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profileDavid Benedict Waisel, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Anaesthesia
InstitutionBoston Children's Hospital
DepartmentAnaesthesia
AddressChildrens Hospital
Anesthesia. Bader 3
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/355-6457
Fax617/730-0894
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  1. Waisel DB. Ethics of research for patients in pain. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Feb 01. PMID: 28151827.
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  2. 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. PMID: 27687433.
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  3. 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. PMID: 26950707.
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  4. 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. PMID: 26272104.
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  5. Waisel DB, Mancuso TJ, Boretsky KR. Pediatric Research, Risk, and Paravertebral Blocks. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):987-9. PMID: 25899263.
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  6. Waisel DB. Disagreements between medical specialty boards and their diplomates. AMA J Ethics. 2015 Mar; 17(3):193-8. PMID: 25813584.
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  7. Zaleski KL, Waisel DB. Withholding information from an anxiety-prone patient? AMA J Ethics. 2015 Mar; 17(3):209-14. PMID: 25813586.
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  8. Waisel DB. Challenges in the LGBTQI+ Community. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015; 53(3):53-62. PMID: 26057902.
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  9. Waisel DB. Introduction: Unfamiliar Ethical Issues. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015; 53(3):vii-xii. PMID: 26057909.
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  10. Edwards ML, Waisel DB. 49 Mathoura Road: Geoffrey Kaye's letters to Paul M. Wood, 1939-1955. Anesthesiology. 2014 Dec; 121(6):1150-7. PMID: 25285946.
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  11. Waisel DB. Welcome to the journal of anesthesia history. J Anesth Hist. 2015 Jan; 1(1):1-2. PMID: 25748362.
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  12. Waisel DB. Revocation of board certification for legally permitted activities. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jul; 89(7):869-72. PMID: 24996231.
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  13. Waisel DB. Unrecognized barriers to perioperative limitations on potentially life-sustaining medical treatment. J Clin Anesth. 2014 May; 26(3):171-3. PMID: 24793712.
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  14. Waisel DB. Thoughts on the Bulletin. Bull Anesth Hist. 2013 Apr; 31(1):1. PMID: 24205747.
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  15. Waisel DB. Vulnerable populations in healthcare. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Apr; 26(2):186-92. PMID: 23385323.
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  16. Waisel DB. Let the patient drive the informed consent process: ignore legal requirements. Anesth Analg. 2011 Jul; 113(1):13-5. PMID: 21700694.
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  17. Waisel DB. Moral responsibility to attain thorough pediatric drug labeling. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Oct; 19(10):989-93. PMID: 19659675.
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  18. 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. PMID: 19225393.
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  19. 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. PMID: 19444043.
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  20. 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. PMID: 18463622.
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  21. 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. PMID: 18216349.
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  22. Waisel D. Physician participation in capital punishment. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007 Sep; 82(9):1073-82. PMID: 17803875.
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  23. 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. PMID: 16394704.
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  24. Waisel DB. Developing social capital in the operating room: the use of population-based techniques. Anesthesiology. 2005 Dec; 103(6):1305-10. PMID: 16306744.
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  25. Waisel DB. Moral permissibility as a guide for decision making about conjoined twins. Anesth Analg. 2005 Jul; 101(1):41-3. PMID: 15976203.
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  26. Truog RD, Waisel DB, Burns JP. Do-not-resuscitate orders in the surgical setting. Lancet. 2005 Feb 26-Mar 4; 365(9461):733-5. PMID: 15733701.
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  27. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Ethical and legal aspects. In: Miller RD. Anesthesia. 2005; 3175-98.
  28. Elder J, Waisel DB. Case report of the one-armed anesthesiology resident. J Clin Anesth. 2004 Sep; 16(6):445-8. PMID: 15567649.
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  29. Van Norman G, Jackson SH, Waisel D. Informed consent: ethical implications in clinical practice. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2004 Apr; 17(2):177-81. PMID: 17021548.
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  30. Waisel DB. Norman's war: Norman B. Kornfield, M.D., World War II physician-anesthetist. Anesthesiology. 2003 Apr; 98(4):995-1003. PMID: 12657863.
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  31. 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. PMID: 17021462.
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  32. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Medical ethics and anaesthesia. In: Healy TEJ, Cohen PJ. A Practice of Anaesthesia,. 2003; 1341-52.
