Caoimhe Duffy, MD, MSc. is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine. Her research focus area is on human factors engineering and safety science in the perioperative arena. She has developed expertise in these areas in Ireland, where she completed a Master’s of Science in Human Factors in Patient Safety. Dr. Duffy has engaged in research projects aimed at improving relationships and communication between members of the perioperative care team, including physicians, nurses, surgical technicians, and other support staff.
Dr. Duffy received her MD degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She completed her anesthesia residency training with the College of Anaesthesiologist of Ireland. During clinical training, she completed an airway and health care simulation fellowships with the College of Anaesthesiologist in Ireland. Dr. Duffy joined the University of Pennsylvania as a Perioperative Safety Fellow in 2020. She has earned a yellow belt in Six Sigma process improvement and is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement.