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Cynthia Anne Wong, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator) (Part Time)
CHL Mail Stop 76 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 669 2110


Toledo P, Duce L, Adams J, Ross VH, Thompson KM, Wong CA. Diversity in the American Society of Anesthesiologists Leadership. Anesth Analg. 2017 Mar 08. View in: PubMed

Gerlach B, Shah AM, Lee MT, Wong CA, Sullivan JT, Toledo P. Publication Rate of Abstracts Presented at the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Annual Meetings 2010-2014. Anesth Analg. 2017 Feb 01. View in: PubMed

Bauchat JR, McCarthy R, Fitzgerald P, Kolb S, Wong CA. Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Measurements in Women Receiving Intrathecal Morphine for Cesarean Delivery: A Prospective Observational Study. Anesth Analg. 2017 Jan 17. View in: PubMed

Klumpner TT, Lange EM, Ahmed HS, Fitzgerald PC, Wong CA, Toledo P. An in vitro evaluation of the pressure generated during programmed intermittent epidural bolus injection at varying infusion delivery speeds. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov; 34:632-7. View in: PubMed

Mhyre JM, Wong CA. The Anesthesia Workforce and Levels of Maternal Care. Anesth Analg. 2016 Jun; 122(6):1763-5. View in: PubMed

Hu LQ, Flood P, Li Y, Tao W, Zhao P, Xia Y, Pian-Smith MC, Stellaccio FS, Ouanes JP, Hu F, Wong CA. No Pain Labor & Delivery: A Global Health Initiative's Impact on Clinical Outcomes in China. Anesth Analg. 2016 Jun; 122(6):1931-8. View in: PubMed

Guglielminotti J, Deneux-Tharaux C, Wong CA, Li G. Hospital-Level Factors Associated with Anesthesia-Related Adverse Events in Cesarean Deliveries, New York State, 2009-2011. Anesth Analg. 2016 Jun; 122(6):1947-56. View in: PubMed

Toledo P, McLean S, Duce L, Wong CA, Schubert A, Ward DS. Evaluation of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Program Participants' Scholarly Activity and Career Choices. Anesthesiology. 2016 May; 124(5):1168-73. View in: PubMed

Klumpner TT, Toledo P, Wong CA, Farrer JR. Interscapular pain associated with neuraxial labour analgesia: a case series. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 63(4):475-9. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Scott S, Jones RL, Walzer J, Geller S. The state of Illinois obstetric hemorrhage project: pre-project and post-training examination scores. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Mar; 29(5):845-9. View in: PubMed

Guglielminotti J, Wong CA, Landau R, Li G. Temporal Trends in Anesthesia-related Adverse Events in Cesarean Deliveries, New York State, 2003-2012. Anesthesiology. 2015 Nov; 123(5):1013-23. View in: PubMed

Patel SK, Gordon EJ, Wong CA, Grobman WA, Goucher H, Toledo P. Readability, Content, and Quality Assessment of Web-Based Patient Education Materials Addressing Neuraxial Labor Analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2015 Nov; 121(5):1295-300. View in: PubMed

Bauchat JR, McCarthy RJ, Koski TR, Wong CA. Labor Analgesia Consumption and Time to Neuraxial Catheter Placement in Women with a History of Surgical Correction for Scoliosis: A Case-Matched Study. Anesth Analg. 2015 Oct; 121(4):981-7. View in: PubMed

Pinyavat T, Rosenberg H, Lang BH, Wong CA, Riazi S, Brady JE, Sun LS, Li G. In Reply. Anesthesiology. 2015 Sep; 123(3):732-3. View in: PubMed

Peralta F, Higgins N, Lange E, Wong CA, McCarthy RJ. The Relationship of Body Mass Index with the Incidence of Postdural Puncture Headache in Parturients. Anesth Analg. 2015 Aug; 121(2):451-6. View in: PubMed

Wong AE, Kwaan HC, Grobman WA, Weiss I, Wong CA. Microparticle source and tissue factor expression in pregnancy. Ann Hematol. 2015 Aug; 94(8):1285-90. View in: PubMed

