Anupama Wadhwa

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology
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Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    AAMC2003AAMC Early Career Women Faculty (EWIM) Professional development
    AAMC2010AAMC Mid Career Women Faculty Professional Development
    Bryn Mawr2016HERS-Higher Education Resource Society

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    Dr. Anupama Wadhwa is the current President of the International Society of Perioperative Care of Obese Patients. She has served in the capacity of Vice President for Education and Secretary for this society before she was President Elect.

    Dr. Wadhwa is a member of the Committee on Patient Safety and Education at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She has served as the Chair of the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Abstract Review committee at the ASA for 5 years and a member for 8 years. She has also served on the Education Track Subcommittee on Professionalism Issues , the Fundamentals Committee, the Education Committee for Regional anesthesia and the Scientific Advisory committee at the ASA.

    Dr. Wadhwa was the Residency Curriculum Director and the Director of Faculty Development at the University of the Louisville. She has chaired the Committee on Salary Increase based on performance and Curriculum committee, and been a member of the clinical competence committee, residency selection committee, Diversity committee and the Faculty Forum. She served on the Claims and Underwriting committee for the Kentuckiana Medical Risk Retention group for malpractice insurance more than 15 years.

    Her current interests are Anesthesia for Obese Patients, Early recovery after Surgery, Opioid Free/sparing and Multimodal analgesia, especially around comprehensive Perioperative pain management.

