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Sean H. Flack, MB ChB

Sean H. Flack, MB ChB

Anesthesia

On staff since July 2004

Children's Title: Regional Anesthesia Director

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I come to work every day because I have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of my patients and their families. I cherish the trust parents place in me and do my utmost to repay their trust by delivering the highest standard of care that I can."

Recommendations

  • Jane University Place, WA 05.11.11

    Dr. Flack is one of the kindest and most reassuring medical professionals I've encountered. I'm always nervous about going under anesthesia and when talking to him, I felt less fearful. Thank you!

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Anesthesia (Non-ABMS)

Medical/Professional School

University of Cape Town, Rodebosch, Cape Town

Residency

Anesthesiology, University of Cape Town, Rodebosch, Cape Town

Fellowship

Anesthesiology, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Best Doctors' List Washington Magazine 2012

Publications

  • Flack SH, Martin LD, Walker BJ, Bosenberg AT, Helmers LD, Goldin AB, Haberkern CM
    Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block or wound infiltration in children: a randomized blinded study of analgesia and bupivacaine absorption
    Paediatr Anaesth , 2014 : 24968973
  • Benjamin J. Walker, Felicia McCreary, Grant McFadyen, Viviana Bompadre, Sean Flack, Adrian Bosenberg, and Gregory A. Schmale
    No Advantage of Continuous Catheter over Single-Shot Regional Anesthetic for Pain Control after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Youth: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Sean H. Flack, MB ChB, Martin, L., Haberkern, C., Bosenberg, A.
    Plasma bupivicaine levels after local anesthetic infiltration or ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block in children: A randomized blinded double-cohort study
    Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Meeting , 2013
  • Latham, G, Veneracion, M, Bosenberg, A, Joffe, D, Low, D
    High frequency micro-ultrasound for vacular access in young children-a feasibility study by the High Frequency Ultrasound in Kids Study (HUSKY) group
    SPA Winter Meeting , 2013
  • Latham, G., Veneracion, M., Bosenberg, A., Joffe, D., Flack, S., Low, D.
    High frequency micro-ultrasound for vascular access in young children - a feasibility study by the High frequency UltraSound in Kids studY (HUSKY) group.
    Las Vegas, NV: society for Pediatric Anesthesiology Winter Meeting 2013. , 2013
  • Latham GJ, Veneracion ML, Joffe DC, Bosenberg AT, Flack SH, Low DK
    High-frequency micro-ultrasound for vascular access in young children--a feasibility study by the High-frequency UltraSound in Kids studY (HUSKY) group
    Paediatr Anaesth , 2013 : 23529-35
  • Martin LD, Haberkern CM, Bosenberg A, Walker B, Flack S
    Plasma bupivacaine levels after local anesthetic infiltration or ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block in children: A randomized blinded double-cohort study
  • Grant McFadyen, Benjamin Walker, Felicia McCreary, Carmen Ocampo, Daniel Low, Martha Pankovich, Sean Flack, Adrian Bosenberg
    Pain control for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • 11. Ross AK, Ahmed Z, Flack S, Gooden C, Houck CH, Malviya SV, Agarwal R, Armstead VE, Guffey P, Homi HM
    The Future Is Here.
    Society for Pediatric Anesthesia News , 2012 : 25(1)
  • Flack SH, Anderson CTM
    Ultrasound guided lower extremity nerve blocks
    Paediatr Anaesth , 2012 : 2272 - 80
  • Sean H. Flack, MB ChB, In: Wellman J, Hagan P, Jeffries H (eds) Leading the Lean Healthcare Journey: Driving Culture Change to Increase Value, Boca Raton
    Rapid Changeover in the Operating Room
    Productivity Press , 2011 : 193 - 201
  • Sean H. Flack, MB ChB, In: Song K (ed), Orthopedic Knowledge Update
    Advances in Pediatric Anesthesia
    Pediatrics 4 Rosemont, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons , 2011 : 29 - 36
  • Flack SH, Anderson CM, Bernards CM
