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Allan F. Simpao, MD

Allan F. Simpao, MD

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA (Biology, Psychology)
Johns Hopkins University, 1998.
BS (Computer and Information Sciences)
University of Delaware, 2003.
MD (Medicine)
Jefferson Medical College, 2007.
MBI (Biomedical Informatics)
Oregon Health & Science University, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric anesthesia
Difficult airway management
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access

Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric anesthesiology
Clinical informatics
Anesthesia information management systems
Patient-reported outcomes

Selected Publications

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Desai BR, Bonafide CP, Galvez JA, Rehman MA, Jawad AF, Palma KL, Shelov ED: Optimization of drug-drug interaction alert rules in a pediatric hospital’s electronic health record system using a visual analytics dashboard. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Notes: http://jamia.bmj.com/content/early/2014/10/15/amiajnl-2013-002538.

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Rehman MA: Big Data and visual analytics in anaesthesia and health care. Br J Anaesth 2014 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Simpao AF, Galvez JA, Schwartz AJ, Rehman MA: Inversion of the right hemidiaphragm due to massive hemothorax after central line placement. Anesthesiology 2014 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Simpao AF, Janik LS, Hsu G, Schwartz AJ, Heuer GG, Warrington AP, Rehman MA: Transient and reproducible loss of motor-evoked potential signals following intravenous levetiracetam in a child undergoing craniotomy for resection of astrocytoma. A&A Case Reports 2014 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Galvez JA, Ahumada L, Simpao AF, Lin EE, Bonafide CP, Choudhry D, England WR, Jawad AF, Friedman D, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Rehman MA: Visual analytics tool for evaluation of 10-year perioperative transfusion practice at a pediatric hospital. J Am Med Inform Assoc 21(3): 529-534, May 2014.

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Galvez JA, Rehman MA: A review of analytics and clinical informatics in health care. Journal of Medical Systems 38(4): 45, 1-7, Apr 2014.

Simpao AF, Javia LR, Schwartz AJ, Rehman MA: Shoulder dystocia, laryngeal tear, mediastinal intubation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a neonate. Anesthesiology 120(2): 480, Feb 2014.

Simpao AF, Wong R, Ferrara TJ, Hedrick HL, Schwartz AJ, Snyder TL, Tharakan SJ, Bailey PD: From simulation to separation surgery: A tale of two twins. Anesthesiology 120(1): 110, Jan 2014.

Simpao AF, Gurnaney HG, Schwartz AJ, Maxwell LG, Rehman MA: Cephalad migration of pediatric caudal epidural catheters associated with change from prone to supine position. Anesthesiology 117(6): 1353, Dec 2012 Notes: Selected as an "Editor's Pick" at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting.

Simpao AF, Pruitt EY, Cook-Sather SD, Gurnaney HG, Rehman MA: The reliability of manual reporting of clinical events in an anesthesia information management system (AIMS). Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 26(6): 437-439, Dec 2012.

Simpao A, Heitz JW, McNulty SE, Chekemian B, Brenn BR, Epstein RH: The design and implementation of an automated system for logging clinical experiences using an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesia & Analgesia 112(2): 422-429, Feb 2011.

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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