Jonathan Tan, MD, MPH

Jonathan Tan, MD, MPH
Senior Fellow

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Public Health Interests

Health Equity, Policy

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Jonathan M. Tan, MD MPH is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a Board Certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Certified in Medical Quality by the American College of Medical Quality. Dr. Tan received his MPH from the Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health, where he focused on health policy and administration. In addition, he recently completed a research fellowship in Pediatric Surgical Innovation at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at the Children’s National Medical Center. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Biomedical Informatics program at the Oregon Health and Science University. He also currently serves on the Board of Clinical Advisors for SurMD, a secure technology platform for sharing medical documents, and is a Clinical Fellow with Doximity, the largest social network for physicians. Dr. Tan’s research interest is at the intersection of health economics, decision-making models and informatics. He has focused on leveraging the electronic health records to evaluate the economics of new health care technologies in the perioperative setting through decision-making models and cost-effectiveness analysis. His previous work was supported by a grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. Dr. Tan has an academic focus on improving the access and efficiency of pediatric perioperative care through the use of traditional decision making science and leveraging informatics and real time decision support. He wants to change the way we care for at risk pediatric surgical populations by improving their experience, access and thereby reducing the costs to the health care system.

Select Publications:

McConnochie K, Tan J, Wood N, Herendeen N, Kitzman H, Roy J, Roghmann K. 2007.  Acute Illness Utilization Patterns Before and After Telemedicine in Childcare for Inner-City Children:  A Cohort Study.  Telemedicine and E-Health.  13(4): 381-390. 2007.

Tan J, Macario A. How to Evaluate Whether a New Item in the OR is Cost-Effective.  Anesthesiology Clinics. 26(4). 12/2008.

Carvalho B, Tan JM, Macario A, El-Sayed Y, Sultan, P. A Cost-Analysis of Neuraxial Analgesia to Facilitate External Cephalic Version.  Anesthesia and Analgesia. July 2013; 117(1): 155-9.

Holt EW, Tan J, Hosgood D.  2006.  The impact of spirometry on pediatric asthma diagnosis  and treatment. Journal of Asthma. 43(7): 489-93. 2006.