• Paul A. Checchia, M.D.

    Checchia Paul

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Intensive Care


    Intensive Care

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6621 Fannin
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-826-6230

    Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit - Texas Children's Hospital
    Professor, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1993


    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Pediatrics, 1996


    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, , 1999

    Professional Organizations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine
    • American Medical Association
    • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
      Vice President
    • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    Selected Publications

    Wynn JL, Cvijanovich NZ, Allen GL, Thomas NJ, Freishtat RJ, Anas N, Meyer K, Checchia PA, Lin R, Shanley TP, Bigham MT, Wong HR. The influence of developmental age on theearly transcriptomic response of children with septic shock. Molecular Medicine (In press).

    Burstein DS, Jacobs JP, Sheng S., O’Brien SM, Rossi AF, Checchia PA, Wernovsky G, Welke KF, Peterson ED, Li JS, Jacobs ML, Pasquali SK. Care models in congenital heart surgery and associated outcomes. Pediatrics 2011 Jun;127(6):e1482-9. Epub 2011 May 16. 

    Bronicki RA, Checchia PA, Stuart-Killion RB, Dixon DJ, Backer CL. The effects of multiple doses of glucocorticoids on the inflammatory response to cardiopulmonary bypass in children. (In submission).

    Wong HR, Cvijanovich N, Allen GL, Thomas NJ, Freishtat RJ, Anas N, Meyer K, Checchia PA, Lin R, Shanley TP, Bigham MT, Wheeler DS, Doughty LA, Tegtmeyer K, Poynter SE, Kaplan JM, Chima RS, Stalets E, Basu RK, Varisco BM, Barr FE. Validation of a gene expression-based subclassification strategy for septic shock. Critical Care Medicine 2011 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print].

    Werner J, Schierding W, Dixon D, MacMillan S, Oppedal D, Muenzer J, Cobb JP, Checchia PA. Preliminary evidence for leukocyte transcriptional signatures for pediatric ventilator associated pneumonia. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine Published online before print May 23, 2011.

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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