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Rajesh Aneja, MD

Job Title Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Job Title Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5164 Phone
412-692-6076 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1993 Christian Medical College, Punjab, India


1999 Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY


2002 Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2004 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


  • American Academy of Pediatrics                                         
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine                                      
  • Shock Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation
  • Shock Society Travel Award (Research Mentor to Stephen Robert)
  • Outstanding Intensivist, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Outstanding Critical Care Physician, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Anesthesia Specialty Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Specialty Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Vipin Khanna Memorial Gold Medal for the Best Intern
  • Distinction in Forensic Medicine


  • Robert SM, Sjodin H, Fink MP, Aneja RK.  Preconditioning with High Mobility Group Box 1induces lipopolysaccharide tolerance. J Immunotherapy 2010 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kapralov A, Vlasova II, Feng W, Maeda A, Walson K, Tyurin VA, Huang Z, Aneja RK, Carcillo J, Bayir H, Kagan VE. Peroxidase activity of hemoglobin-haptoglobin complexes: covalent aggregation and oxidative stress in plasma and macrophages. J Biol Chem. 2009; 30;284(44):30395-407.
  • Aneja R. Zinc- jack of all trades, master of none! Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Jan;10 (1):129-31.

    View Dr. Aneja's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Role of endogenous danger signals in LPS tolerance

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • PARP-1 is a negative modulator of the heat shock response
Last Update
October 17, 2014
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Last Update
October 17, 2014