Elena Averbakh, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Elena Averbakh

Contact Info


Office Address:
B515 Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Jaden Turner

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Medical School, Drexel University College of Medicine

Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Fellowship: Pain Medicine, University of Minnesota

Master of Science, Healthcare Policy and Management

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University


Schedule an appointment with Dr. Averbakh at the Clinic for Comprehensive Pain Management by calling 612-301-1425.


Pain Medicine, Anesthesia

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Society of Anesthesiology 



  1. 1. Orza, F. M., Averbakh, E., & Todd, M. M. (2019). Postdural Puncture Headache in a Postpartum Female with Prior Spinal Surgery - Successful Treatment with Caudal Epidural Blood Patch. (2nd ed., vol. 12, pp. 57-58). Anesthesia & Analgesia. PMID: 30102611 doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000845
  2. Banik, R. (Lead Author), & Averbakh, E. Social, Vocational and Psychological Influences on Pain Perception. Anesthesiology in-training exam review: regional anesthesia and chronic pain/ Springer.
  3. Thomas, J. J., Averbakh, E., Banik, R. K. "Patching the Holes: Efficacy of Multilevel, Large- Volume Epidural Blood Patch in a Patient with Intractable Headache due to Spontaneous Intracranial Hypertension", ASA 2019 Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology, Orlando, Florida. (October 21, 2019).
  4. Averbakh, E. "Full Body Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - A Complex Problem", American Society of Regional Anesthesia. (November 2016).