Debra Pulley, MD

Debra Pulley, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology

Debra Pulley, MD, is a Professor of Anesthesiology and she has been a member of the Department of Anesthesiology for many years. 

Dr. Pulley’s interest in medicine began when she worked as an environmental engineer, managing the proper handling of hazardous waste and learning about the toxic effects of chemicals. After medical school, she chose anesthesiology which led her to WashU!

She has worked in the operating rooms, labor/delivery, and the preoperative clinic CPAP. Dr. Pulley values her coworkers and enjoys the enthusiasm of new learners. Over the years, she has learned to appreciate both the resiliency and frailty of the human body, and has dedicated her career to treating patients during critical periods of their lives.

Dr. Pulley is a Midwesterner at heart but loves traveling to different regions of the country and taking easy hikes to scenic views. She also enjoys being a wife, mother of two, and grandmother to three energetic kids.