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    1. Preventing Nausea and Vomiting After Bariatric Surgery: Is the Apfel Risk Prediction Score Enough to Guide Prophylaxis? Obes Surg. 2020 Oct; 30(10):4138-4140. Ziemann-Gimmel P, Schumann R, English W, Morton J, Wadhwa A. PMID: 32415631.
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    2. Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Obese Patient. Healthy Obese: A Paradox?. 2020. Anupama Wadhwa, Detlef Obal.
    3. Challenges of the Opioid-tolerant Patient: Pathophysiology and Mechanisms for Reversal. 2020. Anupama Wadhwa, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., FASA Justin S. Merkow, M.D. Jillian S. Vitter, M.D. Melanie J. Donnelly, M.P.H., M.B.A., M.D. .View Publication.
    4. Journal of Clinical Research in Pain and Anaesthesia ISSN: 2689-6141 . Pharmacotherapy of Procedural Sedation in Morbidly Obese . 2020; 2(1). Bautista Alexander, Liu Robert, OngSio Lady Christine and Wadhwa Anupama .. View Publication.
    5. The obesity paradox: does it exist in the perioperative period? Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2020; 58(3):14-20. Obal D, Wadhwa A. PMID: 32250998.
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    6. Alternate airway strategies for the patient with morbid obesity. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2020; 58(3):1-8. Sultana A, Wadhwa A, Berkow LC. PMID: 32271196.
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    7. ERAS protocols in bariatric surgery: a systematic review. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2020; 58(3):29-33. Dutton J, Wadhwa A, Morton JM. PMID: 32482993.
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    8. California Society of Anesthesiologists. Postoperative peripheral nerve hyperexcitabilty symptoms after major spine surgery: Anesthesia related?. 2019. Dr. Coti Phillips, MD, Resident in Anesthesiology, Dr. Richard Allen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Brian Lemkuill, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Dr. Anupama Wadhwa, Professor of Anesthesiology, UCSD .
    9. Supraglottic Airway Use in Patients with Obesity: An International Survey Pilot Study of Anesthesiologists. 2018. Adrian Sultana, M.D., Stephanie B. Jones, M.D., Rainer Lenhardt, M.D., Anupama Wadhwa, M.D., Nancy Briggs, Ph.D., Roman Schumann, M.D.
    10. Bariatric Times. ISPCOP: An Update on How Far We Have Come in the Past 7 Years. 2018. Anupama Wadhwa, MD; Roman Schumann, MD, FASA; Stephanie Jones, MD.
    11. Red Cell Storage Duration Does Not Affect Outcome after Massive Blood Transfusion in Trauma and Nontrauma Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of 305 Patients. Biomed Res Int. 2017; 2017:3718615. Bautista A, Wright TB, Meany J, Kandadai SK, Brown B, Khalafalla K, Hashem S, Smith JW, Ayyoubi TM, Dalton JE, Wadhwa A, Sessler DI, Obal D. PMID: 28589139.
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    12. Teaching basic fiberoptic intubation skills in a simulator: initial learning and skills decay. 2016. K Latif R, Bautista A, Duan X, Neamtu A, Wu D, Wadhwa A, Akça O.
    13. Teaching basic lung isolation skills on human anatomy simulator: attainment and retention of lung isolation skills. BMC Anesthesiol. 2016 Jan 20; 16:7. Latif RK, VanHorne EM, Kandadai SK, Bautista AF, Neamtu A, Wadhwa A, Carter MB, Ziegler CH, Memon MF, Akça O. PMID: 26790624.
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    14. Intravenous Methadone With Ketamine Is More Effective Than Intravenous Morphine With Ketamine For Postoperative Analgesia In Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Fracture Surgery. 2015. Sahil Chhabra, Anupama Wadhwa:..
    15. Teaching basic fiberoptic intubation skills in a simulator: initial learning and skills decay. J Anesth. 2016 Feb; 30(1):12-9. K Latif R, Bautista A, Duan X, Neamtu A, Wu D, Wadhwa A, Akça O. PMID: 26493397.
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    16. Simple Approach to Posterior Sciatic Nerve Block; Revisited with patients in lateral position. 2015. Sahil Chhabra, Sunitha Kanchi Kandadai, Heidi Koenig, Anupama Wadhwa..
    17. Supplemental postoperative oxygen does not reduce surgical site infection and major healing-related complications from bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients: a randomized, blinded trial. Anesth Analg. 2014 Aug; 119(2):357-65. Wadhwa A, Kabon B, Fleischmann E, Kurz A, Sessler DI. PMID: 25046787.
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    18. The incidence of coring with blunt versus sharp needles. J Clin Anesth. 2014 Mar; 26(2):152-4. Wani T, Wadhwa A, Tobias JD. PMID: 24582180.
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    19. Airway management in patients with morbid obesity. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2013; 51(3):26-40. Wadhwa A, Singh PM, Sinha AC. PMID: 23797643.
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    20. Multimodal Analgesia in Morbidly Obese Patients. 2013. Preet Mohinder Singh, Anupama Wadhwa.. View Publication.
    21. Airway Management in Patients with Morbid Obesity. 2013. Anupama Wadhwa, Preet Mohinder Singh, Ashish Sinha.View Publication.
    22. Controversies in the Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient Editors: Yigal Leykin and Jay B Brodsky. Should Anesthesiologists Managing Morbidly Obese Patients Receive Special Education and Training?. 2013; (470):978-88. Anupama Wadhwa and Adrian Alvarez..
    23. Teaching aseptic technique for central venous access under ultrasound guidance: a randomized trial comparing didactic training alone to didactic plus simulation-based training. Anesth Analg. 2012 Mar; 114(3):626-33. Latif RK, Bautista AF, Memon SB, Smith EA, Wang C, Wadhwa A, Carter MB, Akca O. PMID: 22190554.
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    24. Ultrasound guidance for deep peripheral nerve blocks: a brief review. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2011; 2011:262070. Wadhwa A, Kandadai SK, Tongpresert S, Obal D, Gebhard RE. PMID: 21808644.
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    25. Ultrasound Guidance for Deep Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Brief Review. 2011. Anupama Wadhwa, Sunitha Kanchi Kandadai, Sujittra Tongapresert, Detlef Obal, and Ralf Erich Gebhard.
