Tabbaa, Kutaiba, MD

Research Statement

  • Chronic Pain Syndromes
  • Percutaneous Laser or Non-Laser Disk Decompression for Acute Herniated Disk
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Advanced Neuromodulation Therapies
  • Spasticity Treatment for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Adults with Neurological Injuries

Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Director, Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


  • DiMarco AF, Geertman RT, Tabbaa K, Polito RR, Kowalski KE. Minimally invasive method to activate the expiratory muscles to restore cough. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Oct 11:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1357916. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29017400.
  • DiMarco AF, Geertman RT, Tabbaa K, Polito RR, Kowalski KE. Economic Consequences of an Implanted Neuroprosthesis in Subjects with Spinal Cord Injury for Restoration of an Effective Cough. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2017 Summer;23(3):271-278. doi: 10.1310/sci2303-271. PubMed PMID: 29339903; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5562035.
  • Eshraghi Y, Desai V, Cajigal Cajigal C, Tabbaa K. Outcome of Percutaneous Lumbar Synovial Cyst Rupture in Patients with Lumbar Radiculopathy. Pain Physician. 2016 Sep-Oct;19(7):E1019-25. PubMed PMID: 27676672.
  • Book Chapter: Post Trauma Chronic Pain Management, 2007
  • Contributing editor : Anesthesia Oral Board Review: Knocking Out the Boards, 2009

Contact Information

Contact Name: Doris Ward
Contact Number: (216) 778-3609
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