André Pierre Boezaart, MD, PhD

Andre BoezaartProfessor of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief: Division of Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine
Chief:  UFShands Acute Pain Service
Founding Member: UFShands Cancer and Palliative Pain Collaboration
Founding Member: UFShands Patient and Family Centered Care Group

Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254

Office Phone:

(352) 273-6575

Email:

aboezaart@anest.ufl.edu


 

Education

1999 PhD Anesthesiology University of Sellenbosch Tygerberg, South Africa
1988 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology Johannesburg, South Africa
1974 Internship, Internal Medicine and Surgery National Hospital, Departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics Bloemfontein, South Africa
1973 Internship, General Surgery Thembisa Hospital, Department of Surgery Johannesburg, South Africa
1973 MPraxMed, Family Medicine University of Pretoria, Department of Family Medicine Pretoria, South Africa
1973 MBChB University of Pretoria, Medical Campus Pretoria, South Africa

Honors and Awards

2005-2014 Best Doctors in America® 2013-2014 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
Best Doctors in America® 2012-2013 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
Best Doctors in America® 2010-2011 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
Best Doctors in America® 2009-2010 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
Best Doctors in America® 2008-2009 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
Best Doctors in America® 2007-2008 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
Best Doctors in America® 2006-2007 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
Best Doctors in America® 2005-2006 database, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina
2013 Exemplary Teachers Award, University of Florida College of Medicine,
2011 United States Patent US 7,980,456: Pace capture device for assisting with a sporting activity (“golf and other swing timer”),
2011 United States Patent Pending 61513791: Articulable Needle Support,
2011 United States Patent Pending USA 2011/00544383 A1: Instrument for continuous discharge of anesthetic drug,
2010 The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Walter Reed Army Hospital Award for 10 Years of Dedication and Support of the CRAW
2009 United States Patent Pending (WO/2008/122008) Medical/surgical tool for both identifying subcutaneous target tissue by means of emitting an interrogation signal and positioning a catheter at the target,
2009 International Patent Pending EP2134272: Medical/surgical tool for both identifying subcutaneous target tissue by means of emitting an interrogation signal and positioning a catheter at the target.
2005-2007 Residents Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Iowa Anesthesia Residents
2006 21st Harold Griffith Memorial Lecture, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill Department of Anesthesia, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2005 The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Walter Reed Army Hospital Award for 5 Years of Dedication and Support of the CRAW
2005 Vesalius Trust Certificate of Merit by the Frank Netter Foundation
2005 United States Patent US 6,973,346 B2: Instrument and Method for delivery of an anesthetic agent
2004-2005 Voted to American’s Top Physicians; Consumer Research Council of America
2002 Canadian Intellectual Property Office Patent CA 2403197: Instrument and Method for delivery of Anesthetic drug (“Snap Lock”),
2002 United States Patent US 6,456,874 B1: Instrument for delivery of anaesthetic drug (“Stimulating catheter”)
1999-2000 Trigate prize for the best South African publication

  • Boezaart AP, Eksteen JA, VD Spuy G, Rossouw P, Knipe M. Intrathecal Morphine: Double-blind evaluation of optimal dosage for analgesia after major lumbar spinal surgery. Spine 1999; 24: 1131 – 1137
  • Boezaart AP, de Beer JF, du Toit JC, van Rooyen K. A new technique of continuous interscalene nerve block. Can. J. Anesth. 1999; 46: 275 – 281
1994 Criticon Travel Scholarship for best design (Boezaart AP. A non-invasive approach to monitoring of ventilation during intra-ocular surgery under regional anaesthesia. SA Society of Anaesthesiologists National meeting, 1994)
1976 Pro Patria Military Medal from South African Defense Force for active military duty during Angolan Civil War
1972 Dux colors, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Northern Province, South Africa

