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Brett B. Gutsche, MD

Brett B. Gutsche, MD Physician

Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Gutsche is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Brett B. Gutsche

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004

Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 1966

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Anesthesia

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 6 Dulles 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center


American Board of Anesthesiologists, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Council on Residency Training, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of University Anesthesiologists, Astra Pharmaceutical Company, Westborough, Massachusetts, Astra-Zeneca, Wayne, PA, Pain Contro Division, Medical Board of Project HOPE, Milwood, VA (1974-1987), Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), Society of Obstetrical Anesthesia & Perinatology, The Philadelphia Perinatal Society (1973-1996),

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gutsche is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Gaiser RR, Check TG, Gutsche BB: Recyclilng in the labour suite is environmentally sound and economical Br J Anaesth 92 : 584-6,2004.

Gutsche BB: How to make an epidural safe and effective Current Reviews in Anesthesia : 2003.

Gaiser RR, Lewin SB, Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: Neonatal resuscitation and the anesthesiologist (SOAP) Anesthesiology 94 : A80,2001.

Hepner DL, Gaiser RR, Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: Efficacy analysis between the combined spinal-epidural and epidural for labor analgesia Can J Anaesth 47 : 232-6,2000.

Gaiser R, Lewin SB, Cheek T, Gutsche B: Effects of immediately initiating an epidural infusion in the combined spinal and epidural technique in the nulliparous parturient Reg Anesth Pain Med. 25 : 223-7,2000.

Gaiser RR, McGonigal ET, Litts P, Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: The obstetrician’s ability to assess the airway Obstet Gynecol 93 : 648-652,1999.

Cheek TG, Gutsche BB, Gaiser RR: The Pain of Childbirth and Its Effect on the Mother and Fetus Obstetric Anesthesia, Practice and Principles, 2nd Edition : 320-335,1999.

Gottschalk A, Smith DS, Jobes DR, Kennedy SK, Lally SE, Noble VE, Grugan KF, Seiffert HA, Cheung A, Malkovitz SB, Gusche BB, Wein AJ: Preemptive epidural analgesia and recovery from radical prostatectomy JAMA 279 : 1076-1982,1998.

Gaiser RR, Cheek TG, Adams HK, Gutsche BB: Epidural lidocaine for the cesarean delivery of the distressed fetus Int J Obstet Anesth 7 : 27-31,1998.

Writer WDR, Stienstra R, Eddleston JM, Gatt SP, Griffin R, Gutsche BB, Joyce TH, Hedlund C, Heeroma K, Selander D: Neonatal outcome and mode of delivery after labour analgesia with ropivacaine and bupivacaine: A prospective meta-analysis Br J Anaesth 81 : 713-7,1998.

Academic Contact Info

7 Dulles
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3235
Fax: (215) 615-3898
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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