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Allan Escher, DO, FAOCA

Specialty: Anesthesiology
Sub Specialty: Pain Medicine
Program: Anesthesiology


Dr. Escher is a recipient of the AMA Foundation Leadership Award for, "outstanding leadership in medicine and community affairs." He received the Young Alumnus Achievement Award from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, He is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners. He is an active oral and clinical examiner, having performed 70+ Clinical Examinations in 25 states and the District of Columbia.  Dr. Escher served on the Board of Osteopathic Medicine under Florida Governors Crist and Scott. He has lectured nationally and internationally on pain management, anesthesiology, maintenance of licensure, and board certification. In multiple media appearances, he remains a strong advocate for public health and safety. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida. His clinical interests are oncology, the use of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, pain management, and public health. His research interests are oncology and anesthesiology, public health and safety, medical ethics, and the preservation of medical history.  

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology


  • University of South Florida - Pain Management


  • University of Michigan - Anesthesiology

Medical School:

  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - DO
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  • Bruno B, Escher AR. Functional evaluation of the diaphragm with a noninvasive test. J Osteopath Med. 2021 Sep. Pubmedid: 34523291.
  • Muncey AR, Aldawoodi NN, Chitneni A, Hoffman JP, Escher AR. Intraoperative Hypotension in a Patient with Antithrombin Deficiency, Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli, and Cefazolin Allergy. Cureus. 2021 Mar.13(3):e13653. Pubmedid: 33665061. Pmcid: PMC7924311.
  • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Osteopathic Palpation of the Heart. Cureus. 2021 Mar.13(3):e14187. Pubmedid: 33816036. Pmcid: PMC8008978.
  • Bordoni B, Walkowski S, Escher A, Ducoux B. The Importance of the Posterolateral Area of the Diaphragm Muscle for Palpation and for the Treatment of Manual Osteopathic Medicine. Complement Med Res. 2021 Jul.1-9. Pubmedid: 34237723.
  • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Osteopathic Principles: The Inspiration of Every Science Is Its Change. Cureus. 2021 Jan.13(1):e12478. Pubmedid: 33425556. Pmcid: PMC7785509.
  • Muncey AR, Evans R, Escher AR, Nahrwold DA. Use of a Low Concentration, High Volume Erector Spinae Plane Block for Rescue Analgesia After Melanoma Resection and Axillary Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Cureus. 2021 Jan.13(1):e12930. Pubmedid: 33527062. Pmcid: PMC7842249.
  • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Tobbi F, Ducoux B, Paoletti S. Fascial Nomenclature: Update 2021, Part 2. Cureus. 2021 Feb.13(2):e13279. Pubmedid: 33604227. Pmcid: PMC7880823.
  • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Tobbi F, Pranzitelli A, Pianese L. Fascial Nomenclature: Update 2021, Part 1. Cureus. 2021 Feb.13(2):e13339. Pubmedid: 33643754. Pmcid: PMC7885767.
  • Aldawoodi NN, Hoffman JP, Escher AR. Utility of Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Monitoring in the High-Risk Patient Undergoing Radical Cystoprostatectomy: A Case Report. Cureus. 2020 Oct.12(10):e10936. Pubmedid: 33072442. Pmcid: PMC7560492.
  • Escher AR. An Ounce of Prevention: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Mass Gatherings. Cureus. 2020 Mar.12(3):e7345. Pubmedid: 32211279. Pmcid: PMC7089620.
  • Padalia D, Escher AR, Aldawoodi NN, Shah N. A Patient with an Intradural Tumor: An Unexpected Finding. Cureus. 2020 Mar.12(3):e7376. Pubmedid: 32226698. Pmcid: PMC7093916.
  • Zhang Y, Escher AR, Cohen JB, Liu J. Anesthetic Management of Right Single-lung Ventilation in a Patient with Anomalous Left Superior Pulmonary Venous Return for Left Pulmonary Lobectomy. Cureus. 2019 Sep.11(9):e5780. Pubmedid: 31723539. Pmcid: PMC6825499.
  • Aldawoodi NN, Escher AR, Ninan D, Patel SY. Transesophageal Echocardiography During Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: A Novel Approach. Cureus. 2019 Jul.11(7):e5062. Pubmedid: 31328075. Pmcid: PMC6624119.
  • Escher AR, Cohen JB. Anaphylaxis Induced by Sugammadex in a Patient with Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Uterine Adnexa Undergoing Exploratory Laparotomy. Cureus. 2019 Jan.11(1):e3871. Pubmedid: 30899622. Pmcid: PMC6414298.
  • Aldawoodi NN, Escher AR, Padalia A, Padalia D. Sentinel Node Biopsy and Lumpectomy in a Patient with Machado-Joseph Disease. Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2019 Dec.2019:2309598. Pubmedid: 31934455. Pmcid: PMC6942782.
  • Escher AR, Gorfine LS. Medicare coverage and compliance in pain management. Am Soc Anesth Newsletter. 2008 Nov.65:10-11.

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