Juan Francisco Asenjo, MD 


Visiting Professor

Phone: Organizational affiliation:
514-934-8222 McGill University
E-mail: Department:
jfasenjog@yahoo.com Anesthesiology





Certificate Paper




1977 - 84
Medical School and Internship
Faculty of Medicine
Catholic University of Chile
Santiago, CHILE
1985 - 87
Anesthesiology Residency Training Program
Department of Anesthesiology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Chile
Santiago, CHILE
1992 Jan - Dec
Clinical and Research Fellowship in Anesthesiology
Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Basic Research
Department of Anesthesia
University of Montreal
Notre Dame Hospital
Montreal, Quebec
1993 Jan - Dec
Clinical Fellowship in Pain Management
Department of Anesthesiology
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec




List of Publications

1.Subcostal transversus abdominis plane phenol injection for abdominal wall cancer pain.
Restrepo-Garces CE, Asenjo JF, Gomez CM, Jaramillo S, Acosta N, Ramirez LJ, Lopera LM, Vargas JF.
Pain Pract. 2014 Mar;14(3):278-82.
2.The role of excess subcutaneous fat in pain and sensory sensitivity in obesity.
Price RC, Asenjo JF, Christou NV, Backman SB, Schweinhardt P.
Eur J Pain. 2013 Oct;17(9):1316-26.
3.Butterfly vertebra.
Zuo K, Asenjo JF, Colmegna I.
Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Jan;65(1):196
4.Methylene Blue in the Treatment of Discogenic Low Back Pain
Gaurav Gupta, Mohan Radhakrishna, Jeffrey Chankowsky, and Juan Francisco Asenjo
Pain Physician. 2012 Jul-Aug;15(4):333-8.
5.Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: new evidence adds heat to the debate
Asenjo JF, Rossel F
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Oct;25(5):577-83
6.Microencapsulation to reduce mechanical loss of microspheres: implications in myocardial cell therapy.
Al Kindi AH, Asenjo JF, Ge Y, Chen GY, Bhathena J, Chiu RC, Prakash S, Shum-Tim D.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Feb;39(2):241-7.
7.Balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical fracture management for treatment of painful vertebral body compression fractures in patients with cancer: a multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
Berenson J, Pflugmacher R, Jarzem P, Zonder J, Schechtman K, Tillman JB, Bastian L, Ashraf T, Vrionis F;
Cancer Patient Fracture Evaluation (CAFE) Investigators.
Lancet Oncol. 2011 Mar;12(3):225-35
8.Guidelines for fellowship training in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine: Second Edition, 2010.
Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Directors Group.
Regional Anesthesia Pain Med. 2011 May-Jun;36(3):282-8
9.Analgesia and functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty: periarticular infiltration vs continuous femoral nerve block.
Carli F, Clemente A, Asenjo JF, Kim DJ, Mistraletti G, Gomarasca M, Morabito A, Tanzer M.
Br J Anaesth. 2010 Aug;105(2):185-95
10.Marrow stromal cells for cell-based therapy: the role of antiinflammatory cytokines in cellular cardiomyoplasty.
Chen G, Nayan M, Duong M, Asenjo JF, Ge Y, Chiu RC, Shum-Tim D.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jul;90(1):190-7.
11.Effects of a continuous Peripheral Nerve Block on the Inflammatory response in Knee Arthropasty.
Bagry H, De La Cuadra JC, Asenjo JF, Bracco D, Carli F
Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2008; 33 (1): 17 – 23
12.Complicaciones Neurologicas en Anestesia Regional
Feyzi Artukoglu and Juan-Francisco Asenjo
Revista Chilena de Anestesia 2007 June, vol 36 (1); 103 - 111
13.Marrow Stromal Cells as Universal Donor Cells for Myocardial Regenerative Therapy: Their Unique Immune Tolerance.
Rony Atoui, Juan-Francisco Asenjo, Minh Duong, Guangyong Chen, Ray C.-J. Chiu, and Dominique Shum-Tim
