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Allan F. Simpao, MD, MBI

Allan F. Simpao, MD, MBI

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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
BA (Biology, Psychology)
Johns Hopkins University, 1998.
BS (Computer and Information Sciences)
University of Delaware, 2003.
MD (Medicine)
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 2007.
MBI (Biomedical Informatics)
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric anesthesia
Special Delivery Unit maternal-fetal anesthesia
Difficult airway management
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access

Description of Research Expertise

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

Selected Publications

Simpao AF, Galvez JA, Cannesson M: Should we fear computers or the lack of them? Technology, digital quality improvement, and the care redesign process. Anesthesiology 126(3): 369-70, Mar 2017.

Simpao AF, Tan JM, Lingappan AM, Galvez JA, Morgan SE, Krall MA: A systematic review of near real-time and point-of-care clinical decision support in anesthesia information management systems. J Clin Monit Comput 2017.

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Galvez JA, Bonafide CP, Wartman EC, England WR, Lingappan AM, Kilbaugh TJ, Jawad AF, Rehman MA: The timing and prevalence of intraoperative hypotension in infants undergoing laparoscopic pyloromyotomy at a tertiary pediatric hospital. Pediatr Anesth 27(1): 66-76, Jan 2017.

Simpao AF, Pollock AN, McGinnis SE, Galvez JA: The vanishing neck mass: how using a laryngeal mask airway during magnetic resonance imaging of a child can cause misdiagnosis. Pediatr Anesth 26(9): 942-3, Sep 2016.

Simpao AF, Galvez JA: When seconds count, buy more time: the Oxygen Reserve Index and its promising role in patient monitoring and safety. Anesthesiology 124(4): 750-1, Apr 2016.

Simpao AF, Galvez JA, England WR, Wartman EC, Scott JH, Hamid MM, Rehman MA, Epstein RH: Technical evaluation of wireless connectivity from patient monitors to an anesthesia information management system during intensive care unit surgery. Anesth Analg 122(2): 425-9, Feb 2016.

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Rehman MA: Big Data and visual analytics in anaesthesia and health care. Br J Anaesth 115(3): 350-6, Sep 2015.

Simpao AF, Lingappan AM, Ahumada LM, Rehman MA, Galvez JA: Perioperative smartphone apps and devices for patient-centered care. J Med Syst 39(9), Sep 2015.

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 22(2): 361-9, Mar 2015.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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