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Arjunan Ganesh, MBBS

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 590 1623
Fax: 215 590 1415
Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India, 1988.
M.S. (General Surgery)
University of Delhi, India, 1993.
FRCS (Surgery)
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1995.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Surgery, Kilpauk Medical College, Madras, India, 1988-1990.
Resident in Surgery, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India, 1990-1993.
Senior House Officer in Orthopedics, Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor, United Kingdom, 1994-1995.
Senior House Officer in Urology, Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor, United Kingdom, 1995-1996.
Senior House Officer in Surgery and Urology, Derby City General Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom, 1996-1997.
Senior House Officer in Urology, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 1997-1997.
Intern, General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1998-1999.
Resident, Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1999-2002.
Fellow, Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2003.
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2004.
American Board of Anesthesiology- Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2014.
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Description of Research Expertise

1) Techniques to improve acute pain management
2) Evaluation of regional anesthetic techniques for postoperative analgesia
3) Evaluation of ultrasound in pediatric anesthesia
4) Role of peripheral nerve blockade in pediatric pain management.

Description of Clinical Expertise

1) Pediatric Anesthesia
2) Pediatric Acute Pain Management
3) Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
4) Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia
5) Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
6) Obstetric Anesthesia for Fetal Interventional Therapy

Selected Publications

Muhly, W.T., Gurnaney, H.G., Kraemer, F.W., Ganesh, A., Maxwell, L.G.: A Retrospective Comparison of Ropivacaine and Chloroprocaine Continuous Thoracic Epidural Analgesia for Management of Post Thoracotomy Pain in Infants. Pediatric Anesthesia 25(11): 1162-7, Nov 2015.

Gurnaney, H.G., Muhly, W.T., Kraemer, F.W., Cucchiaro, G., Ganesh, A.: Safety of pediatric continuous interscalene block catheters placed under general anesthesia – A single center’s experience. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica March 2015 Notes: In Press.

Gurnaney, H., Kraemer, F.W., Maxwell, L, Muhly, W.T., Schleelein, L, Ganesh, A.: Ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks in children and adolescents-A longitudinal eight year single center study. Anesthesia and Analgesia 118(3): 621-7, March 2014.

Stricker, P.A., Sestokas, A.K., Schwartz, D., Bhalodia, Vidya., Dormans, J.P., LaBrant, L.L., Burgess, B.J., Kraemer, F.W., Ganesh, A. : Effects of Intrathecal Morphine on Transcranial Electric Motor Evoked Potentials in Adolescents Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion. Anethesia and Analgesia 115(1): 160-9, July 2012.

Gurnaney, H., Maxwell, L.G., Kraemer, F.W., Goebel, T., Nance, M., Ganesh, A.: A prospective randomised observer blinded study comparing the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound guided rectus sheath block and local anaesthetic infiltration for umbilical hernia repair. British Journal of Anaesthesia 107(5): 790-5, November 2011.

Ganesh, A., Kaye, R., Cahill, AM., Stern, W., Pachikara, R., Gallagher, PA., Watcha, M.: Evaluation of ultrasound guided radial artery cannulation in children Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 10(1): 45/48, Jan 2009.

Ganesh, A., Adzick, N.S., Foster, T., Cucchiaro, G. : Efficacy of addition of fentanyl to epidural bupivacaine for post-thoracotomy analgesia in infants. Anesthesiology 109(5): 890-894, November 2008.

Ganesh, A., Gonzalez-Sulser, A., Chaijale, N., Cucchiaro, G.: Electrophysiologic effects of systemic and locally infused epibatidine on locus coeruleus neurons. Eur J Pharmacol 584(1): 93-9, April 2008.

Ganesh, A., Hipszer, B., Loomba, N., Simon, B., Torjman, M., Joseph, J.: Evaluation of the VIA® blood chemistry monitor for glucose in healthy and diabetic volunteers. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2(2): 182-193, March 2008.

Ganesh, A., Wells, L., Ganley, T., Maxwell, LG, Cucchiaro, G.: Interscalene brachial plexus block for post-operative analgesia following shoulder arthroscopy in children and adolescents. Acta Anaesthesilogica Scandinavia 52(1): 162-163, January 2008.

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