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Secondary Specialty:

Pediatric Cardiology
Critical Care

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology


MD, Universidad del Norte Colombia, Brazil


Hospital Militar Central
Bogota, Colombia


Childrens Hospital Boston
Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA


UPMC Horizon
UPMC Northwest
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Altoona



Ricardo Munoz, MD, FAAP, FCCM


Chief, Cardiac Intensive Care Division, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Director, Cardiac Recovery Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Medical Director for Global Business and Telemedicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Director, International Affairs, Heart Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

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Research Interests

  • Use of Dexmedetomidine in Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Patients
  • Magnesium Metabolism in Children with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Cardiac Recovery Program: Neurologic outcome in children after discharge from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Telemedicine

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

Books By Dr. Muñoz

The books below were written by Ricardo A. Muñoz, MD, and are available for purchase.

Muñoz R, Morell V, Vetterly C, DaCruz E. Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease-Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts, ISBN 978-1-84882-261-Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2010. Click here to purchase this book.

Muñoz R, Schmitt C, Roth S, DaCruz E.  Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs, ISBN: 978-1-84628-952-1, Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2008. Click here to purchase this book. 

Muñoz R, DaCruz E, Palacio G, Maroto C.  Cuidados Criticos en Cardiopatias Congenitas o Adquiridas, ISBN: 978-958-98288-7-8, Distribuna Editorial Medica LTDA. 2008.

Biography Summary

Ricardo Muñoz, MD, FAAP, FCCM, F.A.C.C., is chief of the Cardiac Intensive Care Division and director of the Cardiac Recovery Program. He is also the Medical Director for Global Business and Telemedicine for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Dr. Munoz attended medical school at the Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia and completed his residency in pediatrics at the Hospital Militar Central, Bogota, Colombia, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He also completed fellowships in pediatric critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and in pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Munoz is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and the American College of Cardiology.

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