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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, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Clinical Program Co-Leader, Biomedical Informatics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Senior Scholar, Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1000
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, 2008-2011.
Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2010-2011.
Fellow in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 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
Visual analytics
Anesthesia information management systems

Selected Publications

Simpao AF, Galvez JA, Wartman EC, England WR, Wu L, Rehman MA, Ngo TV: The migration of caudally threaded thoracic epidural catheters in neonates and infants. Anesth Analg 2018 Notes: Epub Feb 2018. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003311.

Simpao AF, Obsekov V, Galvez JA, Isserman RS, Rehman MA, Schwartz ES: A retrospective study of the impact of supraglottic airway devices on the appearance of neck masses in children undergoing serial magnetic resonance imaging Paediatr Anaesth 28(12): 1123-8, Dec 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1111/pan.13510.

Simpao AF, Ma A, Tan JM, Wasey JO, Masino AJ, Galvez JA: One laryngospasm, two realities: a case report highlighting the impact of data granularity on post hoc analysis of perioperative events. A&A Practice 11(11): 315-7, Dec 2018.

Simpao AF, Rehman MA: Dyeing to find out how an 'AWEsim' bundle can impact anesthesia work environment contamination. Anesth Analg 127(3): 594-5, Sep 2018.

Simpao AF, Rehman MA: Anesthesia information management systems. Anesth Analg 127(1): 90-4, July 2018.

Simpao AF, Galvez JA: Reporting of observational research in Anesthesiology: The importance of data quality: Trust but verify. Anesthesiology 128(2): 250-1, Feb 2018.

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Larru B, Cardenas AM, Metjian TA, Sullivan KV, Galvez JA, Desai BR, Rehman MA, Gerber JS: Design and implementation of a visual analytics electronic antibiogram within an electronic health record system at a tertiary pediatric hospital. Appl Clin Inform 9(1): 37-45, Jan 2018.

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 31(5): 885-94, Oct 2017.

Simpao AF, Galvez JA, Cannesson M: Should we fear computers or the lack of them? Technology, digital quality improvement, and the care redesign process. Anesthesiology 126(3): 369-70, Mar 2017.

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. Paediatr Anaesth 27(1): 66-76, Jan 2017.

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