Rebecca S. Isserman, MD

Rebecca S. Isserman, MD
Rebecca S. Isserman, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Anesthesiology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

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

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Simpao AF, Obsekov V, Gálvez 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. 2018 Dec;28(12):1123-1128

Zhang B, Gurnaney HG, Stricker PA, Galvez JA, Isserman RS, Fiadjoe JE.  A Prospective Observational Study of Technical Difficulty With GlideScope-Guided Tracheal Intubation in Children. Anesth Analg. 2018 Aug;127(2):467-471

Isserman RS, Lockman JL.  Intracranial Tumor.  In Kirk Lalwani, Ira Todd Cohen, Ellen Y. Choi, Vidya T. Raman eds: Pediatric Anesthesia: A Problem-Based Learning Approach. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2018

2017

Isserman RS, Simpao AF, Schwartz AJ, Pearsall MF. T-wave Alternans and Long QT Syndrome. Anesthesiology. 2017 Sep; 127(3):567

Isserman RS, Nelson O, Tran KM, Cai L, Polansky M, Rosenbloom JM, Goebel TK, Lin EE.  Risk factors for perioperative mortality and transfusion in sacrococcygeal teratoma resections. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Jul;27(7):726-732.

2015

Fiadjoe JE, Isserman RS, Gurnaney H, Kovatsis PG. GlideScope Cobalt Videolaryngoscope: Mirrors and Illusions. Anesthesiology. 2015 Feb;122(2):436.

Fiadjoe J, Isserman R, McClosky J. Anesthesia Challenges for the Difficult and Critical Neonatal Airway.  In Lioy J, Sobol SE eds: Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag 2015

2014

Fiadjoe JE, Isserman RS, Gurnaney H, Kovatsis PG. GlideScope Cobalt Videolaryngoscope: Mirrors and Illusions. Anesthesiology. 2014 March

2013

Chern SY, Isserman R, Chen L, Ashburn M, Liu R. Perioperative Pain Management for Patients on Chronic Buprenorphine: A Case Report. J Anesth Clin Res. 2013 Oct 30; 3(250).

Posters and Presentations

2019

Isserman R, Elliott E, Obermeier L, Subramanyam R, Kraus B, Madu C, Stricker P. Reducing Clear Liquid Fasting Times for Pediatric Procedures Using Quality Improvement Methodology.  Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, March 2019, Houston, TX

Shah A, Isserman R, Taylor A, Peyser-Friedman M, Trautwein A, Fuller C, Howard A, Benitez A, Shaw K, Piccoli D, Flick J, Mamula P. Endoscopic management of achalasia: time for improvement. Digestive Disease Week, May 2019, San Diego, CA

2018

Isserman R, Elliott E. et al. Reducing Preoperative Clear Fluid Fasting Times for Children Presenting from Home for Surgical Procedures.  CHOP's Quality and Patient Safety Day, May 2018 - Excellence in Quality and Safety Award, Third Place

Shah A, Isserman R, Taylor A, Peyser-Friedman M, Trautwein A, Fuller C, Howard A, Benitez A, Shaw K, Piccoli D, Flick J, Mamula P. Endoscopic management of achalasia: time for improvement. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Meeting, October 2018, Hollywood, Florida

Elliott E, Isserman R, Obermeier L, Subramanyam R, Kraus B, Madu C, Stricker P. Reducing Clear Liquid Fasting Times for Pediatric Same Day Procedures Using Quality Improvement Methodology.  American Society of Anesthesiologists, October, 2018, San Francisco, CA

2017

Obsekov V, Isserman R, Galvez J, Simpao A. The significant impact of supraglottic airway devices on neck masses during magnetic resonance imaging in children: a ten-year review.  Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting, March 2017, Austin, TX

Isserman R, Pearsall M, Simpao A.  The terrible T's: T-wave alternans, Timothy syndrome, and a two-year-old. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting, March 2017, Austin, TX

Lin EE, Javia LR, Khalek N, Rintoul NE, Tran KM, Isserman RS, Nelson OL, Oliver ER, Hedrick HL. PRESTO as an Alternative to EXIT for the Management of the Prenatally Diagnosed Difficult Airway: A Case Series.  International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society Annual Meeting, October 2017, Jackson Hole, WY.

2016

Lin EE, Isserman RS, Rosenblum J, Tran KM.  Preoperative predictors of intraoperative events, complications, and perioperative mortality in sacrococcygeal teratoma resections.  Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Meeting, April 2016, Colorado Springs, CO

Isserman RS, Pollock AN, McGinnis S, Galvez JA, Simpao AF. The case of the vanishing neck mass: compression of prevertebral neurofibromas by a supraglottic airway device in a child. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Meeting, April 2016, Colorado Springs, CO.

Awards and Honors

2010, Alpha Omega Alpha, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
2008, Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2011-present, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
2014-present, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia