Barys Ihnatsenka, MD

Barys IhnatsenkaAssociate Professor of Anesthesiology

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


Administrative Assistant

Debbie Hagopian
Phone: (352) 273-8954

Dr. Ihnatsenka began his career in anesthesia and critical care in 1995 when he graduated from Grodno State Medical Institute in Gorkogo, Belarus. In 2001, he moved to the US in Winter Park, FL where he was an Educational Training Specialist and CPR instructor for autistic children and adults at The Threshold Incorporated. In 2005, he started his residency training at the University of Florida, where he also completed his fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. Since graduation, he has been on faculty at the University of Florida. Dr. Ihnatsenka has been given many teaching awards and has been invited to lecture internationally and nationally. His interest includes: education, simulation, and regional anesthesia.


1995 MD Grodno State Medical Institute Gorkogo, Belarus
1997 Residency, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Grodno Regional Hospital Grodno, Belarus
2000 PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2008 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2008 Fellowship, Regional Anesthesia University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL

Clinical/Research Interests

Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, Mixed reality simulation in Regional Anesthesia, Director of GATOR RAP (Regional Anesthesia Program) annual workshop

Awards and Honors

1989-1995 Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Grodno Belarus

Contracts and Grants

Title:Funding Agency:
Funding Amount:
Effective Dates:
Development of an advanced mixed-reality simulator for the training of thoracic epidural and
paravertebral block
I. Heermann Anesthesia Foundation
Title:Funding Agency:
Funding Amount:
Effective Dates:
Towards a curriculum for transferrable training in thoracic epidural and paravertebral block
using an advanced mixed-reality Simulator
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (Carl Koller Memorial Research Grant)


Selected Publications

  • Boezaart AP, Ihnatsenka BV.  Cervical paravertebral block for elbow and wrist surgery: the jury verdict may be neither easy nor popular.  Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014 Sep-Oct;39(5):361-2.

  • Le-Wendling LT, Deloach J, Haller A, Ihnatsenka B: Analgesia for the trunk: A comparison of epidural, thoracic paravertebral and transversus abdominis plane blocks.  In Tech, 2013, online at
  • Le-Wendling L, Ihnatsenka B, Haller A, Esch AT, Boezaart AP: The insiders’ experiences with continuous transversus abdominis plane blocks for analgesia after cesarean delivery. In press. Pain Med. 2012 Mar 5. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2012.01341.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ihnatsenka B, Boezaart AP: Applied sonoanatomy of the posterior triangle of the neck. Int Shoulder Surg 4:63-64, 2010.
  • Ihnatsenka B, Boezaart AP: Ultrasound: basic understanding and learning the language. Int J Shoulder Surg 4:55-62, 2010.
  • Boezaart AP, Haller A, Laduzenski S, Koyyalamudi VB, Ihnatsenka B, Wright T: Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome: a case report and review of the literature. Int J Shoulder Surg 4:27-35, 2010.