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Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pediatric critical care specialist, I care for children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

I believe in listening to families and patients. I treat patients for who they are, no matter their diagnosis or disease.

My interest in taking care of the sickest children inspired me to work in critical care and the ICU. I am a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric intensivist with more than 10 years of experience working in the Cincinnati Children’s PICU.

I focus my work on patient care, clinical research, quality improvement and administration.

I have special interests in caring for patients with:

  • Acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • Critical illness after a stem cell transplant
  • Extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
  • Pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

I am active in clinical research. I serve as the site principal investigator/co-investigator for multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored clinical studies. My quality improvement efforts focus on leading Cincinnati Children’s work in mitigating hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (blood clots).

At Cincinnati Children’s, I hold multiple leadership roles. I am the medical director of the Destination Excellence International Patient Program which coordinates referrals and care for international patients. I'm the associate medical director of the PICU, and co-director of the Center for Acute Care Nephrology and the extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program.

I also serve as an associate professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

In my free time I love to cook and golf.

Additional Languages

Hindi, Punjabi

Clinical Interests

Critical Illness following stem cell transplantation; extracorporeal life support; venous thromboembolism; critical Illness hyperglycemia

Research Interests

 

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU

Research Divisions

Critical Care

My Education

MBBS: Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India, 1996.

MD: Pediatrics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 1999.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 1996-1999; Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 2001-2004.

Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2004-2007.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2004, 2014; Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2008.

My Publications

Trajectories and Risk Factors for Altered Physical and Psychosocial Health-Related Quality of Life after Pediatric Community-Acquired Septic Shock∗. Meert, KL; Reeder, R; Maddux, AB; Banks, R; Berg, RA; Zuppa, A; Newth, CJ; Wessel, D; Pollack, MM; Hall, MW; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; Publish Ahead of Print:869-878.

The Effects of Care Team Roles on Situation Awareness in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study. Soberano, BT; Brady, P; Yunger, T; Jones, R; Stoneman, E; Sosa, T; Stalets, EL; Zackoff, M; Chima, R; Tegtmeyer, K; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:594-597.

Longitudinal trajectories of caregiver distress and family functioning after community-acquired pediatric septic shock. Murphy, LK; Palermo, TM; Meert, KL; Reeder, R; Dean, JM; Banks, R; Berg, RA; Carcillo, JA; Chima, R; McGalliard, J; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:787-796.

Severe acute kidney injury is associated with increased risk of death and new morbidity after pediatric septic shock. Starr, MC; Banks, R; Reeder, RW; Fitzgerald, JC; Pollack, MM; Meert, KL; McQuillen, PS; Mourani, PM; Chima, RS; Sorenson, S; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:e686-e695.

Early Use of Adjunctive Therapies for Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A PARDIE Study. Rowan, CM; Klein, MJ; Hsing, DD; Dahmer, MK; Spinella, PC; Emeriaud, G; Hassinger, AB; Pineres-Olave, BE; Flori, HR; Haileselassie, B; et al. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 201:1389-1397.

Predicting Mortality in Children with Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Incidence and Epidemiology Study. Yehya, N; Harhay, MO; Klein, MJ; Shein, SL; Pineres-Olave, BE; Izquierdo, L; Sapru, A; Emeriaud, G; Spinella, PC; Flori, HR; et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 48:e514-e522.

Complement blockade for TA-TMA: Lessons learned from a large pediatric cohort treated with eculizumab. Jodele, S; Dandoy, CE; Lane, A; Laskin, BL; Laskin, B; Teusink-Cross, A; Myers, KC; Wallace, G; Nelson, AS; Nelson, A; et al. Blood. 2020; 26:S138-S138.

Mechanical ventilation in children on venovenous ecmo. Friedman, ML; Barbaro, RP; Bembea, MM; Bridges, BC; Chima, RS; Kilbaugh, TJ; Pandiyan, P; Potera, RM; Rosner, EA; Sandhu, HS; et al. Respiratory Care: a monthly science journal. 2020; 65:271-280.

Trajectory of mortality and health-related quality of life morbidity following community-acquired pediatric septic shock. Zimmerman, JJ; Banks, R; Berg, RA; Zuppa, A; Newth, CJ; Wessel, D; Pollack, MM; Meert, KL; Hall, MW; Quasney, M; et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 48:329-337.

Critical illness factors associated with long-term mortality and health-related quality of life morbidity following community-acquired pediatric septic shock. Zimmerman, JJ; Banks, R; Berg, RA; Zuppa, A; Newth, CJ; Wessel, D; Pollack, MM; Meert, KL; Hall, MW; Quasney, M; et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 48:319-328.