  33. 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. PMID: 12393121.
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  34. Waisel DB. Perioperative DNR orders. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2002; (10).
  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. Ethical and legal issues in pediatric care. In: Yemen TA. Pediatric Anesthesia Handbook. 2002; 13-25.
  37. Waisel DB. Medical professionalism: is it necessary or too arbitrary?. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2002; (7).
  38. 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. PMID: 11388544.
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  39. 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.
  40. 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. PMID: 11524600.
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  41. Waisel DB. Report of panel on cost containment, informed consent, and outcome accountability: an ethical dilemma. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2001; 39(3):117-29. PMID: 11524604.
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  42. Waisel DB. Could the attending be wrong?. Inspirations: The Anesthesia Residents’ Quarterly. 2001; 4(3):12-6.
  43. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Informed consent for the patient with an existing DNR order. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 2001; (3):13-4.
  44. Waisel DB. Getting informed consent: an anesthesiologist’s perspective. Inspirations: The Anesthesia Residents’ Quarterly. 2001; 4(1):1-7.
  45. 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.
  46. 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. PMID: 10920652.
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  47. Waisel DB. Perioperative do-not-resuscitate orders. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2000 Apr; 13(2):191-4. PMID: 17016302.
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  48. Waisel DB. The hazards of "hanging crepe" or stating overly pessimistic prognoses. J Clin Ethics. 2000; 11(2):171-4. PMID: 11056876.
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  49. Waisel DB. Nonpatient care obligations of anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology. 1999 Oct; 91(4):1152-8. PMID: 10519515.
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  50. 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.
  51. Waisel DB. DNR in the OR. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter. 1999; 63(4):5-8.
  52. Waisel DB, Jennings JE.. . Informed consent in anesthesiology. In: Bready LL, Mullins RM, Noorily SH, Smith RB. Decision-Making in Anesthesiology,. 1999; 54-5.
  53. Truog RD, Waisel DB, Burns JP. DNR in the OR: a goal-directed approach. Anesthesiology. 1999 Jan; 90(1):289-95. PMID: 9915337.
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  54. Scheu KL, Waisel DB. Regional anesthesia equipment checkout recommendations: a case report and discussion. J Clin Anesth. 1998 Sep; 10(6):502-5. PMID: 9793816.
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  55. 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. PMID: 9524900.
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  56. 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. PMID: 9503897.
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  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. Merrill DG, Waisel DB. Physician-assisted suicide: Con/Pro. American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter . 1998; 62(3):5-8.
  60. Waisel DB, Truog RD. How an anesthesiologist can use the ethics consultation service. Anesthesiology. 1997 Nov; 87(5):1231-8. PMID: 9366476.
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  61. Waisel DB, Truog RD. Informed consent. Anesthesiology. 1997 Oct; 87(4):968-78. PMID: 9357901.
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  62. Waisel DB, Truog RD. The end-of-life sequence. Anesthesiology. 1997 Sep; 87(3):676-86. PMID: 9316975.
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  63. Waisel DB, Truog RD. An introduction to ethics. Anesthesiology. 1997 Aug; 87(2):411-7. PMID: 9286905.
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  64. Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1997 Syllabus on Ethics. 1997.
  65. Waisel DB. Introduction to ethics. In: Waisel DB, Van Norman G. ASA 1997 Syllabus on Ethics . 1997.
  66. Waisel DB. Euthanasia. Ethical Issues in Anesthesia, Advances in Anesthesia. 1997; 14:250-3.
  67. 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. PMID: 8872697.
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  68. 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. PMID: 11654250.
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  69. 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. PMID: 7669309.
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  70. Waisel DB, Truog RD. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation-not-indicated order: futility revisited. Ann Intern Med. 1995 Feb 15; 122(4):304-8. PMID: 7825768.
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  71. Waisel DB, Fackler JC, Brunner JX, Kohane I. PEFIOS: an expert closed-loop oxygenation algorithm. Medinfo. 1995; 8 Pt 2:1132-6. PMID: 8591387.
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  72. Truog RD, Waisel D. Amnesia instead of anesthesia: not always a question of consent. J Clin Ethics. 1994; 5(2):153-5. PMID: 7919489.
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  73. 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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