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Texas Medical Center

Critical Care
Phone: 832-826-6230
Fax: 832-825-6229


6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Diego Casali, MD


School Education Degree Year
Binham and Women's Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine Fellowship Critical Care 2016
Washington University School of Medicine Fellowship Critical Care 2015
State University of New York - Stony Brook Residency Emergency Medicine 2013
State University of New York - Stony Brook Internship Emergency Medicine 2011
University of Brescia Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2007


Full-time Intensivist

Board Certified in Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine

Subspecialized in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Expert in Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Extracorporeal Life Support, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Proficient in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Critical Care Echocardiography

Clinical Interests:

Intensive Care of the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease

Research Interests:

Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Extracorporeal Life Support, Mechanical Circulatory Support


Organization Name Role
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Member

Selected Publications

Ablordeppey EA, Drewry AM, Anderson AL, Casali D, Wallace LA, Kane DS, Tian L, House SL, Fuller BM, Griffey RT, Theodoro DL. Point-of-care Ultrasound-guided Central Venous Catheter Confirmation in Ultrasound Nonexperts. AEM Educ Train. 2020 Oct 13;5(3):e10530. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10530. PMID: 34124497; PMCID: PMC8173448.

Helwani MA, Casali D, Ablordeppey E. A 58-Year-Old Woman With Postoperative ST Segment Elevation on Telemetry. Chest. 2019 Jul;156(1):e5-e8. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.01.039. PMID: 31279383.

Gill G, Patel JK, Casali D, Rowe G, Meng H, Megna D, Chikwe J, Parikh PB. Outcomes of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiac Arrest in Adult Patients in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Oct 19;10(20):e021406. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.121.021406. Epub 2021 Oct 11. PMID: 34632807; PMCID: PMC8751900.

Casali D. Influence of ventilatory strategies on outcomes and length of hospital stay: assist control and synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation modes. Intern Emerg Med. 2021 Mar;16(2):263-265. doi: 10.1007/s11739-020-02527-5. Epub 2020 Oct 19. PMID: 33078223; PMCID: PMC7571533.

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