Harshad G. Gurnaney, MBBS, MPH

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Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director of Simulation, Division of General Anesthesia, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Program Leader, Simulation Group, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Medical Director for Anesthesia services, King of Prussia Hospital of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 215-590-5850
Fax: 215-590-1415
MBBS (Medicine)
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India, 1996.
MPH (Public Health)
State University of New York at Albany, 2000.
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Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric regional anesthesia.

Acute postoperative pain management

Simulation in the perioperative anesthesia

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric regional anesthesia.

Pediatric liver transplant.

Acute postoperative pain management.

Simulation in the perioperative setting.

Selected Publications

Harshad G.Gurnaney, John E.Fiadjoe, ArjunanGanesh, ElizabethO’Brien, Petrus Paulus Stey.: When Should Regional Anesthesia Be Used in Pediatric Patients? Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology Lee A. Fleisher (eds.). Elsevier, 4th edition: 466-477, January 2023.

Evelyn Bae, Arjunan Ganesh, Alan Flake, Harshad Gurney: Benefit of epidural analgesia for postoperative pain control after a Kasai Portoenterostomy: A ten year retrospective cohort study. Pediatric Anesthesia. Wiley, 33: 154-159, January 2023.

Asha Nookala, Tarun Bhalla, Andrew Costandi, Ronald S.Litman, Harshad Gurnaney.: Regional anesthesia. Litman's Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia. Ronald S. Litman & Aditee Ambardekar (eds.). Elsevier, 3rd edition: 148-158, September 2022.

Kishida M, Daly Guris RJ, Monachino A, Hales R, Benson DC, Good G, Hamburger MA, Widmeier K, Dove A, Ades AM, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Be Prepared: A Pediatric Simulation Center's Early Pandemic Contributions. Simulation Healthcare 17: 226-233, Aug 2022 Notes: Contributed to the study design, data analysis and helped with the manuscript preparation.

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 77(6): 649–58. June 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.

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.

Harshad gurnaney and Arjunana Ganesh: Liposomal Bupivacaine. Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine Newsletter. Yuan-Chi Lin (eds.). Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine, Winter 2022 Notes: https://sppmnews.wpengine.com/?page_id=375.

Editors: 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, 1(1), July 2021.

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.

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Last updated: 06/13/2023
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