Education and Training
MBBS - Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Surgery - Abington Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Anesthesiology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Anesthesiology - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Anesthesiology – American Board of AnesthesiologyPediatric Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology
MPH - SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY
Titles and Academic Titles
Director of Simulation, Division of General Anesthesia
Associate Medical Director, King of Prussia Ambulatory Medical Center
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Brooks Peterson M, Gurnaney HG, Disma N, Matava C, Jagannathan N, Stein ML, Liu H, Kovatsis PG, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Fiadjoe JE; PAWS-COVID-19 Group.: Complications associated with paediatric airway management during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international, multicentre, observational study. Anaesthesia Mar 2022.
Patel SM, Singh D, Hunsberger JB, Lockman JL, Taneja PA, Gurnaney HG, Corridore M, Ambardekar AP, Borzova VV, Vecchione TM, Lockhart TJ, Lim DJ, Shay JE, Black SA, Njoku DB: An Advanced Boot Camp for Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows. J Educ Perioper Med 22(2): E641, April 2020.
Harshad G. Gurnaney, Sible Antony, Theodore Ganley, Wallis T. Muhly.: Role of intravenous acetaminophen in pediatric anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management 21, July 2020.
Matava CT, Kovatsis PG, Summers JL, Castro P, Denning S, Gurnaney HG, et al: Pediatric Airway Management in COVID-19 patients - Consensus Guidelines from the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative and the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society. Anesthesia and Analgesia 131(1): 61-73, July 2020.
Daly Guris RJ, Doshi A, Boyer DL, Good G, Gurnaney HG, Rosenblatt S, McGowan N, Widmeier K, Kishida M, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A, Wolfe HA: Just-in-Time Simulation to Guide Workflow Design for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Difficult Airway Management. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 21(8): e485-e490, August 2020.
Daly Guris RJ, Elliott EM, Doshi A, Singh D, Widmeier K, Deutsch ES, Nadkarni VM, Jackson KR, Subramanyam R, Fiadjoe JE, Gurnaney HG.: Systems-focused simulation to prepare for COVID-19 intraoperative emergencies. Paediatr Anaesth 30(8): 947-950, August 2020.
Garcia-Marcinkiewicz A , Adams HD, Gurnaney H, Patel V, Jagannathan N, et al: A Retrospective Analysis of Neuromuscular Blocking Drug Use and Ventilation Technique on Complications in the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry Using Propensity Score Matching. Anesthesia and Analgesia 131(2): 469-479, August 2020.
Singh D, Kojima T, Gurnaney H, Deutsch ES: Do Fellows and Faculty Share the Same Perception of Simulation Fidelity? A Pilot Study. Simulation in Healthcare 15(4): 266-270, August 2020.
Jablonka DH, Nishisaki A, Feldman JM, Galvez JA, Gurnaney HG, Rizzi MD, Simpao AF, Subramanyam R, Litman RS: Exhaled nitric oxide measurement before pediatric adenotonsillectomy: A feasibility study. Paediatr Anaesth 30(9): 1027-1032, September 2020.
Ambardekar AP, Black S, Singh D, Lockman JL, Simpao AF, Schwartz AJ, Hales RL, Rodgers DL, Gurnaney HG: The impact of simulation-based medical education on resident management of emergencies in pediatric anesthesiology. Paediatric Anaesthesia 29(7): 753-759, July 2019.
Gurnaney Harshad G, Cook-Sather Scott D, Shaked Abraham, Olthoff Kim M, Rand Elizabeth B, Lingappan Arul M, Rehman Mohamed A: Extubation in the operating room after pediatric liver transplant: A retrospective cohort study. Paediatric anaesthesia 28(2): 174-178, Feb 2018.
Zhang B, Gurnaney HG, Stricker PA, Galvez JA, Isserman RS, Fiadjoe JE: A Prospective Observational Study of Technical Difficulty With GlideScope-Guided Tracheal Intubation in Children. Anesthesia and Analgesia 127(2): 467-471, August 2018.
