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Richard A. Orr, MD, FCCM

Richard Orr, MD, FCCM
Job Title Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics
Job Title Staff, Cardiac Intensive Care Division
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5164 Phone
412-692-6076 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1977 West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV


1980 West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV


1981 Pediatric CCM Fellowship, University Health Center of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Association of Air Medical Services
  • Air Medical Physicians Association
  • National Association of EMS Physicians

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomat   
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine


  • Best Paper Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, "Predicting the need for major interventions during pediatric inter-hospital transport using pre-transport variables"
  • Pediatric Specialty Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, “Pediatric specialty care teams are associated with reduced morbidity during pediatric inter-facility transport”
  • Air Medical Physician of the Year Award, Air Medical Physicians Association
  • Annual Scientific Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, “Shock Is Under-reported in Children Transported for Respiratory Distress: A Multi-Center Study Session on Epidemiology and Outcomes Research- Pediatrics"
  • C. Robert Chambliss, MD Best Paper Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, “Incidence, Mortality, and Morbidity of Shock in the Pediatric Interfacility Transport Setting: A Multi-Center Study"
  • Best In- Training Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, “A Pediatric Severity of Illness Model for Interfacility Transport Systems”
  • Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)


  • Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, McCloskey KA, Janosky JE, Dragotta M, Bills D, King WD: Measurement of pediatric illness severity using simple pretransport variables, Prehospital Emergency Care 5:127-133, 2001.
  • Han YY, Carcillo JA, Dragotta MA, Bills DM, Watson RS, Westerman ME, Orr RA: Early reversal of pediatric-neonatal septic shock by community physicians is associated with improved outcome. Pediatrics 2003; 112:793-799.
  • Han YY, Carcillo JA, Venkataraman ST, Clark RSB, Watson RS, Nguyen TC, Bayir H, Orr, RA: Unexpected increased mortality after implementation of a commercially sold computerized physician order entry system. Pediatrics 2005;116:1506-1512.

    View Dr. Orr's full list of publications from PubMed.
Last Update
October 4, 2012
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Last Update
October 4, 2012