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Ashraf Samir Habib

Professor of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology, Women's
Box 3094 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
2301 Erwin Road, 5666 Hafs Building, Durham, NC 27710


Ashraf Habib is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Women’s Anaesthesia at Duke University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his anesthetic training in the UK, subsequently finished fellowship training in Obstetric Anesthesia at Duke University Medical Center and stayed there as faculty. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and editorials. His research interests include enhanced recovery after surgery including cesarean delivery, optimizing labor analgesia and postoperative outcomes such as postoperative pain and postoperative nausea and vomiting, persistent pain after surgery and optimizing hemodynamic management of women undergoing caesarean delivery. Dr. Habib is currently a senior Editor for Anesthesia and Analgesia and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia and BJA Education. He has also been a member of the expert panel that generated the ASER/SAMBA consensus guidelines for the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting, the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) consensus statement and recommendations for enhanced recovery after cesarean delivery, the SOAP consensus statement for respiratory monitoring after neuraxial morphine administration for caesarean delivery analgesia, and the SASM/SOAP guidelines for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy. He is currently the Chair of SOAP research Committee and serves on SOAP’s Board of Directors.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Anesthesiology · 2015 - Present Anesthesiology, Women's, Anesthesiology
Chief, Division of Women's Anesthesia · 2015 - Present Anesthesiology, Women's, Anesthesiology
Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology · 2015 - Present Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Ain Shams University (Egypt) · 1987 M.B.B.Ch.