Richard A. Orr, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 11/30/2022
FACULTY DATA SHEET

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

BIOGRAPHICAL

 

 

NAME:                                          Richard Andrew Orr, M.D. FCCM FAAP

 

HOME ADDRESS:                               316 Abbey Brook Lane                    

                                                          Venetia, PA  15367

                                                                                                    

HOME PHONE:                                 (724) 9242438

 

E-MAIL ADDRESS:                             orrmd51@gmail.com

 

BUSINESS ADDRESS:              Department of Critical Care Medicine             

3550 Terrace Street
Scaife Hall, Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213                                                            

 

BUSINESS PHONE:                  (412) 647-3135                           

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

UNDERGRADUATE:

 

1969 1973                             West Virginia University                                  B.A., 1973               Biology

Morgantown, WV 

 

GRADUATE:

 

1973 1977                      West Virginia University                            M.D., 1977               Medicine

                                              School of Medicine

                                               Morgantown, WV

 

POSTGRADUATE:

 

1977 1978                      Pediatric Internship                                          Dr. William Klingberg

                                          West Virginia University Hospital

                                          Morgantown, WV

 

1978 1980                      Pediatric Residency                                          Dr. William Klingberg

                                          West Virginia University Hospital              

              Morgantown, WV

 

 

 

1980 1981                      Pediatric CCM Fellowship                                          Dr. Antonio Galvis

                                         Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

                                          Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

                                          University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

              Pittsburgh, PA

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APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

ACADEMIC:

 

1981 1995                     University of Pittsburgh                                                 Assistant Professor

              School of Medicine                  

                                               Department of Anesthesiology

                                               Pittsburgh, PA                      

 

1982 1995                     University of Pittsburgh                                              Assistant Professor

              School of Medicine

                                               Department of Pediatrics

                                              Pittsburgh, PA

 

1995 -               2005                            University of Pittsburgh                                          Associate Professor

                            School of Medicine

                                          Department of Pediatrics

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

             

1991 - 2002                     University of Pittsburgh                                          Associate Professor

                            School of Medicine

                                          Department of Anesthesiology

                                               Pittsburgh, PA

 

2002 -              2005                            University of Pittsburgh                                          Associate Professor

                                          School of Medicine

                                          Department of Critical Care Medicine

                                          Pittsburgh, PA 

 

2005 – 2017                            University of Pittsburgh                                          Professor

                                          School of Medicine

                                          Department of Critical Care Medicine

                                          Pittsburgh, PA 

 

2005 – 2017                            University of Pittsburgh                                              Professor

              School of Medicine

                                               Department of Pediatrics

                                              Pittsburgh, PA

 

2017 – present                            Retired from clinical medicine

 

NONACADEMIC:

 

July 1981                       Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh                Associate Director

July 2003                            Pittsburgh, PA                                                        Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

 

July 2003-                            Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh                Attending Physician

July 2015                            Pittsburgh, PA                                                        Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

                                                            

July 1981                       Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh              Medical Director                                         

July 1986                            Pittsburgh, PA                                                        Respiratory Therapy

 

March 1983                      Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh                Director of Pediatric                           

March 2006                            Pittsburgh, PA                                                        Critical Care Transport

 

March 2006 -                            Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh                Senior Advisor

July 2015                            Pittsburgh, PA                                                        Critical Care Transport

 

July 2011 - 2017              Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh              Physician Provider

                                          Pittsburgh, PA                                                        Procedural Sedation Service

 

2017 – present                            Retired from clinical medicine

             

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CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

 

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION:

 

Certifying Board

 

1982                            Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics, #27538                                                       

 

1987                            American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine # 117                           

 

1995, 2002,              American Board of Pediatrics, Re-certification in Critical Care Medicine

2012             

 

 

MEDICAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE:

 

West Virginia Licensure (Inactive)

Pennsylvania Licensure (Active Retired)

 

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MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

 

1982 - present                            American Academy of Pediatrics

1982 - present                            Society of Critical Care Medicine

1984 - 2002                            Association of Air Medical Services

1992 - present                            Air Medical Physicians Association

1995 - 2005                            National Association of EMS Physicians

 

HONORS

 

October 1992                            Best Paper Award, American Academy of Pediatrics             

                                          Section on Transport Medicine, Annual Meeting

                                        San Francisco, CA

                                        "Predicting the need for major interventions during

                                          pediatric inter-hospital transport using pre-transport variables"

 

January 1999                            Pediatric Specialty Award

                                          Society of Critical Care Medicine

                                          San Francisco, CA

                                          “Pediatric specialty care teams are associated with reduced

                                          morbidity during pediatric inter-facility transport”

 

October 2002                            Air Medical Physician of the Year Award                                                                     

                                          Air Medical Physicians Association

                                          Annual Meeting

                                          Orlando, Fl

 

February 2004                            Annual Scientific Award

                                          Society of Critical Care Medicine

                                          33rd Critical Care Congress

                                          “Shock Is Under-reported in Children Transported for Respiratory

                                          Distress: A Multi-Center Study

                                          Session on Epidemiology and Outcomes Research- Pediatrics

 

November 2004              C. Robert Chambliss, MD Best Paper Award

                                          American Academy of Pediatrics

                                          National Conference & Exhibition

Section on Transport Medicine

San Francisco, CA 

“Incidence, Mortality, and Morbidity of Shock in the Pediatric Interfacility Transport Setting: A Multi-Center Study

Presenter: Bradley Kuch, BS, RRT

Mentor: Richard A. Orr, MD

 

 

November 2004              Best In- Training Award

                                          American Academy of Pediatrics

                                          National Conference & Exhibition

Section on Transport Medicine

San Francisco, CA 

“A Pediatric Severity of Illness Model for Interfacility Transport Systems”

Presenter: Kimberly Roth, MD

Mentor: Richard A. Orr, MD

 

January 2006                            Induction into the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)

                                          ACCM Convocation and Awards Ceremony

                                          35th Annual Critical Care Congress

                                          Society of Critical Care Medicine

                                          San Francisco, CA

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

1.              ORIGINAL PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

 

1. Schieber RA, Namnoum A, Snyder A, Saville AL, Orr RA: Accuracy of expiratory C02 measurements on small subjects using the coaxial and circle breathing circuits.  J Clin Monit. 1985; 1(3):149155.

 

2. Schieber RA, Namnoum A, Sugden A, Shiu GK, Orr RA, Cook DR:  Hemodynamic effects of isoflurane in the newborn piglet:  comparison with halothane.  Anesth Analg 1986; 65(6):633638.

