Grace Hsu

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology (Clinician Educator)

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Grace Hsu, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Dr. Hsu completed undergradate education and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Case Western Reserve University. She completed medical school education at the University of Florida College of Medicine and her residency training in Anesthesiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She went on to complete her fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Hsu has completed the Global Health Delivery Intensive Program at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute Advanced Training Program in Clinical Quality Improvement.

Dr. Hsu has published research and conducted quality improvement initiatives in the optimal management of the pediatric difficult airway and perioperative blood product utilization. She has taken her expertise and translated them to educational initiatives to improve the care of children across systems. Dr. Hsu was the co-founder and co-director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Difficult Airway Conference attended by international faculty and was the Education Lead for the CHOP Airway Research, Education and Quality Improvement Program (AirEQuIP). Understanding the critical impact of education on improving the safety in pediatric anesthesia, Dr. Hsu has been involved in several international global health initiatives. With a multidisciplinary background in research, quality improvement, and education, Dr. Hsu is focused on creating a data-driven, scalable, and sustainable system for improving the quality and safety of pediatric anesthesiology.


  • Society for Education in Anesthesia and Health Volunteers Overseas: Traveling Fellowship, 2012
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation / University of Florida College of Medicine: Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2008
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute / Case Western Reserve University: Research Fellowship, 2004


  • Thromboelastography Changes of Whole Blood Compared to Blood Component Transfusion in Infant Craniosynostosis Surgery J Craniofac Surg. 2022 Jan-Feb 01; 33(1):129-133. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric airway management Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2021 Jun 01; 34(3):276-283. . View in PubMed
  • The Pediatric Difficult Airway: Updates and Innovations Anesthesiol Clin. 2020 Sep; 38(3):459-475. . View in PubMed
  • How do I…Incorporate a two-sample blood type verification in a pediatric hospital? Transfusion. 2020 12; 60(12):2787-2792.. View in PubMed
  • Pediatric Airway Management in COVID-19 Patients: Consensus Guidelines From the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia’s Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative and the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society Anesth Analg. 2020 07; 131(1):61-73. . View in PubMed
  • Technique Utilizing a Modified Oral Ring-Adair-Elwyn Tube to Provide Continuous Oxygen and Sevoflurane Delivery During Nasotracheal Intubation in an Infant With a Difficult Airway: A Case Report A A Pract. 2018 May 15; 10(10):254-257. . View in PubMed
  • Care Standardization Reduces Blood Donor Exposures and Transfusion in Complex Cranial Vault Reconstruction Hosp Pediatr. 2018 10; 8(10):595-603. . View in PubMed
  • Aminocaproic acid administration is associated with reduced perioperative blood loss and transfusion in pediatric craniofacial surgery Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2016 Feb; 60(2):158-65. . View in PubMed
  • Discussion: Assessing the Impact of Blood Loss in Cranial Vault Remodeling: A Risk Assessment Model Using the 2012 to 2013 Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data Sets Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Dec; 136(6):1261-1263. . View in PubMed
  • Transient and reproducible loss of motor-evoked potential signals after intravenous levetiracetam in a child undergoing craniotomy for resection of astrocytoma A A Case Rep. 2015 Jan 15; 4(2):26-8. . View in PubMed