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Critical Care


Texas Medical Center

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


6651 Main StreetMC E1420
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Laura L. Loftis, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 1996
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Residency Pediatrics 1993
Texas A&M University College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1990


Dr. Loftis continues as the Baylor liaison to the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators group. She is the Baylor Principal Investigator for several multi-institutional clinical research trials, including examining the genetics of severe influenza infections, and studying the surfactant replacement in acute lung injury and surfactant protein variants in bronochiolitis. She is currently enrolled in a Medical Ethics Masters Program through Creighton Unversity.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Medical Association Member
Pediatric Acute Lung Injury & Sepsis Investigators Member

Selected Publications

Arikan aa, Zappitelli M, Goldstein SL, Naipual A, Jefferson LS, Loftis L. Fluid Overload Is Associated With Impaired Oxygenation and Morbidity In Critically Ill Children Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2011 Jul 14.

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