 

3. Frattallone JM, Fuhrman FP, Kochanek PM, Orr RA, Siewers RD, Thompson AE, Trento A: Management of pulmonary barotrauma by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, apnea and lung rest.  J. Peds 1988; 112(5):787-789.

 

4. Trento A, Thompson A, Siewers R, Orr R, Kochanek P, Fuhrman B, Beerman L, Fischer D, Griffith B, Hardesty R:  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for newborn respiratory failure:  New Trends J. Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg 1988; 96(4):542-547.

 

5. Venkataraman ST, Orr RA, Thompson AE:  Percutaneous Infraclavicular Subclavian Catheterization in Critically Ill Infants and Children - A Prospective Study.  J. Peds 1988; 113(3):480-485.

 

6. Lawless S, Orr RA, Killian A, Egar M, Fuhrman B: A new pigtail catheter for pleural drainage in pediatric patients.  Crit Care Med 1989; 17(2):173-175.

 

7. Lawless S, Orr RA:  Axillary arterial monitoring in pediatric patients. Pediatrics 1989; 84(2):273-275.

8. Fuhrman BP, Smith-Wright DL, Venkataraman S, Orr RA, Howland DF: Proximal mean airway pressure:  A good estimator of mean alveolar pressure during continuous positive pressure breathing.  Crit Care Med 1989; 17(7):666-670.

 

9. Day S, McCloskey K, Orr RA, Bolte R, Notterman D, Hackel A: Pediatric inter-hospital critical care transport: Consensus of a national leadership conference.  Pediatrics 1991; 88(4):696-704.

 

10. Orr RA, Kennedy KJ: Pediatric transport.  Issues in air-medical transport.  Emergency Care Quarterly 1991; 6:33-46.

 

11. Orr RA, Dimand RJ, Venkataraman ST, Karr VA, Kennedy KJ:  Diazepam and intubation in emergency treatment of seizures in children.  Ann Emerg Med 1991; 20(9):1009-1013.

 

12. McCloskey KA, Orr RA:  Pediatric transport issues in emergency medicine. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 1991; 9(3): 475-489.

 

13. Venkataraman ST, Orr RA:  Intrahospital transport of critically ill patients.  Critical Care Clinics 1992; 8(3):525-531.

 

14. Nakayama DK, Venkataraman ST, Orr RA, Thompson AE:  Emergency airway management in pediatric trauma.  Trauma Quarterly 1992; 8:22-34.

 

15. Venkataraman ST, Rubenstein JS, Orr RA:  Inter-hospital transport: A pediatric perspective.  Critical Care Clinics 1992; 8(3):515-523.

 

16. McCloskey K, Faries G, King W. Orr RA, Plouff R: Variables predicting the need for a pediatric critical care transport team.  Ped Emerg Care 1992; 8(1):1-3.

 

17. Bhende MS, Thompson AE, Orr RA:  Utility of an end-tidal CO2 detector during stabilization and transport of critically ill children.  Pediatrics 1992; 89(6 Pt 1):1042-1044.

 

18. Nakayama DK, Waggoner T, Venkataraman ST, Gardner M, Lynch JM, Orr RA: The use of drugs in emergency airway management in pediatric trauma.  Ann Surg 1992; 216(2):205-211.

 

19. Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, Cinoman MI, Hogue BL, Singleton CA, McCloskey KA:  Pre-transport pediatric risk of mortality score (PRISM) underestimates the requirement for intensive care or major interventions during interhospital transport.  Crit Care Med 1994; 22(1):101-107.

 

20. Bhende MS, Karr VA, Wiltsie DC, Orr RA: Evaluation of a portable infrared end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor during pediatric inter-hospital transport.  Pediatrics 1995; 95(6):875-878.

 

21. Clark RSB, Orr RA, Atkinson CS, Pang D: Retinal hemorrhages with spinal cord arteriovenous malformation. Clin Pediatr 1995; 34(5):281-283.

 

22. Wallen E, Venkataraman ST, Grosso MJ, Kiene K, Orr RA:  Intrahospital transport of critically ill pediatric patients.  Crit Care Med 1995; 23(9):1588-1595.

 

23. Kanter RK, Edge WE, Caldwell CR, Nocera MA, Orr RA: Pediatric mortality probability estimated from pre-ICU severity of illness.  Pediatrics 1997; 99(1):59-63.

 

24. Venkataraman ST, Thompson AE, Orr RA:  Femoral vascular catheterization in critically ill infants and children.  Clinical Pediatrics 1997; 36(6):311-319.

 

25. Orr RA:  Advanced airway management by pre-hospital personnel: Dangerous or necessary?  Int Anesthesiol Clin 1997; 35(3):31-44.

 

26. Ragosta KG, Gretz MJ, Orr RA:  Revisiting epiglottitis: A protocol and the value of lateral neck radiographs.  Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1997; 97(4):227-229.

 

27. Kofos DM, Thompson AE, Orr RA:  Telemedicine in pediatric transport:  A feasibility trial.  Pediatrics 1998; 102(5): e58.

 

28. Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, McCloskey KA, Janosky JE, Dragotta M, Bills D, King WD: Measurement of pediatric illness severity using simple pretransport variables, Prehospital Emergency Care 2001; 5(2):127-133.

 

29. Woodward GA, Insoft RM, Pearson-Shaver AL , Jaimovich D,  Orr RA , Chambliss ER, Abramo TJ, Bose C, Gomez MA, Westergaard F; The state of pediatric interfacility transport: Pediatric Emergency Care 2002; 18(1): 38-43.

 

30. Han YY, Carcillo JA, Dragotta MA, Bills DM, Watson RS, Westerman ME, Orr RA: Early reversal of pediatric-neonatal septic shock by community physicians is associated with improved outcome. Pediatrics 2003; 112(4):793-799.

 

31. Warren J, Fromm RE Jr, Orr RA, Rotello LC, Horst HM: Guidelines for the inter- and intrahospital transport of critically ill patients.  Crit Care Med 2004; 32(1):256-62.

 

32Phipps LM, Thomas NJ, Gilmore RK, Raymond JA, Bittner TR, Orr RA, Robertson CL:  Prospective assessment of guidelines for determining appropriate depth of endotracheal tube placement in children. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2005; 6(5):519-22.

 

33. Han YY, Carcillo JA, Venkataraman ST, Clark RSB, Watson RS, Nguyen TC, Bayir H, Orr, RA: Unexpected increased mortality after implementation of a commercially sold computerized physician order entry system. Pediatrics 2005; 116(6):1506-1512.

