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  • Overview

    Dr. Escher is a recipient of the AMA Foundation Leadership Award for, "outstanding leadership in medicine and community affairs." He received the Young Alumnus Achievement Award from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, He is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiology. Dr. Escher served on the Board of Osteopathic Medicine under Florida Governors Crist and Scott.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on pain management, anesthesiology, maintenance of licensure, and board certification. In multiple media appearances, he remains a strong advocate for public health and safety. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida. His clinical interests are oncology, the use of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, pain management, and public health. His research interests are oncology and anesthesiology, public health and safety, medical ethics, and the preservation of medical history.  

    Education & Training

    Board Certification:

    • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine


    • University of South Florida - Pain Management


    • University of Michigan - Anesthesiology

    Medical School:

    • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - DO
  • Publications

    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Motor Dysfunctions in Fibromyalgia Patients: The Importance of Breathing. Open Access Rheumatol. 2024 Mar.16:55-66. Pubmedid: 38476512. Pmcid: PMC10929242.
    • Bordoni B, Kotha R, Escher AR. Symptoms Arising From the Diaphragm Muscle: Function and Dysfunction. Cureus. 2024 Jan.16(1):e53143. Pubmedid: 38288323. Pmcid: PMC10823461.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. The Future of Osteopathy. Cureus. 2024 Jan.16(1):e51636. Pubmedid: 38187022. Pmcid: PMC10767465.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Castellini F, Vale J. The Sentient Cell: Implications for Osteopathic Medicine. Cureus. 2024 Feb.16(2):e54513. Pubmedid: 38384870. Pmcid: PMC10879650.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Castellini F, Vale J, Tobbi F, Pianese L, Musorrofiti M, Mattia E. Fascial Nomenclature: Update 2024. Cureus. 2024 Feb.16(2):e53995. Pubmedid: 38343702. Pmcid: PMC10858998.
    • Schimmel S, Gordon J, Alayli A, Lockard G, Dhanashekar A, Iyer VV, Sayed BE, Bauserman S, Aldawoodi N, Escher A, Mhaskar R, Tran ND. CLO24-076: Prolonged Anesthesia as a Risk Factor for Extended Length of Stay Following Craniotomy for Primary Glioma. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2024 Apr.22(2.5).
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Duczyński M. Proposal for Manual Osteopathic Treatment of the Phrenic Nerve. Cureus. 2024 Apr.16(4):e58012. Pubmedid: 38606024. Pmcid: PMC11007451.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Girgenti GT, Tobbi F, Bonanzinga R. Osteopathic Approach for Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars. Cureus. 2023 Sep.15(9):e44815. Pubmedid: 37692181. Pmcid: PMC10483258.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Rethinking the Origin of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism. Cureus. 2023 Oct.15(10):e46527. Pubmedid: 37808591. Pmcid: PMC10552882.
    • Bordoni B, Escher A. Pericardial Adhesion and Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain following Thoracentesis: An Osteopathic Approach. Clin Pract. 2023 Oct.13(6):1313-1318. Pubmedid: 37987418. Pmcid: PMC10660830.
    • Bordoni B, Escher A, Compalati E, Mapelli L, Toccafondi A. The Importance of the Diaphragm in Neuromotor Function in the Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2023 May.18:837-848. Pubmedid: 37197600. Pmcid: PMC10184771.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Cannadoro G, Tobbi F. The Cognitive and Emotional Aspect in Fibromyalgia: The Importance of the Orofacial Sphere. Cureus. 2023 Mar.15(3):e36380. Pubmedid: 36945233. Pmcid: PMC10025772.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Girgenti GT. Peritoneal Adhesions in Osteopathic Medicine: Theory, Part 1. Cureus. 2023 Jul.15(7):e42472. Pubmedid: 37502471. Pmcid: PMC10369357.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. The Osteopath's Imprint: Osteopathic Medicine Under the Nanoscopic Lens. Cureus. 2023 Jan.15(1):e33914. Pubmedid: 36660241. Pmcid: PMC9846863.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. The Importance of Diaphragmatic Function in Neuromuscular Expression in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure. Cureus. 2023 Feb.15(2):e34629. Pubmedid: 36751571. Pmcid: PMC9899102.
    • Bordoni B, Girgenti GT, Escher AR. Practice of Peritoneal Adhesions in Osteopathic Medicine: Part 2. Cureus. 2023 Aug.15(8):e43092. Pubmedid: 37554375. Pmcid: PMC10406449.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Hyoid Bone Syndrome in a Patient Undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Healthcare (Basel). 2023 Apr.11(8). Pubmedid: 37107964. Pmcid: PMC10137582.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Toccafondi A, Mapelli L, Banfi P. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Role of the Diaphragm. Cureus. 2022 Sep.14(9):e29004. Pubmedid: 36159353. Pmcid: PMC9495286.
