Renan A. Orellana, MD
- Texas Medical Center
Attending Physician, Critical Care
Texas Children's Hospital
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Pediatric Critical Care||2004|
|Nassau County Medical Center||residency||Pediatrics||2000|
|Universidad del Salvador||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||1996|
Dr. Orellana has focused his research on the influence of development on the molecular mechanisms that regulate muscle protein metabolism during critical illness, aiming to develop nutritional support therapies for children in intensive care. By using the neonatal pig as a model for the human neonate, he has examined the impairment on the regulatory role of insulin and amino acids behind muscle wasting induced by mechanical ventilation and sepsis. The long-term goal of his research is to contribute fundamental new knowledge to design nutritional therapies during critical illness, using targeted nutritional and pharmacological strategies to support pediatric patients in different age groups.
|American Academy of Pediatrics||Fellow|
|American Society for Nutrition||Member|
|Society of Critical Care Medicine||Member|
Orellana RA, Suryawan A, Wilson FA, Gazzaneo MC, Fiorotto ML, Nguyen HV, Davis TA. Development aggravates the severity of skeletal muscle catabolism induced by endotoxemia in neonatal pigs. American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative andComparative Physiology 2012 Mar;302(6):R682-90. Epub 2012 Jan 25. PMID: 22277935.