 

 

34. Chrysostomou C, DiFilippo S, Manrique A, Schmitt CG, Orr RA, Casta A, Suchoza E, Janosky J, Davis P, Munoz: Use of dexmedetomidine in children after cardiac and thoracic surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2006; 7(2):126-131.

 

35. Manrique AM, Feingold B, DiFilippo S, Orr R, Kuch BA, Munoz R. Extubation after cardiothoracic surgery in neonates, children, and young adults: one year of institutional experience. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2007;8(6):552-5.

 

36. Nguyen TC, Han YY, Kiss JE, Hall MW, Hassett AC, Jaffe R, Orr RA, Janosky J, Carcillo JA. Intensive plasma exchange increases a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motifs-13 activity and reverses organ dysfunction in children with thrombocytopenia-associated multiple organ failure. Crit Care Med 2008; 36(10) :2878-87.

 

37. Chrysostomou C, Sanchez de Toledo J, Avolio T, Motoa M, Berry D, Morell V, Orr R, Munoz R. Dexmedetomidine use in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit: can we use it in infants after cardiac surgery? Pediatr Crit Care Med 2009; 10(6): 1-7.

 

38. Orr RA, Felmet KA, Han Y, McCloskey KA, Dragotta MA, Bills DM, Kuch BA, Watson RS. Pediatric specialized transport teams are associated with improved outcomes. Pediatrics 2009; 124(1): 40-48.

 

39. Carcillo JA, Kuch BA, Han Y, Day S, Greenwald BM, McCloskey KA, Pearson-Shaver AL, Orr RA.  Mortality and functional morbidity after use of PALS/APLS by community physicians.  Pediatrics 2009; 124(2):500-508.

 

40. Manrique AM, Arroya M, Lin Y, El Khoudary SR, Colvin E, Lichtenstein S, Chrysostomou C, Orr R, Jooste E, Davis P, Wearden P, Morell V, Munoz R. Magnesium supplementation during cardiopulmonary bypass to prevent junctional ectopic tachycardia after pediatric cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled study.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2010;139(1):162-9.e2.

 

41. Lazol JP, Lichtenstein SE, Jooste EH, Shiderly D, Kudchadker NA, Tatum GH, Orr RA, Wearden PD, Morell VO, Munoz RA, Chrysostomou C.  Effect of dexmedetomidine on pulmonary artery pressure after congenital heart disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2010; 11(5): 589-92.

 

42. Sanchez de Toledo, J, Gunawardena S, Munoz R, Orr R, Berry, D, Sonderman S, Krallman S, Shiderly D, Wang L, Wearden P, Morell VO, Chrysostomou C. Do neonates, infants and young children need a higher dose of enoxaparin in the cardiac intensive care unit? Cardiology in the Young 2010; 20(2): 138-143.

 

43. Chrysostomou C, Komarlu R, Lichtenstein S, Shiderly D, Arora G, Orr R, Wearden PD, Morell VO, Munoz R, Jooste EH: Electrocardiographic effects of dexmedetomidine in patients with congenital heart disease.  Intensive Care Medicine 2010; 36(5): 836-842.

 

44. Kissoon N, Orr RA, Carcillo JA. Updated American College of Critical Care Medicine – pediatric advanced life support guidelines for management of pediatric and neonatal septic shock: relevance to the emergency care clinician. Ped Emerg Care 2010; 26(11):867-869.

 

45. Chrysostomou C, Sanchez-de-Toledo J, Wearden P, Jooste EH, Lichtenstein SE, Callahan PM, Suresh T, O'Malley E, Shiderly D, Haney J, Yoshida M, Orr R, Munoz R, Morell, VO. Perioperative use of dexmedetomidine is associated with decreased incidence of ventricular and supraventricular tachyarrhythmias after congenital cardiac operations. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011; 92(3):964-72.

 

46. Krushansky E, Burbano N, Morell V, Moguillansky D, Kim Y, Orr R, Chrysostomou C, Munoz R. Preoperative management in patients with single ventricle physiology. Congenital Heart Disease 2012; 7(2):96-102.

 

47. Baker K, Sanchez-de-Toledo J, Munoz R, Orr R, Kiray S, Shiderly D, Clemens M, Wearden P, Morell VO, Chrysostomou C.  Critical congenital heart disease – utility of routine screening for chromosomal and other extracardiac malformations. Congenital Heart Disease 2012; 7(2):145-50.

 

48. Burbano NH, Otero AV, Berry DE, Orr RA, Munoz RA. Discontinuation of prolonged infusions of dexmedetomidine in critically ill children with heart disease. Intensive Care Medicine 2012; 38(2): 300-7.

 

49. Ravel,JS, Wearden PD, Orr RA, Kiss JE. Plasma exchange in a 13-year-old male with acute intravascular hemolysis and acute kidney injury after placement of a ventricular assist device. J Clin Apher. 2012;27(5):274-277.

 

50. Wedel SK, Orr RA, Frakes MA, Conn AK. Improving the incomplete infrastructure for interhospital patient transfer. Crit Care Med 2013; 41(2):e21-2.

 

51. Sarnaik SM, Saladino RA, Manole M, Pitetti RA, Arora G, Kuch BA, Orr RA, Felmet KA. Diastolic hypotension in an unrecognized risk factor for -agonist-associated myocardial injury in children with asthma.  Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013; 14 (6): e273-9.

 

 

2. OTHER PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

1. Orr RA, The PRISM score: A new pediatric risk of mortality assessment. [Commentary] Crit Care Outlook 1989; 2:8.

 

2. Kuch BA. Carcillo JA. Han YY. Orr RA. Definitions of pediatric septic shock.[comment]. Pediat Crit Care Med 2005; 6(4):501.

3. Kuch BA, Munoz R, Orr RA, and Watson RS: Unplanned transport events and severity of illness: are we conveying the whole picture? Pediatrics 2007; 119(3): 648-9.

 

4. Orr RA. Commercial aviation: Are there unrecognized risks for infants and toddlers? Pediatr Crit Care Med 2014; 15:790-2.

 

 

 

3. OTHER NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

1. Orr RA, Dalton HJ: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Right-Sided Brain Lesions. [letter] Pediatrics 1989; 83(4 Pt 2):635-636.

 

2. Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, Cinoman MI, Hogue BL, Singleton CA, McCloskey KA: Pediatric risk of mortality score underestimates the requirement for intensive care during inter-hospital transport [A reply to letter to the editor].  Crit Care Med 1994; 22; 2029-2030.