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2008; 85(2): 571 – 79
14.Coiling of Stimulating Perineural Catheters
De Q Tran, Juan Carlos de la Cuadra-Fontaine, Sher Yi Chan,
Garrett Kovarik, Juan Francisco Asenjo, Roderick J Finlayson.
Anesthesiology 2007: 106 (1); 189 - 190
15.Comparison of Analgesic Methods for Total Knee Arthroplasty: Metabolic Effect of Exogenous Glucose
Giovanni Mistraletti, Juan Carlos De La Cuadra-Fontaine, Juan Francisco Asenjo, Francesco Donatelli, Linda Wykes, Thomas Schricker and Franco Carli
Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 31(3): 260 - 69 2006
16.Postoperative infusion of amino acids induces a positive protein balance independently of the type of analgesia used.
Donatelli F, ; Schricker T; Mistraletti G; Asenjo F; Parrella P; Wykes L; Carli F -
Anesthesiology 2006; 105(2): 253-9
17.Intraoperative Infusion of Amino Acids Induces Anabolism Independent of the type of Anesthesia.
Francesco Donatelli, Thomas Schricker, Piervirgilio Parrella, Francisco Asenjo, Lynda Wykes and Franco Carli.
Anesthesia & Analgesia 2006; 103 (6): 1549 – 57.
18.Intraoperative esmolol with no supplementary opioids spares postoperative fentanyl in patients undergoing ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Vincent Collard, Giovanni Mistraletti, Ali Taki, Francisco Asenjo, Liane Feldman, Gerald Fried, Franco Carli
Anesthesia & Analgesia 2007; 105 (5): 1255 - 62
19.Retained and cut stimulating infraclavicular catheter
Quang Dieu De Tran, Aida Gordon, Juan Francisco Asenjo, and Juan Carlos de la Cuadra–Fontaine
Can J Anesth 2005 52: 998-999
20.Vertebroplastia percutanea en el manejo del dolor de las fracturas vertebrales por compresión.
Juan Francisco Asenjo and Krista M. Brecht
El Dolor 2005: 14 (44); 8 – 13.
21.Opioids: Other routes for use in recovery room
Juan Francisco Asenjo and Krista M. Brecht
Current Drugs Targets 2005: 6(7); 773 – 780
22.Is multimodal analgesia necessary to facilitate postoperative recovery?
Franco Carli and Juan Francisco Asenjo
Techniques in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management 2003;7 (3):133-139.
23.Laryngeal Mask for difficult intubation in children.
Osses H., Poblete M., Asenjo F.
Paediatric Anaesthesia 1999; 9: 399- 401.
24.Does halothane interfere with the release, action, or stability of endothelium-derived relaxing factor/nitric oxide?
Blaise G. To Q. Parent M. Lagarde B. Asenjo F. Sauve R.
Anesthesiology. 80(2):417-26, 1994.
25.Long term follow up in patients with myocardial revascularization.
Braun S., Irarrazabal MJ., Chamorro G., Asenjo F.
Chilean Medical Journal 113: 549-55 1986.
26.Disc dislodgement in Bjork-Shiley prosthesis : two successfully operated cases.
Dubernet J. Irarrazaval MJ, Asenjo F. et al
Clinical Cardiology 9: 73-76, 1986
27.Effect of renal nerve stimulation on urine and tissue kininogenase activity in cats.
Albertini R, de Guevara RL, Asenjo F, Boric M.
Hypertension. 1981 Nov-Dec;3(6 Pt 2):II-50-4.
28.Sympathetic Dystrophy : New name, new concepts, new treatment ?
Asenjo F., Blaise G.
Anesthesia and Analgesia 75 (4):633, 1992.


Other Detailes

Grants and Awards
1995   Johnson and Johnson Award to the Best Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Chilean Society of Anesthesia
2002   175 Anniversary Award MGH Foundation
2003   175 Anniversary Award MGH Foundation
        a) 175 Anniversary Award MGH Foundation
2004   Research Funding Competition MUHC RI: C$ 20.000 for a two year project on Vertebroplasty in Breast Cancer Patients.
2012   Alan and Louise Edwards Foundation Research Award
2015   CanMEDS Medical Expert Award
2009   05001770-377PCT - "Device and Method for Percutaneous Intravertebral Osteotomy” Co-owner of this Patent with Drs P. Jarzem and J. Ouellet