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Specialty:

Pediatrics

Secondary Specialty:

Critical Care

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education:

MD, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research Pondicherry, India

Residency:

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, NJ

Fellowships:

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Affiliations:

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

Languages:

Hindi
Tamil

Shekhar T. Venkataraman, MBBS

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Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Biography

Research Interests

  • Developing extubation criteria in intubated infants and children
  • Measurement of work of breathing and oxygen cost of breathing and its impact on weaning from mechanical ventilation in infants and children
  • Developing a transport triage tool
  • Inhaled nitric oxide in primary pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
  • Inhaled nitric oxide in adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • Evaluation of inhaled nitric oxide before cardiac transplantation
  • Oxidant stress in critically ill patients as evaluated by oxidants, antioxidants, and inflammatory cytokines
  • Evaluation of the use of hypoxic gas mixtures in hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Unsuspected fungal infections in the intensive care unit
  • Partitioning pulmonary vascular resistance in congenital and acquired heart disease in infants and children
  • Evaluation of viscoelastic resistance in the lungs in critically ill mechanically ventilated infants and children
  • Nutrition in the critically ill pediatric patient
  • Effect of different modes of weaning on work of breathing and extubation success
  • Effect of prone positioning in pediatric ARDS
  • Effect of critical illness on hemoglobin dissociation curve and 2,3-dpg levels

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

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