MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

BSN
  • Boston College , 1997 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

MS
  • Boston College , 2006 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

A highly effective Healthcare Leader with clinical and administrative experience. Izabela has a reputation for integrity, credibility, and talent for organizational development and innovative solutions. A committed mentor who effectively identifies talented individuals and fosters their career growth. Extensive clinical background with unique ability to understand quality, research and safety issues in the complex clinical environment of a major academic medical center. Strengths include innovative solutions, organizational development, financial management, program development, personnel management, operations management and process improvement.

As the Executive Director for the Department Izabela integrates the practices and the priorities of the anesthesia department into the larger mission of the BCH. A highly effective healthcare leader with clinical and administrative experience. Izabela has a reputation for integrity, credibility, and talent for organizational development and innovative solutions. A committed mentor who effectively identifies talented individuals and fosters their career growth. Extensive clinical background with unique ability to understand quality, research and safety issues in the complex clinical environment of a major academic medical center. Izabela’s activities represent innovation and advancement in three distinct areas: Operations, Quality Improvement, Research. Founder and Director of the Pediatric Clinical and Research Internship (PACaRI) and Pediatric Anesthesia Research center (PARC).

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Leahy I, Berry JG, Johnson CJ, Crofton C, Staffa SJ, Ferrari L. Does the Current American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification Represent the Chronic Disease Burden in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia? Anesth Analg. 2018 Nov 21. View abstract
  2. Leahy I, Johnson C, Staffa SJ, Rahbar R, Ferrari LR. Implementing a Pediatric Perioperative Surgical Home Integrated Care Coordination Pathway for Laryngeal Cleft Repair. Anesth Analg. 2018 Oct 08. View abstract
  3. Vlassakova BG, Sinnott SM, Askins N, Callahan MX, Leahy IC, Zurakowski D, Hickey PR, Cravero JP. The Anesthesia Perioperative "Call for Help"-Experience at a Quaternary Pediatric Medical Center: Analysis of 67,564 Anesthesia Encounters. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jul; 127(1):126-133. View abstract
  4. Leahy IC, Lavoie M, Zurakowski D, Baier AW, Brustowicz RM. Medication errors in a pediatric anesthesia setting: Incidence, etiologies, and error reduction strategies. J Clin Anesth. 2018 Sep; 49:107-111. View abstract
  5. Berry JG, Glotzbecker M, Rodean J, Leahy I, Cox J, Singer SJ, O'Neill M, Hall M, Ferrari L. Perioperative Spending on Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis for Children With Medical Complexity. Pediatrics. 2017 Oct; 140(4). View abstract
  6. Baier AW, Snyder DJ, Leahy IC, Patak LS, Brustowicz RM. A Shared Opportunity for Improving Electronic Medical Record Data. Anesth Analg. 2017 09; 125(3):952-957. View abstract
  7. Leahy IC, Borczuk R, Ferrari LR. Making the pediatric perioperative surgical home come to life by leveraging existing health information technology. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Jun; 30(3):383-389. View abstract
  8. Berry JG, Glotzbecker M, Rodean J, Leahy I, Hall M, Ferrari L. Comorbidities and Complications of Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis. Pediatrics. 2017 Mar; 139(3). View abstract
  9. Devji TF, Madenci AL, Carpino E, Leahy IC, Samnaliev M, Dearden JL, Weil BR, Weldon CB, Cravero J. Safety and cost-effectiveness of port removal outside of the operating room among pediatric patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Nov; 51(11):1891-1895. View abstract