Alvaro Tori, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs
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.
Dr. Alvaro Tori is an intensive care physician at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and focuses on teaching pediatric critical care in a family-centered care environment. He is the recipient of numerous Riley Red Shoes awards, which recognize outstanding care from patients' families. Dr. Tori also serves as chair of Riley’s Code Committee and director of respiratory care, which focuses on improving the field of critical care medicine and improving patient safety. He is also an Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs for the Indiana University School of medicine. He mentors a diverse group of residents and fellows, which he regards as part of a personal mission to influence the next generation of practitioners and ensure diversity among their ranks.
|2001||MD, Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University|
|2007||Internship and residency, Indiana University/Riley Hospital for Children|
|2008||Chief Resident, Riley Hospital for Children|
Honors & Awards
|Teaching and Tomorrow Program-NASPGHAN 2004|
|Excellence in patient care in PICU (nominated by patients families) for “Red Shoes Award”|
|Pediatric Chief Resident|
|Nominee for Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award|
|Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society|
Gold Performance Award (Recognizes extraordinary workplace contributions for People Excellence
Research & Grants
Comparative study of clinical manifestations of Giardia lamblia infection in children with less than 6 months and between 9 months and 2 years of age.
- Pediatric Critical Care Simulation Identifies Areas Needing further Education.
- Disaccharidase activity in infants: Normal values and comparison based on symptoms and histologic changes.
Tori, Alvaro; Gupta, Sandeep K, J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr: Clinical Quiz, May 2005 – Vol. 40 (5):609-610
Alvaro J Tori, Aaron E Carroll, Sandeep K Gupta; Disaccharidase activity in infants and comparison based on symptoms and histological changes. Alvaro Tori Sandeep K Gupta
Department of Pediatrics, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, Vol. 40:609–610, No. 5, May 2005
Hopkins, MJ; Rowan, C; Rigby, M; Tori, AJ; “PEWS Score Predicts the Need for PICU Transfer and Critical Care Interventions”, Society for Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, 41(12):A168, December, 2013
Webber E; Westenkirchner D; Tori, AJ; “Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) Scores Applied to Objective Data in an EMR Do Not Correlate with Clinical Deteriorations”, Pediatric Academic Societies and Asia Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Online Publishing www.abstracts2view.com/pas, March 2014
PEDIATRIC DAILY SPONTANEOUS BREATHING TRIAL: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO EXTUBATION READINESS. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec;43(12 Suppl 1):231