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Joseph J. McComb, DO, MBA

Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Joseph McComb
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Perioperative medicine
  • Preoperative optimization
  • Preoperative risk assessment and management
  • Pediatric anesthesiology
  • Overcoming disparities in healthcare

Research Interests

  • Risk calculators in perioperative medicine
  • Quality improvement
  • Improving clinical efficiency
  • Decreasing unnecessary testing
  • Leveraging technology to create clinical efficiencies
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • MBA, Villanova University, Villanova, PA


  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists

Honors & Awards

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Chief Resident, 2003-04
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (International Business Honor Society)

Peer Reviewed Articles

1. Kelly, JJ, Dalsey, WC, McComb, J. Njuki, F. Follow-up program for emergency department patients with gonorrhea or chlamydia. Acad Emerg Med. 2000 Dec;7(12):1437-9

2. Tan, TL, Longnecker, AS, Rhee, JH, Good, RP, Emper, WD, Freedman, KB, Shaner, JL, McComb, JJ, Levicoff. EA. Intraoperative Ketamine in Total Knee Arthroplasty Does Not Decrease Pain and Narcotic Consumption: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Aug;34(8):1640-1645


1. McComb J. “Parkinson Disease”. In Preoperative Assessment and Management, 3rd edition, Sweitzer B (ed). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2018.