One Hospital Way, Butler, PA 16001
Jeffrey Astbury MD, FASE, FACC, FASA, CATE, CPE, MSBE, MSEE, CSAS, CSNS
Jeffrey Astbury MD, FASE, FACC, FASA, CATE, CPE, MSBE, MSEE, CSAS, CSNS

Jeffrey Astbury, MD, FASE, FACC, FASA, CATE, CPE, MSBE, MSEE, CSAS, CSNS
Vice Chairman for Cardiovascular Services and the Director of Perioperative Echocardiography, De

  • Anesthesiology
  • Office Information

    Butler Anesthesia Associates
    500 Grant Avenue
    PO Box 737
    East Butler, PA 16029-0737
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    Phone: 724.256.9700
    Fax: 724.256.9705
  • About

    Provider Bio

    BHS Employees - this physician is part of the PHO organization

    * Published an Article in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography July 2021: “Achieving Excellence in Perioperative Echocardiography for Non-Academic Practices”, Dr. Jeffrey Astbury and Dr. Alina Nicoara.

    * Published an article in the journal Vascular Specialist International August 2021: “Technical Communication: Use of a Wire-Guided Scalpel to Facilitate Central Catheter Insertion”, Dr. Jacob Rauchwerger, Dr. Michael Serle and Dr. Jeffrey C. Astbury.

    * Appointed to the Steering Committee for the Council on Perioperative Echocardiography, American Society of Echocardiography for 2021-2022.

    * Presenter/Faculty at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021:

    June 19, 2018 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Cannulation

    June 22, 2019 Mitral Regurgitation: Understanding Mechanisms and Grading Severity

    Case Report: “Massive Lipomatous Hypertrophy”

    August 8, 2020 ASE COPE Panel Discussion-Excellence in Intraoperative Echocardiography in a busy clinical practice

    June 19, 2021 ASE COPE Panel Discussion-Getting Involved in the American Society of Echocardiography

    * “Ask the Perioperative Echocardiography Expert” for November 2020, on “connect@ASE”. Fielded questions on Transseptal puncture, Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and more.

    * Met virtually with the “Future Women in Medicine Club” about preparing for a medical career, how to excel academically and finding your career path (November 11, 2020).

    * Mentored physicians in Perioperative Echocardiography (1997-present).

    * Initiated and developed the usage of the Jet ventilator for atrial fibrillation ablation procedures (2017).

    * Educated physicians of guiding atrial transseptal puncture (2016-17).

    * Developed Guidelines and Recommendations for Performing Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access (2020).

    * Reviewer for CASE (Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports). Reviewed four case reports since August 2020: “Cardiac Echinococcosis Associated Other Organ Involvement”, “Successful MitraClip Implantation in a Barlow’s Valve”, “An Abnormal Echocardiographic Connection Complicating Perioperative Planning” and “Traumatic Injury to Both Atrioventricular Valves”.

    * 94-98 percentile in volume units worked as compared to other US anesthesiologists according to GMA data.

    * Member of COVID Management Task Force 2020-21, Butler Memorial Hospital.

    * Created a new optimized central line kit with includes a wire-guided scalpel (GuideBlade, 2021-2022).

    * First Class of physicians certified in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) in 1999.

    * 7th anesthesiologist to be named a Fellow in the American Society of Echocardiography in 2004.

    * Double-Board Certified (Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Adult Transesophageal Echocardiography).

    * First physician to be certified/recertified five times by the National Board of Echocardiography (2019). PTE exam (1999), Re-PTE exam (2008 and 2019), ASCeXAM (2002) and Re-ASCeXAM (2015).

  • Education

    Education

    Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Pittsburgh, PA

    Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD

    Internship: UPMC Mercy - Pittsburgh, PA

    Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital - Pittsburgh, PA

    Master of Science: Biomedical Engineering - University of Pennsylvania; Electrical Engineering - University of PIttsburgh

    Other Certifications

    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    • Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography
    • Diplomate, Adult Transesophageal Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography
    • Diplomate, Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography - National Board of Echocardiography
    • Transesophageal Echocardiography - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Cardiac Anesthesiology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • Anesthesiology Residency - Johns Hopkins University Sch

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