Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Richard Epstein, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Anesthesia Information Systems

Specialties
Anesthesiology - General
Anesthesiology - Pediatric

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Office Locations

Philadelphia
Gibbon Bldg., Ste. 6215F
111 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6161
Fax: (215) 923-5507

Medical Services

Years in Practice

32

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Medical School

Internship

  • St Christopher's Hospital for Children

Residency

  • St Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • Temple University Hospital

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Recent Publications

Bypass of an anesthesiologist-directed preoperative evaluation clinic results in greater first-case tardiness and turnover times

Workload, efficiency, and productivity following open access scheduling in a gastrointestinal endoscopy suite

Development and validation of a structured query language implementation of the Elixhauser comorbidity index

For assessment of changes in intraoperative red blood cell transfusion practices over time, the pooled incidence of transfusion correlates highly with total units transfused

Hospitals with briefer than average lengths of stays for common surgical procedures do not have greater odds of either re-admission or use of short-term care facilities

In response: Definitions of emergency, urgent, and elective (scheduled) surgery

Operating room anesthesia subspecialization is not associated with significantly greater quality of supervision of anesthesia residents and nurse anesthetists

Diversity and similarity of anesthesia procedures in the United States during and among regular work hours, evenings, and weekends

US National Anesthesia Workload on Saturday and Sunday Mornings

In Response

In Response

Adverse drug effects and preoperative medication factors related to perioperative low-dose ketamine infusions

Controlled substance reconciliation accuracy improvement using near real-time drug transaction capture from automated dispensing cabinets

Prophylactic Antibiotic Management of Surgical Patients Noted as "Allergic" to Penicillin at Two Academic Hospitals

Defining the optimal formulation and schedule of a candidate toxoid vaccine against Clostridium difficile infection: A randomized Phase 2 clinical trial

Economic and environmental considerations during low fresh gas flow volatile agent administration after change to a nonreactive carbon dioxide absorbent

Decreasing the Hours That Anesthesiologists and Nurse Anesthetists Work Late by Making Decisions to Reduce the Hours of Over-Utilized Operating Room Time

Comparing policies for case scheduling within 1 day of surgery by Markov chain models

Observational study of prolonged times to tracheal extubation

A technical evaluation of wireless connectivity from patient monitors to an anesthesia information management system during intensive care unit surgery