Lange EM, Shah AM, Braithwaite BA, You WB, Wong CA, Grobman WA, Toledo P. Readability, content, and quality of online patient education materials on preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2015 Aug; 34(3):383-90. View in: PubMed

Goucher H, Wong CA, Patel SK, Toledo P. Cell Salvage in Obstetrics. Anesth Analg. 2015 Aug; 121(2):465-8. View in: PubMed

Lavoie A, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA. The ED90 of Prophylactic Oxytocin Infusion After Delivery of the Placenta During Cesarean Delivery in Laboring Compared with Nonlaboring Women: An Up-Down Sequential Allocation Dose-Response Study. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jul; 121(1):159-64. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Shafer SL. Dittrick's Missing Editorial About Apgar's Score. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):962. View in: PubMed

Mhyre JM, Wong CA. The society for obstetric anesthesia and perinatology 2014 annual meeting: the first annual virginia apgar collection. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):959-61. View in: PubMed

Hu LQ, Zhang J, Wong CA, Cao Q, Zhang G, Rong H, Li X, McCarthy RJ. Impact of the introduction of neuraxial labor analgesia on mode of delivery at an urban maternity hospital in China. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Apr; 129(1):17-21. View in: PubMed

Ducloy-Bouthors AS, Vallet B, Susen S, Wong CA, Butwick A, Lockhart E. In response. Anesth Analg. 2015 Apr; 120(4):956-7. View in: PubMed

Pinyavat T, Rosenberg H, Lang BH, Wong CA, Riazi S, Brady JE, Sun LS, Li G. Accuracy of malignant hyperthermia diagnoses in hospital discharge records. Anesthesiology. 2015 Jan; 122(1):55-63. View in: PubMed

Carvalho B, Wong CA. Drug labeling in the practice of obstetric anesthesia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan; 212(1):24-7. View in: PubMed

DeLeon A, De Oliveira GS, Kalayil M, Narang S, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA. The incidence of coagulopathy in pregnant patients with intrahepatic cholestasis: should we delay or avoid neuraxial analgesia? J Clin Anesth. 2014 Dec; 26(8):623-7. View in: PubMed

Ducloy-Bouthors AS, Susen S, Wong CA, Butwick A, Vallet B, Lockhart E. Medical advances in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. Anesth Analg. 2014 Nov; 119(5):1140-7. View in: PubMed

King TL, Wong CA. Nitrous oxide for labor pain: is it a laughing matter? Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan; 118(1):12-4. View in: PubMed

Wong CA. Editorial comment: cardiac arrest from local anesthetic toxicity after a field block and transversus abdominis plane block: a consequence of miscommunication between the anesthesiologist and surgeon and probable local anesthetic systemic toxicity in a postpartum patient with acute Fatty liver of pregnancy after a transversus abdominis plane block. A A Case Rep. 2013 Dec 1; 1(5):77-8. View in: PubMed

Peralta F, Wong CA. Interventional radiology in the pregnant patient for obstetric and nonobstetric indications: organizational, anesthetic, and procedural issues. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Aug; 26(4):450-5. View in: PubMed

Brandom BW, Bina S, Wong CA, Wallace T, Visoiu M, Isackson PJ, Vladutiu GD, Sambuughin N, Muldoon SM. Ryanodine receptor type 1 gene variants in the malignant hyperthermia-susceptible population of the United States. Anesth Analg. 2013 May; 116(5):1078-86. View in: PubMed

Toledo P, Nixon HC, Mhyre JM, Wong CA, Weinberg G. Brief report: Availability of lipid emulsion in United States obstetric units. Anesth Analg. 2013 Feb; 116(2):406-8. View in: PubMed

Flood P, Wong CA. Chronic pain secondary to childbirth: does it exist? Anesthesiology. 2013 Jan; 118(1):16-8. View in: PubMed

Wong CA. The influence of analgesia on labor--is it related to primary cesarean rates? Semin Perinatol. 2012 Oct; 36(5):353-6. View in: PubMed