    Morphine Distribution in Spinal Cord Following Chronic
    Anesth Analg , 2011 : 112460 - 464
  • Waker BJ, Flack SH, Bosenberg AT
    Predicting Lumbar Plexus Depth in Children and Adolescents.
    Anesth Analg , 2011 : 112661 - 665
  • 7. Ross AK, Ahmed Z, Wise-Faberowski LW, Flack S, Gooden C, Houck CH, Malviya SV, Monitto C, Olutoye T, Polaner DM, Reynolds PI, Valley R
    Society for Pediatric Anesthesia/American Academy of Pediatrics / Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society Winter Meeting Review
    Anesth Analg , 2010 : 110299 - 271
  • 8. Ross AK, Kussman B, Valley RD, Flack S, Ahmed Z, Gooden CK, Georges L, Lauro HV, Malviya S.
    2010 meeting of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA)
    Anesth Analg , 2010 : 1111331-1333
  • Flack SH, Bernards CM
    Cerebrospinal fluid and spinal cord distribution of hyperbaric bupivacaine and baclofen during slow intrathecal infusion in pigs.
    19996952 Anesthesiology , 2010 Jan. : 165-73
  • Flack SH, Glover C
    Ultrasound: Is there a Place for it in Regional Anesthesia?
    Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Newsletter , 2008 : 21(2)
  • Flack SH, Ojemann J, Haberkern C
    Cerebral hemispherectomy in infants and young children.
    Paediatr Anaesth , 2008 : 18967- 973
  • Ross AK, Gooden CK, Golden S, Aulfqar A, Lauro H, Flack SH, Glass N
    Society of Pediatric Anesthesia/American Academy of Pediatrics Winter Meeting Review
    Anesth Analg , 2007 : 105967 - 973
  • Piper NA, Flack SH, Loeser JD, Lynn AM
    Epidural analgesia in a patient with an intrathecal catheter and subcutaneous pump to deliver baclofen.
    16918665 Paediatric anaesthesia , 2006 Sept. : 989-92
  • Flack SH
    Anesthesia for Awake Craniotomies in Children
    Med Ed Portal. 2006; available from: http://www.aamc.org/mededportal, ID=423 , 2006
  • Flack SH
    Awake Craniotomies: This and other uses for Dexmedetomidine in Pediatric Anesthesia.
    Published on PBLD CD-Rom, ASA Annual meeting, Atlanta 2005 , 2005
  • Sean H. Flack, MB ChB, Piper, N. A., Lynn, A.
    Author's reply
    Pediatric Anesth : 17707
  • Sean H. Flack, MB ChB, McFadyen, J. G., Martin, L.
    Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia in Children
    Essentials of Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Flack SH, Anderson CTMA, McFadyen JG, Pankovich M, Bosenberg T.
    Time Taken for Epidural Catheter Placement - Impact of a Regional lAnesthesia Team
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL Spring, 2012
  • SH Flack, CM Haberkern, JG Ojemann
    Anesthesia for Cerebral Hemispherectomy in Infants and Young Children
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting 2007
  • K Larkin, S Flack, L Helmers, A Bosenberg
    Psoas Compartment Catheters for Perioperative Pain Management in Children
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting 2007
  • CTM Anderson, J Kuratani, R Saneto, D Kim, H Karl, S Flack, L Helmers
    Dexmedetomidine versus Propofal Administration in Neurologically Children Undergoing EEG Neurodiagnostic Studies
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting 2007
  • K Larkin, S Flack, L Helmers, A Bosenberg
    Psoas Compartment Catheters for Perioperative Pain Management in Children
    ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA 2007
  • S Flack, C Barnards
    Effect of Baricity and Posture on Bupivacaine Distribution after Chronic Intrathecal infusion
    ASRA Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico 2008
  • S Flack, C Bernards
    Effects of Baricity and Posture on Baclofen Distribuion After Chronic Intrathecal Infusion
    ASA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL 2008
  • J Rowell, K Larkin, S Flack, L Helmers, A Bosenberg
    Lumbar Plexus Catheters for Perioperative Pain Management in Children
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL 2009
  • K Cashman, L Helmers, S Flack, L Martin
    Using Lean (Toyota) methods in Creation of a Regional Block Room to Expedite Surgical Case Flow
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting, Jackson, FL 2009