 

3. Carcillo JA, Orr RA, Bell M, Joffe A, Maffei FA, Sullivan J, Han YY, Thomas J.  A call for full public disclosure and moratorium on donation after cardiac death in children.  [Letter to the editor].  Pediatr Crit Care Med 2010; 11(5):641-643.

 

 

4. BOOKS, BOOK CHAPTERS AND MONOGRAPHS

 

Books:

 

1. McCloskey K, Hackel A, Notterman D, Orr R, Whitfield J, Dudgeon D, Jablonowski A:  Guidelines for Air and Ground Transport of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients, (Manual), AAP Task Force on Inter-hospital Transport, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1993.

 

2. McCloskey K, Orr R, (eds).  Pediatric Transport Medicine. Mosby-Year Book, St. Louis, 1995.

 

3. Orr RA: Task force on interhospital transport: Guidelines for air and ground transport of neonatal and pediatric patients.  Subcommittee of Revision of Interhospital Transport Guidelines, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999.

 

4. Frazer E, Orr RA: Accreditation.  In: Guidelines for Air and Ground Transport of Neonatal         and Pediatric Patients. Edited by Woodward GA, Insoft RM, and Kleinman ME.  3rd edition.  Section on Transport Medicine.  American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007.

 

5. Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System: Hospital-based emergency care: At the breaking point.  Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.  The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, May 2007.

 

6.  Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System: Emergency medical services: At the crossroads.  Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.  The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, May 2007.

 

7.  Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System: Emergency care for children: Growing pains.  Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.  The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, May 2007.

 

 

Book Chapters:

 

1. Orr RA, Hovan T:  Tracheotomy in the Pediatric ICU.  In: Tracheotomy, Edited by EN Myers and SE Stool, Churchill Livingstone, Inc., 1985.

 

2. Orr RA, McCloskey KA:  Mobilizing critical care for inter-hospital and intra-hospital transport.  In:  Critical Care State of the Art, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Edited by W  Shoemaker and P Lumb, Fullerton, CA, 11: 303-320, 1990.

 

3. Orr RA, McCloskey KA, Karr KA:  Pediatric Transport.  In:  Pediatric Critical Care, Edited by BP Fuhrman and JJ Zimmerman, C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 59-65, 1992.

 

4. Orr R:  Transport of Critically Ill and Injured Children; In Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Review Series Part 3, Edited by Gioia and Yeh, Chapter 4, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fullerton, CA, 33-45, 1992.

 

5. Orr RA, McCloskey KA, Britten AG:  Transportation of Critically Ill Children.  In: Textbook of  Pediatric Intensive Care,  Edited by MC Rogers, Volume Two, Second Edition, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1571-1587, 1992. 

 

6. McCloskey K, Orr R:  Interhospital Transport; In Emergency Medical Services for Children: The Role of the Primary Care Provider; Edited by Ludwig, pp 69-88, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove, IL, 69-88, 1992.

 

7. McCloskey KA, Orr RA:  Inter-hospital transport; In: Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Concepts & Clinical Practice, Edited by RM Barkin, St. Louis: Mosby Year-Book Co., 889-936, 1992.

 

8. Venkataraman ST, Orr RA:  Mechanical ventilation and respiratory care.  In:  Pediatric Critical Care, Edited by BP Fuhrman and JJ Zimmerman, C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, MO. pp. 519-544, 1992.

 

9. Orr RA:  Physiology of Air Transport.  In:  Evaluation, Stabilization, and Transport of the Critically Ill Child, Edited by BY Aoki and K McCloskey, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, MO. Chapter 13, 321-328, 1992.

 

10. Orr RA:  Medicolegal Issues in Interhospital Transport.  In:  Evaluation, Stabilization, and Transport of the Critically Ill Child, Edited by BY Aoki and K McCloskey, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, MO. Chapter 14, pp. 329-334, 1992.

 

11.  Uhl MW, Orr RA: Near-Drowning.  In:  Gellis & Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy, Edited by FD Burg, JR Inglefinger and ER Wald, W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA. 776-778, 1993.

 

12. McCloskey KA, Orr RA:  Pediatric inter-hospital transport.  In: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Edited by GR Fleisher and S Ludwig, 3d ed. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 93-98, 1993.

 

13. Orr RA, Karr VA: Assessing pre-transport severity of illness.  In:   Pediatric Transport Medicine, Edited by KA McCloskey and RA Orr, Mosby Year-Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO. Chapter 14,  123-131, 1995.

 

14. Venkataraman ST, Wallen E, Orr R:  Intra-hospital transport.  In: Pediatric Transport Medicine, Edited by KA McCloskey and RA Orr, Mosby, Year-Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO, Chapter 44, 592-602, 1995.

 

15. Cinoman MI, Orr RA: Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Program.  In: Textbook of Critical Care, Edited by SM Ayers, A Grenvik, PR Holbrook and WC Shoemaker, Third edition, W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA, 79-85, 1995.

 

16. McCloskey KA, Orr R:  Transportation of Critically Ill Children.  In: Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Edited by MC Rogers, Third Edition, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD. 77-95, 1996.

 

17. McCloskey KA, Orr RA:  Inter-hospital Transport.  In: Barkin RM, ed: Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 42-45, 1997.

 

18. Taylor DH, McCloskey KA, Orr R:  Inter-hospital Transport of the PICU Patient.  In: Essentials of Pediatric Intensive Care, Edited by DL Levin and FC Morriss, 2nd edition, Churchill Livingstone, New York, 1159-1171, 1997.

 

19. Orr RA, McCloskey KA, Venkataraman SV:  Pediatric Transport.  In:  Pediatric Critical Care, Edited by BP Fuhrman and JJ Zimmerman, 2nd edition, C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 62-69, 1998.

 

20. Venkataraman SV, Orr RA:  Mechanical Ventilation and Respiratory Care.  In:  Pediatric Critical Care, Edited by BP Fuhrman and JJ Zimmerman, 2nd edition, C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 538-561, 1998.

 

21. Orr RA, Cole J, Roth K: Transport Medicine.  In: Textbook of Critical Care, Edited by MP Fink, E Abraham, JL Vincent, PM Kochanek, 5th edition, pp 2225-2232. Elsevier Saunders, 2005.

 

22. Orr RA, Han YY, Roth K: Pediatric transport: Shifting the paradigm to improve patient outcome. In: Pediatric Critical Care, Edited by Fuhrman BP and Zimmerman J, 3rd edition. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, 141-150, 2006.

