Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Faculty

Division Leadership

John McGuire, MD

Division Chief

John K. McGuire, M.D

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. McGuire is the Chief for the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. Work in his laboratory in the University of Washington Center for Lung Biology is directed at understanding how epithelial responses to acute injury and infection regulate repair and resolution of inflammation. Related projects are focused on elucidating the role of matrix metalloproteinases in viral and bacterial lung infections. These studies receive funding from the National Institutes of Health, The American Heart Association, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dr. McGuire serves as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Board of Appeals Panel for Pediatrics and as a reviewer for the American Heart Association Research Program and several journals.

Harris P. Baden, M.D

Cardiac Intensive Care Program Director

Harris P. Baden, M.D

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Baden is Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital and President of the Medical Staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He attends in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Baden serves on the ICU Leadership Committee, the hospital Quality Improvement Steering Committee, the Hospital Medical Executive Committee, the Hospital Board Quality Committee, the Hospital Joint Conference Committee and the Medical Staff Leadership Committee. His clinical, teaching and research interests relate to pediatric cardiac intensive care, quality improvement and patient safety.

Division Faculty

J. Elaine-Marie  Albert, M.D., M.H.A.

J. Elaine-Marie Albert, M.D., M.H.A.

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Albert is the Clinical Director of Pediatric Critical Care Unit. She attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. . Dr. Albert is also the Director of Patient Safety for the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Her clinical interests lie in the areas of patient safety, particularly the eradication of catheter acquired bloodstream infections, and quality improvement in the pediatric intensive care unit. She serves on a number of hospital-wide committees and chairs the ICU CA-BSI committee. In August 2010, Dr. Albert received her Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington.

Francois  Aspesberro, M.D.

Francois Aspesberro, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Aspesberro attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. . His research is focused on clinical outcomes research, particularly in critical ill hematopoietic stem cell transplant and hematology-oncology patients in the PICU.

Katherine Banker, MD

Katherine Banker, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Fellowship Program for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Banker attends in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Her interests are in resident and fellow education, and simulations.

Thomas V. Brogan, M.D.

Thomas V. Brogan, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Brogan is Medical Director of the Pediatric ECMO Program. He attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. Dr. Brogan research centers primarily on outcomes of children treated in the PICU, with an emphasis on extracorporeal life support. He also serves as a member of the Children’s Hospital transport committee and the Department of Pediatrics Promotions Committee.

Titus Chan, MD

Titus Chan, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Chan attending in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. His clinical interests are pediatric cardiac intensive care, adult congenital heart disease, and single ventricle care. His research interests are health economics and policy, heath disparities and development economics.

Jonna D. Clark,  M.D., M.A.

Jonna D. Clark, M.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Clark attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Her interests are in bioethics. She serves on the Seattle Children’s' Hospital Ethics Committee and is a member of the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics. Her scholarly work is focused on the ethics of decision making at the end of life.

Michael P. Davis, M.D.

Michael P. Davis, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Davis attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. ., he serves on multiple committees including the Blood Utilization and Transplant committees at Children’s, and on the Trauma Council, Pediatric Council and the ICU Steering Committee at Harborview.

Leslie Dervan, MD, MS

Leslie Dervan, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Dervan attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Her clinical research focused on clinical decision-making and the impact of clinical practices on disease outcomes, care utilization, and care quality. Additional areas of clinical interest include the changing burden of PICU disease, critical care endocrinology, and sedation, delirium, and sleep in the PICU population.

Lin Di Gennaro,  M.D., M.S.

Lin Di Gennaro, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Di Gennaro attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Her interest is in epidemiology and outcomes research. She serves on the Scientific Review Committee for the Pediatric Clinical Research Center at Seattle Children’s.

Reid Farris,  M.D., M.S.

Reid Farris, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Farris attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. He is interested in the regional delivery of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Farris is the coordinator of Pediatric Resident and This interest is manifest in his work fostering improved relationships and enhancing communication with referring providers throughout the ‘WWAMI’ region. In addition, he has begun work on a clinically relevant, comprehensive Pediatric Critical Care patient database that will ultimately be leveraged to evaluate and improve patient outcomes. He is also engaged in improving Pediatric Resident education in the intensive care unit and he serves on the University of Washington Pediatric Residency Committee.

Silvia Hartmann, MD

Silvia Hartmann, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Fellowship Program for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Hartmann attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. She is interested in knowledge translation of national guidelines into bedside care and clinical standard work. She has been working on the translation of American Heart Association guidelines into effective resuscitation and post-resuscitation care in the PICU. Silvia has ongoing standard work projects in the area of mechanical ventilator weaning and the treatment of patients with sepsis admitted through the emergency department

Howard E. Jeffries, MD, MPH, MBA

Howard E. Jeffries, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Jeffries is the medical director for Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) and Clinical Effectiveness at SCH. He attends in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Jefferies research is focused on lean transformation, quality improvement, cardiac intensive care, informatics, and outcomes assessment. He is a member of the Washington State Healthcare Infections Advisory Board, the advisory board for the Virtual PICU, the multi-societal congenital heart disease database committee and has led the development of a national cardiac ICU database. Locally, he is the vice-chair of the Children’s University Medical Group (CUMG) Physician Education and Compliance Committee, co-chair of the Children’s Capital Equipment Committee, and serves on the Children’s Hospital Steering committee and the University of Washington/CUMG Retirement & Benefits Committee.

Kihan Kim, M.D.

Kihan Kim, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Kim attends in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. His academic focus is in on the role of ECMO/ECLS in the support of children with impaired cardiac function.

