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Texas Medical Center

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


6651 Main StreetMC E1420
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Patricia Bastero, MD

Medical Director, Simulation

Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Director of Simulation – Faculty Development, Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The Hospital for Sick Children Fellowship Critical Care 2009
Clinica Universidad de Navarra Residency Pediatrics 2004
Clinica Universidad de Navarra University M.B. 1999


Clinical Interests:

Congenital heart disease, cardiac disease, ECMO, International collaboration

Research Interests:

Simulation applications to health care and their impact in patient safety


Organization Name Role
International Pediatric Simulation Society Member
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Member
Society for Simulation in Healthcare Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member

Selected Publications


Bastero P, Staveski SL, Zheleva B, Scanlan E, Cabrera AG, Araujo A, Reyes G, Mery CM, Palacio-Macedo A, Brizard BP. “Partnership models for the establishment of sustainable paediatric cardiac surgical and intensive care programmes in low- and middle-income countries. Cardiol Young 2017 Dec;27(S6):S55-S60.

Bavare AC, Rafie KS, Bastero PX, Hagan JL, Checchia PA. “Acute Decompensation in Pediatric Cardiac patients: Outcomes After Rapid Response Events.  Pediatr Crit Care Med 2017 May;18(5):414-419.  

Patricia Bastero, James A. DiNardo, J. Nick Pratap, MB, Jamie M. Schwartz, V. Ben Sivarajan. “Early Perioperative Management After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Review at PCICS 2014” World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2015 Oct;6(4):565-74.

Alejandro A. Floh, Gustavo La Rotta, Julius Z. Wermelt, Patricia Bastero-Miñón, V. Ben Sivarajan, Tilman Humpl. “Validation of a new method based on ultrasound velocity dilution to measure cardiac output in pediatric patients”. Intensive Care Med 2013 Feb. ISSN 0342-4642. DOI 10.1007/s00134-013-2848-5.

Bastero-Miñón P, Rusell JL, Humpl T. “Frequency, characteristic, and outcomes of pediatric patients readmitted to the cardiac critical care unit”. Intensive Care Med 2012 Aug:38(8):1352-7. Doi 10.1007/s00134-012-2592-2.

Book Chapters:

L. Shekerdemian and P. Bastero. “Co-morbidities and their impact on outcome in pediatric patients on ECMO for Cardiac Disease”. ELSO’s Red Book 5th Edition. In Printing. 

D. Lemke, P. Bastero, J. Arnold. “Simulation-based Pediatric Medical Education”. Rudolph’s Pediatrics 23rd Edition. In Printing.

J. Thomas and P. Bastero. “Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Pediatrics”. Rudolph’s Pediatrics 23rd Edition. In Printing.

P. Bastero. “Monitoreo de la oxigenación cerebral. Espectometría infraroja cerebral.  (NIRS-c)” Chapter 16. (Monitoring of cerebral oxygenation. Near infra-red spectrometry). Cardiointensivismo pediátrico II. Una mirada ampliada (Cardiac Intensive care. A wider look).

P. Bastero, R. Bronicki. “Clinical Assessment of Cardiovascular structure, Function and Dysfunction”. Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric. Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Editors: J. A. Stockwell and C. M. Preissig

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