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Dr. Shekerdamian


Texas Medical Center

Critical Care, Cardiology, Anesthesiology
Phone: 832-824-2233


West Tower
6651 Main Street, W1980
Houston , TX 77030

Lara Shekerdemian, MD, MHA

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, 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


Research Interests:

Cardiovascular physiology, mechanical cardiopulmonary support and long-term outcomes after critical care admission, particularly after surgery for heart disease.


Organization Name Role
Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Collaborative Member
College of Intensive Care Medicine Member
International Journal of Pediatric Cardiology Editorial Board Member
Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Pande CK, Akcan-Arikan A, Shekerdemian L. Fat Emboli: Clue to Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Infants with Cardiac Surgery Acute Kidney Injury? Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Aug 10:S0003-4975(22)01099-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.08.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35963438.

Lasa JJ, Alali A, Anders M, Tume SC, Muscal E, Tejtel SKS, Shekerdemian L. Cardiovascular sequelae from COVID-19: perspectives from a paediatric cardiac ICU. Cardiol Young. 2022; 24:1-8.

Jeffries H, Thiagarajan RR, Shekerdemian L, Bembea MM, Zimmerman JJ, Kissoon N; Pediatric Organ Dysfunction Information Update Mandate (PODIUM) Collaborative. Cardiovascular Dysfunction Criteria in Critically Ill Children: The PODIUM Consensus Conference. Pediatrics. 2022; 149(1 Suppl 1): S39-S47.

Truong DT, Trachtenberg FL, Pearson GD, Dionne A, Elias MD, Friedman K, Hayes KH, Mahony L, McCrindle BW, Oster ME, Pemberton V, Powell AJ, Russell MW, Shekerdemian LS, Son MB, Taylor M, Newburger JW; MUSIC Study Investigators (Supplement 1). The NHLBI Study on Long-terM OUtcomes after the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children (MUSIC): Design and Objectives. Am Heart J. 2022; 243:43-53.

Spinner JA, Denfield SW, Puri K, Morris SA, Costello JM, Moffett BS, Wang Y, Shekerdemian LS, Tunuguntla HP, Price JF, Heinle JS, Adachi I, Dreyer WJ, Cabrera AG. Hospital outcomes for pediatric heart transplant recipients undergoing tracheostomy: A multi-institutional analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 202;25(3): e13904

Shekerdemian LS, Mahmood NR, Wolfe KK, Riggs BJ, Ross CE, McKiernan CA, Heidemann SM, Kleinman LC, Sen AI, Hall MW, Priestley MA, McGuire JK, Boukas K, Sharron MP, Burns JP; International COVID-19 PICU Collaborative. Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Admitted to US and Canadian Pediatric Intensive Care Units. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 May 11.

Coleman RD, Chartan CA, Qureshi AM, Shekerdemian LS. Left Atrial Decompression on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 Aug;20(8):780-781.

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