Mohammad Hossein Tcharmtchi, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care

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

Contact Information

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

Associate Chief of the Section

Director, Fellowship Training Program, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 1997
State University of New York @ Brooklyn College of residency Pediatrics 1994
State University of New York @ Brooklyn College of internship Pediatrics 1991
University of Vienna Medical School medical school Doctor of Medicine 1988


Dr. Tcharmtchi is the program director for Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program, the largest pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training program in the world. His main focus is on the education of fellows to competent academician leading them to the forefront of the delivery and research of medical education, specifically the domains of clinical training, and medical simulation. Dr. Tcharmtchi has trained more than 50 fellows and sees his time as program director, his professional legacy, as having mentored the next generation of intensivists who will impact the lives of many patients and families worldwide

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Tcharmtchi’s main interest is in medical and Neurocritical ICU as well as extracorporeal therapies  

Research Interests:

Dr. Tcharmtchi’s main interest focuses on exploring job characteristics that enrich and motivate pediatric fellowship program directors. In addition, developing a tool and assessing the degree of standardization of education and assessment of CVC placement as well as development of best practices in medical documentation: a curricular module for pediatricians and specialists.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow; Provisional Section for International Medical Graduates
American Thoracic Society Member
Pediatric Advance Life Support Instructor
SCCM Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course Instructor and Director
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member
Texas Pediatric Society Member of Educational Committee

Selected Publications

Goldman J, Desai MS, McClain KL, Tcharmtchi MH, Kennedy CE, Thompson K, Lam F, Bashir DA, Chinn IK, Goldberg BR, Allen CE, Nguyen TC.  Hepatobiliary Dysfunction and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Increase Risk of Mortality in Pediatric Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis.  Pediatr Crit Care Med 2018 Aug 14. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001684. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:30113519.

Fleming GM, Mink RB, Hornik C, Emke AR, Green ML, Mason K, Petrillo T, Schuette J, Tcharmtchi MH, Winkler M, Turner DA. Developing a Tool to Assess Placement of Central Venous Catheters in Pediatrics Patients.  J Grad Med Educ 2016 Jul;8(3):346-52. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00365.1. PMID:27413436.

Castro D, Tcharmtchi MH, Thammasitboon S. A Practical Application of Educational Theories in Developing a Boot Camp Program for Pediatric Critical Care Fellows. Acad Pediatr 2016 Nov - Dec;16(8):707-711. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.08.007. PMID: 27772694.

Megan E. McCabe MD, Katherine Mason MD, Veronica Armijo-Garcia MD, Richard Mink MD, M. Hossein Tcharmtchi MD, Jason Werner MD. Best practices in medical documentation: a curricular module for pediatricians and specialists, Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting, Educational Scholarship, 2016 New Orleans.