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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


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

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.

Neonatal and Paediatric Heart and Renal Outcomes Network: design of a multi-centre retrospective cohort study. Gist, KM; Blinder, JJ; Bailly, D; Borasino, S; Askenazi, DJ; Cooper, DS; Krawczeski, CD; Gaies, M; Morales, DL S; Hock, KM; et al. Cardiology in the Young. 2019; 29:511-518.

Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: One-Year Survival and Neurobehavioral Outcome Among Infants and Children With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest*. Meert, KL; Guerguerian, A; Barbaro, R; Slomine, BS; Christensen, JR; Berger, J; Topjian, A; Bembea, M; Tabbutt, S; Schwartz, SM; et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 47:393-402.

Positive Airway Pressure Versus High-Flow Nasal Cannula for Prevention of Extubation Failure in Infants After Congenital Heart Surgery. Richter, RP; Alten, JA; King, RW; Gans, AD; Rahman, AK M F; Kalra, Y; Borasino, S. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:149-157.

Variation in Adjusted Mortality for Medical Admissions to Pediatric Cardiac ICUs. Gaies, M; Ghanayem, NS; Alten, JA; Costello, JM; Lasa, JJ; Chanani, NK; Shin, AY; Retzloff, L; Zhang, W; Pasquali, SK; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:143-148.