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Sushila Murthy, MD, MPH Physician

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

Dr. Murthy is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

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
  • 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiology, National Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery (CQGS), National Health Volunteers Overseas, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Murthy 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Clapp Justin T, Arriaga Alexander F, Murthy Sushila, Raper Steven E, Schwartz J Sanford, Barg Frances K, Fleisher Lee A: Surgical Consultation as Social Process: Implications for Shared Decision Making. Annals of surgery 269 (3): 446-452,2019.

Sweeney Rachel E, Arriaga Alexander F, Clapp Justin T, Franco Idalid, Murthy Sushila, Cotton Josh, Marks Joshua A, Burson Randall C, Chaby Tom, Fleisher Lee A.: How Does the Eye of the Beholder Affect Teamwork Within Young Healthcare Professionals? The Role of Gender. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists : 2017.

Murthy Sushila, Clapp Justin T, Burson Randall C, Fleisher Lee A, Neuman Mark D.: Hip Fracture Care Pathways and Goals of Care Discussions: A Qualitative Study. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists : 2017.

Murthy Sushila, Hepner David L, Cooper Zara, Javedan Houman, Gleason Lauren J, Chi John H, Bader Angela M.: Leveraging the pre-operative clinic to engage older patients in shared decision making about complex surgery: An illustrative case. A&A Case Reports 7 (2): 30-32,2016.

Cheung Y, Abookire S, Murthy S, Bader AM.: Standardizing peri-procedural antithrombotic therapy instructions in a community hospital. Preoperative Care and Operating Room Management. 2 (1): 1-11,2016.

Murthy S, Hepner D L, Cooper Z, Bader A M, Neuman M D: Controversies in anaesthesia for noncardiac surgery in older adults. British journal of anaesthesia 115 Suppl 2 : ii15-25,2015.

Mueller Noomi, Murthy Sushila, Tainter Christopher R, Lee Jarone, Riddell Kathleen, Fintelmann Florian J, Grabitz Stephanie D, Timm Fanny P, Levi Benjamin, Kurth Tobias, Eikermann Matthias: Can Sarcopenia Quantified by Ultrasound of the Rectus Femoris Muscle Predict Adverse Outcome of Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients as well as Frailty? A Prospective, Observational Cohort Study. Annals of surgery : 2015.

Murthy, Sushila; Noomi Mueller, Noomi; Richard, Kathleen M; Eikermann, Matthias.: Simplified Frailty Assessment Prior to Hospital Admission Based on Electronic Medical Record Data. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists : 2015.

Fuzaylov Gennadiy, Murthy Sushila, Dunaev Alexander, Savchyn Vasyl, Knittel Justin, Zabolotina Olga, Dylewski Maggie L, Driscoll Daniel N: Improving burn care and preventing burns by establishing a burn database in Ukraine. Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 40 (5): 1007-12,2014.

Murthy S, Antwi-Kusi A, Jabir AR, Ofori-Amanfo G.: Patient and practitioner perceptions of post-operative pain control in Kumasi, Ghana. Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia 19 (2): 102-7,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 680 Dulles

Philadephia, PA 19104