    • Escher AR, Hoffman JP, Alfieri S, Bordoni B, Evans RM. Immune-Mediated Myopathy in a Patient Presenting for Melanoma Resection and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Cureus. 2022 Mar.14(3):e22777. Pubmedid: 35291729. Pmcid: PMC8896259.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Tobbi F, Pianese L, Ciardo A, Yamahata J, Hernandez S, Sanchez O. Fascial Nomenclature: Update 2022. Cureus. 2022 Jun.14(6):e25904. Pubmedid: 35720786. Pmcid: PMC9198288.
    • Evans R, Escher AR, Nahrwold DA, Hoffman JP. General Anesthesia With Successful Immediate Post-operative Extubation for Sarcoma Excision in a 61-Year-Old Male With Kennedy's Disease. Cureus. 2022 Feb.14(2):e21956. Pubmedid: 35228980. Pmcid: PMC8865878.
    • Hoffman JP, Serdiuk AA, Escher AR, Bordoni B, Evans R. Diphenhydramine-Induced Torsade De Pointes With Pharmacological Cardioversion in a Patient With Methadone-Induced QT Prolongation. Cureus. 2022 Feb.14(2):e22534. Pubmedid: 35228984. Pmcid: PMC8865736.
    • Jang CW, Escher AR, Bordoni B, Ibanez J, Suz P. Spur-of-the-Moment: An Exacting Nasal Intubation. Cureus. 2022 Apr.14(4):e23922. Pubmedid: 35411285. Pmcid: PMC8989140.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Non-Instrumental Test for the Evaluation of Tongue Function. Cureus. 2021 Sep.13(9):e18333. Pubmedid: 34603903. Pmcid: PMC8476096.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Palpation of the Respiratory System in Osteopathic Manual Medicine: From the Trachea to the Lungs. Cureus. 2021 Sep.13(9):e18059. Pubmedid: 34552839. Pmcid: PMC8448380.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Functional evaluation of the diaphragm with a noninvasive test. J Osteopath Med. 2021 Sep.121(11):835-842. Pubmedid: 34523291.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. A Missing Voice: The Lingual Complex and Osteopathic Manual Medicine in the Context of Five Osteopathic Models. Cureus. 2021 Oct.13(10):e18658. Pubmedid: 34659928. Pmcid: PMC8503936.
    • Muncey AR, Aldawoodi NN, Chitneni A, Hoffman JP, Escher AR. Intraoperative Hypotension in a Patient with Antithrombin Deficiency, Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli, and Cefazolin Allergy. Cureus. 2021 Mar.13(3):e13653. Pubmedid: 33665061. Pmcid: PMC7924311.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Osteopathic Palpation of the Heart. Cureus. 2021 Mar.13(3):e14187. Pubmedid: 33816036. Pmcid: PMC8008978.
    • Bordoni B, Walkowski S, Escher A, Ducoux B. The Importance of the Posterolateral Area of the Diaphragm Muscle for Palpation and for the Treatment of Manual Osteopathic Medicine. Complement Med Res. 2021 Jul.29(1):74-82. Pubmedid: 34237723.
    • Muncey AR, Evans R, Escher AR, Nahrwold DA. Use of a Low Concentration, High Volume Erector Spinae Plane Block for Rescue Analgesia After Melanoma Resection and Axillary Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Cureus. 2021 Jan.13(1):e12930. Pubmedid: 33527062. Pmcid: PMC7842249.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR. Osteopathic Principles: The Inspiration of Every Science Is Its Change. Cureus. 2021 Jan.13(1):e12478. Pubmedid: 33425556. Pmcid: PMC7785509.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Tobbi F, Ducoux B, Paoletti S. Fascial Nomenclature: Update 2021, Part 2. Cureus. 2021 Feb.13(2):e13279. Pubmedid: 33604227. Pmcid: PMC7880823.
    • Bordoni B, Escher AR, Tobbi F, Pranzitelli A, Pianese L. Fascial Nomenclature: Update 2021, Part 1. Cureus. 2021 Feb.13(2):e13339. Pubmedid: 33643754. Pmcid: PMC7885767.
    • Aldawoodi NN, Hoffman JP, Escher AR. Utility of Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Monitoring in the High-Risk Patient Undergoing Radical Cystoprostatectomy: A Case Report. Cureus. 2020 Oct.12(10):e10936. Pubmedid: 33072442. Pmcid: PMC7560492.
    • Padalia D, Escher AR, Aldawoodi NN, Shah N. A Patient with an Intradural Tumor: An Unexpected Finding. Cureus. 2020 Mar.12(3):e7376. Pubmedid: 32226698. Pmcid: PMC7093916.
    • Escher AR. An Ounce of Prevention: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Mass Gatherings. Cureus. 2020 Mar.12(3):e7345. Pubmedid: 32211279. Pmcid: PMC7089620.
    • Zhang Y, Escher AR, Cohen JB, Liu J. Anesthetic Management of Right Single-lung Ventilation in a Patient with Anomalous Left Superior Pulmonary Venous Return for Left Pulmonary Lobectomy. Cureus. 2019 Sep.11(9):e5780. Pubmedid: 31723539. Pmcid: PMC6825499.
    • Aldawoodi NN, Escher AR, Ninan D, Patel SY. Transesophageal Echocardiography During Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: A Novel Approach. Cureus. 2019 Jul.11(7):e5062. Pubmedid: 31328075. Pmcid: PMC6624119.
    • Escher AR, Cohen JB. Anaphylaxis Induced by Sugammadex in a Patient with Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Uterine Adnexa Undergoing Exploratory Laparotomy. Cureus. 2019 Jan.11(1):e3871. Pubmedid: 30899622. Pmcid: PMC6414298.
    • Aldawoodi NN, Escher AR, Padalia A, Padalia D. Sentinel Node Biopsy and Lumpectomy in a Patient with Machado-Joseph Disease. Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2019 Dec.2019:2309598. Pubmedid: 31934455. Pmcid: PMC6942782.
    • Escher AR, Gorfine LS. Medicare coverage and compliance in pain management. Am Soc Anesth Newsletter. 2008 Nov.65:10-11.
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