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Rebecca Isserman, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Friday, April 29, 2022


  1. Explain penicillin allergy and its true incidence
  2. Understand perioperative antibiotic selection and the implication of alternatives
  3. Use quality improvement methodology to increase cefazolin use in penicillin-allergic children

Rebecca Isserman, MD. is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She is the Associate Medical Director of Patient Safety in the General Anesthesia Division with specific interests in neonatal and fetal anesthesia and improving the quality and safety of care of this vulnerable population.

In addition to the quality improvement work being discussed today, Dr. Isserman has led a project to decrease preoperative clear fluid fasting time, and she is currently working to decrease the environmental impact of inhalational inductions.