 

23. Carcillo JA, Piva JP, Thomas NJ, Han YY, Lin JC, Orr RA: Shock and shock syndromes.  In Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Edited by Slonim AD and Pollack MM, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 438- 471, 2006.

24. Sasser SM, Hunt RC, Bailey R, Krohmer J, Cantrill S, Gerold K, Johnson M, Kellerman A, Lenaghan P, Morris J, Myers B, Orr R, Peters T, Schmidt P.  National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  In a Moment’s Notice: Surge Capacity for Terrorist Bombings. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007.

 

25. Kleinman ME, Donoghue AJ, Orr RA, Kissoon N: Transport. In Rogers’ Textbook of                    Pediatric Intensive Care, Edited by Nichols DG, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, pp. 340-355, 2008.

 

26. Kleinman ME, Donoghue AJ, Orr RA, Kissoon N: Stabilization and Transport.  In Rogers’ Textbook of Pediatric Care, Edited by Nichols DG, Shaffner DH, 5th edition, Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, pp. 348-362, 2016.

 

 

5. PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

 

1. Venkataraman ST, Orr RA, Howland DF, Fuhrman BP:  Airway and alveolar pressures during continuous positive pressure breathing (CPPB) with severe airway obstruction.  Crit Care Med 1987; 15:392.

 

2. Venkataraman ST, Orr RA, Howland DF, Fuhrman BP:  Severe airway obstruction:  airway and alveolar pressures during continuous positive pressure breathing.  Pediatr Res 1987; 2l: 207A.

 

3. Fuhrman BP, Venkataraman ST, Orr RA, Howland DF:  Airway and alveolar pressures during continuous positive pressure breathing (CPPB):  Significance of Auto-PEEP  Am Rev Resp Dis 1987; l35: A2l9.

 

4. Frattallone J, Fuhrman B, Kochanek P, Orr R, Siewers R, Thompson A, Trento A:  Treatment of air leak during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation:  total apneic lung rest.  Clin Res 1987; 35(6):9l2A.

 

5. Frattallone J, Fuhrman B, Kochanek P, Orr R, Siewers R, Thompson A, Trento A:  Treatment of air leak during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation:  total apneic lung rest.  Clin Res 1987; 35:9l2A.

 

6. Orr RA, Dimand RJ, Venkataraman S, Karr VA, Kennedy KJ:  Diazepam and the need for intubation in the pediatric prehospital setting.  Ann Emerg Med 1988; l7:398.

 

7. Dimand RJ, Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, Karr VA, Kennedy KJ:  Respiratory complications with diazepam in the pediatric pre-hospital setting.  Pediatr Res 1988 ; 23:23lA.

 

8. Orr R, Venkataraman S, Hogue B. Singleton C:  Physiologic Stability Index (PSI) is a Poor Predictor in Triage of Patients for Pediatric Transport.  AeroMedical Journal 1988; 3:67.

 

9. Dimand R, Singleton C, Orr R:  Transportation of Patients Referred to a Pediatric Critical Care Program: l Year's Experience in over 500 patients.  AeroMedical Journal 1988; 3:58.

 

10. Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, Singleton CA:  Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) is a Poor Predictor in Triage of Patients for Pediatric Transport.  Crit Care Med 1989; 17:S122.

 

11. Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, Singleton CA:  Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) Score:  A Poor Predictor in Triage of Patients for Pediatric Transport.  Ann Emerg Med 1989; 18:170.

 

12. Pearson-Shaver AL, Durant RH, Orr RA:  Patient information exchanged prior to pediatric critical care transport.  Clin Res 1990; 38(1):47A.

 

13. Bhende MS, Thompson AE, Orr RA:  Utility of a disposable end-tidal CO2 detector during transport of critically ill children.  Ped Emerg Care 1990;222.

 

14. Faries G, McCloskey K, King W, Orr R, Plouff R:  Variables predicting need for a pediatric transport team. The Journal of Air Medical Transport 1990; 9:64.

 

15. Wallen EA, Venkataraman ST, Orr RA, Grosso MJ, Kiene K: Adverse events during intrahospital transport.  Crit Care Med 1991; 19:S79.

 

16. Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, McCloskey KA, King WD, Cinoman MA:  Predicting the need for major interventions during pediatric inter-hospital transport using pre-transport variables.  Ped Emerg Care 1992; 371.

 

17. McCloskey K, Orr R, Hardwick W:  Pediatric transport by teams transporting patients of all ages.  Ped Emerg Care 1992; 8(5):307.

 

18. Orr R, Venkataraman S, McCloskey K, King W, Cinoman M: Predicting the need for major interventions during pediatric inter-hospital transport using pre-transport variable.  Ped Emerg Care 1992; 8:371.

 

19. McCloskey K, Orr R, Hardwick W: Pediatric transport by teams transporting patients of all ages. Ped Emerg Care 1992; 8:307.

 

20. Kanter RK, Edge W, Caldwell CR, Nocera MA, Orr RA: Mortality probability estimated from pre-PICU severity of illness.  Crit Care Med 1993; 21:4.

 

21. Bhende MS, Karr V, Wiltsie D, Orr RA:  Evaluation of a portable infrared end-tidal CO2 monitor during pediatric transport.  Ped Emerg Care 1993; 9:324.

 

22. Orr R, Venkataraman S, McCloskey K, Brandenstein M, Janosky J:  Four simple pre-transport variables accurately predict in-hospital mortality.  Crit Care Med 1995; 23: A224.

 

23. Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, McCloskey KA, Janosky J: Validation of a Simple Pre-transport Scoring Index. Ped Emerg Care 1995; 11: 328.

24. Kofos DM, Thompson AE, Orr RA:  Telemedicine in pediatric transport:  A feasibility Trial.  Crit Care Med 1997; 25:A54.

 

25. Kofos D, Pitetti R, Orr R, Thompson A: Telemedicine in pediatric transport: A feasibility study.  Pediatrics 1998; 102:E58.

 

26. Orr R, Venkataraman S, Seidberg N, Dragotta M, McCloskey K, Janosky J:  Pediatric specialty care teams are associated with reduced morbidity during pediatric interfacility transport. Crit Care Med 1999; 27: A30.

 

27. McCloskey K, Orr R, Venkataraman S, Seidberg N, Dragotta N, Janosky J: Pediatric specialty care teams are associated with reduced morbidity during interfacility transport. Pediatrics 1999; 104:S687.

