Caoimhe Carmel Duffy, MD, MSc, FCAI

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Anesthesiologist , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street, Suite 680 Dulles
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MD (Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics)
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2011.
BMedSci (Medical Science)
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2011.
MSc (Human Factors in Patient Safety)
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2018.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

General anesthesiology, head and neck anesthesia, complex airway management

Description of Research Expertise

Safety science, human factors in patient safety, teamwork and communication

Selected Publications

Lorenzi C, Duffy CC: Incorporating Human Factors in Perioperative Nursing to Reduce Errors. AORN Journal 4(114): 380-386, October 2021.

Duffy CC and Atkins JH: Characteristics of intraoperative emergencies and perspectives on operating room emergency responses in a large Academic Medical Center: A case series. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 72, September 2021 Notes:

COVIDSurg Collaborative; GlobalSurg Collaborative: Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia 76(6): 748-758, June 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1111/anae.15458.

Mosquera D, Duffy CC, Valentine E, Lorenzi C, Ziemba JB: Engaging Residents in a Sustainable Patient Safety Curriculum: A Proof-of-Concept Pilot. Society of Education in Anesthesia, Spring Meeting, virtual April 2021 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Bass GA, Gillis AE, Cao Y, Mohseni S, European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) Cohort Studies Group: Patients over 65 years with Acute Complicated Calculous Biliary Disease are Treated Differently-Results and Insights from the ESTES Snapshot Audit. World Journal of Surgery April 2021 Notes: DOI: 10.1007/s00268-021-06052-0.

COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative: SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. British Journal of Surgery March 2021 Notes:

Scott E, Lindow SW & Duffy CC: Assessment of operating room team members’ ability to identify other team members in the operating room, a quality improvement exercise. Irish Journal of Medical Science February 2021 Notes:

Duffy CC, Bass GA, Fitzpatrick G, Doherty EM: What Can We Learn From the Past? Pandemic Health Care Workers' Fears, Concerns, and Needs: A Review. Journal of Patient Safety December 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000803.

Scott E, Lindow WS, Duffy CC: Guess who? Identifying Operating Room Staff. A Quality Improvement Exercise National Patient Safety in Anesthesia Conference, Dublin, Ireland (virtual) November 2020 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Duffy CC, Bass GA, James D, Barry L, O'Dea A: Medication Errors in Anesthesiology - Is It Time to Train by Example? Vignettes Can Assess Error Awareness, Assessment of Harm, Disclosure, and Reporting Practices. Journal of Patient Safety October 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000785.

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Last updated: 08/07/2023
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