Arun Saini, MD, MS, FAAP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care

Phone: 832-826-6230
Fax: 832-825-5929

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Tennessee Health Science Center masters Epidemiology 2018
Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2014
Children’s Hospital Of Michigan residency Pediatrics 2011
University College of Medical Sciences MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 2000


I believe in providing compassionate and evidence-based medical care to my patients. I try to personalize the care to suit patients and their family's needs. 

Clinical and research section

I have a keen clinical and research interest in improving our understanding of altered hemostasis in critically ill children. 

My current focus is on anticoagulation management on extracorporeal circuits, the utility of functional coagulation assays in managing acquired coagulopathy, and blood products transfusion practice in critically ill children.  


Organization Name Role
AABB, Member Member
American Academy of Pediatrics Member; Fellow
Bloodnet Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member; Co-chair for the Item Writing Subcommittee

Selected Publications

Nellis ME, Karam O, Mauer E, Cushing MM, Davis PJ, Steiner ME, Tucci M, Stanworth SJ, Spinella PC; Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) network, Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the P3T Investigators. Platelet Transfusion Practices in Critically Ill Children. Crit Care Med 2018 May 4. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003192. [Epub ahead of print].

Saini A, Cowan K, Alina West N, Gatewood C, Joshi A, Ryder A, Jone T, Harrell C, Nellis M, Reiss U.   Platelet transfusions in the pediatric intensive care unit: Does disease severity matter? Pediatr Crit Care Med 2018 Jun 20. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001653.

Remy KE, Yazer MH, Saini A, Rogers AS, BA1, Cap A, and Spinella PC, MD. Effects of platelet sparing leukocyte filtration and agitation methods on in-vitro hemostatic function of cold-stored whole blood. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018 Mar 16. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001870.

Saini A. Work-life balance: Keep the cycle moving- find a purpose, set priorities and manage time well then reassess and reset. Front Pediatr 2016,3:118.

Saini A, Hartman ME, Gage BF, Said A, Gazit AZ, Eghtesady P, Boston US, Spinella PC. Incidence of platelet dysfunction by thromboelastography-platelet mapping in children supported with ECMO: A Pilot Retrospective Study. Front Pediatr 2016, 3:116.

Saini A, Spinella PC. Anticoagulation considerations for pediatric extracorporeal oxygenation. Clin Lab Med 2014,34:655-73.

Saini A, Shah S. Anticoagulation management for pediatric ECMO: current approach and trends. Current concepts in pediatric critical care. 2018 Edition. Editors Mastropietro C, Mack E. 

Shinawi M, Saini A. CNS aspects of metabolic disorders. Book chapter, SCCM, Comprehensive Critical Care, Pediatrics. 2nd Edition, Editors Stockwell JA, Preissig CM. 

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