Jorge A. Coss Bu, MD

Department or Service


Critical Care

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

Contact Information

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

Director of Research

Texas Children's Hospital

Professor, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2001
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Critical Care 1999
Instituto Tech Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey residency Pediatrics 1990
Instituto Tech Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey medical school Doctor of Medicine 1986


Being able to provide the best possible care to sick children.

Clinical Interests:

Nutritional evaluation and support of critically ill children
Metabolic regulation of glucose in critically ill children

Research Interests:

Nutritional and metabolic needs of critically ill children
Malnutrition and clinical outcomes in critically ill children
Nutritional status and support in children after liver transplantation
Body composition and outcomes in critically ill children
Diabetic ketoacidosis and outcomes in critically ill children


Organization Name Role
10th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive Critical Care Societies 2020, Mexico City, Mexico Chair Scientific Committee
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American College of Nutrition Fellow
American Society for Nutrition Member
American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Member of Malnutrition Committee
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member
Society of Pediatric Research Member of Young Investigator Award Committee

Selected Publications

Mehta NM, Skillman HE, Irving SY, Coss-Bu JA, Vermilyea S, Farrington EA, et al. Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Pediatric Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2017;18(7):675-715.

Coss-Bu JA, Hamilton-Reeves J, Patel JJ, Morris CR, Hurt RT. Protein Requirements of the Critically Ill Pediatric Patient. Nutr Clin Pract 2017 Apr;32(1_suppl):128S-141S.

Kyle, UG, Akcan-Arikan, A; Silva, JC; Goldsworthy, M; Shekerdemian LS, Coss-Bu JA. Protein feeding in pediatric acute kidney injury does not delay renal recovery. J Ren Nutr 2017;27(1):8-15.

Kyle, UG; Lucas, LA; Mackey, G; Silva, JC; Lusk, J; Orellana, RA; Shekerdemian, LS; Coss-Bu, JA. Implementation of Nutrition Support Guidelines may affect energy and protein intake in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016 May;116(5):844-851.

Kyle, UG, Earthman, CP; Prichard, C; Coss-Bu, JA. Body Composition in Infants and children: Limitations and Perspectives. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Dec;69(12):1298-305.

Toole BJ, Toole LE, Kyle UG, Cabrera AG, Orellana RA, Coss-Bu JA: Perioperative nutritional support and malnutrition in infants and children with congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis 2014, 9(1):15-25.

Kyle UG, Spoede ET, Mallory GB, Orellana R, Shekerdemian LS, Schecter MG, Coss-Bu JA: Changes in body composition after lung transplantation in children. J Heart Lung Transplant 2013, 32(8):800-806.

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