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Hülya Bayir, MD

Job Title Research Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Research
Job Title Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, 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:

1995 Hacettepe University, Ankara, Türkiye


1999 State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY


2002 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine 
  • Society for Neuroscience 
  • Society for Pediatric Research 
  • Radiation Research Society
  • Society of Neurotrauma

Board Certifications

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


  • Michael Miller Young Investigator Award, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • In-Training Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine (Dr. Karen Walson) Mentor for Dr. Karen Walson
  • Fellow Award, American Heart Association 16th Annual Fellow's Research Day Mentor for Dr. Karen Walson


  • Bayir H, Kagan VE, Tyurina YY, Tyurin VA, Ruppel RA, Adelson PD, Graham SH, Janesko K, Clark RSB, Kochanek PM: Assessment of Antioxidant Reserves and Oxidative Stress in Cerebrospinal Fluid After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants and Children. Pediatr Res 51(5): 571-578, 2002.
  • Bayir H, Tyurin VA, Tyurina YY, Viner R, Ritov V, Amoscato A, Zhao Q, Zhang X, Janesko-Feldman K,  Alexander H,  Basova LL, Clark RSB, Kochanek PM, Kagan VE. Selective Early Cardiolipin Peroxidation after Traumatic Brain Injury: An Oxidative Lipidomics Analysis. Ann Neurol, 62(2):154-69. 2007.
  • Bayir H, Kagan VE, Clark RSB, Janesko KL, Zhang XJ, Vagni V,  Billiar TR, Kochanek PM. Neuronal NOS-Mediated Nitration and Inactivation of Manganese Superoxide Dismutase in Brain after Experimental and Human Brain Injury. J Neurochem, 101(1):168-181, 2007.
  • Bayir H, Adelson PD, Wisniewski SR, Shore P, Lai Y, Brown D, Feldman K, Kagan VE, Kochanek PM: Therapeutic Hypothermia Preserves Antioxidant Defenses after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants and Children. Crit Care Med, 37(2):689-695, 2009.

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

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Oxidative Lipidomics in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Role of Cardiolipin Oxidation after Traumatic Brain Injury in Immature Rat
  • Cardiolipin-cytochrome C Interaction in Neuronal Apoptosis after Cardiopulmonary Arrest
  • Gender-Specific Treatment of Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Novel Nitroxide Resuscitation Strategies in Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Evaluating the Impact of Neuroendocrine Hormones on Pathophysiology and Outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Implications of Hypothermia on Hepatic Drug Metabolism
  • University of Pittsburgh Brain Trauma Research Center Project 5 iNOS and TBI
  • Therapies for Hematopoietic Syndrome, Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Loss, and Vascular Injury Resulting from Acute Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
  • Biochemical, Cellular, and Molecular Mechanisms of Damage in Brain after Blast Injury
  • Novel Multifaceted Colloid Antioxidant Resuscitation in Pediatric Asphyxial Cardiac Arrest
Last Update
October 17, 2014
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Last Update
October 17, 2014