Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Richard Epstein, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Anesthesia Information Systems

Anesthesiology - General
Anesthesiology - Pediatric

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Office Locations

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

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Medical School


  • St Christopher's Hospital for Children


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


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Recent Publications

With directed study before a 4-day operating room management course, trust in the content did not change progressively during the classroom time

At most hospitals in the state of Iowa, most surgeons’ daily lists of elective cases include only 1 or 2 cases: Individual surgeons’ percentage operating room utilization is a consistently unreliable metric

Previous scientific findings in block time by surgeon and in releasing allocated operating room time

Uncommon combinations of ICD10-PCS or ICD-9-CM operative procedure codes account for most inpatient surgery at half of Texas hospitals

Discharges with surgical procedures performed less often than once per month per hospital account for two-thirds of hospital costs of inpatient surgery

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

Modified open-access scheduling for new patient evaluations at an academic chronic pain clinic increased patient access to care, but did not materially reduce their mean cancellation rate: A retrospective, observational study

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

Intraoperative Handoffs Among Anesthesia Providers Increase the Incidence of Documentation Errors for Controlled Drugs

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

Hypotension during induction of anaesthesia is neither a reliable nor a useful quality measure for comparison of anaesthetists' performance

Perioperative Temperature Measurement Considerations Relevant to Reporting Requirements for National Quality Programs Using Data From Anesthesia Information Management Systems

Readmissions to Different Hospitals After Common Surgical Procedures and Consequences for Implementation of Perioperative Surgical Home Programs

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