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Jonathan W. Tanner, MD, PhD

Jonathan W. Tanner, MD, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Tanner is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 1997

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

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Anesthesia

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 6 Dulles 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • 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 Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Anesthesiologists, National International Anesthesia Research Society, International Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tanner is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

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

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 : 1201-19,2016.

Goudra, B.G., Tanner, J.W., Singh, P.M., Ginsberg, G.G.: Anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy Non-Operating Room Anesthesia : 2015.

Tanner, J.W., Moore, R.A., Weiss, M.S.: Anesthesia for electrophysiology procedures Non-Operating Room Anesthesia : 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): 112-117,2013.

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 : 175-181,2011.

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

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

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): 434-439,2008.

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.

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.

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.

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

Academic Contact Info

Dulles Building, Room 777
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7053
Fax: (215) 615-3898

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