David Waisel MD

David Waisel, MD

Chairman, Fellow Selection Committee; MOR Program Director; Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia

  • Contact: 617-355-7737

  • Fax: 617-730-0894

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Anesthesia

Departments

  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Programs

  • Sedation Services
  • Day Surgery
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1989

Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Wilford Hall Medical Center, 1989

Lackland Air Force Base, TX

Residency

Wilford Hall Medical Center, 1990

Lackland Air Force Base, TX

Fellowship

Harvard Medical School, 1993

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Anesthesia

Publications

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  1. Edwards ML, Waisel DB. 49 Mathoura Road: Geoffrey Kaye's Center of Excellence for the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. Anesthesiology. 2016 Jun; 124(6):1222-9.
  2. Bairdain S, Dodson B, Zurakowski D, Waisel DB, Jennings RW, Boretsky KR. Paravertebral nerve block catheters using chloroprocaine in infants with prolonged mechanical ventilation for treatment of long-gap esophageal atresia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Nov; 25(11):1151-7.
  3. Waisel DB, Mancuso TJ, Boretsky KR. Pediatric Research, Risk, and Paravertebral Blocks. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):987-9.
  4. Waisel DB. Disagreements between medical specialty boards and their diplomates. AMA J Ethics. 2015 Mar; 17(3):193-8.
  5. Zaleski KL, Waisel DB. Withholding information from an anxiety-prone patient? AMA J Ethics. 2015 Mar; 17(3):209-14.
  6. Waisel DB. Challenges in the LGBTQI+ Community. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015; 53(3):53-62.
  7. Waisel DB. Introduction: Unfamiliar Ethical Issues. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015; 53(3):vii-xii.
  8. Edwards ML, Waisel DB. 49 Mathoura Road: Geoffrey Kaye's letters to Paul M. Wood, 1939-1955. Anesthesiology. 2014 Dec; 121(6):1150-7.
  9. Waisel DB. Welcome to the journal of anesthesia history. J Anesth Hist. 2015 Jan; 1(1):1-2.
  10. Waisel DB. Revocation of board certification for legally permitted activities. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jul; 89(7):869-72.
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  12. Waisel DB. Unrecognized barriers to perioperative limitations on potentially life-sustaining medical treatment. J Clin Anesth. 2014 May; 26(3):171-3.
  13. Waisel DB. Vulnerable populations in healthcare. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Apr; 26(2):186-92.
  14. Waisel DB. Thoughts on the Bulletin. Bull Anesth Hist. 2013 Apr; 31(1):1.
  15. Waisel DB. Let the patient drive the informed consent process: ignore legal requirements. Anesth Analg. 2011 Jul; 113(1):13-5.
  16. Waisel DB. Moral responsibility to attain thorough pediatric drug labeling. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Oct; 19(10):989-93.
  17. Waisel DB, Lamiani G, Sandrock NJ, Pascucci R, Truog RD, Meyer EC. Anesthesiology trainees face ethical, practical, and relational challenges in obtaining informed consent. Anesthesiology. 2009 Mar; 110(3):480-6.
  18. Waisel DB, Simon R, Truog RD, Baboolal H, Raemer DB. Anesthesiologist management of perioperative do-not-resuscitate orders: a simulation-based experiment. Simul Healthc. 2009; 4(2):70-6.
  19. Waisel DB, Truog RD. A continuum for using placebo interventions in regional anesthesia and analgesia studies. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Jul; 84(1):163-5.
  20. Gawande A, Denno DW, Truog RD, Waisel D. Physicians and execution--highlights from a discussion of lethal injection. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jan 31; 358(5):448-51.
