barendregt JJ, Kassebaum NJ, Weiser TG, Bickler SW, Vos T
      Surgically-avertable burden of obstetric conditions in low and middle-income regions: a modelled analysis
      Br J Obst Gyn , 2015 Jan. : 122(2)228-36
    • Bickler SW, Weiser TG, Kassebaum NJ, Higashi H, Chang DC, Barendregt JJ, Noormahomed EV, and Vos T
      Global Burden of Surgical Conditions
      Essential Surgery. Ed. Debas HT, et. al. Washington, DC: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank , 2015 : 19-40
    • Kassebaum NJ, Wang H, Lopez AD, Murray CJL, Lozano R
      Invited Correspondence: Accurate maternal mortality estimation requires looking at the whole picture
      The Lancet , 2014 Dec. 20 : 384(9961)2211-2
    • Kassebaum NJ, Lopez AD, Murray CJL, Lozano R
      A comparison of maternal mortality estimates from GBD 2013 and WHO
      The Lancet , 2014 Dec. 20 : 384(9961)2209-10
    • GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators
      Global, regional, and national levels of age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
      DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61682-2 The Lancet , 2014 Dec. 17 : Epub
    • Kassebaum NJ, Bernabe E, Dahiya M, Bhandari B, Murray CJL, Marcenes W
      Global Burden of Severe Periodontitis in 1990-2010: A Systematic Review and Meta-regression
      Journal of Dental Research , 2014 Nov. : 93(11)1045-1053
    • Higashi H, Barendregt JJ, Kassebaum NJ, Weiser TG, Bickler SW, Vos T
      Surgically Avertable Burden of Digestive Diseases at First-Level Hospitals in Low and Middle-Income Regions
      Surgery , 2014 Oct. : Epub 21
    • Kassebaum NJ, Bertozzi-Villa A, Coggeshall M, et. al
      Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
      doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60696-6 The Lancet , 2014 Sept. 13 : 384(9947)980-1004
    • Higashi H, Barendregt JJ, Kassebaum NJ, Weiser TG, Bickler SW, Vos T
      The Burden of Selected Congenital Anomalies Amenable to Surgery in Low and Middle-Income Regions: Cleft Lip and Palate, Congenital Heart Anomalies and Neural Tube Defects
      (BMJ) Archives of Diseases in Childhood , 2014 Sept. : Epub 26
    • Kassebaum NJ, Bernabe E, Dahiya M, Bhandari B, Murray CJL, Marcenes W
      Global Burden of Severe Tooth Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
      doi: 10.1177/0022034514537828 Journal of Dental Research , 2014 July : 93(7)20S-28S
    • Higashi H, Barendregt JJ, Kassebaum NJ, Weiser TG, Bickler SW, Vos T
      Burden of Injuries Avertable By a Basic Surgical Package in Low and Middle-Income Regions: A Systematic Analysis From the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study
      doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2685-x World J Surg , 2014 : 1-9

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Progress and future challenges in global monitoring of sexually-transmitted infections World Health Organization Departments of Reproductive Health and Research and of Immunizations. Technical Expert Consultation on Country-level STI burden and trend estimation and development of the Spectrum estimation model Geneva, Switzerland Nov. 2015
    Reducing Maternal Mortality for MDG 5 through Family Planning and Safe Abortion: honoring successful countries XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics Plenary speaker on maternal mortality estimation methods and findings Vancouver, BC, Canada Oct. 2015
    The Global Burden of Anemia European Hematologic Association Annual Meeting Vienna, Austria June 2015
    Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2) Direct and Indirect Disease Burden World Health Organization Departments of Reproductive Health and Research and of Immunizations, Vaccines and Biologicals Global Expert Consultation Geneva, Switzerland March 2015
    The Global Burden of Anemia and Iron Deficiency Plenary speaker. European Iron Congress Paris, France March 2015
    Integrating anthropometrics and burden of disease Healthy Birth, Growth and Development Knowledge Integration Initiative Washington, DC Feb. 2015
    Progress toward MDG5: Lessons from GBD 2013 Gates Foundation Burden of Disease Symposium Seattle, WA Jan. 2015
    The Global Burden of Anemia for Women and Girls American Society of Hematology Annual Conference San Francisco, CA Dec. 2014
    1. Use of a cohort visualization tool for exploring longitudinal disease burden using GBD 2010 results Gates Foundation Grand Challenges 2014 Seattle, WA Oct. 2014
    Give me oxy NOW! Acute pain management in the adolescent with chronic pain, substance abuse and poor coping skills. Problem-based learning discussion (PBLD) ASA annual meeting New Orleans, LA Oct. 2014
    Maternal mortality and the Global Burden of Disease UW Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Seattle, WA Oct. 2014
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program in Health Disparities Research National Institutes of Health $194,600 Aug. 2013 - July 2015

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Anesthesiology

Medical/Professional School

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Residency

Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Anesthesiology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Providing safe, effective and balanced anesthesia care for all children, regional anesthesia, anesthesia in resource-poor settings Epidemiology of disease processes at the population level, modeling of surgical and perioperative care systems, cost-effectiveness research