F. Wickham Kraemer, MD

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F. Wickham Kraemer, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist and medical director of the Acute and Chronic Pain Management Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric pain management, Pediatric regional anesthesia
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA


Anesthesiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Anesthesiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Pain Management - Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Medical Director, Acute and Chronic Pain Management Program

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Clinical pediatric pain management




Muhly WT, Gurnaney HG, Kraemer FW, Ganesh A, Maxwell LG. A retrospective comparison of ropivacaine and 2-chloroprocaine continuous thoracic epidural analgesia for management of postthoracotomy pain in infants. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Nov;25(11):1162-7. doi: 10.1111/pan.12745. Epub 2015 Aug 26.

Gurnaney H, 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 Anaesthesiol Scand. 2015 Mar;59(3):377-83. doi: 10.1111/aas.12471.


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. Anesth Analg. 2014 Mar;118(3):621-7. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182a08fd4.


Muhly W, Gurnaney H, Hosalkar H, Kraemer F, Davidson R, Ganesh A. Continuous perineural infusion after lower extremity osteotomies in children: a feasibility and safety analysis. Br J Anaesth. 2013 May;110(5):851-2. doi: 10.1093/bja/aet100.



Kraemer FW. Chapter 3, Analgesia and Sedation. In Shah SS, Zaoutis LB, Catallozzi M, Frank G. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics, 2nd edition. McGraw Hill Education/Medical. 2014. 


Kraemer FW. Pediatric Pain Assessment. In: Litman RS. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia, Tablet Edition. 2013. 

Kraemer FW. Acute Pain Management in Children. In: Litman RS. Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia, Tablet Edition. 2013.  

Kraemer FW. Chronic Pain  Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia, Tablet Edition. 2013.    

Kraemer FW. Local Anesthetics and Adjuvant Analgesics  Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia, Tablet Edition. 2013.


Kraemer FW. Analgesic Medications  Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia, Tablet Edition. 2013.


Posters and Presentations

Kraemer FW. Medication Use among Pediatric Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Referred for an Initial Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic Evaluation American Pain Society, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; May 2013.