Faculty

Kamal Abulebda, MD

Kamal Abulebda, MD Kamal Abulebda, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director of Sedation Services
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Medical simulation
Samer Abu-Sultaneh, MD

Samer Abu-Sultaneh, MD Samer Abu-Sultaneh, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program, Section of Pediatric Critical Care
Clinical Interests: Peditric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Medical education, medical simulation
Veda Ackerman, MD

Veda Ackerman, MD Veda Ackerman, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director, Home Ventilator Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic
Associate Director of Clinical Affairs for Pediatric Critical Care
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical care, pediatric pulmonary
Areas of Interest: Home Ventilation, BPD, quality improvement, rare diagnoses, education.
Andrew Beardsley, MD

Andrew Beardsley, MD Andrew Beardsley, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Interest: Medical education of residents, cost-effective healthcare
Brian Benneyworth, MD

Brian Benneyworth, MD Brian Benneyworth, MD

Assitant Professor
Director of VPS Registry & Congenital Heart Disease Data Center
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Dr. Benneyworth's research interests are focused on defining the epidemiology of pediatric critical care in terms of what types of critical care services are delivered and how they are delivered in various clinical settings. He is interested in defining the relationship between the delivery of critical care services and the patient's long term outcomes.
Gabriela Botez, MD

Gabriela Botez, MD Gabriela Botez, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Cardiac physiology, echocardiography in the intensive care unit, international outreach
Matthew Friedman, MD

Matthew Friedman, MD Matthew Friedman, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Interest: Simulation, Medical Education, Medical Decision Making
Courney Frye, MD

Courney Frye, MD Courney Frye, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Pediatric Critical Care, quality improvement
Michael J. Hobson, MD

Michael J. Hobson, MD Michael J. Hobson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director, PICU
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Blood product utilization in critically ill children
Brian Leland, MD

Brian Leland, MD Brian Leland, MD

Assistant Professor, Section of Pediatric Critical Care
Associate Fellowship Director for the Fairbanks Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship
Areas of Interest: Pediatric Critical Care, ethics.
Riad Lutfi, MD

Riad Lutfi, MD Riad Lutfi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Co-Director, Lifeline Critical Care transport team
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Pediatric Critical Care Transport, Outreach Education.
Christopher Mastropietro, MD

Christopher Mastropietro, MD Christopher Mastropietro, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director of the Cardiovascular ICU
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Mara Nitu, MD

Mara Nitu, MD Mara Nitu, MD

Section Chief & Professor Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Investigating various approaches to oxygenation failure in the stem cell transplant population, exploring cost effectiveness of care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Laura Pacholski, MD

Laura Pacholski, MD Laura Pacholski, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Parent-Medical staff dynamics/communication, nurse retention, creating a "happy" work environment in high acuity settings.
Vinit Patel, MD

Vinit Patel, MD Vinit Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Medical Student, Resident and Fellowship education in Simulation lab, Ethics In ICU, Nursing Education
Courtney Rowan, MD

Courtney Rowan, MD Courtney Rowan, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Fellowship Director
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Interest: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, ARDS, mechanical ventilation, high frequency ventilation
Alvaro Tori, MD

Alvaro Tori, MD Alvaro Tori, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs
Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: As a chair of the Riley Code Committee and Medical Director of Respiratory care, Dr. Tori's areas of interest are quality improvement projects related to these two areas.
Mouhammad Yabrodi, MD

Mouhammad Yabrodi, MD Mouhammad Yabrodi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Pediatric Echo