Harshad Gurnaney, MBBS, MPH

Harshad Gurnaney, MBBS, MPH, is an attending anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at CHOP.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MBBS - Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

    Internship

    Surgery - Abington Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Anesthesiology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Anesthesiology - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Board Certification

    Anesthesiology

    Graduate Degree

    MPH - SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Anesthesiologist

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2013

    Gurnaney HG, Costandi A, Quint J, Litman R, Bhalla T, Tobias J : Regional anesthesia. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia. Ron Litman (eds.). Page: 208-222, 2013.

    Gurnaney HG: Chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation for the pediatric anesthesiologist. Pediatric Anesthesiology Review Topics. Justin Lockman (eds.). Naerthwyn Press, LLC, 8(4): 1085-1217, October 2013.

    Gurnaney H, Ganesh A: Regional anesthesia for the pediatric anesthesiologist. Pediatric Anesthesiology Review Topics. Justin Lockman (eds.). Naerthwyn Press, LLC, 10(5): 835-1025, October 2013.

    Gurnaney HG, Fiadjoe J, Ganesh A: When should regional anesthesia be used in pediatric patients? Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology. Lee A. Fleisher, MD (eds.). Elsevier, 3rd Edition, February 2013.

    2012

    Tyler DC, Schleelein L, Gurnaney HG: Databases and outcome research in pediatric anesthesia. Gregory's Pediatric Anesthesia. George A. Gregory MD, Dean B. Andropoulos MD, (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 5th: 1768-1798, January 2012.

    Abstracts

    2014

    Muhly WT, George P, Maxwell LG, Gurnaney HG, Capuco A, Kraemer FW, Ganesh A: A retrospective comparison of ropivacaine and chloroprocaine continuous epidural analgesia for management of post thoracotomy pain in infants. ASA Annual Meeting October 2014.

    Adams D, Gurnaney HG, Lockman J, Fiadjoe J: A comparative study of Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy to Video Laryngoscopy: A review of a prospectively collected Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDi) registry. ASA Annual Meeting October 2014.

    2013

    Singh D, Ambardekar A, Lockman J, Nathan A, Gurnaney H, Rodgers D, Deutsch E: Pediatric anesthesia fellow's simulation-based boot camp. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting March 2013.

    Olutunmbi Y, Gurnaney H, Simpao A: General and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in a pediatric patient with acute intermittent porphyria. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting March 2013.

    Galvez J, Ferrara T, Gurnaney H, Maxwell L: Caudal epidural catheters with fluoroscopy. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting March 2013.

    Chiao F, Fiadjoe J, Stricker P, McCloskey J, Ganesh A, Gurnaney H: Ultrasound guided tracheal intubation (UGTI): A novel intubation technique. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting March 2013.

    Ambardekar A, Rodgers D, Gurnaney H, Ikeyama T, Lockman J, Nadkarni V, Deutsch E: A modular PALS course for anesthesia providers is preferred over traditional PALS course format. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting March 2013.

    2012

    Setiawan C, Fiadjoe J, Gurnaney HG, Pruitt E, Stricker P: The relationship between preoperative platelet counts, blood loss, and postoperative thrombocytopenia in children undergoing craniofacial reconstruction surgery. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting February 2012.

    Muhly W, Gurnaney HG, Kraemer F, Weintraub A, Ganesh A: Peripheral nerve blocks in patients undergoing procedures with increased risk of compartment syndrome: A review of 452 patients. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting February 2012.

    Lin E, Stricker P, Gurnaney HG, Galvez J, Pruitt E, Guglielmi L, Qi Q, Rehman M: An audit of blood components transfused at a large children's hospital from 2001-2010 and predictors of transfusion need and volume. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting February 2012.

    Dalesio N, Stricker P, Gurnaney HG, Zhao H, Fiadjoe J: A prospective randomized equivalence trial of the Glidescope Cobalt Videolaryngoscope to traditional direct laryngoscopy in infants and neonates. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting February 2012.

    Papers

    2015

    John E. Fiadjoe, Matthew Hirschfeld, Stephan Wu, James Markley, Harshad Gurnaney, Abbas F. Jawad, Paul Stricker, Todd Kilbaugh, Patrick Ross, Pete Kovatsis.: A Prospective Randomised Multi-Institutional Crossover Study Comparing the GlideScope® Cobalt Video Laryngoscope to the Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscope in the AirSim Pierre Robin Infant Manikin. Pediatric Anesthesia Accepted for publication 2015.

    Gurnaney HG, Muhly WT, Kraemer FW, Cucchiaro G, Ganesh A: Safety of pediatric continuous interscalene block catheters placed under general anesthesia: A single center's experience. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. Wiley-Blackwell, Accepted for publication 2015.

