Lara S. Shekerdemian, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care

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

Contact Information

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

Chief, Critical Care

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London fellowship Pediatric Intensive Care 1999
Hospital for Sick Children fellowship Pediatric Intensive Care 1998
Lewisham Hospital fellowship Adult Intensive Care 1997
Royal Brompton Hospital, London fellowship Research Fellowship 1997
Hillingdon Hospital residency General & Neonatal Pediatrics 1994
Royal Brompton Hospital, London residency Pediatrics 1994
Central Middlesex Hospital, London residency Pediatrics 1993
Hammersmith Hospital-England residency Pediatrics 1993
Central Middlesex Hospital, London internship General & Neonatal Pediatrics 1992
Central Middlesex Hospital, London internship Emergency Medicine 1992
Queen Elizabeth Hospital internship General Medicine 1991
East Birmingham Hospital internship General Surgery 1991
University of Birmingham medical school MB, ChB 1990


I am dedicated to improving the outcomes for critically ill children through providing an excellent clinical service, academic research, and through education of our own clinicians and also of our neighbors and external stakeholders. My personal research interests lie in the fields of cardiovascular physiology and mechanical cardiopulmonary support, and in long term outcomes after critical care admission and in particular after surgery for heart disease. Throughout my career I have conducted clinical and laboratory studies, and have participated as principal investigator and as a co-investigator in a number of collaborative studies.

As chief of service, I am committed to leading a service which continues to attract established and potential leaders in the field of pediatric critical care, from diverse backgrounds, and will continue to seek for opportunities for my colleagues to flourish in their particular areas of expertise.

One of the great strengths of our section is our diversity of backgrounds, and a major priority for our service in coming years is to further establish and solidify our already substantial links with our international neighbors in Central and South America and beyond. This will be through formal programmatic efforts which will focus upon education, particularly in the areas of early stabilization, and process improvement.

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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
College of Intensive Care Medicine (Australia & New Zealand) Fellow
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Board Member
Royal Australasian College of Physicians Fellow
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) Fellow

Selected Publications

Rios DR, Welty SE, Gunn JK, Beca J, Minard CG, Goldsworthy M, Coleman L, Hunter JV, Andropoulos DB, Shekerdemian LS. Usefulness of routine head ultrasound scans before surgery for congenital heart disease. Pediatrics 2013;131(6):e1765-70.

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