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Dr. Shekerdamian


Texas Medical Center

Critical Care, Cardiology, Anesthesiology
Phone: 832-826-6230
Fax: 832-825-6229


6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Lara S. Shekerdemian, MD

Professor, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine


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
East Birmingham Hospital Internship General Surgery 1991
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Internship General Medicine 1991
University of Birmingham Medical School MB, ChB 1990


Professional Development

Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Collaborative
Conference (Organizer, 2020)
Sponsor: TCH
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
Conference (Organizer, 2015)
Sponsor: PCICS
World Congress of Pediatric Intensive Care
Conference (Organizer, 2011)
American Society of Artificial Internal Organs
Conference (Organizer, 2015)
Sponsor: ASAIO
Targeting 50:50 - Gender Equity
Seminar (Organizer, 2020)
Sponsor: SCCM
Conference (Presenter, 2020)
Sponsor: CCCF
COVID-19 in Children: Myths, Facts, Figures and the Future
Conference (Presenter, 2020)


Principal Investigator
(01/01/2019 - 01/01/2020) Grant funding from National Institutes of Health



Armenian, French

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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

Sivarajan VB, Best D, Brizard CP, Shekerdemian LS, d'Udekem Y, Butt W "Duration of resuscitation prior to rescue extracorporeal membrane oxygenation impacts outcome in children with heart disease.." Intensive Care Med. 2011 May ; 37 (5): 853-60. Pubmed PMID: 21369812

Namachivayam P, Crossland DS, Butt WW, Shekerdemian LS "Early experience with Levosimendan in children with ventricular dysfunction.." Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 September ; 7 (5): 445-8. Pubmed PMID: 16885788

Shekerdemian LS, Penny DJ, Novick W "Early extubation after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot.." Cardiol Young. 2000 November ; 10 (6): 636-7. Pubmed PMID: 11117398

Namachivayam P, Shann F, Shekerdemian L, Taylor A, van Sloten I, Delzoppo C, Daffey C, Butt W "Three decades of pediatric intensive care: Who was admitted, what happened in intensive care, and what happened afterward.." Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 September ; 11 (5): 549-55. Pubmed PMID: 20124947

Guerguerian AM, Ogino MT, Dalton HJ, Shekerdemian LS "Setup and maintenance of extracorporeal life support programs.." Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 June ; 14 (5): S84-93. Pubmed PMID: 23735991

Beca J, Gunn JK, Coleman L, Hope A, Reed PW, Hunt RW, Finucane K, Brizard C, Dance B, Shekerdemian LS "New white matter brain injury after infant heart surgery is associated with diagnostic group and the use of circulatory arrest.." Circulation. 2013 March 5; 127 (9): 971-9. Pubmed PMID: 23371931

Fallon SC, Shekerdemian LS, Olutoye OO, Cass DL, Zamora IJ, Nguyen T, Kim ES, Larimer EL, Lee TC "Initial experience with single-vessel cannulation for venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric respiratory failure*.." Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 May ; 14 (4): 366-73. Pubmed PMID: 23548959

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