Sushila Murthy, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist who practices at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is also a senior scholar at the Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (CPORT).
Dr. Murthy is interested in patient centered care of surgical patients, particularly older surgical patients, who may have varied goals, values, and concerns related to surgery. She has employed implementation science to reduce the use of medications that are at high-risk of causing delirium in older patients in the perioperative period (guided by the evidenced-based Beers Criteria developed by the American Geriatrics Society). She is also developing a working group to accelerate the implementation of quality and safety improvement initiatives in the Department of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Murthy received her BSE degree, conferred with distinction, in biomedical computation and honors in feminist studies at Stanford University. She received her MD at the Perelman School of Medicine and her MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and then continued at MGH to pursue a fellowship in Health Services Research, during which she collaborated with the Center for Surgery and Public Health. She joined the Penn faculty in 2015.