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Robert Clark, MD

Job Title Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine Department, 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:

1989 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Residency:

1992 Primary Children’s Hospital, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, UT

Fellowship:

1995 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine 
  • National Neurotrauma Society (Secretary/Treasurer 2007-8; Vice President 2010-11) 
  • Society for Neuroscience 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow 
  • Society for Pediatric Research 
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Neuroscience and Disease study section (2001-4)
  • National Institutes of Health Developmental Brain Disorders study section (2005-9)
  • Editorial Board Journal of Neurotrauma
  • Editorial Board Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub board on Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Awards

  • Fellowship Award, American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Affiliate
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Scientific Award
  • National Institutes of Health Pediatrician/Scientist Development Award
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Investigator Award
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Young Investigator Award
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Michael E. Miller Young Investigator Award
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Neuroscience Award
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America
  • Listed in America’s Top Pediatricians
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation

Publications

  • Au AK, Carcillo JA, Clark RSB, Bell MJ. Brain injuries and neurological system failure are the most common proximate cause of death in children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med in press.
  • Salonia R, Empey PE, Poloyac SM, Wisniewski SR, Klamerus M, Ozawa H, Wagner AK, Ruppel R, Bell MJ, Feldman K, Adelson PD, Clark RSB, Kochanek PM. Endothelin-1 is increased in cerebrospinal fluid and associated with unfavorable outcome in children after severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma in press.
  • Smith CM, Adelson PD, Chang Y-F, Brown SD, Kochanek PM, Clark RSB, Hinchberger J, Bell MJ. Brain-systemic temperature gradient is temperature-dependent in children with traumatic brain injury. Pediatr Crit Care Med in press.
  • Fink EL, Kochanek PM, Clark RSB, Bell MJ. Fever control and application of hypothermia using intravenous cold saline. Pediatr Crit Care Med in press.
  • Exo J, Kochanek PM, Adelson PD, Greene S, Clark RSB, Bayir H, Wisniewski SR, Bell MJ. Intracranial pressure monitoring systems in children with traumatic brain injury: Combining therapeutic and diagnostic tools. Pediatr Crit Care Med in press.
  • Hoh NZ, Wagner AK, Alexander SA, Clark RB, Beers SR, Okonkwo DO, Ren D, Conley YP. BCL2 genotypes, functional and neurocognitive outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 27:1413-1427, 2010.
  • Fink EL, Kochanek PM, Clark RSB, Bell MJ. How I cool children in neurocritical care. Neurocrit Care 11:66-74, 2010.
  • Au AK, Bayir H, Kochanek PM, Clark RSB. Evaluation of autophagy using mouse models of brain injury. Biochim Biophys Acta 1802:918-923, 2010.
  • Sarnaik AA, Conley YP, Okonkwo DO, Barr TL, Fink EL, Szabo C, Kochanek PM, Clark RSB. Influence of PARP-1 polymorphisms in patients after traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 27:465-471, 2010.

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

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke grant: Divergent Pathways of Cell Death after Brain Injury 
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant: Gender-Specific Treatment of Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke grant: Overcoming Membrane Transporters to Improve CNS Drug Therapy 
  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke grant: Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase and Brain Injury
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant: Training in Pediatric Neurointensive Care and Resuscitation Research
  • US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity grant: "Novel Nitroxide Resuscitation Strategies in Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury"
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August 31, 2010
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