Critical Care Research

With the fastest growing pediatric research program in the United States, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is engaged in a broad spectrum of research activities. Scientists from our Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine are diligently pursuing cures for the causes of childhood illness and disease all the way down to the cellular and molecular levels.

More information about our progress in this research area is coming soon. Please check back.


  • Robert Clark, MD
  • Rajesh Aneja, MD
  • Alicia Au, MD
  • Hulya Bayir, MD
  • Joseph Carcillo, MD
  • Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, MD, MSc
  • Ericka Fink, MD
  • Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo, MD, PhD
  • Ann Thompson, MD, MCCM
  • Shekhar Venkataraman, MBBS

Clinical Studies

Brain Injury Biomarkers Study

Brain Injury after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

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Cardiac Arrest and Duration of Hypothermia Therapy

Duration of Hypothermia for Neuroprotection After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

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Cardiac Arrest and Hypothermia Therapy (THAPCA)

THAPCA: Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

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CRISIS Prevention Study

The Critical Illness Stress-Induced Immune Suppression Prevention Trial

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Traumatic Brain Injury Antioxidant Study (Pro-NAC Study)

Overcoming Membrane Transporters to Improve CNS Drug Delivery - Improving Brain Antioxidants After Traumatic Brain Injury

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