Dr Nauras Idriss - CMC
CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Dr. Idriss has been in continuous practice of Anesthesia and its various sub-specialties for the past twenty years and has provided Anesthesia to more than 29,000 patients during his career. He has been involved in teaching and training of medical students, registered nurses, and residents.

Dr. Idriss extensive work in Cardiac and Obstetrics Anesthesia has led him to develop a tremendous capability in Hemodynamic Management that is very common to those two sub-specialties. He believes in the multidisciplinary approach in the Anesthesia care and dedicated to the ultimate safety and comfort of the patient undergoing any type of Anesthesia suitable for his/her procedure.

Dr. Nauras Idriss is an Anesthesiologist sub-specialized in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at CMC Dubai. He studied, trained and practiced in various reputable and prestigious universities and hospitals in Lebanon, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His presence in these institutions has gained him a wide range of knowledge and experience.

Previous Titles:

1999-2001: Fellow of the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2001-2003: Head of Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Hammoud Hospital and University Medical Center, Saida, Lebanon

2003-2019: Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Trad Hospital and Medical Center



Special Interest within the Anesthesia specialty:

Difficult Airway Management:

  • Fiberoptic intubation +/- video assisted intubation (combination technique)
  • Intubating LMA +/- Fiberoptic.

Regional Anesthesia:

  • Neuroaxial Blockade: Spinal Anesthesia, Surgical Epidurals, Labor Epidurals, PCEA in post-op acute pain management.
  • Peripheral Nerve Blockade: upper and lower extremities blockade using ultrasound and nerve stimulation.

Pediatric Anesthesia


Anesthesia for Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgeries

Anesthesia for Plastic, General, Urology, Orthopedic, Vascular and ENT surgeries.


Special Interest within the Sub-specialty Cardiothoracic Anesthesia:       

Adult Cardiac Surgery:

  • Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring (Arterial, CVP, PA lines)
  • Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • CABG, valve repair/ replacement
  • Surgeries on the Aorta
  • Heart Transplantation

Thoracic Surgery:

  • Lung Isolation, Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Epidurals
  • Lung volume reduction/ resection
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Mediastinal Masses
  • Esophagus surgeries

Congenital Heart Surgeries:

  • Various procedures



  • Experimental Science, Saint Joseph School, Cornet Chahwan, Lebanon
  • B.S. : Biology: American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
  • M.S. : Microbiology: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • M.S. : Basic Medical Sciences: American University of the Caribbean, U.K.\
  • M.D. : Doctor of Medicine: American University of the Caribbean, U.K.
  • Anesthesiology Residency: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation,Cleveland, Ohio, USA



Dr Idriss is currently interested in research projects involving mainly neuroaxial blockades, fiber optic and difficult airway management and point of care ultrasound (POCUS).


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