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
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1858
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 and maternal-fetal anesthesia
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access
Pediatric difficult airway management

Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric and maternal-fetal anesthesiology
Anesthesia informatics and analytics
Clinical decision support systems
Anesthesia information management systems

Selected Publications

Kazemi P, Lau F, Simpao AF, Williams RJ, Matava CT: The state of adoption of anesthesia information management systems in Canadian academic anesthesia departments: a survey. Can J Anesth 68(5): 693-705, May 2021.

Simpao AF, Wu L, Nelson O, Galvez JA, Tan JM, Wasey JO, Muhly WT, Tsui FC, Masino AJ, Stricker PA: Fasting duration and blood pressure in children: reply. Anesthesiology 134(4): 668-9, Apr 2021.

Simpao AF, Nelson O, Ahumada LM: Automated anesthesia artifact analysis: can machines be trained to take out the garbage? J Clin Monit Comp 35: 225-7, Apr 2021.

Simpao AF, Wu L, Nelson O, Gálvez JA, Tan JM, Wasey JO, Muhly WT, Tsui FC, Masino AJ, Stricker PA: Preoperative fluid fasting times and post-induction low blood pressure in children: a retrospective analysis. Anesthesiology 133(3): 523-33, Sep 2020.

Jablonka DH, Nishisaki A, Feldman JM, Gálvez JA, Gurnaney HG, Rizzi MD, Simpao AF, Subramanyam R, Litman RS: Exhaled nitric oxide measurement before pediatric adenotonsillectomy: a feasibility study. Paediatr Anaesth 30(9): 1027-32, Sep 2020.

Nelson O, Simpao AF, Tran KM, Lin EE: Fetal anesthesia: intrauterine therapies and immediate postnatal anesthesia for noncardiac surgical interventions. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 33(3): 368-73, Jun 2020.

Lonsdale H, Jalali A, Gálvez JA, Ahumada LM, Simpao AF: Artificial intelligence in anesthesiology: hype, hope and hurdles. Anesth Analg 130(5): 1111-3, May 2020.

Lang SS, Vollmer E, Wu L, Bathini A, Kanuga B, Ma A, Barrett K, Gálvez JA, Storm PB, Huh J, Simpao AF: A retrospective study of neurological complications in pediatric patients with Moyamoya disease undergoing general anesthesia. Anesth Analg 132(2): 493-9, Feb 2021.

Matava C, Pankiv E, Ahumada LM, Weingarten B, Simpao AF: Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the pediatric airway. Paediatr Anaesth 30(3): 264-8, Mar 2020.

Gálvez JA, Wu L, Simpao AF, Tan JM, Muhly WT, Masino AJ, Sutherland T, Wasey JO, Nelson O, Lin EE, Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA: Duration of preoperative clear fluid fasting and peripheral intravenous catheterization in children: a single-center observational cohort study of 9,693 patients. Paediatr Anaesth 30(2): 137-46, Feb 2020.

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Last updated: 04/14/2021
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