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Allan F. Simpao, MD

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
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
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.
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.
Certifications
The American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Certification, Diplomate #49746, 2012.
The American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology Certification, Diplomate #49746, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric anesthesia
Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks and vascular access
Difficult airway management
Ambulatory anesthesia

Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric anesthesiology
Clinical informatics
Anesthesia information management systems
Clinical decision support and alert fatigue

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: 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.

Olutunmbi Y, Gurnaney HG, Galvez JA, Simpao AF: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in a pediatric patient with acute intermittent porphyria: literature review and case report. Middle East J Anesthesiol 22(5): 511-514, June 2014.

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: Conflict management in the healthcare workplace. Physician Executive 39(6): 54-56, 58, Nov-Dec 2013.

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: 09/15/2014
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