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Thomas J. Conahan, MD

Thomas J. Conahan, MD Physician

Director, Ambulatory Anesthesia Emeritus Associate Professor CE of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Conahan is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 1972

Practice Locations and Appointments

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: Rochester General Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


ACGME Residency Review Committee, National American Board of Anesthesiology, National American College of Physician Executives, National American Society of Anesthesiologists, National Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists, National Association of University Anesthesiologists, National International Anesthesia Research Society, International Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local Philadelphia Society of Anesthesiologists, Local Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Conahan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.


Selected Publications:

Conahan TJ, Levy WL: Minimizing Temperature Loss During Ambulatory Anesthesia: Heated Mattress vs. Warm Air Blanket. 2005 International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI : 2005.

Conahan TJ: Ambulatory Surgery Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient : 2002.

Philip BK, Scuderi PE, Chung F, Conahan TJ, Maurer W, Angel JJ, Kallar SK, Skinner EP, Jamerson BD: Remifentanil compared with alfentanil for ambulatory surgery using total intravenous anesthesia Anes Analg 84 : 515-5212,1997.

Conahan TJ, Young ML: Outpatient Anesthesia Introduction to Anesthesia, 9th Edition : 1997.

Conahan TJ, Delling C, Levy WJ, Bagshaw RJ, Young ML, Geer, RT: A Comparison of Ketorolac and Fentanyl for Controlling Postoperative Uterine Cramping Pain in Ambulatory Surgery Patients Ambulatory Surg 4 : 67-72,1996.

Blanck TJJ, Conahan TJ, Merin RG, Prager RL, Richter JJ: Being an Expert Bayesian Methods and Ethics in a Clinical Trial Design : 1996.

Conahan TJ: Outcome Measures: Inpatient vs Outpatient Ambulatory Anesthesia and Surgery : 1996.

Bagshaw RJ, Conahan TJ, Delling C, Geer RT, Levy WJ, Young ML: Esmolol as an anaesthetic adjunct in ambulatory surgery Ambulat Surg 3 : 13-17,1995.

Rung GW, Conahan TJ: Induction of Anesthesia A Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia, 2nd edition : 1995.

Conahan TJ: Anesthesia for the Patient with a History of Substance Abuse Ambulatory Anesthesia: A Problem-Oriented Approach : 1995.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
680 Dulles Bldg
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-3746
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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