Man Janice Y, Gurnaney Harshad G, Dubow Scott R, DiMaggio Theresa J, Kroeplin Gina R, Adzick N Scott, Muhly Wallis T: A retrospective comparison of thoracic epidural infusion and multimodal analgesia protocol for pain management following the minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum. Paediatric anaesthesia 27(12): 1227-1234, Decmber 2017.
Ambardekar AP, Singh D, Lockman JL, Rodgers DL, Hales RL, Gurnaney HG, Nathan A, Deutsch ES: Pediatric anesthesiology fellow education: is a simulation-based boot camp feasible and valuable? Pediatric Anaesthesia 26(5): 481-487, March 2016.
Gurnaney HG, Fiadjoe JE, Levin S, Chang B, Delvalle H, Gálvez J, Rehman MA: Anesthetic management of the first pediatric bilateral hand transplant. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 63(6): 731-736, June 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gurnaney HG, Maxwell LG, Kraemer FW, Goebel T, Nance ML, Ganesh A: Prospective randomized observer-blinded study comparing the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block and local anaesthetic infiltration for umbilical hernia repair. British Journal of Anaesthesia 107(5): 790-795, November 2011.
Stricker PA, Gurnaney HG, Litman RS: Anesthetic management of children with an anterior mediastinal mass. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 22(3): 159-163, May 2010.
Kraemer FW, Stricker PA, Gurnaney HG, McClung H, Meador MR, Sussman E, Burgess BJ, Ciampa B, Mendelsohn J, Rehman MA, Watcha MF: Bradycardia during induction of anesthesia with sevoflurane in children with Down Syndrome. Anesthesia and Analgesia 111(5): 1259-1263, November 2010.
Fiadjoe JE, Gurnaney HG, Muralidhar K, Mohanty S, Kumar J, Viswanath R, Sonar S, Dunn S, Rehman MA: Telemedicine consultation and monitoring for pediatric liver transplant. Anesthesia & Analgesia 108(4): 1212-1214, April 2009.
Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA, Hackell RS, Salam A, Gurnaney HG, Rehman MA, Litman, RS: The efficacy of the Storz Miller 1 video laryngoscope in a simulated infant difficult intubation. Anesthesia & Analgesia 108(6): 1783-1786, June 2009.
Gurnaney HG, Brown A, Litman RS: Malignant hyperthermia and the muscular dystrophies. Anesthesia and Analgesia 109(4): 1043-1048, October 2009.
Davis PJ, Fertal KM, Boretsky KR, Fedel GM, Ingram MD, Woelfel SK, Hoffmann PC, Gurnaney HG, Young MC: The effects of oral ondansetron disintegrating tablets for prevention of at home emesis in pediatric patients after ear-nose-throat surgery. Anesthesia & Analgesia 106(4): 1117-11121, April 2008.
Ganesh A, Rose JB, Wells L, Ganley T, Gurnaney HG, Maxwell LG, DiMaggio T, Milovcich K, Scollon M, Feldman JM, Cucchiaro G: Continuous peripheral nerve blockade for inpatient and outpatient postoperative analgesia in children. Anesthesia & Analgesia 105(5): 1234-1242, November 2007.
Gurnaney HG, Spor D, Johnson DG, Propp R: Diagnostic accuracy and the observation option in acute otitis media: The Capital Region Otitis Project. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 68(10): 1315-1325, October 2004.
Brooks Peterson M, Gurnaney H, Disma N, Arnold P, Schindler E, Matava C, Jagannathan N, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz A, Stein M, Peyton J, Park R, Sommerfield A, Sommerfield D, Liu H, Griffis H, Hu P, Kovatsis P, von Ungern-Sternberg B, Fiadjoe J.: An International, Multicenter, Observational Study of Pediatric Airway Management related Complications During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The PAWS-COVID-19 Study. Pediatric Anesthesiology 2022 April 2022.
