Department of Pediatric Medicine, Intensive Care
Texas Children's Hospital
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Chief, Critical Care - Texas Children's HospitalSection Head of Critical Care Medicine, Texas Children’s HospitalProfessor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
University of Birmingham, MB, ChB, 1990
East Birmingham Hospital, General Surgery, 1991Queen Elizabeth Hospital, General Medicine, 1991Central Middlesex Hospital, London, Emergency Medicine, 1992Central Middlesex Hospital, London, General & Neonatal Pediatrics, 1992
Hammersmith Hospital-England, Pediatrics, 1993Central Middlesex Hospital, London, Pediatrics, 1993Royal Brompton Hospital, London, Pediatrics, 1994Hillingdon Hospital, General & Neonatal Pediatrics, 1994
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, Research Fellowship, 1997Lewisham Hospital, Adult Intensive Care, 1997Hospital for Sick Children, Pediatric Intensive Care, 1998Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, Pediatric Intensive Care, 1999
I am dedicated to improving the outcomes for critically ill children through providing an excellent clinical service, academic research, and through education of our own clinicians and also of our neighbors and external stakeholders. My personal research interests lie in the fields of cardiovascular physiology and mechanical cardiopulmonary support, and in long term outcomes after critical care admission and in particular after surgery for heart disease. Throughout my career I have conducted clinical and laboratory studies, and have participated as principal investigator and as a co-investigator in a number of collaborative studies.
As chief of service, I am committed to leading a service which continues to attract established and potential leaders in the field of pediatric critical care, from diverse backgrounds, and will continue to seek for opportunities for my colleagues to flourish in their particular areas of expertise.
One of the great strengths of our section is our diversity of backgrounds, and a major priority for our service in coming years is to further establish and solidify our already substantial links with our international neighbors – in Central and South America and beyond. This will be through formal programmatic efforts which will focus upon education, particularly in the areas of early stabilization, and process improvement.
Gunn JK, Beca J, Penny DJ, Horton SB, d'Udekem YA, Brizard CP, Finucane K, Olischar M, Hunt RW, Shekerdemian LS. Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography and Brain Injury in infants undergoing Norwood-type operations. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2012; 93(1):170-176.
Gunn JK, Beca J, Hunt RW, Olischar M, Shekerdemian LS. Peri-operative amplitude-integrated EEG and neurodevelopment in infants with congenital heart disease. Intensive Care Medicine 2012 (In Press).
Yung M, Ericksson S, Festa M, Slater A, Howe B, Pettila V, Alexander J, Williams G, Shekerdemian LS. H1N1 in Children in Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Units. Pediatrics 2011 127(1):e156-63.
Ryerson LM, Alexander PM, Butt WW, Shann FA, Penny DJ, Shekerdemian LS. Rotating inotrope therapy in a pediatric population with decompensated heart failure. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2011. 12(1):57-60.
Snookes SH, Gunn JK, Eldridge BJ, Donath SM, Hunt RW, Galea MP, Shekerdemian L. A systematic review of motor and cognitive outcomes after early surgery for congenital heart disease. Pediatrics 2010; 125(4): e818-827.
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