Lara S. Shekerdemian, MD
- Texas Medical Center
Chief, Critical Care
Texas Children's Hospital
|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|
|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.
|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|
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.