Ervant Nishanian, MD

Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine


Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

Workers Compensation

  • Workers Comp-Board of NY

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Boston Medical Center
  • Residency: Massachussetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Armenian General Benevolent Union Scholar, 1991-92
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Univ. of Connecticut Research Foundation, 1989-90
  • Northeast Chap. of The Society of Toxicology award for best research abstract; 1987
  • University of Connecticut Pre Doctoral Fellowship 1983-84
  • Ranked 99% in Medicinal Chemistry National exam, 1981
  • Recipient of the Caloust Geulbenkian Scholarship, 1979
  • The Abraham N. and Kathryn D. Levy Scholarship; 1979-1981


Anti-inflammatory effects of low-dose ketamine in high-risk cardiac surgical patients Pharmacokinetics of opioids and sedative/hypnotics during selective cerebral perfusion Glycemic control for cardiac surgery

Selected Publications

  • Geraldine C.Diaz,Ervant V.Nishanian,John Renz,Milan Kinkhabwala,Jean C,Emond Gebhard Wagener,Anesthetic Management of Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation: A case report.J Cardiovasc Anest in press.
  • Shailendra Joshi,Mei Wang,Joshua Etu,Ervant V.Nishanian,(2006) Comparison of Intracarotid Anesthetics for EEG Silence.Submitted to J Neurosurg Anesthesiol.
  • Joshi S,Wang M,Etu JJ,Nishanian EV,Pile-Spellman J.,Cerebral blood flow affects dose requirements of intracarotid propofol for electrocerebral silence.Anesthesiology.2006 Feb; 104(2):290-8.
  • Basran S,Frumento RJ,Cohen A,Lee S,Du Y,Nishanian E,Kaplan HS,Stafford-Smith M,Bennett-Guerrero E.(2006) The association between duration of storage of transfused red blood cells and morbidity and mortality after reoperative cardiac surgery.Anesth Analg.2006 Jul; 103(1):15-20.
  • Bartoc C,Frumento R,Jalbout M,Bennett-Guerrero E,Du E,Nishanian E,A Randomized,Double-Blind,Placebo-Controlled Study Assessing the Anti-inflammatory Effects of Ketamine in Cardiac Surgical Patients.J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth.2006 Apr;20(2):217-22.
  • Ma P,Cui X,Wang S,Zhang J,Nishanian EV,Wang W,Wesley RA,Danner RL.Nitric Oxide Post-transcriptionally Up-regulates LPS-induced IL-8 Expression through p38 MAPK Activation.J Leukoc Biol.2004 Jul;76(1):278-87.