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
MD - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Transitional Internship - Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Anesthesiology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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
- Titles and Academic Titles
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
Outcomes based research
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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
"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.
"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
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)
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2009-present, American Society of Regional Anesthesia
2008-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
2005-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists
- Awards and Honors