Sushila Murthy, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 680 Dulles
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.Sc. (Biomedical Computation, Honors in Feminist Studies)
Stanford University, 2005.
M.P.H. (Public Health)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2010.
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Selected Publications

Murthy S, Clapp JT, Burson RC, Fleisher LA, Neuman MD.: Physicians' perspectives of prognosis and goals of care discussions after hip fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc May 2022.

Spelde Audrey E., Sahota Gurmukh, Fleisher Lee A., Murthy Sushila: Beers Criteria in the Preoperative Period: Incidence of Preoperative Diphenhydramine, Midazolam, and Scopolamine Use in Elderly Surgical Patients. Annual Meeting of the International Anesthesia Research Society May 2019.

Clapp Justin T, Arriaga Alexander F, Murthy Sushila, Raper Steven E, Schwartz J Sanford, Barg Frances K, Fleisher Lee A: Surgical Consultation as Social Process: Implications for Shared Decision Making. Annals of surgery 269(3): 446-452, Mar 2019.

Sweeney Rachel E, Arriaga Alexander F, Clapp Justin T, Franco Idalid, Murthy Sushila, Cotton Josh, Marks Joshua A, Burson Randall C, Chaby Tom, Fleisher Lee A.: How Does the Eye of the Beholder Affect Teamwork Within Young Healthcare Professionals? The Role of Gender. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Oct 2017.

Murthy Sushila, Clapp Justin T, Burson Randall C, Fleisher Lee A, Neuman Mark D.: Hip Fracture Care Pathways and Goals of Care Discussions: A Qualitative Study. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Oct 2017.

Murthy Sushila, Hepner David L, Cooper Zara, Javedan Houman, Gleason Lauren J, Chi John H, Bader Angela M.: Leveraging the pre-operative clinic to engage older patients in shared decision making about complex surgery: An illustrative case. A&A Case Reports 7(2): 30-32, July 2016.

Cheung Y, Abookire S, Murthy S, Bader AM. : Standardizing peri-procedural antithrombotic therapy instructions in a community hospital. Preoperative Care and Operating Room Management. 2(1): 1-11, March 2016.

Murthy S, Hepner D L, Cooper Z, Bader A M, Neuman M D: Controversies in anaesthesia for noncardiac surgery in older adults. British journal of anaesthesia 115 Suppl 2: ii15-25, Dec 2015.

Mueller Noomi, Murthy Sushila, Tainter Christopher R, Lee Jarone, Riddell Kathleen, Fintelmann Florian J, Grabitz Stephanie D, Timm Fanny P, Levi Benjamin, Kurth Tobias, Eikermann Matthias: Can Sarcopenia Quantified by Ultrasound of the Rectus Femoris Muscle Predict Adverse Outcome of Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients as well as Frailty? A Prospective, Observational Cohort Study. Annals of surgery Dec 2015.

Murthy, Sushila; Noomi Mueller, Noomi; Richard, Kathleen M; Eikermann, Matthias.: Simplified Frailty Assessment Prior to Hospital Admission Based on Electronic Medical Record Data. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Oct 2015.

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