 

28. Orr RA, Kuch B, Carcillo J, Han Y, McCloskey K, Day S, Greenwald B, Pearson-Shaver A: Shock is under-reported in children transported for respiratory distress: A Multi-Center StudyCrit Care Med 2003; 31: A18.  

 

29. Han Yong Y, Pediatric Critical Care, Carcillo JA, Venkataraman ST, Clark RS, Watson RS, Orr RA: Unexpected increased mortality after computerized physician order entry implementation: biologically plausible or confounded observation. Crit Care Med 2003; 31: A60.

 

30. Lin JC, Juch BA, Felmet KA, Han YY, Orr RA, Watson RS, Ladzinski DI, Carcillo JA: “Best-Practice” outcome attained with implementation of ACCM guidelines for resuscitation of neonatal and pediatric septic shock: an Utstein-Style Analysis. Crit Care Med 2003; 31: A78.

 

31. Roth KR, Pitetti RD, Orr RA, et a.: Predicting mortality and measuring morbidity in pediatric transport.  Crit Care Med 2005; 32:A5.

 

32.  Kuch BA, Munoz R, Orr RA: Interfacility transport of infants and children with congenital heart disease: A multi-center analysis.  Cardiol Young. 2006;16.

 

33.  Sarnaik S, Kuch BA, Venkataraman S, Orr RA, Manole M, Suciu G, Felmet K: Incidence of diastolic hypotension in children treated with inhaled albuterol.  Crit Care Med 2006; 34:12.

 

34.  Kuch BA, Watson RS, Munoz R, Orr RA: Comparison of pediatric specialty teams and non-specialty teams for the interfacility transport of infants and children with cardiac disease: A multi-center study.  Pediatr Crit Care Med 2007; 8:A5

 

35.  Chrysostomou C, Avolio T, Orr R, Berry D, Morell V, Munoz R: Dexmedetomidine use in         a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit: Can we safely use it in infants after cardiac surgery? Pediatr Crit Care Med 2007;8:A308.

 

36. Miller E, Kuch B, Felmet K, Orr R: Efficacy of peripheral epinephrine infusions during pediatric and neonatal interfacility transports. Crit Care Med 2010; 38: A469.

             

37. Sanchez de Toledo J, Chrysostomou C, Au A, Orr R, Watson S, Lichtenstein S, Morell V, Munoz R, Bell, M: Early predictors of neurologic outcomes after pediatric heart surgery. Crit Care Med 2010; 38: A324.

 

 

6. ABSTRACTS (not published in Scientific Journals)

 

Poster Presentations

 

1. Venkataraman S, Thompson AE, Orr RA:  Femoral arterial and venous catheterizations in infants and children -- A prospective study.  Presented at the San Diego Pediatric Critical Care Symposium, San Diego, California, March l987.

 

2. Frattallone J, Fuhrman B, Kochanek P, Orr R, Siewers R, Thompson A, Trento A:  Treatment of air leak during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation:  total apneic lung rest.  Presented at the Midwest SPR, Chicago, IL, November l987.

 

3. Faries G, McCloskey K, King W, Orr R, Plouff R:  Variables predicting need for a pediatric transport team.  Presented at the Ambulatory Pediatric Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, May 1990.

 

4. Faries G, McCloskey K, King W, Orr R, Plouff R: Variables predicting need for a pediatric transport team.  Presented at the Association for Air Medical Services Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, September, 1990.

 

5. Kofos D, Pitetti R, David H, Orr R, Thompson A: Telemedicine in pediatric transport: A feasibility trial.  Presented at the 26th Annual Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, CA, February, 1997.

 

6. Kaminski ML, Han YY, Kuch BA, Chaplik AL, Orr RA: An evaluation of clinical factors associated with increased physician utilization during pediatric interfacility transport. Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2003 Annual Meeting, Section on Transport Medicine, New Orleans, LA, November 2003.

 

7. Kuch BA, Han YY, Britton PG, Fair A, Chaplik AL, Orr RA: Blood pressure transiently increases during rapid sequence intubation (RSI) with etomidate plus neuromuscular blockade (NMB) during pediatric interfacility transport. Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2003 Annual Meeting, Section on Transport Medicine, New Orleans, LA, November 2003.

 

8. Kuch BA, Han YY, Munoz R, Orr RA: Descriptive analysis of infants and children with cardiac disease who require interfacility transport: A multicenter study.  Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2006 National Conference and Exhibition, Washington, DC, 2006.

 

9.  Sarnaik S, Kuch BA, Venkataraman S, Orr RA, Manole M, Suciu G, Felmet K: Incidence of diastolic hypotension in children treated with inhaled albuterol.  Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, 2007.

 

10. Kuch BA, Munoz R, Orr RA: Interfacility transport of infants and children with congenital heart disease: A multi-center analysis.  Presented at the 5th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care, Geneva, Switzerland, 2007

 

11. Miller E, Kuch B, Felmet K, Orr R: Efficacy of peripheral epinephrine infusions during pediatric and neonatal interfacility transports. Presented at the 40th Critical Care Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, California, 2011.

 

 

Oral/Podium Presentations

 

1. Venkataraman S, Orr RA, Thompson AE:  Percutaneous subclavian venous catheterization in pediatric patients.  Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care Medicine, Washington, DC, l986.

 

2. Frattallone JM, Fuhrman BP, Thompson AE, Kochanek PM, Orr RA, Siewers RD, Trento A:  Management of life-threatening air leaks during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with apnea and lung rest.  Presented at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center 4th Annual ECMO Symposium.

 

3. Dimand RJ, Orr RA, Venkataraman S, Karr VA, Kennedy KJ:  Diazepam and the need for intubation in the pediatric prehospital setting.  Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA, October, l988

 

4. Orr RA, Venkataraman ST, McCloskey KA, King WD:  Predicting the need for skilled care during pediatric inter-hospital transport using pre-transport variables.  Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care Medicine, Boston, MA, 1990.

 

5. Orr RA, Venkataraman SV, McCloskey KA, King WD, Cinoman MI: Predicting the need for major interventions during pediatric interhospital transport using pre-transport variables. Presented at the Section on Critical Care/Section on Transport Medicine joint session, American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 11, 1992.

 

6. McCloskey K, Orr R, Hardwick W:  Pediatric transport by teams transporting patients of all ages.  Presented at the AAP Section on Pediatric Emergency Medicine meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 9-11, 1992.

 

7. Kanter RK, Edge W, Caldwell CR, Nocera MA, Orr RA:  Mortality probability estimated from pre-PICU severity of illness.  Presented at 22nd Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society for Critical Care Medicine, New York, NY, June 1993.

