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Allan F. Simpao, MD, MBI

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Anesthesiologist, 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, 2007.
MBI (Biomedical Informatics)
Oregon Health & Science University, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, 2007-2008.
Resident in Anesthesiology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2010.
Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2010-2011.
Fellow in Pediatric Anesthesiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012.
American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, 2012.
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2013.
American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics, 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
Anesthesia information management systems
Applied visual analytics
Patient-reported outcomes

Selected Publications

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.

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 Rep 4(2): 26-28, Jan 2015.

Simpao AF, Galvez JA, Schwartz AJ, Rehman MA: Inversion of the right hemidiaphragm due to massive hemothorax after central line placement. Anesthesiology 122(1): 190, Jan 2015.

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Galvez JA, Rehman MA: A review of analytics and clinical informatics in health care. J Med Syst 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.

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