Dr. Christopher Prabhakar, MD, Regional Anesthesia Director at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the Pecto-Intercostal Fascial Plane Block and its application for treating acute pain after cardiac surgery. The initial case report describing Pecto-Intercostal Fascial Plane Blocks in the June 2018 edition of A&A Practice can be found here: https://journals.lww.com/aacr/Abstract/2018/06150/Pecto_intercostal_Fascial_Block_for_Acute.3.aspx
Dr. Prabhakar completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Toronto, residency in Anesthesiology at the University of British Columbia, and Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine at Dalhousie University. He is currently a consultant anesthesiologist and Director of the Regional Anesthesia Program at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia. He grew up in Ontario, but currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and three young children.