  21. Waisel D. Physician participation in capital punishment. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007 Sep; 82(9):1073-82.
  22. Wright L, Waisel D, Bacon D. The Anlet: anesthesiology's response to the needs of the Armed Forces in World War II. Anesthesiology. 2006 Jan; 104(1):179-82.
  23. Waisel DB. Developing social capital in the operating room: the use of population-based techniques. Anesthesiology. 2005 Dec; 103(6):1305-10.
  24. Waisel DB. Moral permissibility as a guide for decision making about conjoined twins. Anesth Analg. 2005 Jul; 101(1):41-3.
  25. Truog RD, Waisel DB, Burns JP. Do-not-resuscitate orders in the surgical setting. Lancet. 2005 Feb 26-Mar 4; 365(9461):733-5.
  26. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Ethical and legal aspects. In: Miller RD. Anesthesia. 2005; 3175-98.
  27. Elder J, Waisel DB. Case report of the one-armed anesthesiology resident. J Clin Anesth. 2004 Sep; 16(6):445-8.
  28. Van Norman G, Jackson SH, Waisel D. Informed consent: ethical implications in clinical practice. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2004 Apr; 17(2):177-81.
  29. Waisel D, Jackson S, Fine P. Should do-not-resuscitate orders be suspended for surgical cases? Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2003 Apr; 16(2):209-13.
  30. Waisel DB. Norman's war: Norman B. Kornfield, M.D., World War II physician-anesthetist. Anesthesiology. 2003 Apr; 98(4):995-1003.
  31. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Medical ethics and anaesthesia. In: Healy TEJ, Cohen PJ. A Practice of Anaesthesia,. 2003; 1341-52.
  32. Waisel DB, Burns JP, Johnson JA, Hardart GE, Truog RD. Guidelines for perioperative do-not-resuscitate policies. J Clin Anesth. 2002 Sep; 14(6):467-73.
  33. Waisel DB. Perioperative DNR orders. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2002; (10).
  34. Waisel DB. Ethical and legal issues in pediatric care. In: Yemen TA. Pediatric Anesthesia Handbook. 2002; 13-25.
  35. Waisel DB. Ethical issues in pain management and end-of-life care for the AIDS patient. In: Nedeljkovic S. Pain Management of HIV/AIDS Patients. 2002; 175-86.
  36. Waisel DB. Medical professionalism: is it necessary or too arbitrary?. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2002; (7).
  37. Waisel DB. The role of World War II and the European theater of operations in the development of anesthesiology as a physician specialty in the USA. Anesthesiology. 2001 May; 94(5):907-14.
  38. Waisel DB. Report of panel on cost containment, informed consent, and outcome accountability: an ethical dilemma. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2001; 39(3):117-29.
  39. Truog RD, Waisel DB. Do-not-resuscitate orders: from the ward to the operating room; from procedures to goals. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2001; 39(3):53-65.
  40. Waisel DB. Getting informed consent: an anesthesiologist’s perspective. Inspirations: The Anesthesia Residents’ Quarterly. 2001; 4(1):1-7.
  41. Waisel DB. Could the attending be wrong?. Inspirations: The Anesthesia Residents’ Quarterly. 2001; 4(3):12-6.
  42. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Informed consent for the patient with an existing DNR order. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2001; (3):13-4.
  43. Waisel DB, Truog RD, Todres ID. Ethical issues in pediatric anesthesiology. In: Cote CJ, Ryan JF, Todres ID, Goudsouzian NG. A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children . 2001; 68-78.
  44. Waisel, DB for the Ethics in Cost Containment Research Group. Report on Panel on Cost Containment, Informed Consent and Outcome Accountability: An Ethical Dilemma. International Anesthesia Clinics. 2001; 39(3):117-30.
