Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Home About Us Faculty Patient Care Education Research
faculty photo

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
Faculty Member, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 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.
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.
Permanent link
> Perelman School of Medicine   > Faculty   > Details

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, 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 2016 Notes: Accepted for publication.

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 2016 Notes: Accepted for publication.

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.

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.

back to top
Last updated: 10/24/2016
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania