Maxim N. Benbassat

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Areas of treatment:

Regional Anesthesia
Anesthesia for Orthopaedic Surgery
Anesthesia for Trauma
Burns and Plastic Surgery


  • Anesthesiology


  • Department of Anesthesiology


  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Maxim N. Benbassat, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Benbassat, a native of Bulgaria, received his medical degree from Higher Medical Institute Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the same institution in 1988. In 1989 he immigrated to Israel and started an additional 6-years residency at Elias Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Medical School, Tel-Aviv University. In 1996, after completing his Israeli boards, he received a position as a visiting assistant professor in clinical anesthesiology at USC, Los Angeles. Since 2001, Dr. Benbassat has served as an assistant professor at the Department of Anesthesiology of Keck school of Medicine, USC. During 2000 – 2001, Dr. Benbassat served as a clinical coordinator at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. Today he is intermittently responsible for the scheduling of anesthesia teams and acting as a clinical coordinator at the same hospital.


Higher Medical Institute Plovdiv (Medical University Plovdiv), Bulgaria, M.D., 1979


Higher Medical Institute Plovdiv (Medical University Plovdiv); Plovdiv, State Teaching Hospital, Bulgaria 1978 - 1979


Anesthesiology - Higher Medical Institute Plovdiv (Medical University Plovdiv); University Hospital Pazardjik, Bulgaria, 1984 - 1988.
Anesthesiology - Sackler School of Medicine, Elias Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1990 - 1996.


Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Anesthesiology for Trauma and Burns, 1996 - 1997


Bulgarian Board of Anesthesiology
Israeli Board of Anesthesiology

Professional society memberships:

California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA)
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Israel Pain Association, (IPA)


Third-place award at the 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress of International Anesthesia Research Society in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003
First-place award for presented Scientific Exhibit Entitled "Acoustic Reflectometry Imaging of the Airway" at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the ASA, Orlando, Florida, 2002
Best Instructor of the Year; University of Southern California School of Nurse Anesthesia, 2001
Faculty of the Year Award; Department of Anesthesiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2001