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Andrew McKinstry-Wu, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Longnecker Laboratories
319C John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-544-9481
Exeter College, Oxford University, 2002.
BA (Biology and History)
Williams College, 2003.
MD (Medicine)
Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, 2008.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, 2008-2009.
Resident Anesthesiologhy and Critical Care , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2012.
T32 Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2014.
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2013.
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Selected Publications

Mashour GA, Palanca BJ, Basner M, Li D, Wang W, Blain-Moraes S, Lin N, Maier K, Muench M, Tarnal V, Vanini G, Ochroch EA, Hogg R, Schwartz M, Maybrier H, Hardie R, Janke E, Golmirzaie G, Picton P, McKinstry-Wu AR, Avidan MS, Kelz MB: Recovery of consciousness and cognition after general anesthesia in humans. Elife May 2021.

Wasilczuk AZ, Harrison BA, Kwasniewska P, Ku B, Kelz MB, McKinstry-Wu AR, Proekt A.: Resistance to state transitions in responsiveness is differentially modulated by different volatile anaesthetics in male mice. Br J Anaesth 125: 308-320, Sep 2020.

McKinstry-Wu AR, Proekt A, Kelz MB.: Neural Inertia: A Sticky Situation for Anesthesia J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 32(3): 190-192, July 2020.

Obal D, Wu S, McKinstry-Wu A, Tawfik VL.: A Guide to Understanding "State-of-the-Art" Basic Research Techniques in Anesthesiology. Anesth Analg. May 2020.

McKinstry-Wu AR, Wasilczuk AZ, Harrison BA, Bedell VM, Sridharan MJ, Breig JJ, Pack M, Kelz MB, Proekt A.: Analysis of Stochastic Fluctuations in Responsiveness Is a Critical Step Toward Personalized Anesthesia. Elife 8: e50143, December 2019.

McKinstry-Wu AR, Woll KA, Joseph TT, Bu W, White ER, Bhanu NV, Garcia BA, Brannigan G, Dailey WP, Eckenhoff RG.: Azi-medetomidine: Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel α2 Adrenergic Photoaffinity Ligand ACS Chemical Neuroscience 10(11): 4716-4728, November 2019.

Shortal BP, Hickman LB, Mak-McCully RA, Wang W, Brennan C, Ung H, Litt B, Tarnal V, Janke E, Picton P, Blain-Moraes S, Maybrier HR, Muench MR, Lin N, Avidan MS, Mashour GA, McKinstry-Wu AR, Kelz MB, Palanca BJ, Proekt A; ReCCognition Study Group1: Duration of EEG suppression does not predict recovery time or degree of cognitive impairment after general anaesthesia in human volunteers. Br J Anaesthesia June 2019.

Li Duan, Vlisides Phillip E, Kelz Max B, Avidan Michael S, Mashour George A: Dynamic Cortical Connectivity during General Anesthesia in Healthy Volunteers. Anesthesiology 130(6): 870-884, June 2019.

Lee Heonsoo, Golkowski Daniel, Jordan Denis, Berger Sebastian, Ilg Rüdiger, Lee Joseph, Mashour George A, Lee UnCheol: Relationship of critical dynamics, functional connectivity, and states of consciousness in large-scale human brain networks. NeuroImage 188: 228-238, Mar 2019.

Andrew McKinstry-Wu and Max Kelz: Neural mechanisms of anaesthetics. Oxford Textbook of Neuroscience and Anaesthesiology. George Mashour and Kristin Engelhard (eds.). Oxford University Press, 2019.

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