Wallis T. Muhly, MD

Wallis T. Muhly, MD

Wallis T. Muhly, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at 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; 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

Papers

2018

Goodbody CM1, Sankar WN, Flynn JM. Presentation of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Bigger the Kid, the Bigger the Curve. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract.

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.

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.

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.

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 Orthopaedic Surgery (non-scoliosis)

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2009-present, American Society of Regional Anesthesia

2008-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

2005-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists