Melanie G. Kitagawa, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care

Phone: 832-826-6230

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Assistant Professor, Section of Critical Care Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Royal Children's Hospital - Melbourne Australia fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2018
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2017
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2013
University of Minnesota Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine 2010


We, as critical care providers, have the opportunity to interact with families and patients at some of the most vulnerable times of their lives. It is a privilege to be able to do this work and I strive to ensure that every patient I care for receives an excellence of care from both me, as well as the whole care team.  

Clinical Interests:

Critical care management of pulmonary hypertension
Critical care management of liver failure 

Research Interests:

Pulmonary hypertension 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Kitagawa MG, Reynolds JO, Wehrens XHT, Bryan RM Jr, and Pandit LM. Hemodynamic and Pathological Characterization of the TASK-1 -/- Mouse Does Not Demonstrate Pulmonary Hypertension. Frontiers in Medicine 2018 October 23: 4:177.

Melanie G Kitagawa, Nick Ettinger, Day Breen, Jennifer Erklauer, Emmanuel Chang, Honey Herce, Katherine King, Swati Naik. Transmission of West Nile Virus Through a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2018 May 15;7(2):e52-e54. 

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