Medical School

  • Medical College of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , PA


  • Wilford Hall Medical Center , Lackland Air Force Base , TX

Graduate Degree

  • Wilford Hall Medical Center , Lackland Air Force Base , TX


  • Harvard Medical School , Boston , MA


  • Anesthesiology_ Quality Assurance _ Utilization Review


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  1. Waisel DB. "That's Not What I Said": Seeking Fidelity in Citations. Anesth Analg. 2018 Feb; 126(2):393-394. View abstract
  2. Hasan A, Alrayashi W, Waisel D, Boretsky K. A Case Report of Incidental Hepatic Cysts Found on Ultrasound Imaging: Implications for the Anesthesiologist. A A Pract. 2018 Jan 15; 10(2):33-35. View abstract
  3. Waisel DB. We need personalized assessments for implicit bias in higher risk situations. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 01; 28(1):6-7. View abstract
  4. Waisel DB. Ethics of research for patients in pain. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Apr; 30(2):205-210. View abstract
  5. Sparks JW, Landrigan-Ossar M, Vinson A, Dearden J, Navedo AT, Waisel DB, Holzman RS. Individualized remediation during fellowship training. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov; 34:452-8. View abstract
  6. 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. View abstract
  7. 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. View abstract
  8. Waisel DB, Mancuso TJ, Boretsky KR. Pediatric Research, Risk, and Paravertebral Blocks. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):987-9. View abstract
  9. Waisel DB. Disagreements between medical specialty boards and their diplomates. AMA J Ethics. 2015 Mar 01; 17(3):193-8. View abstract
  10. Zaleski KL, Waisel DB. Withholding information from an anxiety-prone patient? AMA J Ethics. 2015 Mar 01; 17(3):209-14. View abstract
  11. Waisel DB. Challenges in the LGBTQI+ Community. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015; 53(3):53-62. View abstract
  12. Waisel DB. Introduction: Unfamiliar Ethical Issues. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015; 53(3):vii-xii. View abstract
  13. Edwards ML, Waisel DB. 49 Mathoura Road: Geoffrey Kaye's letters to Paul M. Wood, 1939-1955. Anesthesiology. 2014 Dec; 121(6):1150-7. View abstract
  14. Waisel DB. Welcome to the journal of anesthesia history. J Anesth Hist. 2015 Jan; 1(1):1-2. View abstract
  15. Waisel DB. Revocation of board certification for legally permitted activities. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jul; 89(7):869-72. View abstract
  16. Waisel DB. Unrecognized barriers to perioperative limitations on potentially life-sustaining medical treatment. J Clin Anesth. 2014 May; 26(3):171-3. View abstract
  17. Waisel DB. Vulnerable populations in healthcare. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Apr; 26(2):186-92. View abstract
  18. Waisel DB. Thoughts on the Bulletin. Bull Anesth Hist. 2013 Apr; 31(1):1. View abstract
  19. Waisel DB. Let the patient drive the informed consent process: ignore legal requirements. Anesth Analg. 2011 Jul; 113(1):13-5. View abstract
  20. Waisel DB. Moral responsibility to attain thorough pediatric drug labeling. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Oct; 19(10):989-93. View abstract
  21. 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. View abstract
  22. 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. View abstract
  23. 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. View abstract
  24. 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. View abstract
  25. Waisel D. Physician participation in capital punishment. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007 Sep; 82(9):1073-82. View abstract
  26. 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. View abstract
  27. Waisel DB. Developing social capital in the operating room: the use of population-based techniques. Anesthesiology. 2005 Dec; 103(6):1305-10. View abstract
  28. Waisel DB. Moral permissibility as a guide for decision making about conjoined twins. Anesth Analg. 2005 Jul; 101(1):41-3. View abstract
  29. Truog RD, Waisel DB, Burns JP. Do-not-resuscitate orders in the surgical setting. Lancet. 2005 Feb 26-Mar 4; 365(9461):733-5. View abstract
  30. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Ethical and legal aspects. In: Miller RD. Anesthesia. 2005; 3175-98. View abstract
  31. Elder J, Waisel DB. Case report of the one-armed anesthesiology resident. J Clin Anesth. 2004 Sep; 16(6):445-8. View abstract
  32. Van Norman G, Jackson SH, Waisel D. Informed consent: ethical implications in clinical practice. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2004 Apr; 17(2):177-81. View abstract
  33. 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. View abstract
  34. Waisel DB. Norman's war: Norman B. Kornfield, M.D., World War II physician-anesthetist. Anesthesiology. 2003 Apr; 98(4):995-1003. View abstract
