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Critical Care


Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-826-5600


6651 Main StreetMC E1420
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Kathleen Parks Thompson, MPAS, PA-C

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Director of Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers
Clerkship Director, TCH PA Surgery Fellowship – Critical Care Medicine Rotation


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical Branch Masters Master of Physician Assistant Studies 2010


Areas of Clinical & Research Interest: 
1.    Pediatric liver failure and liver transplantation
2.    Traumatic brain injury 
3.    Utilization of advanced practice providers in a critical care setting
4.    Quality improvement


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Physician Assistants Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Dedicated liver intensive care team improves peri-operative outcomes in children with liver failure. Fong Lam, Kathleen Thompson, Amy Arrington, Trung Nguyen, John Goss, Ryan Himes, Ayse Arikan, Moreshwar Desai.  Accepted by SCCM 45th Critical Care Congress Poster Presentation, 2/2016. 

The impact various levels of licensed providers have on coverage of pediatric intensive care units. Wendy Nasser, Kathleen Thompson, Patricia Oakland, Carolina Gazzaneo, Fernando Stein, Renan Orellana. Accepted by Latin American Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress Poster Presentation, 11/2015.  

Histopathologic analysis of autopsy findings of children with end stage liver disease awaiting transplantation.  Kathleen P. Thompson1, Amy S Arrington1, Ayse A Arikan1,2, Ryan Himes3, Fong Lam1, Trung Nguyen1, Debra Kearney4, and Moreshwar Desai1 – Accepted by SCCM 44th Critical Care Congress Poster Presentation, 1/2015.

Traditional prognostic factors do not differentiate between survivors and non-survivors in pediatric liver failure patients on renal support. Ayse Akcan Arikan,  Keila De La Garza, Poyyapakkam Srivaths,  Alyssa Riley, Kathleen Thompson, Sanjiv Harpavat, Ryan Himes, Moreshwar Desai – Accepted for Poster Presentation at AASLD 2014 Liver Meeting – November 2014.

Miniati, D., Gay, A., Parks, K., Naik-Mathuria, B., Hicks, J., Nuchtern J., Cass, D., Olutoye, O. Imaging accuracy and incidence of Wilms’ and non-Wilms’ renal tumors in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 43(7): 1301-1307, 2008.

* 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.