Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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Surgical Intensive Care Units at Penn

Our anesthesia intensivists care for patients in two of the UPHS hospitals: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. We also provide telemedicine ICU services as part of the Penn E-Lert program.


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

We lead and staff three ICUs at HUP: the Rhoads 5 Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the Founders 5 Heart and Vascular ICU, and the Rhoads 2 Neuro ICU.

Rhoads 5 Surgical ICU

Medical Directors: Maurizio Cereda, MD (Anesthesiology) and Jose Pascual, MD, PhD (Trauma Surgery)

Patient population: Mixed surgery (roughly in order of volume: emergency surgery, general surgery, urology, transplant, vascular surgery (below the diaphragm), otorhinolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery)

Attending physicians staffing this unit: Cereda, Gabrielli, Hanson, Lane-Fall, Nearman (anesthesia); Braslow, Kim, Martin, Pascual, Raza, Reilly, Seamon, Shiroff, Sims, Smith (trauma surgery)

Founders 5 Heart and Vascular ICU

Medical Director: Jiri Horak, MD (Anesthesiology)

Patient population: Cardiac surgery, major vascular surgery (above the diaphragm), patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Attending physicians staffing this unit: Augoustides, Falk, Gordon, Milas, Raiten, Weiss, Werlhof (anesthesia)

Rhoads 2 Neuro ICU
Rhoads 2 Neuro ICU

Rhoads 2 Neuro ICU

Medical Directors: W. Andrew Kofke (Anesthesiology), Joshua Levine (Neurology)

Patient population: Neurology, neurosurgery

Attending physicians staffing this unit: Gabrielli, Mahanna Gabrielli, Kofke (anesthesia); Balu, Kalanuria, Kumar, Levine, Sandsmark (neurology); Pascual (trauma surgery)

 


Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC, or "Presby")

We lead and staff three ICUs at Presby in the Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC): the PAC3 Heart and Vascular ICU, the PAC4 Trauma Surgery ICU and the PAC5 Neuro ICU.

PAC3 Heart and Vascular ICU

Medical Director: Emily Gordon, MD, MEd (Anesthesiology)

Patient population: Cardiac surgery, major vascular surgery (above the diaphragm), patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (including patients referred through the Penn Lung Rescue mobile ECMO program)

Attending physicians staffing this unit: Gordon, Gutsche, Ko, Laudanski, Raiten, Rock, Werlhof (all anesthesiology)

 

Infographic from Spring 2015 Penn Medicine magazine
Infographic from Spring 2015Penn Medicine magazine

PAC4 Trauma Surgery ICU

Medical Directors: Andrea Gabrielli, MD, MBA (Anesthesiology) and Niels Martin, MD (Trauma Surgery)

Patient population: Trauma and mixed surgery (roughly in order of volume: orthopedics, general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, urology)

Attending physicians staffing this unit: Cereda, Gabrielli, Lane-Fall, Laudanski, Rock (anesthesiology); Braslow, Kim, Martin, Pascual, Raza, Reilly, Seamon, Shiroff, Sims, Smith (trauma surgery); Oxford (obstetrics and gynecology)

 

PAC4 Trauma Surgery ICU
PAC4/PAC5 ICU rooms

PAC5 Neuro ICU

Patient population: Neurology, neurosurgery, neurotrauma (multiply-injured patients with neurotrauma go to PAC4) 

Attending physicians staffing this unit: Gabrielli, Mahanna Gabrielli, Kofke (anesthesiology); Balu, Kalanuria, Kumar, Levine, Sandsmark (neurology); Pascual (trauma surgery)

 


Penn E-Lert

Penn E-Lert Telemedicine Program
Penn E-Lert Telemedicine Program


Penn E-Lert is a state-of-the-art ICU telemedicine program that supports 90 ICU beds in three University of Pennsylvania Health System hospitals. These beds are covered 24/7 by ICU nurses who monitor vital sign trends and laboratory test results, conduct virtual rounds, and provide other support to ICU staff. From 7:00 pm to 7:00 am each day, board-certified intensivists from anesthesia, surgery, internal medicine, and neurocritical care also cover these beds.

Penn E-Lert was started more than 15 years ago by Dr. Bill Hanson, and is currently led by Dr. Andrea Gabrielli, both from the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care.