  • S. Verma, S Flack, AT Bosenberg
    Determination of spinal cord and dural sac location by ultrasound prior to caudal block in normal neonates and infants.
    SPA/AAP Annual meeting, Jacksonville, FL 2009
  • BJ Walker, SH Flack, L Langford, MT Bosenberg, AT Bosenberg
    Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Children
    SPA/AAP Annual meeting Jacksonville 2009
  • HH Lee, AT Bosenberg, S Flack, L Martin, DM Polaner, J Cravero, E Krane, MD, S Suresh, A Taezner
    Caudal Block revisited; what are the risks?
    SPA/AAP Annual meeting Jacksonville 2009
  • Flack SH, Bernards CM
    Morphine Distribution Following Chronic Intrathecal Infusion in
    ASA Annual Meeting, New Orleans 2009
  • Benjamin J. Walker, Sean H. Flack, Adrian T. Bosenberg
    Estimation of Lumbar Plexus Depth
    ASA Annual Meeting, New Orleans 2009
  • David E. Liston , J. Grant McFadyen, Benjamin J. Walker, Sean H. Flack, Adrian T. Bosenberg
    Lumbar Plexus Catheters Versus Lumbar Epidurals for Pain Management following Pelvic Osteotomy
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting San Antonio 2010
  • Benjamin Walker, Sean Flack, Adrian Bosenberg
    Prediction of Lumbar Plexus Depth in Children
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting San Antonio 2010
  • Flack SH , Walker B, Bosenberg A, Goldin A, Wong K, McFadyen G, Helmers L, Haberkern C
    Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block for post-operative pain control following umbilical hernia repair
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting, San Diego 2011
  • Liston D, Gentry K, McGuire S, Katz C, Flack SH
    Using Continuous Performance Improvement to Streamline the Initiation of Epidural Infusions in the Operating Room
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting San Diego 2011
  • McCreary F, Bosenberg A, Flack SH
    Incidence of Dural Puncture With Epidural Blocks in Children: A Review of the PRAN data
    Departmental Academic Evening, Seattle 2011
  • Flack SH, Anderson CTMA, McFadyen JG, Pankovich M, Bosenberg AT
    . Time Taken for Epidural Catheter Placement Impact of a Regional Anesthesia Team.
    SPA/AAP Annual Meeting Tampa, FL Spring 2012.
  • Flack SH
    9. Regional Anesthesia in Children. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Lecture Series.
    Available at http://www.pedsanesthesia.org/lecture_series.iphtml

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Concerns (Clinical Forum) ASA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA Oct. 2013
Continuous, Perineural Catheters Regional Anesthesia in Children Seattle, WA Jan. 1, 2009
Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks Regional Anesthesia in Children Seattle, WA Jan. 1, 2009
Practical Approaces to Quality Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting Jacksonville, FL Jan. 1, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
A prospective randomized controlled trial of epidural catheters or lumbar plexus catheters to provide analgesia after hip surgery in children Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington $5,000 2014
A Prospective Randomized Comparative Study of Patient-Controlled Analgesia, Epidural Catheters and Lumbar Plexus Catheters to Provide Analgesia after Pediatric Hip Surgery Seattle Children's Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology Research Pilot Funds Grant $15000 2011 - 2014
Lumbar plexus catheter versus femoral nerve catheter versus single-shot femoral block for postoperative pain control after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in children Center for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Washington 2010 - 2014
Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block for post-operative pain control following umbilical hernia repair Academic Enrichment Fund, Seattle Children's Hospital $23000 2008 - 2014
Cerebrospinal fluid and spinal cord distribution of baclofen and bupivacaine during slow intrathecal infusion in free-moving pigs Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. $10,000 2008 - 2011