    2014

    Qi J, Du B, Gurnaney H, Lu P, Zuo Y.: A prospective randomized observer-blinded study to assess postoperative analgesia provided by an ultrasound-guided bilateral thoracic paravertebral block for children undergoing the nuss procedure. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 39(3): 208-213, May-June 2014.

    Gurnaney H, Kraemer FW, Maxwell L, Muhly WT, Schleelein L, Ganesh A: Ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks in children and adolescents: A longitudinal 8-year single center study. Anesthesia and Analgesia 118(3): 621-627, March 2014.

    2013

    Egeth M, Soosaar J, Shames A, Margolies R, Gurnaney H, Rehman M: Operative heuristics: Optimizing perioperative status boards. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology. 47(S2): 64-67, October 2013.

    2012

    Simpao AF, Pruitt EY, Cook-Sather SD, Gurnaney HG, Rehman MA: The reliability of manual reporting of clinical events in an anesthesia information management system (AIMS). Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 26(6): 437-439, December 2012.

    Fiadjoe JE, Stricker P, Gurnaney HG, Nishisaki A, Rabinowitz A, Gurwitz A, McCloskey JJ, Ganesh A: Ultrasound-guided tracheal intubation: A novel intubation technique. Anesthesiology 117(6): 1389-1391, December 2012.

    Fiadjoe JE, Gurnaney HG, Dalesio N, Sussman E, Zhao H, Zhang X, Stricker PA.: A prospective randomized equivalence trial of the glideScope Cobalt® Video laryngoscope to traditional direct laryngoscopy in neonates and infants. Anesthesiology 116(3): 622-628, March 2012.

    Posters and Presentations

    Invited lectures

    2015

    "Controversies in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia" at the 11th Annual UPMC Regional Anesthesia & Ultrasound Guided Techniques Conference: "Update in Acute and Chronic Pain and Liver Transplantation Anesthesiology", Nemacolin Woodlands, Farmington, PA, April 2015.

    Workshop " MOCA Simulation session at SPA" Pediatric Anesthesiology 2015; Phoenix, AZ, March 2015.

    Workshop: "Perioperative Pediatric Advanced Life Support Simulation" Pediatric Anesthesiology 2015; Phoenix, AZ, March 2015.

    "Simulation-based education improves resident performance in management of pediatric critical events." Poster presentation, Pediatric Anesthesiology 2015; Phoenix, AZ, March 2015.

    "Intraoperative caudal catheter migration". Poster presentation at Pediatric Anesthesiology 2015; Phoenix, AZ ,March 2015.

    2014

    Grand Rounds: "Pediatric Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Current Evidence and Lessons Learned", Department of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, December 2014.

    American Society of Anesthesiologists approved simulation course for American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology, Philadelphia, PA, December 2014.

    Keynote speaker at the 1st Annual Pediatric Pain management conference at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Lecture titled: "Development and Implementation of a Pediatric PNB Service", December 2014.

    Workshop "Perioperative Pediatric Advanced Life Support Simulation", Anesthesiology 2014, New Orleans, LA, October 2014.

    American Society of Anesthesiologists approved simulation course for American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology, Philadelphia, PA, June 2014.

    Problem based learning discussions titled "Low-dose Ketamine as Part of a Multi-modal Pain Strategy for a Neonatal CDH Repair while on ECMO" at the SPA/AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology 2014, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2014.

    "Advanced Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop"  Pediatric Anesthesiology 2014, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2014.

    Problem based learning discussions titled: "Post-operative Pain Management in a 6 Year Old Undergoing a Distal Humerus Sarcoma Resection with Endoprosthesis Placement" at the 2014 SPPM Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2014.

    2013

    Panel discussion on Rare Things that Scare: MH/Rhabdomyolysis/Hyperkalemia"; Anesthesiology 2013, San Francisco, CA, October 2013.

    "Pediatric Regional Anesthesia at CHOP" at the UPMC Regional Anesthesia & Ultrasound Guided Techniques Conference: "Update in Acute and Chronic Pain and Liver Transplantation Anesthesiology", Nemacolin Woodlands, Farmington, PA, April 2013.

    Problem based learning discussions titled "Postoperative Pain Management for a Patient Undergoing Radical Excision of Tibial Sarcoma", Pediatric Anesthesiology 2013, Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.

    "Advanced Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop" Pediatric Anesthesiology 2013, Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    2014-present, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, reviewer
    2014-present, BMC anesthesiology, reviewer
    2010-present, Minerva Anesthesiologica, reviewer
    2010-present, Clinical Journal of Pain, reviewer
    2007-present, Anesthesia and Analgesia, reviewer

    Academic and Institutional Committees

    2007-present, Anesthesia Liaison for Transplant

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    International

    2008-present, American Society of Regional Anesthesia
    2007-present, International Anesthesia Research Society 

    National

    2008-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
    2007-present, Society of Simulation in Healthcare
    2004-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
    2001-present, American Society of Anesthesiology