  45. Waisel DB, Vanscoy SE, Tice LH, Bulger KL, Schmelz JO, Perucca PJ. Activities of an ethics consultation service in a Tertiary Military Medical Center. Mil Med. 2000 Jul; 165(7):528-32.
  46. Waisel DB. Perioperative do-not-resuscitate orders. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2000 Apr; 13(2):191-4.
  47. Waisel DB. The hazards of "hanging crepe" or stating overly pessimistic prognoses. J Clin Ethics. 2000; 11(2):171-4.
  48. Waisel DB. Nonpatient care obligations of anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology. 1999 Oct; 91(4):1152-8.
  49. Truog RD, Waisel DB, Burns JP. DNR in the OR: a goal-directed approach. Anesthesiology. 1999 Jan; 90(1):289-95.
  50. Waisel DB, Jennings JE.. . Informed consent in anesthesiology. In: Bready LL, Mullins RM, Noorily SH, Smith RB. Decision-Making in Anesthesiology,. 1999; 54-5.
  51. Waisel DB. DNR in the OR. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 1999; 63(4):5-8.
  52. Jennings JE, Waisel DB. Do-not-resuscitate in the operating room. In: Bready LL, Mullins RM, Noorily SH, Smith RB. Decision-Making in Anesthesiology,. 1999; 56-7.
  53. Scheu KL, Waisel DB. Regional anesthesia equipment checkout recommendations: a case report and discussion. J Clin Anesth. 1998 Sep; 10(6):502-5.
  54. Affleck PJ, Waisel DB, Cusick JM, Van Decar T. Recall of risks following labor epidural analgesia. J Clin Anesth. 1998 Mar; 10(2):141-4.
  55. Medell RJ, Waisel DB, Eskuri SA, Calicott RW. Field block for cranial surgery in World War II. Mil Med. 1998 Feb; 163(2):80-3.
  56. Merrill DG, Waisel DB. Physician-assisted suicide: Con/Pro. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter . 1998; 62(3):5-8.
  57. Waisel DB, Van Norman D, Fine P. Living all the days of your life: An interview with Perry Fine, MD. In: Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1998 Syllabus on Ethics . 1998.
  58. Waisel DB. Orders to refuse perioperative resuscitation. In: Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1998 Syllabus on Ethics . 1998.
  59. Waisel DB, Truog RD. How an anesthesiologist can use the ethics consultation service. Anesthesiology. 1997 Nov; 87(5):1231-8.
  60. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Informed consent. Anesthesiology. 1997 Oct; 87(4):968-78.
  61. Waisel DB, Truog RD. The end-of-life sequence. Anesthesiology. 1997 Sep; 87(3):676-86.
  62. Waisel DB, Truog RD. An introduction to ethics. Anesthesiology. 1997 Aug; 87(2):411-7.
  63. Waisel DB. Introduction to ethics. In: Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1997 Syllabus on Ethics . 1997.
  64. Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1997 Syllabus on Ethics. 1997.
  65. Waisel DB. Euthanasia. Ethical Issues in Anesthesia, Advances in Anesthesia. 1997; 14:250-3.
  66. Liang BA, Truog RD, Waisel DB. What needs to be said? Informed consent in the context of spinal anesthesia. J Clin Anesth. 1996 Sep; 8(6):525-7.
  67. Stein RS, Brody H, Tomlinson T, Shaner DM, Shorr AF, Mahmoud RA, Pearlman RA, Jecker NS, Schneiderman LJ, Katz JP, Waisel DB, Truog RD. CPR-not-indicated and futility. Ann Intern Med. 1996 Jan 1; 124(1):75-7.
  68. Waisel DB, Truog RD. The benefits of the explanation of the risks of anesthesia in the day surgery patient. J Clin Anesth. 1995 May; 7(3):200-4.
  69. Waisel DB, Truog RD. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation-not-indicated order: futility revisited. Ann Intern Med. 1995 Feb 15; 122(4):304-8.
  70. Waisel DB, Fackler JC, Brunner JX, Kohane I. PEFIOS: an expert closed-loop oxygenation algorithm. Medinfo. 1995; 8 Pt 2:1132-6.
  71. Truog RD, Waisel D. Amnesia instead of anesthesia: not always a question of consent. J Clin Ethics. 1994; 5(2):153-5.
  72. Waisel DB. . The physician in the arms race. In: Newell JD, Gabrielson IW. Medicine Looks at the Humanities. 1987; 127-9.
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