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Attending Physician, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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About Me

Clinical Interests

Cardiac critical care

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Cardiac Intensive Care

My Education

MD: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR.

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Critical Care, 2005.

My Publications

Standardized perioperative feeding protocol improves outcomes in patients with d-transposition of the great arteries undergoing arterial switch operation. Clark, ST; Law, MA; Alten, JA. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:e789-e794.

Development of Persistent Respiratory Morbidity in Previously Healthy Children after Acute Respiratory Failure∗. Keim, G; Yehya, N; Spear, D; Hall, MW; Loftis, LL; Alten, JA; McArthur, J; Patwari, PP; Freishtat, RJ; Willson, DF; et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 48:1120-1128.

Long-Term Kidney Function After the Fontan Operation: JACC Review Topic of the Week. Zafar, F; Lubert, AM; Katz, DA; Hill, GD; Opotowsky, AR; Alten, JA; Goldstein, SL; Alsaied, T. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020; 76:334-341.

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in Children. Lasa, JJ; Gaies, M; Bush, L; Zhang, W; Banerjee, M; Alten, JA; Butts, RJ; Cabrera, AG; Checchia, PA; Elhoff, J; et al. Circulation: Heart Failure. 2020; 13.

Improvement in Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Outcomes Through Interhospital Collaboration. Gaies, M; Pasquali, SK; Banerjee, M; Dimick, JB; Birkmeyer, JD; Zhang, W; Alten, JA; Chanani, N; Cooper, DS; Costello, JM; et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2019; 74:2786-2795.

Aspiration After Congenital Heart Surgery. Raulston, JE B; Smood, B; Moellinger, A; Heinemann, A; Smith, N; Borasino, S; Law, MA; Alten, JA. Pediatric Cardiology. 2019; 40:1296-1303.

How small can you go? A 2.5-kg infant with pulmonary atresia and coronary atresia bridged to cardiac transplantation with a paracorporeal-continuous flow ventricular assist device. Villa, CR; Lorts, A; Riggs, KW; Alten, J; Morales, DL. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019; 158:e67-e69.

The association of early post-resuscitation hypotension with discharge survival following targeted temperature management for pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest. Topjian, AA; Telford, R; Holubkov, R; Nadkarni, VM; Berg, RA; Dean, JM; Moler, FW; Meert, KL; Hutchinson, JS; Newth, CJ L; et al. Resuscitation. 2019; 141:24-34.

Perioperative serum albumin and its influence on clinical outcomes in neonates and infants undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass: a multi-centre retrospective study. Henry, BM; Borasino, S; Ortmann, L; Figueroa, M; Rahman, AK M F; Hock, KM; Briceno-Medina, M; Alten, JA. Cardiology in the Young. 2019; 29:761-767.

Developmental Pharmacokinetics and Age-Appropriate Dosing Design of Milrinone in Neonates and Infants with Acute Kidney Injury Following Cardiac Surgery. Mizuno, T; Gist, KM; Gao, Z; Wempe, MF; Alten, J; Cooper, DS; Goldstein, SL; Vinks, AA. Clinical Pharmacokinetics. 2019; 58:793-803.