Wallis T. Muhly, MD

Wallis T. Muhly, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Regional anesthesia, Anesthesia for orthopedic surgery, Quality improvement
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Internship

    Transitional Internship - Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Residency

    Anesthesiology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

    Fellowship

    Research - Howard Hughes Institute, Bethesda, MD
    Pediatric Anesthesiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Chronic Pain Management, Perioperative and Pain Medicine - Children's Hospital Boston, Boston MA

    Board Certification

    Anesthesiology
    Pediatrics Anesthesiology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Anesthesiologist

    Co-Director, Pediatric Anesthesia and Sedation Course

    Instructor, Pediatric Anesthesia Boot Camp

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care  at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Acute pain management
    Pediatric regional anesthesia
    Quality improvement
    Outcomes based research
     

  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2015

    Wallis T. Muhly, MD and Arjunan Ganesh, MBBS: Infraclavicular Block. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children. Stephen Mannion, Arjunan Ganesh, Gabrielle Iohom, Christopher Daudre and Mark Reisbig (eds.). Cambridge University Press, in press 2015.

    Arjunan Ganesh, MBBS and Wallis T Muhly, MD: Performance of Regional Anesthesia in Children. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children. Stephen Mannion, Arjunan Ganesh, Gabrielle Iohom, Christopher Daudre and Mark Reisbig (eds.). Cambridge University Press, in press 2015.

    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 American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting October 2014.

    2013

    Muhly WT, Maxwell LG, Cravero JP: Postoperative management of patients following the Nuss procedure: A survey of practice. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting October 2013.

    Papers

    2015

    Gurnaney H, Muhly WT, Kramer FK, Cucchiaro G, Ganesh A: Safety of pediatric continuous interscalene block catheters placed under general anesthesia - A single center's experience. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2015 Mar;59(3):377-83. doi: 10.1111/aas.12471.

    2014

    Muhly WT, Maxwell LG, Cravero JP: Pain management following the Nuss procedure:  A survey of practice and review. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2014 Oct;58(9):1134-9. doi: 10.1111/aas.12376. Epub 2014 Aug 4.

    Gurnaney H, Kraemer FW, Maxwell L, Muhly W, Schleelein L, Ganesh A: Ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks in children and adolescents: A longitudinal eight year single center study. Anesthesia and Analgesia  Peter Davis, MD (eds.). Anesthesia and Analgesia, 118(3): 621-7, March 2014.

    Posters and Presentations

    Invited lectures

    2015

    "Multimodal Analgesia and the Management of the Heroin Addicted Adolescent on Suboxone Maintenance Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis." Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Phoenix, AZ, March 2015.

    "A neonate with multiple congenital anomalies for thoracotomy. Risks and benefits of multi-modal analgesia in the youngest patients." Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Phoenix, AZ March 2015

    2014

    "A Retrospective Comparison of Ropivacaine and Chloroprocaine Continuous Epidural Analgesia for Management of Post Thoracotomy Pain in Infants." American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation, New Orleans, LA, October 2014.

    2013

    "Postoperative management of patients following the Nuss procedure: A survey of practice." American Society of Anesthesiologists, Poster Presentation, San Francisco, CA, October 2013.

  • Awards and Honors

    2014, First Place - Safe Keeping Achievement Award presented as part of the CHOP Fifth Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day
    2005, Alliance Medical Scholarship Fund Scholarship, Pennsylvania Medical Society
    2002, Arthur Mirsky Award for Outstanding Biomedical Science Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    2000, College of Natural Sciences Briggs-Kerst Undergraduate Scholarship, Colorado State University
    2000, College of Liberal Arts Donna Weyrick Memorial Scholarship, Colorado State University
    2000, Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Colorado State University

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    2014-present, Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports, peer-reviewer
    2014-present, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, peer-reviewer
    2013-present, British Journal of Anaesthesia, peer-reviewer

    Academic and Institutional Committees

    2014, Office of Quality Improvement: Clinical team leader for development of an adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) spinal fusion rapid recovery pathway for inpatient care optimization
    2012-present, Perioperative Liaison to Orthopedic Surgery (non-scoliosis)

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2009-present, American Society of Regional Anesthesia
    2008-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
    2005-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists