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Gordon H. Morewood, MDGordon Morewood, MD

Chair, Anesthesiology

Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Temple University Health System

Telephone: 267-838-0683

Fax: 215-707-8028

Email: gordon.morewood@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Anesthesiology


Educational Background:


BA, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1990


MD, Queen's University School of Medicine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1992


Internship, Royal Columbian Hospital, University of British Columbia New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, 1993


Residency, Anesthesiology, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 1998


Chief Resident, Anesthesiology, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA,1998


Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA, 1999


MBA, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2014


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Clinical & Research Interests:

  • Anesthetic care for cardiac surgery
  • Systemic responses to human error and organizational accidents
  • Business model innovation in healthcare

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Board Certifications:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Echocardiography

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Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
  • International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Council on Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care, Council on Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

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Books, Chapters, Monographs:


Morewood GH, Salgo IS. Transesophageal echocardiography for lung transplantation. In: The Harvard Department of Anesthesia Electronic Anesthesia Library (HEAL) on CD-ROM, Lippincott-Raven, 2001.

Morewood GH. Chapter 30: A 65-year-old woman with abrupt intraoperative cardiac decompensation. In: Anesthesia Pearls. Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, 2003.

Morewood GH. Chapter 43: A 79-year-old man with a hip fracture and a heart murmur. In: Anesthesia Pearls. Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, 2003.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

15625251. Engen DA, Morewood GH, Ghazar NJ, Ashbury T, VanDenKerkhof EG, Wang L, A demand-based assessment of the Canadian anesthesia workforce - 2002 through 2007. Can J Anaesth 52:1(18-25)2005 Jan

12073200. Morewood GH, Gallagher ME, Gaughan JP, Does the reimbursement of anesthesiologists for intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography promote increased utilization? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 16:3(300-3)2002 Jun

11748412. Morewood GH, Gallagher ME, Gaughan JP, Conlay LA, Current practice patterns for adult perioperative transesophageal echocardiography in the United States. Anesthesiology 95:6(1507-12)2001 Dec

11688003. Gallagher ME, Morewood GH, Garcia JP, Furukawa S, Amiodarone for atrial fibrillation during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 15:5(611-3)2001 Oct

10890487. Morewood GH, Uncomplicated heparinization for cardiopulmonary bypass in a patient with antiheparin antibodies. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 14:3(309-11)2000 Jun

10708472. Morewood GH, Weiss SJ, Intra-aortic balloon pump associated with dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction after valve replacement for aortic stenosis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 13:3(229-31)2000 Mar

8221447. Morewood GH, A rational approach to the cause, prevention and treatment of postdural puncture headache. CMAJ 149:8(1087-93)1993 Oct 15

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