    26. Advances in Anesthesia. Single or Multiple guidance methods for peripheral nerve blockade in modern day practice of regional anesthesia. 2010; 187-210. Anupama Wadhwa, Ralf Gebhard, Detlef Obal.
    27. A simple approach to the sciatic nerve that does not require geometric calculations or multiple landmarks. Anesth Analg. 2010 Mar 01; 110(3):958-63. Wadhwa A, Tlucek H, Sessler D. PMID: 20032026.
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    28. Neuromuscular block differentially affects immobility and cortical activation at near-minimum alveolar concentration anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2009 Oct; 109(4):1097-104. Doufas AG, Komatsu R, Orhan-Sungur M, Sengupta P, Wadhwa A, Mascha E, Shafer SL, Sessler DI. PMID: 19762737.
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    29. Suppression of shivering during hypothermia using a novel drug combination in healthy volunteers. Anesthesiology. 2009 Jul; 111(1):110-5. Lenhardt R, Orhan-Sungur M, Komatsu R, Govinda R, Kasuya Y, Sessler DI, Wadhwa A. PMID: 19512867.
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    30. The effects of local anesthetic concentration and dose on continuous infraclavicular nerve blocks: a multicenter, randomized, observer-masked, controlled study. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jan; 108(1):345-50. Ilfeld BM, Le LT, Ramjohn J, Loland VJ, Wadhwa AN, Gerancher JC, Renehan EM, Sessler DI, Shuster JJ, Theriaque DW, Maldonado RC, Mariano ER. PMID: 19095871.
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    31. Effects of local anesthetic concentration and dose on continuous interscalene nerve blocks: a dual-center, randomized, observer-masked, controlled study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2008 Nov-Dec; 33(6):518-25. Le LT, Loland VJ, Mariano ER, Gerancher JC, Wadhwa AN, Renehan EM, Sessler DI, Shuster JJ, Theriaque DW, Maldonado RC, Ilfeld BM. PMID: 19258966.
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    32. The effects of varying local anesthetic concentration and volume on continuous popliteal sciatic nerve blocks: a dual-center, randomized, controlled study. Anesth Analg. 2008 Aug; 107(2):701-7. Ilfeld BM, Loland VJ, Gerancher JC, Wadhwa AN, Renehan EM, Sessler DI, Shuster JJ, Theriaque DW, Maldonado RC, Mariano ER. PMID: 18633055.
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    33. A simplified approach to vertical infraclavicular brachial plexus blockade using hand-held Doppler. Anesth Analg. 2008 Mar; 106(3):1012-4, table of contents. Renes S, Clark L, Gielen M, Spoormans H, Giele J, Wadhwa A. PMID: 18292455.
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    34. New circulating-water devices warm more quickly than forced-air in volunteers. Anesth Analg. 2007 Dec; 105(6):1681-7, table of contents. Wadhwa A, Komatsu R, Orhan-Sungur M, Barnes P, In J, Sessler DI, Lenhardt R. PMID: 18042867.
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    35. Ultrasound quantification of anterior soft tissue thickness fails to predict difficult laryngoscopy in obese patients. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2007 Feb; 35(1):32-7. Komatsu R, Sengupta P, Wadhwa A, Akça O, Sessler DI, Ezri T, Lenhardt R. PMID: 17323663.
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    36. Doxapram only slightly reduces the shivering threshold in healthy volunteers. Anesth Analg. 2005 Nov; 101(5):1368-73. Komatsu R, Sengupta P, Cherynak G, Wadhwa A, Sessler DI, Liu J, Hurst HE, Lenhardt R. PMID: 16243996.
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    37. Core temperature measurements through a new airway device, perilaryngeal airway (CobraPLA). J Clin Anesth. 2005 Aug; 17(5):358-62. Wadhwa A, Sessler DI, Sengupta P, Hanni K, Akça O. PMID: 16102686.
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    38. Magnesium sulphate only slightly reduces the shivering threshold in humans. Br J Anaesth. 2005 Jun; 94(6):756-62. Wadhwa A, Sengupta P, Durrani J, Akça O, Lenhardt R, Sessler DI, Doufas AG. PMID: 15749735.
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    39. Endotracheal tube cuff pressure in three hospitals, and the volume required to produce an appropriate cuff pressure. BMC Anesthesiol. 2004 Nov 29; 4(1):8. Sengupta P, Sessler DI, Maglinger P, Wells S, Vogt A, Durrani J, Wadhwa A. PMID: 15569386.
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    40. The new perilaryngeal airway (CobraPLA) is as efficient as the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) but provides better airway sealing pressures. Anesth Analg. 2004 Jul; 99(1):272-8. Akça O, Wadhwa A, Sengupta P, Durrani J, Hanni K, Wenke M, Yücel Y, Lenhardt R, Doufas AG, Sessler DI. PMID: 15281543.
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    41. Block-dependent sedation during epidural anaesthesia is associated with delayed brainstem conduction. Br J Anaesth. 2004 Aug; 93(2):228-34. Doufas AG, Wadhwa A, Shah YM, Lin CM, Haugh GS, Sessler DI. PMID: 15220178.
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    42. Dantrolene reduces the threshold and gain for shivering. Anesth Analg. 2004 May; 98(5):1318-24, table of contents. Lin CM, Neeru S, Doufas AG, Liem E, Muneer Shah Y, Wadhwa A, Lenhardt R, Bjorksten A, Taguchi A, Kabon B, Sessler DI, Kurz A. PMID: 15105208.
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    43. Women have the same desflurane minimum alveolar concentration as men: a prospective study. Anesthesiology. 2003 Nov; 99(5):1062-5. Wadhwa A, Durrani J, Sengupta P, Doufas AG, Sessler DI. PMID: 14576540.
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    44. Neither arm nor face warming reduces the shivering threshold in unanesthetized humans. Stroke. 2003 Jul; 34(7):1736-40. Doufas AG, Wadhwa A, Lin CM, Shah YM, Hanni K, Sessler DI. PMID: 12775889.
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    45. Large-dose oral dextromethorphan as an adjunct to patient-controlled analgesia with morphine after knee surgery. Anesth Analg. 2001 Feb; 92(2):448-54. Wadhwa A, Clarke D, Goodchild CS, Young D. PMID: 11159249.
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