 

8. Orr R, Venkataraman S, McCloskey K, Brandenstein M, Janosky J: Validation of a simple pre-transport scoring index. Presented at AirMed 1996, Munich, Germany, June 1996.

 

9. Kofos D, Pitetti R, Davis H, Orr R, Thompson A:  Telemedicine in pediatric transport: A feasibility trial. Presented at the 1996 Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, Milwaukee, WI, October 1996.

 

10. Orr R, Venkataraman S, McCloskey K, Brandenstein M, Janosky J:  Four simple pre-transport variables accurately predict in-hospital mortality.  Presented at the 24th Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA. 1994.

 

11. Orr R, Venkataraman S, McCloskey K, Brandenstein M, Janosky J: Validation of a simple pre-transport scoring index. Presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine, San Francisco, CA, October 1995.

 

12. Orr R, Venkataraman S, Seidberg N, Dragotta M, McCloskey K, Janosky J:  Pediatric specialty care teams are associated with reduced morbidity during pediatric interfacility transport.  Presented at the 28th Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA, January 1999.

 

13. McCloskey K, Orr R, Venkataraman S, Seidberg N, Dragotta M, Janosky J:  Pediatric specialty care teams are associated with reduced morbidity during pediatric interfacility transport. Presented at the America Academy of Pediatrics 1999 Annual Meeting, Section on Emergency Medicine, Washington, D.C., October 1999.

 

14. Dragotta MA, Han YY, Kuch BA, Bills DM, Orr RA: A safe and efficacious strategy to triage physician utilization during pediatric interfacility transport.  Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2003 Annual Meeting, Section on Transport Medicine, New Orleans, LA, November 2003.

 

15. Orr RA, Kuch B, Carcillo J, Han Y, McCloskey K, Day S, Greenwald B, Pearson-Shaver A: Shock is under-reported in children transported for respiratory distress: A Multi-Center StudyPresented at the 32nd Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL, February 2004.

 

16. Han Yong Y, Pediatric Critical Care, Carcillo JA, Venkataraman ST, Clark RS, Watson RS, Orr RA: Unexpected increased mortality after computerized physician order entry implementation: biologically plausible or confounded observation Presented at the 32nd Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL, February 2004.

 

17. Lin JC, Kuch BA, Felmet KA, Han YY, Orr RA, Watson RS, Ladzinski DI, Carcillo JA: “Best-Practice” outcome attained with implementation of ACCM guidelines for resuscitation of neonatal and pediatric septic shock: an Utstein-Style Analysis. Presented at the 32nd Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL, February 2004.

 

18. Roth KR, Cassidy LD, Pitetti RD, McCloskey KA, Day S, Greenwald B, Pearson-Shaver A, Orr RA: A pediatric severity of illness model for interfacility transport systems.  Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2004 National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, October 2004.

 

19. Kuch BA, Carcillo JA, Han YY, McCloskey KA, Day S, Greenwald B, Pearson-Shaver A, Orr RA: Incidence, mortality, and morbidity of shock in the pediatric interfacility transport setting: A multi-center study.  Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2004 National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, October 2004.

 

20.  Sarnaik S, Kuch BA, Venkataraman S, Orr RA, Manole M, Suciu G, Felmet K: Incidence of diastolic hypotension in children treated with inhaled albuterol.  Presented at the 34th Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA, January 2006.

 

21.  Chrysostomou C, Avolio T, Orr R, Berry D, Morell V, Munoz R: Dexmedetomidine use in         a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit: Can we safely use it in infants after cardiac surgery? Presented at the 5th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care, Geneva, Switzerland, 2007.

             

22. Sanchez de Toledo J, Chrysostomou C, Au A, Orr R, Watson S, Lichtenstein S, Morell V, Munoz R, Bell, M: Early predictors of neurologic outcomes after pediatric heart surgery. Presented at the 40th Critical Care Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, California, 2011.

 

 

 

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING: (Note: Before my retirement in 2017 from full time clinical medicine and faculty, dates, titles, and breakdown of teaching groups were not required on the CV.  I do not have these data).

 

Delivery of pediatric CCM and CICU fellowship didactic program

 

Periodic lecture series for Pediatric Critical Care nursing staff development courses

 

-- Periodic lecture series for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nursing Fellowship

 

-- Organization and delivery of pediatric pre and inter-hospital transport orientation for nurses, residents, and fellows

 

Organization and delivery of pediatric transport case conferences

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Current Grant Support: None

 

Pending Grant Support: None

 

Prior Grant Support:

 

Diazepam and Intubation                             Principal               1989                            Research Seed Grant

In Emergency Treatment                            Investigator                                          University Anesthesiology & of Seizures in Children                                  100%                                                        CCM Foundation                                                                                                                                                           $500

                           

Predicting the Need for                            Principal               1990                             Laerdal Foundation for Acute Skilled Care During Pediatric                            Investigator                                          Medicine

Interhospital Transport                             100%                                                        Stavanger, Norway

                                                                                                                              $11,200

                                       

Multicenter Validation of                            Principal               1995                             Laerdal Foundation for Acute

Pediatric Transport                                          Investigator                                          Medicine

Scoring Index                                                         100%                                                        Stavanger, Norway

                                                                                                                                              $7,500

 

Grant # 1-MCH-424003-01-0               Principal              1996-1999              Emergency Medical Services

“Developing a Pediatric                            Investigator &                                          For Children (EMSC)

Severity of Illness Model                            Project Director                                     Targeted Issues Grant

for Transport System                                          100%                                                        Maternal and Child Health Evaluation and Triage”                                                                                     Bureau

                                                                      Project Period - 3 years              Health Resources and                                                                                                  $290,049                                          Services Administration                                                                                                                                            Public Health Service

                                                                                                                                                         

Grant # 1-1434-MC-00040-01                 Principal              1999-2002              Emergency Medical Services

“Outcome Assessment in                            Investigator &                                          for Children (EMSC)

Children Requiring                                          Project Director                            Targeted Issues Grant

Interfacility Transport”                            100%                                                        Maternal & Child Health                       

                                                                                                                              Bureau

                                                                      $297,000                                          Public Health Service

 

Non-Funded Research: None

 

Other Related Research Activities

 

1992 - 1996                                          Reviewer, The Journal of Air Medical Transport

LIST of CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS: None – Retired 2017

 

 

INVITED SEMINARS AND LECTURESHIPS

 

Local Presentations

 

