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Joseph A. Carcillo, MD

Job Title Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Associate Professor, Department of 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:

1982 George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


1985 Children's Hospital National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC


1987 Children's Hospital National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine     
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow     
  • Society for Pediatric Research      
  • Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Fellow

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Pediatrics      
  • National Board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


  • High Honors Thesis in Biology, Wesleyan University Honor College 
  • Sandoz Psychiatry Award, George Washington University   
  • Lange Publication Award, George Washington University   
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, George Washington University  
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine In-Training Award, Society for Critical Care Medicine  
  • Burton Epstein Award for Outstanding Fellow in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • 1997-2002 Presidential Citation Awards, Society for Critical Care Medicine    
  • Program Committee (Co-Chair), Society for Critical Care Medicine   
  • 2002-2011 Best Doctors in America     
  • 2002-2007 Who’s Who in America


  • Outcomes of previously healthy pediatric patients with fulminant sepsis-induced multisystem organ failure receiving therapeutic plasma exchange.
    Qu L, Kiss JE, Dargo G, Carcillo JA.
    J Clin Apher. 2011;26(4):208-13. doi: 10.1002/jca.20296. Epub 2011 Jul 22.
    PMID: 21786317 [PubMed - in process]
  • Antibiotic Therapy in Neonatal and Pediatric Septic Shock.
    Aneja RK, Varughese-Aneja R, Vetterly CG, Carcillo JA.
    Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2011 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 21732046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Bacterial sepsis in Brazilian children: a trend analysis from 1992 to 2006.
    Mangia CM, Kissoon N, Branchini OA, Andrade MC, Kopelman BI, Carcillo J.
    PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e14817. Epub 2011 Jun 3.
    PMID: 21674036 [PubMed - in process]
  • Meert KL, Eggly S, Pollack M, Anand KJ, Zimmerman J, Carcillo JA, Newth CJ, Dean JM, Willson DF, Nicholson C; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network.  Parents’ perspectives regarding a physician-parent conference after their child’s death in the pediatric intensive care unit.   J Pediatr. 2007 Jul; 151 (1): 50-5, 55.el-2.
  • Peng ZY, Kiss JE, Cortese-Hasset A, Carcillo JA, Nguyen TC, Kellum JA.  Plasma filtration on mediators of thrombotic microangiopathy: an in Vitro study. Int J Artif Organs. 2007 May; 30 (5): 401-6. PMID: 17551903 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Nguyen TC, Carcillo JA.  Understanding the role of von Willebrand factor and it cleaving protease ADAM TS13 in pathophysiology of critical illness.  Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2007 Mar; 8 (2): 187-9 No abstract available. PMID: 17353760 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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

Research Interests

  • Site PI Pediatric Collaborative Critical Care Research Network-NICHD

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Pediatric Collaborative Critical Care Research Network
  • Sepsis, severe sepsis, shock, multiorgan failure
  • Critical asthma study
  • Ventilator decision support
  • Pediatric sepsis studies
  • TOPICC Trichotomous Outcomes Scoring
  • CCDP Registry
Last Update
August 11, 2011
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August 11, 2011