George Anesi, MD, MSCE, MBE

George Anesi, MD, MSCE, MBE
Senior Fellow

Instructor of Medicine at Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Public Health Interests

Critical Care, Emergency Preparedness, Global Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

George L. Anesi, MD, MSCE, MBE, is an Instructor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has advanced training in health services research, clinical epidemiology, high-risk pathogen and disaster preparedness, biomedical ethics, and global health. His research interests focus on the evaluation of critical care and acute care resources during times of strain to the system, including situations of dynamic strain (i.e., random variation in demand, seasonal trends, epidemics, and disasters) and fixed strain (i.e., critical illness in resource-limited settings domestically and globally). At Penn, Dr. Anesi sees patients in the medical intensive care unit and on the rapid response service, and serves as the Director of the Medical Critical Care Bioresponse Team where he is responsible for preparedness for the treatment of patients with emerging and high-risk pathogens in the Special Treatment Unit.

Select Publications:

Anesi GL. Assessing a population-level policy intervention seeking to avert in-hospital clinical deterioration. Resuscitation. 2017;121:A8-A9. PMID: 28964801.

Anesi GL, Liu VX, Gabler NB, Delgado MK, Kohn R, Weissman GE, Bayes B, Escobar GJ, Halpern SD. Associations of ICU capacity strain with disposition and outcomes of patients with sepsis presenting to the emergency department. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018;15(11):1328-1335. PMID: 30113865.

Anesi GL, Gabler NB, Allorto NL, Cairns C, Weissman GE, Kohn R, Halpern SD, Wise RD. Intensive care unit capacity strain and outcomes of critical illness in a resource-limited setting: A two-hospital study in South Africa. J Intensive Care Med. 2018 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30514154.

Anesi GL, Admon AJ, Halpern SD, Kerlin MP. Understanding (ir)responsible use of ICU resources in the United States. Lancet Respir Med. In press.