Jonathan W. Tanner, M.D.-Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief, Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, University of Pennsylvania
Supervisor, Nurse Anesthetists, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director of Anesthesia, Reproductive Surgical Facility, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Dulles Building, Room 777
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 662 7053
Fax: 215 615 3898
B.A. (Mathematics)
Harvard University, Summa Cum Laude, 1985.
M.D.-Ph.D. (Physiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1992.
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Description of Research Expertise

depth of sedation monitoring, sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy, mechanism of inhalational anesthetic agents, calorimetry

Description of Clinical Expertise

anesthesia for procedures outside the operating rooms (gastrointestinal endoscopy, radiology, electrophysiology, and electroconvulsive procedures) and for orthopedic, gynecologic, and/or ambulatory surgery

Selected Publications

Kouba, D.J., LoPiccolo, M.C., Alam, M., Bordeaux, J.S., Cohen, B., Hanke, C.W., Jellinek, N., Maibach, H.I., Tanner, J.W., Vashi, N., Gross, K.G., Adamson, T., Begolka, W.S., and Moyano, J.V.: Guidelines for the use of local anesthesia in office-based dermatologic surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol 74(6): 1201-19, June 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.01.022. Epub 2016 Mar 4.

Goudra, B.G., Tanner, J.W., Singh, P.M., Ginsberg, G.G.: Anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Non-Operating Room Anesthesia. Weiss MS, Fleisher LA (eds.). Elsevier, 2015.

Tanner, J.W., Moore, R.A., Weiss, M.S.: Anesthesia for electrophysiology procedures. Non-Operating Room Anesthesia. Weiss MS, Fleisher LA (eds.). Elsevier, 2015.

Yan, Z., Tanner, J.W., Lin, D., Chalian, A.A., Savino, J.S., Fleisher, L.A., Liu, R.: Airway trauma in a high patient volume academic cardiac electrophysiology laboratory center. Anesthesia & Analgesia 116(1): 112-117, January 2013 Notes: co-first author.

Drover, D.R., Schmiesing, C., Buchin, A.F., Ortega, R., Tanner, J.W., Atkins, J.H., Macario, A.: Titration of sevoflurane in elderly patients: blinded, randomized clinical trial, in non-cardiac surgery after beta-adrenergic blockade. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 25(3): 175-181, June 2011 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10877-011-9293-1. Epub 2011 Aug 10.

Tanner, J.W.: What to do with jackson/propofol link? American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter 74(1): 50, January 2010.

Jonathan W. Tanner, Shalin Patel, Min Wang, and Jeff E. Mandel: Propofol versus midazolam for GI endoscopy. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 23rd Annual Meeting Page: 31, May 2008.

Mandel, J.E., Tanner, J.W., Lichtenstein, G.R., Metz, D.C., Katzka, D.A., Ginsberg, G.G., Kochman, M.L.: A randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of patient-controlled sedation with propofol/remifentanil versus midazolam/fentanyl for colonoscopy. Anesthesia & Analgesia 106(2): 434-439, February 2008.

Tanner, J.W., Johansson, J.S., Liebman, P.A., Eckenhoff, R.G.: Predictability of weak binding from x-ray crystallography: inhaled anesthetics and myoglobin. Biochemistry 40: 5075-5080, 2001.

Eckenhoff, R.G., Tanner, J.W.: Differential halothane binding and effects on serum albumin and myoglobin. Biophysical J 75: 477-483, 1998.

Tanner, J.W., Eckenhoff, R.G., Liebman, P.A.: Halothane, an inhalational anesthetic agent, increases folding stability of serum albumin. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1430: 46-56, 1999.

Johansson, J.S., Zou, H., Tanner, J.W.: Bound volatile general anesthetics alter both local protein dynamics and global protein stability. Anesthesiology 90: 235-245, 1999.

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