Grace Hsu, MD

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Grace Hsu, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist in the Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL


Internal Medicine - Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA


Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


Pediatric Anesthesiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Global Health Delivery Intensive - Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Director, International Physician Observer Program, Division of General Anesthesiology

International Medicine Liaison, Division of General Anesthesiology

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 

Departments and Services




Simpao AF, Janik LS, Hsu G, Schwartz AJ, Heuer GG, Warrington AP, Rehman MA: Transient and reproducible loss of motor-evoked potential signals after intravenous levetiracetam in a child undergoing craniotomy for resection of astrocytoma.  Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports 4(2): 26-8. January 2015.

Hsu G, Taylor JA, Fiadjoe JE, Vincent AM, Pruitt EY, Bartlett SP, Stricker PA: Aminocaproic acid administration is associated with reduced perioperative blood loss and transfusion in pediatric craniofacial surgery. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 2015.



Ligh CA, Hsu G, Taylor JA, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Stricker PA: Low incidence of transfusion complications in children undergoing craniofacial reconstruction. International Society of Craniofacial Surgery September 2015.

Thottathil PP, Hsu G, Cook-Sather SD: Application of external epigastric and subcostal pressure during positive pressure mask ventilation in a newborn with c-type tracheo-esophageal fistula. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia March 2015.

Hsu G, Fiadjoe JE, Sesko-Pizzini DA, Vincent AM, Taylor JA, Stricker PA. Sequential quality improvement interventions yield incremental reductions in perioperative blood donor exposures in children undergoing craniofacial reconstruction surgery. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia March 2015.


Hsu G, Galvez JA, Ahumada LM, Friedman DF, Jawad AF, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Rehman MA: Use of a novel visual analytics interface to characterize pediatric trauma patients who receive massive transfusions at a children's hospital. Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium April 2014.

Simpao AF, Janik LS, Hsu G, Schwartz AJ, Heuer GG, Warrington AP, Rehman MA: Transient loss of motor-evoked potentials associated with intravenous levetiracetam in a patient undergoing craniotomy for resection of astrocytoma. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia March 2014.

Kilgallon SB, Hsu G, Gendzel L, Cohen DE.: Anesthetic planning and management of surgical separation of conjoined twins with one having a lethal congenital heart lesion. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia March 2014.


Hsu G,  Sullivan AJ, Li Y, Pratt SD : Bupivicaine spinal for cervical cerclage: Effect on ambulation, urination, recovery time and pain control. Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology March 2013.



Hsu G: Challenges in delivery care to a pediatric patient with a difficult airway in a resource-poor setting. The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health: A Comprehensive Guide, 1st Edition. Roth R, Frost EA, Gevirtz C, Atcheson CL (eds.). Springer Science Media, 2014.

Hsu G, Lockman JL: Developmental anatomic differences in anesthesiology. Pediatric Anesthesiology Review Topics, Book 1: Genetics and Development for the Pediatric Anesthesiologist. Lockman JL (eds.). Naerthwyn Press, 2013.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2008-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists
2011-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
2013-present, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Committee on International Education and Service