Associate Professor
Division Chief: Orthopedics and Plastics Anesthesia

Phone: 631-444-2975

  • Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
  • Internship, Jinnah Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Post-Graduate Student of Medicine, Medical Unit; Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Externship in Clinical Research; Department of Nuclear Cardiology, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY
  • Internship in Surgery; Catholic Medical Center, Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • Residency in Anesthesiology; Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Pain Fellowship; Stony Brook University Medical Center

Research Interests:
  • Pain management & Joint Surgery

  • PubMed Search
  • Azim S, Nicholson J, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Reinsel R, Volkow ND, Benveniste H, Kaczocha M. Endocannabinoids and acute pain after total knee arthroplasty. Pain. 2015 Feb;156(2):341-347
  • Nicholson J, Azim S, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Reinsel R, Rizwan S, Fowler CJ, Benveniste H, Kaczocha M. Leptin Levels Are Negatively Correlated with 2-Arachidonoylglycerol in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with Osteoarthritis. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 2;10(4)

Recent Presentations:
  • Pak A, Asaad B, Azim S . Anesthetic Management in Primary Autonomic Failure. ASA 2014
  • Nunziata R, Adsumell Ri, Azim S. No End Tidal Carbon Dioxide? Bronchospasm May Not Be the Entire Story. PGA 2014
  • Kaczocha M, Azim S, Nicholson J, Rebecchi MJ, Galbavy W, Feng T, Benveniste H . Endocannabinoid levels and functional disability status in patients with painful osteoarthritis. International Cannabinoid Research Society, Symposium on the Cannabinoids, Baveno, Italy, 2014