Reese Murray-Torres, MD

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Reese Murray-Torres, MD, is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist with the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Anesthesiology - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Anesthesiology - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Pediatric Anesthesiology - St. Louis Children’s Hospital; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology - Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Columbus, OH

Board Certification

Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology – American Board of Anesthesiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

Departments and Services




Winch PD, Mpody C, Murray-Torres TM, et al. Unplanned postoperative reintubation in children with bronchial asthma. J Pediatr Intensive Care. 2021; DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724097.

Murray-Torres TM, Tobias JD, Winch PD. Perioperative opioid consumption is not reduced in cyanotic patients presenting for the Fontan procedure. Pediatr Cardiol. 2021;42:1170-1179.

Murray-Torres TM, Winch PD, Naguib AN, Tobias JD. Anesthesia for thoracic surgery in infants and children. Saudi J Anest. 2021; 15(3):283-299.


Murray-Torres TM, Casarella A, Bollini M, Wallace F, Avidan MS, Politi MC. Anesthesiology Control Tower— Feasibility Assessment to Support Translation (ACTFAST): mixed-methods study of a novel telemedicine-based support system for the operating room. JMIR Hum Factors. 2019;6(2):e12155.


Murray-Torres TM, Gregory S, Fritz BA et al. Study protocol for the Anesthesiology Control Tower—Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatments (ACTFAST-3) trial: a pilot randomized controlled trial in intraoperative telemedicine [version 2; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research. 2018;7:623.

Fritz BA, Chen Y, Murray-Torres TM, Gregory S, et al. Using machine learning techniques to develop forecasting algorithms for postoperative complications: protocol for a retrospective study. BMJ Open. 2018;8(4):e020124.

Dahl AB, Murray-Torres T, Emmert DA. Coronary sinus catheter-induced heart block during aortic valve replacement: A case report. A A Pract. 2018;10(7):161-164.


Ben-Ami Bartal I, Shan H, Molasky NM, Murray TM, Williams JZ, Decety J, Mason P. Anxiolytic treatment impairs helping behavior in rats. Front Psychol;2016;7:850.


Murray MJ, Murray TM, Miller RD. Time has come for the acute care anesthesiologist. Anesth Analg. 2015;121:1436-8.


Murray TM, Sachs GA, Stocking C, Shega JW. The symptom experience of community-dwelling persons with dementia: self and caregiver report and comparison with standardized symptom assessment measures. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012;20:298-305.




Murray-Torres T, Avidan M, Evers A. The scope and future of anesthesia practice. In: Longnecker D, Newman M, Mackey S, Sandberg W, Zapol W, eds. Anesthesiology, 3rd ed. McGraw Hill; 2017.


Murray TM, Murray MJ. Anesthesia for patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging studies. In: Murray MJ, Rose S, Wedel D, Wass C, Harrison B, eds. Faust’s Anesthesiology Review, 4th ed. Elsevier; 2014:408-411.

Awards and Honors

2022, Pediatric Anesthesiology Faculty of the Year Award, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
2018, The Necita L. Roa, MD Award for Outstanding Graduating Resident, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
2016, Leonard W Fabian Award for Outstanding First Year Resident in Anesthesiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
2014, Departmental Award for Outstanding Performance in Anesthesia and Critical Care for a Senior Medical Student, University of Chicago
2014, Graduation with honors, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
2014, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2013, Ting-Wa Wong Scholar for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Pathology
2010, Honorable Mention for Excellence, 2010 Pritzker School of Medicine Summer Research Program
2008, Graduation Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame
2006, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
2004-2008, Dean’s List, University of Notre Dame

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2018-present, Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
2017-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
2017-present, International Anesthesia Research Society
2014-present, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2008-present, American Medical Association
2006-present, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society