1983                                           Pediatric Transport

                                                Pediatric Grand Rounds

                                                Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

1985                                           Vascular Access in Infants and Children

                                                Grand Rounds

                                                Center for Emergency Medicine

                                                Pittsburgh, PA

 

1986                                           High Frequency Ventilation

                                                Grand Rounds

                                                Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

1986                                           Upper Airway Obstruction in Infants and Children

                                                Grand Rounds

                                                Center for Emergency Medicine

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

1987                                           High Frequency Ventilation

                                                Grand Rounds

                                                Magee Women's Hospital

                                                Pittsburgh, PA

 

1987                                           Problems in Pediatric Transport

                                                Grand Rounds

                                                Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

                                                Pittsburgh, PA

 

2009                                          ECMO Case Scenarios

                                          Neonatology Grand Rounds

                                          Magee Women’s Hospital

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

Regional Presentations

 

October 1984                             Pediatric Transport

                            Indiana Hospital

                                           Indiana, PA

 

November 1984              Pediatric Transport

                                      Aliquippa Hospital

                                           Aliquippa, PA

 

July 1985                                Pediatric Transport

Jefferson Center Hospital South Hills Health System

                                           Pittsburgh, PA

 

October 1986                            Problems in Pediatric Transport

                            Grand Rounds

                                           Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University

                                           School of Medicine

                                           Morgantown, WV

 

September 1988               Treatment of Pediatric Asthma in the ICU

                                           15th Annual Seminar in Pulmonary Physiology and Medicine

                                           Pittsburgh, PA

 

January 1989                 Dedicated Transport Team to Improve Response to the Community and Promote Excellence in Patient Care and Research

Administrative Proposal

                                           Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

April 1989                            Management in the Pediatric ICU

Eastern Trauma Forum 1989

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

March 1992                            Update on Pediatric Critical Care Transport

                                          Pediatric Grand Rounds

                                          Department of Pediatrics

                                          WVU School of Medicine

                                          Morgantown, WV

 

May 1992                            Transporting Pediatric Patients

                                          Issues in Interfacility Transport

                                          8th Annual Conference and Scientific Assembly

                                          National Association of EMS Physicians

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

April 1993                                 Pediatric Respiratory Failure

                                           Center for Emergency Medicine

                                           Conference for Flight Crews

 

 

 

May 1994                                   Managing Seizures in Children

                                           Teaching Conference for Flight Crews

                                          Center for Emergency Medicine

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

May 1995                            1) Pediatric Respiratory Failure

                                          2) Seizures

                                          STAT MedEvac

                                          Center for Emergency Medicine

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

September 1995              Pre-transport Stabilization

                                          Faculty Conference

                                          Armstrong County Memorial Hospital

                                          Kittanning, PA

 

September 1995              Pre-transport Stabilization

Pediatric Grand Rounds

                                          Mercy Hospital

                                          Pittsburgh, PA             

`

September 1996              Pre-transport Stabilization

                                          Guest Speaker

                                          Butler Memorial Hospital

                                          Butler, PA

 

August 1999                            Pediatric Patients: Special Considerations

                                          National Critical Care Medical Emergency

                                          Technician-Paramedic Course, Center for Emergency Medicine

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

November 1999              Improving Outcomes Through Pediatric Specialty Care Transport

                                          Pediatric Grand Rounds,

                                          Conemaugh Regional Medical Center,

                                          Johnstown, PA.

 

March 2000                            Recognizing and Managing Shock in Children

                                          EMS Update 2000

                                          Conference & Exhibit

                                          Seven Springs Mountain Resort

                                          Champion, PA

 

 

 

 

 

March 2000                            Pediatric/Neonatal Seizure Management

                                          EMS Update 2000

                                          Conference & Exhibit

                                          Seven Springs Mountain Resort

                                          Champion, PA

 

October 2000                            Pediatric Shock

                                          Stat Med Evac Nursing Educational Symposium

                                          Meadville, PA

 

February 2001                            Management of Shock

                                          Stat Med Evac Prehospital Education Day

                                          East Liverpool, OH

 

November 2002              Septic Shock: What's new in the Pre-ICU Management for Infants and Children

                                          STAT MedEvac Education Symposium

                                          Seven Springs Resort

                                          Champion, PA

 

October 2003                            Improving Outcome Through Pediatric Specialized Transport

                                          Pediatric Education Day

                                          Charleston Area Medical Center

                                          Charleston, WV

 

November 2004              Pediatric Septic Shock

                                          STAT MedEvac Education Symposium

                                          Seven Springs Resort

                                          Champion, PA

 

November 2006              Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease: Which Lesions are Time-Critical?

                                          STAT MedEvac Flight Team Educational Seminar

                                          University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

                                          Pittsburgh, PA

 

March 2009              Pediatric Shock: Changing the Paradigm to Improve Survival

              Plenary Speaker

              9th Annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium

              Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Presentations

 

May   1986                                1)  Aviation Medicine for Transport Team Members

                                          2)  Preparation for Air and Ground Transport

                                           Update in NeonatalPerinatal Medicine

                                           Grant Medical Center

                                           Columbus, OH

 

November 1986               Postoperative Management of Liver Transplants

                                           Children's Health Center

                                           St. Joseph's Hospital

                                           Phoenix, AZ

 

May 1988                                   Pediatric Transport

                                           17th Annual SCCM Educational & Scientific Symposium

                                           Orlando, FL

 

May 1989                            Pediatrics in Pre-Hospital Care

                                          18th Annual SCCM Educational & Scientific Symposium

                                          New Orleans, LA

 

November 1989                 Medical Issues

                                          Pediatric Transport Seminar

                                          AIRMED 1989

                                          1989 Scientific Session of the Association of Air Medical Services

                                          Phoenix, AZ

 

June 1990                            Mobilizing Critical Care for Inter-Hospital and Intra-Hospital Transport

                                          Plenary Session Speaker

                                          19th Annual SCCM Educational & Scientific Symposium

                                          San Francisco, CA

 

March 1991                            Setting Up a Pediatric Transport Team

Conference:  Little People, Big Problems:  Issues in Pediatric and Neonatal Transport

                                          Children's Memorial Medical Center

                                          Chicago, IL

 

May 1991                            Transport of Critically Ill and Injured Children

                                          Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Review Series

                                          Society of Critical Care Medicine

                                          Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

June 1991                            Issues in Pediatric Transport

                                          National Neonatal - Pediatric Transport Conference

                                          Children's Hospital

                                          Columbus, OH

 

October 1991                  Panel:  Team Composition and Training Requirements

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