  35. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Medical ethics and anaesthesia. In: Healy TEJ, Cohen PJ. A Practice of Anaesthesia,. 2003; 1341-52. View abstract
  36. 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. View abstract
  37. Waisel DB. Perioperative DNR orders. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2002; (10). View abstract
  38. Waisel DB. Ethical and legal issues in pediatric care. In: Yemen TA. Pediatric Anesthesia Handbook. 2002; 13-25. View abstract
  39. 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. View abstract
  40. Waisel DB. Medical professionalism: is it necessary or too arbitrary?. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2002; (7). View abstract
  41. 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. View abstract
  42. Waisel DB. Report of panel on cost containment, informed consent, and outcome accountability: an ethical dilemma. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2001; 39(3):117-29. View abstract
  43. 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. View abstract
  44. Waisel DB. Getting informed consent: an anesthesiologist’s perspective. Inspirations: The Anesthesia Residents’ Quarterly. 2001; 4(1):1-7. View abstract
  45. Waisel DB. Could the attending be wrong?. Inspirations: The Anesthesia Residents’ Quarterly. 2001; 4(3):12-6. View abstract
  46. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Informed consent for the patient with an existing DNR order. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2001; (3):13-4. View abstract
  47. 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. View abstract
  48. 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. View abstract
  49. 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. View abstract
  50. Waisel DB. Perioperative do-not-resuscitate orders. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2000 Apr; 13(2):191-4. View abstract
  51. Waisel DB. The hazards of "hanging crepe" or stating overly pessimistic prognoses. J Clin Ethics. 2000; 11(2):171-4. View abstract
  52. Waisel DB. Nonpatient care obligations of anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology. 1999 Oct; 91(4):1152-8. View abstract
  53. Truog RD, Waisel DB, Burns JP. DNR in the OR: a goal-directed approach. Anesthesiology. 1999 Jan; 90(1):289-95. View abstract
  54. Waisel DB, Jennings JE.. . Informed consent in anesthesiology. In: Bready LL, Mullins RM, Noorily SH, Smith RB. Decision-Making in Anesthesiology,. 1999; 54-5. View abstract
  55. Waisel DB. DNR in the OR. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 1999; 63(4):5-8. View abstract
  56. 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. View abstract
  57. Scheu KL, Waisel DB. Regional anesthesia equipment checkout recommendations: a case report and discussion. J Clin Anesth. 1998 Sep; 10(6):502-5. View abstract
  58. 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. View abstract
  59. 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. View abstract
  60. Merrill DG, Waisel DB. Physician-assisted suicide: Con/Pro. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter . 1998; 62(3):5-8. View abstract
  61. 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. View abstract
  62. Waisel DB. Orders to refuse perioperative resuscitation. In: Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1998 Syllabus on Ethics . 1998. View abstract
  63. Waisel DB, Truog RD. How an anesthesiologist can use the ethics consultation service. Anesthesiology. 1997 Nov; 87(5):1231-8. View abstract
  64. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Informed consent. Anesthesiology. 1997 Oct; 87(4):968-78. View abstract
  65. Waisel DB, Truog RD. The end-of-life sequence. Anesthesiology. 1997 Sep; 87(3):676-86. View abstract
  66. Waisel DB, Truog RD. An introduction to ethics. Anesthesiology. 1997 Aug; 87(2):411-7. View abstract
  67. Waisel DB. Introduction to ethics. In: Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1997 Syllabus on Ethics . 1997. View abstract
  68. Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1997 Syllabus on Ethics. 1997. View abstract
  69. Waisel DB. Euthanasia. Ethical Issues in Anesthesia, Advances in Anesthesia. 1997; 14:250-3. View abstract
  70. 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. View abstract
  71. 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 01; 124(1):75-7. View abstract
  72. 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. View abstract
  73. Waisel DB, Truog RD. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation-not-indicated order: futility revisited. Ann Intern Med. 1995 Feb 15; 122(4):304-8. View abstract
  74. Waisel DB, Fackler JC, Brunner JX, Kohane I. PEFIOS: an expert closed-loop oxygenation algorithm. Medinfo. 1995; 8 Pt 2:1132-6. View abstract
  75. Truog RD, Waisel D. Amnesia instead of anesthesia: not always a question of consent. J Clin Ethics. 1994; 5(2):153-5. View abstract
  76. Waisel DB. . The physician in the arms race. In: Newell JD, Gabrielson IW. Medicine Looks at the Humanities. 1987; 127-9. View abstract