Faculty

Alvaro Tori, MD

Alvaro Tori, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs

Email: ajtori@iu.edu

Bio

Specialty

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.

Education

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
Awarded by IU Health)

 


Clinical


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.

 



Representative Publications

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