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George Bikhazi, MD

George Bikhazi, MD

Member, St. Jude Faculty
Chief, Anesthesiology


Pediatric Medicine



Contact Information

George Bikhazi, MD
MS 130, Room C2002F
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Phone: (901) 595-4784
FAX: (901) 595-4061


MD - American University of Beruit, Lebanon

Honors & Awards

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Burgoyne LL, Jiron, JL, Kaddoum RN, Wright, BB, Bikhazi GB, Parish, ME, Pereiras, LA, Phantom limb pain in cancer-related pediatric amputees: Recent experience at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Clin J Pain 28(3):22-225, Mar-Apr 2012.

Trujillo L, Anghelescu DL, Bikhazi GB. Unilateral Hypoglossal Nerve Injury caused by a Laryngeal Mask Airway in an Infant. Paediatr Anaesth 21(6):708-709, 2011. (correspondence)

Barb SM, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW, Phillips NS, Zou P, Scoggins MA, Li Y, Qaddoumi I, Helton KJ, Bikhazi G, Haik BG, Ogg RJ. Functional Neuroimaging to Characterize Visual System Development in Children with Retinoblastoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci April 20;52(5):2619-26, 2011.

Anghelescu DL, Rakes LC, Shearer JR, Bikhazi GB. Prevention of emergence agitation in seven children receiving low-dose ketamine and propofol total intravenous anesthesia. AANA J 79:238-242, 2011.

Burgoyne LL, Kaur A, Billups CA, Parish ME, Kaddoum RN, Bikhazi GB, Pereiras LA. Complications of anesthesia for children with malignant infantile osteopetrosis before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Paediatr Anaesth 20(11):1046-1051, 2010.

Kaddoum RN, Burgoyne LL, Pereiras LA, Bikhazi GB. Acute Opioid Withdrawal Precipitated by Blood Transfusion in a 21 Year Old Male. J Pain Symp Manag Oct;38(4):e10-2, 2009. Epub Aug 20, 2009.

Burgoyne LL, Pereiras LA, Laningham F, Shearer JR, Bikhazi GB, Hoffer, FA. Near-fatal acute bronchovenous fistula in a child undergoing radiofrequency ablation of a metastatic lung tumor. Ped Anesth Nov;18(11):1131-3, 2008.

Burgoyne LL, Billups CA, Jiron JL Jr, Kaddoum RN, Wright BB, Bikhazi GB, Parish ME, Pereiras LA. Phantom limb pain in young cancer-related amputees: recent experience at St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Clin J Pain July 7, 2011.

Anghelescu DL, Burgoyne LL, Liu W, Hankins GM, Cheng C, Beckham PA, Shearer J, Norris AL, Kun LE, Bikhazi GB. Safe Anesthesia for Radiatiotherapy in Pediatric Oncology: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Experience, 2004-2006. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Jan 17, 2008.

Burgoyne LL, Laningham E, Zero JT, Bikhazi GB, Pereiras LA. Unsuccessful lumbar puncture in a paediatric patient with achondroplasia. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care 35:780-3, 2007.

Burgoyne LL, Jay DW, Bikhazi GB, de Armendi AJ. Isosulfan blue causes factitious methaemoglobinaemia in an infant. Pediatric Anesthesia 15(12):1116-1119, 2005.

Bikhazi B, Snabes M, Bajwa Z, Davis D, LeComte D, Traylor L, Hubbard R. A clinical trail demonstrates the analgesic activity of intravenous parecoxib sodium compared with ketorolac or morphine after gynecologic surgery with laparotomy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 191:1183-1191, 2004.

Coté CJ, Cohen IT, Suresh S, Rabb M, Rose JB, Weldon BC, Davis PJ, Bikhazi GB, Karl HW, Hummer KA, Hannallah RS, Khoo KC, Collins P. A comparison of three doses of a commercially prepared oral midazolam syrup in children. Anesth Analg 94:37-43, 2002.

Larijani GE, Donati F, Bikhazi GB, Bartkowski R, Kenaan CA, Plaud B, Goldberg ME. A multicenter evaluation of the time-course of action of two doses of rapacuronium after early and late reversal with neostigmine. Anesth Analg 93:370-374, 2001.

Kenaan CA, Estacio RL, Bikhazi GB. Pharmacodynamics and intubating conditions of cisatracurium in children during halothane and opioid anesthesia. J Clin Anesth 12(3):173-176, 2000.

Deepika K, Kenaan CA, Martineau DB, Bikhazi GB. Influence of the priming technique on pharmacodynamics and intubating conditions of cisatracuirum. J Clin Anesth 11:572-575, 1999.

Abouleish EI, Abboud TS, Bikhazi G, Kenaan CA, Mroz L, Zhu J, Lee J. Rapacuronium for modified rapid sequence induction in elective cesarean section: Neuromuscular blocking effects and safety compared with succinylcholine, and placental transfer. Br J Anaesth 83(6):862-867, 1999.

Brandom BW, Margolis JO, Bikhazi GB, Ross AK, Ginsberg B, de L Dear G, Kenaan CA, Eck JB, Woelfel SK, Lloyd ME. Neuromuscular effects of rapacuronium in pediatric patients during nitrous oxide-halothane anesthesia: comparison with mivacurium. Can J Anaesth 47:143-149, 2000.

Fisher DM, Kahwaji R, Bevan D, Bikhazi G, Fragen RJ, Angst MS, Ornstein E, Matteo RS. Factors Affecting the Pharmacokinetic Characteristics of Rapacuronium. Anesthesiology 90:993-1000, 1999.

Deepika K, Kenaan C, Barrocas AM, Fonseca JJ, Bikhazi GB. Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema After Acute Upper Airway Obstruction. J Clin Anesth 9(5):403-408, 1997.

Kahwaji R, Bevan DR, Bikhazi G, Shanks CA, Fragen RJ, Dyck JB, Angst MS, Matteo R. Dose-Ranging Study in Younger and Elderly Patients of ORG 9487, a new, rapid onset, short duration muscle relaxant. Anesth Analg 84:1011-1018, 1997.

Lehmann LJ, DeSio JM, Radvany T, Bikhazi GB. Transdermal fentanyl in postoperative pain. Regional Anesthesia 22(1):24-8, 1997.

Ulrey T, Bikhazi G, Heinrich R, Sarasim DS, Vega R, Fiamengo S. Monitored Anesthesia Care for Therapeutic Surgical Procedures: A Comparison of Midazolam and Propofol. Am J Anesthesiol pp 11-16, 1997.

Frye RF, Matzke GR, Jallad NS, Wilhelm JA, Bikhazi GB. The Effect of Age on the Pharmacokinetics of the Opioid Antagonist Nalmefene. Brit J Clin Pharmacol 42:301-306, 1996.

McGrath BJ, Hodgins LR, DeBree A, Frink ED, Nossaman BD, Bikhazi GB, and the Sevoflurane Venture Group. A Multi-Center Study Evaluating the Effects of Sevoflurane on Renal Function in Patients With Renal Insufficiency. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 3:229-234, 1998.

Bikhazi G, Marin F, Halliday NJ, Deepika K, Foldes FF. The Pharmacodynamics of Rocuronium in Pediatric Patients Anesthetized with Halothane. J Anesth, Japan Soc Anesthesiol 8:256-260, 1994.

Last update: February 2013