Marian Murphy, DO
University of Vermont
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Marian Murphy grew up in the California Bay Area. She completed her undergraduate training at Chaminade University of Honolulu where she played division II basketball and graduated suma cum laude with a BA in Biology. She then went on to medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in California and was valedictorian of her medical school class. She completed her medicine internship at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA and then her anesthesia training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN is where she finished her pediatric anesthesiology fellowship training before moving to Burlington, VT and joining the anesthesiology department at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Her anesthesia interests include pediatric regional anesthesia, infant spinal anesthesia, delivering anesthesia in limited resource settings, and resident teaching and board preparation. In her spare time, Marian enjoys golfing with her husband, traveling, hiking, fly fishing, and cuddling on the couch with her cat Ferguson and chocolate lab Sage.

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  • Discuss the role of pregnancy testing prior to anesthesia and surgery and the ethical considerations of testing in the
    adolescent population.
  • Recognize the differences between a mature minor and emancipated minor.
  • Understand the medical, legal, and ethical obligations of confidentiality and its role in our adolescent patient population.
  • Identify the limits of confidentiality and when disclosure of information to parents is appropriate.