O'Brien E, Babirak L, Julian N, Kraemer F, Gurnaney H, Pearsall M, Bailey P, Subramanyam R: Increasing Faculty Competency in Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Pediatric Anesthesia: A Quality Improvement Project. Pediatric Anesthesiology 2022 April 2022.
Deutsch ES, Perry SJ, Gurnaney H: Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Improving Healthcare Systems. Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Improving Healthcare Systems. Deutsch S, Perry SJ, Gurnaney H (eds.). Springer, July 2021 Notes: In Press.
Gurnaney H, Ganesh A: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. Complications in Anesthesia Practice 3rd Edition. Fleisher LA, Rosenbaum S (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 114-117, 2017.
Gurnaney H, Ganesh A: Epidural and Regional anesthesia. Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery Second Edition. Mattei P, Nichol PF, Rollins II MD, Muratore CS (eds.). Springer-Verlag New York, NY, Page: 25-28, October 2016.
Gurnaney H, Ganesh A: Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block. Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children-A practical guide. Mannion S, Iohom G, Dadure C, Reisbig M, Ganesh A (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Page: 112-117, September 2015.
Gurnaney H, Ganesh A: Ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block. Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children - A practical guide. Mannion S, Iohom G, Dadure C, Reisbig M, Ganesh A (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Page: 79-85, September 2015.
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.
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.
Posters and Presentations
Bae E, Ganesh A, Gurnaney H: Epidural analgesia for Kasai portoenterostomy. Pediatric Anesthesiology 2021, Virtual. Poster Presentation, February 2021.
Bae E, Ganesh A, Gurnaney H: Epidural analgesia for Kasai portoenterostomy Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Virtual April 2021 Notes: Poster Presentation.
Babirak L, Gurnaney H, Subramanyam R: Parental Education of A Child With A Femoral Nerve Catheter - A Video. 46th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Virtual May 2021 Notes: Video Presentation.
Bae E, Ganesh A, Gurnaney H: Epidural analgesia for Kasai portoenterostomy. International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada May 2021 Notes: Poster Presentation
Anthony S, Muhly W, Gurnaney H: Role of intravenous acetaminophen in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. Pediatric Anesthesiology 2020, Nassau, Bahamas February 2020 Notes: Poster Presentation.
Gurnaney HG. "Workshop for ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blocks", Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists (PSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Jun 2022.
Gurnaney HG. "ESP block", Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists (PSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Jun 2022.
Gurnaney HG. "Sciatic Nerve block", Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists (PSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Jun 2022.
Gurnaney HG. "Simulation session"; Seventh Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow Boot Camp at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. May 2022.
Gurnaney HG. American Society of Anesthesiologists approved simulation course for American Board of Anesthesiology for Part 4 Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA). Apr 2022.
Gurnaney HG. Workshop "MOCA Simulation @ SPA",Pediatric Anesthesiology 2022, Tampla, FL. Apr 2022.
Gurnaney HG. Workshop "Nonclinical Professional Growth Opportunities for Pediatric Anesthesiologists", Pediatric Anesthesiology 2022, Tampa, Fl. Apr 2022.
Gurnaney HG. "The CON Side - Liposomal Bupivacaine: Is it Just Better Packaging?" Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. Mar 2022.
Gurnaney HG. American Society of Anesthesiologists approved simulation course for American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology, Philadelphia, PA. Dec 2021.
Gurnaney HG. Department of Anesthesia Pediatric rounds, "Update in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia", McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (Grand Rounds presented virtually). Sept 2021.
Gurnaney HG. Hands-On Simulation session at the "11th Annual Pediatric Anesthesia Fellows Boot Camp.", Philadelphia, PA. Sept 2021.
Gurnaney HG. How I Do It: Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Shark Tank: "Parental Education of A Child With A Femoral Nerve Catheter - A Video", 46th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Orlando FL. May 2021.