Clinical Interests

Long-term continuous nerve block for end-of-life pain control, Long-term continuous nerve block for chronic pain management, palliative care with intrathecal adrenal medulla sell transplant, acute and peri-operative pain management, hip fracture in the elderly, compartment syndrome, development of apparatus to simplify nerve block., internet teaching of acute pain medicine, ultrasound-guided peri-retrobulbar eye block, microanatomy of the peripheral nervous system, pain management in severe chest trauma, progression of acute to chronic pain genetic factors, sympathetic nerve block for the treatment of visceral pain, continuous Stellate Ganglion Block for the treatment of persistent ventricular tachycardia, the natural rhythm of man, genetics basis of the development of chronic pain from acute pain, devastating complications of nerve blocks and how to prevent them, management of pain following bilateral total knee arthroplasty, the influence of surgical stress on cancer spread and recurrence, deliberate total Spinal Anesthesia for major surgery in children, cerebrospinal fluid lactate measurement as prognostic/status monitor of cerebral ischemia., development of Nurse Curriculum for certification as Specialist Nurse in Acute Pain Medicine., simulation for training of Regional Anesthesia techniques. and development of infusion pump for ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve block.

Selected Publications

  • Kucera TJ, Boezaart AP. Regional Anesthesia does not consistently block ischemic pain: Two further cases and a review of the literature. Pain Medicine 2014; 15: 316 – 319.
  • Tighe PJ, Harle CA, Boezaart AP, Aytug H, Filingin R. Of rough starts and smooth finishes: Correlation between post-anesthesia care unit and postoperative days 1 – 5 pain scores. Pain Medicine 2014; 15: 306 – 315.
  • Carr DB, Boezaart AP, Buckenmaier C, Kent M, Mackey S, Tighe PJ. The Acute Pain Medicine Special Interest Group (APMSIG). Editorial. Pain Medicine 2013; 14: 1117 – 1118.
  • Boezaart, Andre P. (2013, January) The Pig as Living Simulator: The Perfect Teaching Tool for Regional Anesthesia. The Journal of AudioVisual Medicine. Retrieved from:
  • Boezaart AP, Munro AP, Tighe PJ. Acute Pain Medicine in Anesthesiology. F1000Prime Reports 2013; 5:54 (doi:10.12703/p5-54)
  • Boezaart AP. Microanatomy of the peripheral nervous system and its implications for paravertebral and peripheral nerve blocks. In: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and pain medicine. Bigeleisen P (Editor). Philadelphia, PA, USA, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williamsand Wilkins, 2012.
  • Tighe PJ, Brennan M, Moser M, Boezaart, AP, Bihorac A. Primary Payer Status Is Associated With the Use of Nerve Block Placement for Ambulatory Orthopedic Surgery. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2012; 37: 254 – 261.
  • Tighe PT, Smith JC, Boezaart AP, Lucas SD. Social network analysis and quantification of a prototypical acute pain medicine and regional anesthesia service. Pain Medicine, 2012; 13 (6): 808 – 819
  • Boezaart AP, Davis G, Le-Wendling L. Recovery after orthopaedic surgery: techniques to increase duration of pain control. Cur Opinion Anesth 2012; 25:665 – 672
  • Le-Wendling LT, Bihorac A, Baslanti T, Lucas SC, Sadasivan K, Boezaart AP. Regional anesthesia as compared to general anesthesia for surgery in geriatric patients with hip fracture: Does it decrease morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs? Results of a single-centered study. Pain Medicine 2012; 13; 948 – 956
  • Tighe PT, Lucas SD, Edwards DE, Boezaart AP, Aytug H, Bihorac A. Use of Machine-learning classifiers to predict requests for preoperative acute pain service consultation. Pain Medicine 2012; 13: 1347 – 1357
  • Le-Wendling L, Ihnatsenka B, Haller A, Esch AT, Boezaart AP. The insider’s experience with continuous Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for analgesia after Cesarean Delivery. Pain Medicine 1012; (Article first published online: 5 MAR 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2012.01341.x.)

 

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