Mary A. King,  M.D., M.P.H.

Mary A. King, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. King is Medical Director of the PICU Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center. She attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. Her work is focused on improving the intersection between pediatric critical care and the community with a special interest in improving pediatric trauma systems access, with a specific focus on pediatric disaster preparedness. She serves as a vital liaison to the King County Healthcare Coalition and is actively engaged in improving regional access to pediatric disaster resources.

Mithya Lewis-Newby, M.D.

Mithya Lewis-Newby, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Lewis-Newby attends in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Her research explores and addresses bioethical issues that arise in the pediatric critical care setting with a special focus on ethical issues in the delivery of ECLS. She is Co-Founder of the Seattle Ethics in ECLS Consortium research group. She is an Affiliated Faculty with the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics. She serves on the Seattle Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee and on the Ethics Committee of the American Thoracic Society.

Robert Mazor, M.D.

Robert Mazor, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Mazor is the Clinical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. He attends in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Mazor has an interest in congenital heart disease and mechanical circulatory support and is Medical Director for the Cardiac ECMO program. He is board certified in both Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Mazor has a special interest in education, serving as the educational coordinator for fellow and resident cardiac critical care electives. He has completed the University of Washington's teaching scholars program. His administrative roles include service on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Blood Use Committee and other committees.

Ndidi Musa, MD

Ndidi Musa, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Musa attends in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Her interest is in Global Health.

Katie Nielsen, MD, MPH

Katie Nielsen, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Nielsen attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Her clinical interest is general pediatric critical care. Her research interest is in using early warning systems to improve identification of critical ill children in low resource stetting.

Monique R. Radman, MD, MAS

Monique R. Radman, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Monique Radman, MD, MAS is an Assistant Professor and attending physician in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining the SCH faculty in 2015, she completed a critical care fellowship at the UCSF/Children’s Hospital Oakland combined program and her Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research, also at UCSF. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jeff Fineman, she designed and executed clinical studies investigating the impact of nutritional status on patient outcomes in the CICU. She also studied the association between B-type Natriuretic Peptide and outcomes among Fontan patients. Beyond clinical care, her main interest is in clinical research related to nutrition, primarily among the single ventricle population.

Eileen J. Rhee, MD, MS

Eileen J. Rhee, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Eileen Rhee is a Pediatric Critical Care Intensivist and will be working in PICU and PACT. Prior to coming to Seattle, she completed her Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her pediatric training at the University of Chicago, and completed her critical care training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Joan Roberts, M.D.

Joan Roberts, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Roberts is Chair of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Code Blue and Rapid Response Committee. She attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Roberts also leads the Mock-Code training program for pediatric residents and hospital staff. Her research interests include clinical outcomes research, neurological aspects of diabetic ketoacidosis, asthma, and resuscitation outcomes.

Kenneth A. Schenkman, M.D., PhD

Kenneth A. Schenkman, M.D., PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Schenkman attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. He has an active research program developing optical spectroscopic technologies for clinical assessment of intracellular oxygenation and mitochondrial function. He has been awarded several U.S. patents for his pioneering work on developing an intracellular oxygen monitor. He has published dozens of manuscripts and abstracts in the field of optical spectroscopy for physiologic and clinical applications, and has published several book chapters on pediatric critical care topics. He also has been an active reviewer for journals in the fields of medicine, physiology and engineering.

Lincoln Smith, M.D.

Lincoln Smith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Smith's is the Director of the Fellowship Program for the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. Dr. Smith research interests is is in lung biology. Dr. Smith is investigating the role of lung development in ventilator-induced lung injury and is focusing on molecular mechanisms by which juvenile mice are protected from synergistic inflammatory and injurious interactions between activation of innate immunity and mechanical ventilation in adult mice. These studies are supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Stephen Standage, M.D.

Stephen Standage, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Standage attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.. His labatory isbased at the UW Center for Lung Biology; he is developing a laboratory research program focused on understanding the immunobiology of sepsis.

Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, MD

Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. von Saint Andre-von Arnim's attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Her academic interests focus on improving care of critically ill children in resource limited settings. In collaboration with faculty in the University of Washington Department of Pediatrics and Department of Global Health, she is helping the University of Nairobi develop a pediatric critical care training program in Kenya. Dr. von Saint Andre-von Arnim is also developing research projects to improve the outcomes of children with sepsis in low and low-middle income (LCMI) countries such as Kenya.

Rod Tarrago, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Interest: Application of technology to patient quality and safety

Ofer Yanay, M.D.

Ofer Yanay, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Yanay is Medical Director of Respiratory Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Yanay has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles with emphasis on gene therapy. His laboratory-based research has focused on lentivirus–based vectors and on gene therapy–based treatment for diabetes. Current work is directed at evaluating the role of glucose regulatory hormones in controlling inflammation in sepsis.

Jerry J. Zimmerman, PhD, M.D.

Jerry J. Zimmerman, Ph.D., M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology
Dr. Zimmerman is the former Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He attends in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and in the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Unit. Dr. Zimmerman has been chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Children’s Hospital Clinical Research Center since its inception and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Zimmerman, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, is co-editor of the premier textbook in the field, Pediatric Critical Care, now in its 5th edition. His research is focused on the disequilibrium between the systemic inflammatory response syndrome and compensatory anti-inflammatory response syndrome that occurs as an important aspect of pathophysiology in critical illness. Related work is directed at improving understanding of long term outcomes in children after critical illness. Dr. Zimmerman was a charter principal investigator for the recently established NIH-funded Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network and was also a founding member of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) group.