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Rachel Hadler

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia


BA, Johns Hopkins University
MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Internship, Surgery, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Resident, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellow, Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellow, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


Steinberg, T. B., Hadler, R. A. (2021). Chapter 43: Role of Palliative Care. In M. F. Neuman , L. A. Fleisher , C. Ko , M. Mythen (Eds.) Perioperative Medicine: Managing for Outcome. (2), pp. 628-636. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Mergler, B., Goldshore, M., Lane-Fall, M. & Hadler, R. A. (2021). 42: Validation of the patient dignity inventory to assess dignity-related distress in the critically ill. (Vols. 49). (1), pp. 22. Philadelphia, PA: Crit Care Med. DOI: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000726196.79408.7a.

Hadler, R. A., Curtis, B. R., Ikejiani, D. Z., Bekelman, D. B., Harinstein, M., Bakitas, M. A., Hess, R., Arnold, R. M. & Kavalieratos, D. (2020). "I'd have to basically be on my deathbed": heart failure patients' perceptions of and preferences for palliative care. J Palliat Med, 23(7), 915-921. PMID: 31916910.

Hadler, R. (2020). GABA-A receptors and pain correlation: upregulation of cortical GABA-A receptor concentrations in patients with fibromyalgia. (Vols. 60). (2), pp. 495-502. Fast Article Critical Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care (PC-FACS).

McDonald, M. D., Lane-Fall, M., Miano, T. A., Henry, M., Gallagher, C., Hadler, R., Laudanski, K., Mackay, E. J., Usman, A. A. & Gutsche, J. (2020). The Effect of Sedation on Long-Term Psychological Impairment After Extracorporeal Life Support. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 34(3), 663-667. PMID: 31445835.

Hadler, R. A., Goldshore, M. & Nelson, J. (2020). The patient dignity question in routine palliative care consultation: implementation and implications. (Vols. 59). (2), pp. 419-420. Philadelphia, PA: J Pain Symptom Manage. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.12.063.

Moryl, N., Bokhari, A., Griffo, Y., Hadler, R., Koranteng, L., Filkins, A., Zheng, T., Horn, S. D. & Inturrisi, C. E. (2019). Does transdermal fentanyl work in patients with low BMI? Patient-reported outcomes of pain and percent pain relief in cancer patients on transdermal fentanyl. Cancer Med, 8(18), 7516-7522. PMID: 31568684.

Hadler, R. A., Goldstein, N. E., Bekelman, D. B., Riegel, B., Allen, L. A., Arnold, R. M., Harinstein, M. E. & Kavalieratos, D. (2019). "Why Would I Choose Death?": A Qualitative Study of Patient Understanding of the Role and Limitations of Cardiac Devices. J Cardiovasc Nurs, 34(3), 275-282. PMID: 30789490.

Klinedinst, R., Kornfield, Z. N. & Hadler, R. A. (2019). Palliative Care for Patients With Advanced Heart Disease. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 33(3), 833-843. PMID: 29793760.

Hadler, R. A., Lynch, J. F., Berenson, J. & Fleisher, L. A. (2018). Limited Public Support for Team-Based Care Models – Survey Results. (Vols. 3). (2) Health Management, Policy & Innovation.

Hadler, R. (2018). Pain Management and Palliative Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reflections From Uganda. In ASRA News. ASRA News.

Hadler, R. A., Rosa, W. E. (2018). Distributive Justice: An Ethical Priority in Global Palliative Care. J Pain Symptom Manage, 55(4), 1237-1240. PMID: 29288878.

Hadler, R. A., Shah, R. M. (2018). Ventilation Strategy During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Moving Target. (Vols. 32). (2), pp. 760-761. Philadelphia, PA: J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. PMID: 29191648.

Saites, V. A., Hadler, R., Gutsche, J. T. & Laudanski, K. (2016). Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Am J Case Rep, 17, 686-689. PMID: 27670223.

Hadler, R. A., Schiffman, J. M., Augoustides, J. G., Liu, R. & Chen, L. (2016). Hemiparesis after general anesthesia in a patient with migraine with unilateral motor symptoms. J Clin Anesth, 31, 142-144. PMID: 27185697.

Hadler, R. A., Chawla, S., Stewart, B. T., McCunn, M. C. & Kushner, A. L. (2016). Anesthesia Care Capacity at Health Facilities in 22 Low- and Middle-Income Countries. World J Surg, 40(5), 1025-33. PMID: 26822158.

Hadler, R. A., Neuman, M. D., Raper, S. & Fleisher, L. A. (2016). Advance Directives and Operating: Room for Improvement?. A A Case Rep, 6(7), 204-7. PMID: 26599738.

Hadler, R. (2014). Defining and Managing Futility in the Operating Room. FASPE Journal, 81-83.

Hadler, R. A., Fleisher, L. (2013). Carotid Endarterectomy. Clinical Advisor - Decision Support in Medicine - Anesthesiology.

Hadler, R., Liu, R. (2013). What (if any) Special Factors Should Come into Preoperative Assessment of Patients for Bloodless Surgery?. J Anesth Clin Res, 4, 1. DOI: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000271.

Reinke, C. E., Karakousis, G. C., Hadler, R. A., Drebin, J. A., Fraker, D. L. & Kelz, R. R. (2012). Incidence of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing surgical treatment for malignancy by type of neoplasm: An analysis of ACS-NSQIP data from 2005 to 2010. Surgery, 152(2), 186-92. PMID: 22828139.

Reinke, C. E., Karakousis, G. C., Hadler, R. A., Drebin, J. A., Fraker, D. L. & Kelz, R. R. (2012). Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment for Malignancy: An Analysis of ACS NSQIP Data 2005-2008. J Surg Res, 172(2), 218. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2011.11.317.

Reinke, G. C., Hadler, R. A., Drebin, J. A., Fraker, D. L. & Kelz, R. (2012). Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism as an Outpatient in Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment for Malignancy: An Analysis of ACS NSQIP Data 2005-2008. J Surg Res, 172(2), 288-289.

Reinke, C. E., Hadler, R. A., Karakousis, G. C., Fraker, D. L. & Kelz, R. R. (2011). Does the presence of thyroid cancer increase the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing thyroidectomy?. Surgery, 150(6), 1275-85. PMID: 22136851.

Holena, D. N., Hadler, R., Wirtalla, C., Carr, B., Morris, J. B. & Kelz, R. R. (2011). Teaching status: the impact on emergency and elective surgical care in the US. Ann Surg, 253(5), 1017-23. PMID: 21451392.

Hadler, R. A., Kelz, R. R. (2010). Chapter 69: How do I diagnose and manage acute gastrointestinal bleeding. In C. S. Deutschman , P. J. Neligan (Eds.) Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care. pp. 479-484. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier.

Cosgrove, S. E., Patel, A., Song, X., Miller, R. E., Speck, K., Banowetz, A., Hadler, R. A., Sinkowitz-Cochran, R. L., Cardo, D. M. & Srinivasan, A. (2007). Impact of different methods of feedback to clinicians after postprescription antimicrobial review based on the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's 12 Steps to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance Among Hospitalized Adults. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 28(6), 641-646. PMID: 17520534.