Lirk P, Haller I, Wong CA. Management of spinal anaesthesia-induced hypotension for caesarean delivery: a European survey. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2012 Sep; 29(9):452-3. View in: PubMed

Bauchat JR, McCarthy RJ, Koski TR, Cambic CR, Lee AI, Wong CA. Prior lumbar discectomy surgery does not alter the efficacy of neuraxial labor analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2012 Aug; 115(2):348-53. View in: PubMed

Toledo P, Eosakul ST, Goetz K, Wong CA, Grobman WA. Decay in blood loss estimation skills after web-based didactic training. Simul Healthc. 2012 Feb; 7(1):18-21. View in: PubMed

Toledo P, Sun J, Grobman WA, Wong CA, Feinglass J, Hasnain-Wynia R. Racial and ethnic disparities in neuraxial labor analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2012 Jan; 114(1):172-8. View in: PubMed

Paech MJ, Doherty DA, Christmas T, Wong CA. The volume of blood for epidural blood patch in obstetrics: a randomized, blinded clinical trial. Anesth Analg. 2011 Jul; 113(1):126-33. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, McCarthy RJ, Hewlett B. The effect of manipulation of the programmed intermittent bolus time interval and injection volume on total drug use for labor epidural analgesia: a randomized controlled trial. Anesth Analg. 2011 Apr; 112(4):904-11. View in: PubMed

Dhawan R, Kacha A, Chaney MA, Fox AA, Wong CA. Case 2--2011: Acute myocardial infarction in a pregnant patient requiring coronary artery bypass graft surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Apr; 25(2):353-61. View in: PubMed

Scavone BM, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA, Sullivan JT. The influence of time of day of administration on duration of opioid labor analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2010 Oct; 111(4):986-91. View in: PubMed

Cambic CR, Scavone BM, McCarthy RJ, Eisenberg P, Sanchez EM, Sullivan JT, Wong CA. A retrospective study of positive antibody screens at delivery in Rh-negative parturients. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Sep; 57(9):811-6. View in: PubMed

Wong CA. Nerve injuries after neuraxial anaesthesia and their medicolegal implications. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Jun; 24(3):367-81. View in: PubMed

Toledo P, McCarthy RJ, Burke CA, Goetz K, Wong CA, Grobman WA. The effect of live and web-based education on the accuracy of blood-loss estimation in simulated obstetric scenarios. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Apr; 202(4):400. e1-5. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Scavone BM, Sullivan JT, McCarthy RJ. Early labor neuraxial analgesia: effects on the progress and outcome of labor. Anesthesiology. 2010 Apr; 112(4):1053-4; author reply 1054-5. View in: PubMed

Cunningham FG, Bangdiwala SI, Brown SS, Dean TM, Frederiksen M, Rowland Hogue CJ, King T, Spencer Lukacz E, McCullough LB, Nicholson W, Petit NF, Probstfield JL, Viguera AC, Wong CA, Zimmet SC. NIH consensus development conference draft statement on vaginal birth after cesarean: new insights. NIH Consens State Sci Statements. 2010 Mar 10; 27(3):1-42. View in: PubMed

Wong CA. Advances in labor analgesia. Int J Womens Health. 2010; 1:139-54. View in: PubMed

Dugan-Kim M, Connell S, Stika C, Wong CA, Gossett DR. Epistaxis of pregnancy and association with postpartum hemorrhage. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 114(6):1322-5. View in: PubMed

Wong CA. Labor analgesia: is there an ideal technique? Anesth Analg. 2009 Aug; 109(2):296-8. View in: PubMed

Toledo P, McCarthy RJ, Ebarvia MJ, Huser CJ, Wong CA. The interaction between epidural 2-chloroprocaine and morphine: a randomized controlled trial of the effect of drug administration timing on the efficacy of morphine analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jul; 109(1):168-73. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, McCarthy RJ, Sullivan JT, Scavone BM, Gerber SE, Yaghmour EA. Early compared with late neuraxial analgesia in nulliparous labor induction: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May; 113(5):1066-74. View in: PubMed

