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Andrew McKinstry-Wu, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. McKinstry-Wu is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 2013

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: New York University - Bellevue Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Anesthesiologists, National Association of University Anesthesiologists, National IARS, International Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, National Society for Neuroscience, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. McKinstry-Wu is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

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 : 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 : 228-238,2019.

Andrew McKinstry-Wu and Max Kelz: Neural mechanisms of anaesthetics Oxford Textbook of Neuroscience and Anaesthesiology : 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): 870-884,2019.

Shortal Brenna P, Reitz Sarah L, Aggarwal Adeeti, Meng Qing C, McKinstry-Wu Andrew R, Kelz Max B, Proekt Alex: Development and validation of brain target controlled infusion of propofol in mice. PloS one 13 (4): e0194949,2018.

McKinstry-Wu Andrew, Carspecken Charles W, Proekt Alex, Kelz Max B: Xenon Anesthesia and CT: Noninvasive Measures of Brain Anesthetic Concentration. Methods in enzymology 602 : 289-298,2018.

McKinstry-Wu Andrew R, Kelz Max B: Optoanesthesia: Use of Anesthetic Photolabels In Vivo. Methods in enzymology 603 : 171-180,2018.

Maier KL, McKinstry-Wu AR, Palanca BJA, Tarnal V, Blain-Moraes S, Basner M, Avidan MS, Mashour GA, Kelz MB.: Protocol for the Reconstructing Consciousness and Cognition (ReCCognition) Study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 11 (284): 284,2017.

Kellie Woll¹, Brenna P Shortal¹, William Dailey¹, Roderic G Eckenhoff², Max Kelz¹, Andrew McKinstry-Wu¹: Meta-Azi-Medetomidine: A Novel Alpha2 Adrenergic Agonist and Photolabel International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting : 2017.

Andrezj Wasilczuk, Steven Thomas, Alex Proekt, Max Kelz, Andrew McKinstry-Wu: Dbh -/- Mice Show Hypersensitivity to Isoflurane in Both Spontaneous Motor Activity and Electroencephalography Association of University Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Longnecker Laboratories
319C John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 544-9481