Riad Lutfi MD

Riad Lutfi MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Co-Director, Lifeline Critical Care transport team

Email: rlutfi@iu.edu



Pediatric Critical Care

Areas of Interest

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Pediatric Critical Care Transport, Outreach Education. 

Dr. Riad Lutfi arrived at Riley Hospital of Children after completing his pediatric residency at West Virginia University and fellowship at Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Center. He is part of the pediatric cardiac critical care team at Riley. Dr. Lutfi serves as pediatric medical director for the Indiana University Health LifeLine transport team. Dr. Lutfi has been actively involved in the medical students, residents and fellows education giving numerous lectures and building an outreach education program.  


2003 MD, University of Damascus
  Internship/Residency, West Virginia University
  Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Honors & Awards

June 2011 Fellow Teaching Award of the year at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center



Research & Grants

Content Editor of PICU and PEDS Question of The Content Editor of PICU and Peds Question of the Day app on apple devices. Provides pediatric critical care providers with daily scenario of board question. Over 1500 users world-wide since 2012.

Previous work "The role of mucosal dendritic cells as the initiator of an innate immune response".

Currently building outreach mobile education program.

Representative Publications

Beardsley AL, Teagarden A, Abu-Sultaneh S, Lutfi R, Devastating ischemic stroke following selective arterial embolization of a large chest wall aneurysmal bone cyst. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Lutfi R, Lewkowish IP, Ledford JR, Zhou P, Page K. The role of protease-activation receptor-2 on pulmonary neutrophils in the innate immune response to cockroach allergen. J inflamm.2012 Sep6;9(1)32.

Lutfi R, Ledford JR, Zhou P, Lewkowich IP, Page K. Dendritic Cell-Derived Tumor Necrosis Factor Modifies Airway Epithelial Cell Responses. J Innate Immun. 2012 Apr 17.

Lutfi R, Huang J, Wong H. Plasmapheresis to treat hypertriglyceridemia in a child with diabetic ketoacidosis and pancreatitis. Pediatrics 2012 Jan;129(1):e195.

Page K, Zhou P, Ledford JR, Day SB, Lutfi R, Dienger K, Lewkowich IP. Early immunological Response to German Cockroach Frass Exposure Induces a Th2/Th17 Environment. J Innate Immun. 2011; 3:167-179.

Thammasitboon S, Rosen DA, Lutfi R, Ely BA, Weber MA, Hilvers PN, Gustafson RA. An institutional experience with epidural analgesia in children and young adults undergoing cardiac surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Aug;20(8):720-6.

Lutfi R, Mullett C, Nield L. Acute subdural hematoma: potential soccer injury in an otherwise healthy child. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Sep;25(9):582-3.

Someshwar J, Lutfi R, Nield LS. The Missing "Bratz" Doll: A Case of Vaginal Foreign Body. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Dec;23(12):897-8.