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Texas Medical Center

Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care
Phone: 832-822-3300
Fax: 832-825-3308


6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Maria Carolina Gazzaneo, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Lung Transplant and Pediatric Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2013
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2011
Baylor College of Medicine Observership Observership 2007
Universidad De Oriente Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1997


Dr. Gazzaneo's primary clinical interests are pediatric lung transplantation and pediatric critical care conditions.

Her research interests include VV-ECMO as a bridge to lung transplant, nutritional support after lung transplantation and acute and chronic kidney disease post-lung transplant. She has developed a clinical guideline to improve immediate post-op management of lung transplant patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Her goal is to improve the immediate post-op care, nutritional support of children after lung transplant and to decrease incidence of acute and chronic kidney disease through implementation of standardized protocols, and education of medical team.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society of Nutrition
American Thoracic Society Member
International Heart and Lung Transplant Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Selected Publications

El-Kadi SW, Boutry C, Suryawan A, Gazzaneo MC, Orellana RA, Srivastava N, Nguyen HV, Kimball,S, Fiorotto ML, and Davis TA.  Intermittent bolus feeding promotes greater lean growth than continuous feeding. Manuscript submitted to: Journal of Clinical Investigation. Feb 2015.

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