Grace Hsu, MD, FASA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC

Grace Hsu, MD, FASA, 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.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Difficult Airway Management, Pediatric Regional Anesthesia, Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access


Medical School

University of Florida College of Medicine


Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA


Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


Pediatric Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA



Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology: American Board of Anesthesiology

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists Society for Pediatric Anesthesia


Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gold Humanism Honor Society, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Traveling Fellowship, Society for Education in Anesthesia and Health Volunteers Overseas


Hsu G, Taylor JA, Fiadjoe JE, Vincent AM, Pruitt EY, Bartlett SP, Stricker PA: Aminocaproic acid administration is associated with reduced perioperative blood loss and transfusion in pediatric craniofacial surgery. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 60(2): 158-65, 2016. PMID# 26346761.

Man JY, Fiadjoe JE, Hsu G: 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. Anesthesia and Analgesia Practice 10(10): 254-7, 2018. PMID# 29757793.

Muhly WT, Tan JM, Hsu G, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Fiadjoe JE, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP, Stricker PA: Care standardization reduces blood donor exposures and transfusion in complex cranial vault reconstruction. Hospital Pediatrics 8(10): 595-603, 2018. PMID# 30181236.

Matava CT, Kovatsis PG, Summers JL, Castro P, Denning S, Yu J, Lockman JL, Von Ungern-Sternberg B, Sabato S, Lee LK, Ayad I, Mireles S, Lardner D, Whyte S, Szolnoki J, Jagannathan N, Thompson N, Stein ML, Dalesio N, Greenberg R, McCloskey J, Peyton J, Evans F, Haydar B, Reynolds P, Chiao F, Taicher B, Templeton T, Bhalla T, Raman VT, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz A, Galvez J, Tan J, Rehman M, Crockett C, Olomu P, Szmuk P, Glover C, Matuszczak M, Galvez I, Hunyady A, Polaner D, Gooden C, Hsu G, Gumaney H, Perez-Pradilla C, Kiss EE, Theroux MC, Lau J, Asaf S, Ingelmo P, Engelhardt T, Hervias M, Greenwood E, Javia L, Disma N, Yaster M, Fiadjoe JE, on behalf of the PeDI-Collaborative: 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. Anesthesia and Analgesia 131(1): 61-73, 2020. PMID# 32287142, PMCID# PMC 7173403.

Hsu G, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Engelhardt T: Pediatric airway management. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology 34(3): 276-83, 2021. PMID# 33935175.


Pediatric difficult airway management
Patient blood management
Global health delivery
Clinical quality improvement science
Pediatric patient safety