Wojciechowski KG, Avram MJ, Raikoff K, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA. A comparison of epinephrine concentrations in local anesthetic solutions using a "wash" versus measured technique. Anesth Analg. 2009 Apr; 108(4):1243-5. View in: PubMed

Wong CA. Introducing focused reviews in obstetric anesthesiology: a new series. Anesth Analg. 2008 Sep; 107(3):746-7. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Stock MC. The status of women in academic anesthesiology: a progress report. Anesth Analg. 2008 Jul; 107(1):178-84. View in: PubMed

Toledo P, McCarthy RJ, Hewlett BJ, Fitzgerald PC, Wong CA. The accuracy of blood loss estimation after simulated vaginal delivery. Anesth Analg. 2007 Dec; 105(6):1736-40, table of contents. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, McCarthy RJ, Fitzgerald PC, Raikoff K, Avram MJ. Gastric emptying of water in obese pregnant women at term. Anesth Analg. 2007 Sep; 105(3):751-5. View in: PubMed

Sullivan JT, Grouper S, Walker MT, Parrish TB, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA. Lumbosacral cerebrospinal fluid volume in humans using three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging. Anesth Analg. 2006 Nov; 103(5):1306-10. View in: PubMed

Scavone BM, Sproviero MT, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA, Sullivan JT, Siddall VJ, Wade LD. Development of an objective scoring system for measurement of resident performance on the human patient simulator. Anesthesiology. 2006 Aug; 105(2):260-6. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Ratliff JT, Sullivan JT, Scavone BM, Toledo P, McCarthy RJ. A randomized comparison of programmed intermittent epidural bolus with continuous epidural infusion for labor analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2006 Mar; 102(3):904-9. View in: PubMed

Marcus RJ, Wong CA, Lehor A, McCarthy RJ, Yaghmour E, Yilmaz M. Postoperative epidural morphine for postpartum tubal ligation analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2005 Sep; 101(3):876-81, table of contents. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Scavone BM, Peaceman AM, McCarthy RJ, Sullivan JT, Diaz NT, Yaghmour E, Marcus RJ, Sherwani SS, Sproviero MT, Yilmaz M, Patel R, Robles C, Grouper S. The risk of cesarean delivery with neuraxial analgesia given early versus late in labor. N Engl J Med. 2005 Feb 17; 352(7):655-65. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Fragen RJ, Fitzgerald PC, McCarthy RJ. The association between propofol-induced loss of consciousness and the SNAP index. Anesth Analg. 2005 Jan; 100(1):141-8. View in: PubMed

Scavone BM, Wong CA, Sullivan JT, Yaghmour E, Sherwani SS, McCarthy RJ. Efficacy of a prophylactic epidural blood patch in preventing post dural puncture headache in parturients after inadvertent dural puncture. Anesthesiology. 2004 Dec; 101(6):1422-7. View in: PubMed

Wong CA. Neurologic deficits and labor analgesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2004 Jul-Aug; 29(4):341-51. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Cariaso D, Johnson EC, Leu D, McCarthy RJ. Body habitus does not influence spread of sensory blockade after the intrathecal injection of a hypobaric solution in term parturients. Can J Anaesth. 2003 Aug-Sep; 50(7):689-93. View in: PubMed

Plunkett BA, Lin A, Wong CA, Grobman WA, Peaceman AM. Management of the second stage of labor in nulliparas with continuous epidural analgesia. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Jul; 102(1):109-14. View in: PubMed

Calimaran AL, Strauss-Hoder TP, Wang WY, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA. The effect of epidural test dose on motor function after a combined spinal-epidural technique for labor analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2003 Apr; 96(4):1167-72, table of contents. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Scavone BM, Dugan S, Smith JC, Prather H, Ganchiff JN, McCarthy RJ. Incidence of postpartum lumbosacral spine and lower extremity nerve injuries. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Feb; 101(2):279-88. View in: PubMed

Wong CA, Loffredi M, Ganchiff JN, Zhao J, Wang Z, Avram MJ. Gastric emptying of water in term pregnancy. Anesthesiology. 2002 Jun; 96(6):1395-400. View in: PubMed

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