Gurnaney HG. "Prep Your Residents And Fellows For Success - How To Develop And Run ABA-Style Practice OSCEs Today!", Virtual Workshop, Society for Education in Anesthesia Annual Meeting. Apr 2021.
Gurnaney HG. "Epidural analgesia for kasai portoenterostomy", Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine 8th Annual Meeting 2021, Virtual Meeting. Apr 2021.
Gurnaney HG. "Breakout session - Live Virtual Simulation", 2021 ASA Simulation Education Network Summit, Virtual Meeting. Mar 2021.
Gurnaney HG. Workshop "How to Use Distance Learning Techniques Effectively to Facilitate Medical Simulation and Other Education Activities", Pediatric Anesthesiology 2021, Virtual Meeting. Feb 2021.
Gurnaney HG. "Epidural analgesia for kasai portoenterostomy", Pediatric Anesthesiology 2021, Virtual Meeting. Feb 2021.
Gurnaney HG. Hands-On Simulation session at the "Tenth Annual Pediatric Anesthesia Fellows Boot Camp.", Philadelphia, PA. Sept 2020.
Gurnaney HG. "Workshop on Pediatric Regional anesthesia", Academy of Regional Anaesthesia of India 10th National Conference 2020, Chandigarh, India, Meeting cancelled due to COVID 19 pandemic. Jul 2020.
Gurnaney HG. "Pediatric peripheral nerve block catheters", Academy of Regional Anaesthesia of India 10th National Conference 2020, Chandigarh, India, Meeting cancelled due COVID 19 pandemic. Jul 2020.
Gurnaney HG. "Ultrasound guided Pediatric Regional anesthesia workshop", 2020 Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Conference cancelled due to COVID. Jun 2020.
Gurnaney HG. "Pediatric anesthesia for the general anesthesiologists", Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologist Annual Meeting, Meeting cancelled due to COVID 19 Pandemic. Jun 2020.
Gurnaney HG. "Hands-on training for ultrasound guided Truncal Peripheral nerve blocks." Pediatric Difficult Airway and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Conference cancelled due to COVID 19 pandemic. May 2020.
Gurnaney HG. "Hands-on training for ultrasound guided truncal peripheral nerve blocks", Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Regional Anesthesia and Pain CME Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Conference cancelled due to COVID. May 2020.
Gurnaney HG. "Truncal Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Transabdominal Plane, Rectus Sheath, Transversalis Fascia Plane Blocks, ESP block. Pediatric Difficult Airway and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Conference cancelled due to COVID 19 pandemic. May 2020.
Gurnaney HG. "Preparing Your Residents and Fellows for Success - How to Develop and Run ABA-Style Practice OSCEs Today", Society for Education in Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Meeting cancelled due COVID-19 pandemic. May 2020.
Gurnaney HG. Simulation in Anesthesiology Training: Tools and Techniques for Improvement and Adaptation to Clinical Practice", Society for Education in Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Meeting cancelled due to COVID 19 pandemic. May 2020.
Awards and Honors
2022-2023, 2021 SSH Novice Research Grant Program for the submission "Implementation of a novel VR crisis scenario simulation for anesthesia trainees."
2021, Top 3 Video presentation award for the session "How I Do It: Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Shark Tank" at the 46th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting
Editorial and Academic Positions
2018-present, Reviewer for Paediatric Anaesthesia, reviewer
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
2016-present, Program Leader, Simulation Group, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
2016-present, Education Council, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2019-present, International Pediatric Simulation Society
2008-present, American Society of Regional Anesthesia
2007-present, International Anesthesia Research Society
2014-present, Society for Pediatric Pain Management
- 2015-present, Education Committee
- 2014-present, Communication Committee
2008-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
- 2004-present, Simulation Interest Group
2007-present, Society of Simulation in Healthcare
2004-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
2001-present, American Society of Anesthesiology
Patient Experience Ratings
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