Pediatric Critical Care Faculty

Jessica Moreland, M.D.
Professor, Division Chief
Thomas Fariss Marsh, Jr. Chair in Pediatrics
Interests: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support, traumatic brain injury, granule and vesicle exocytosis, NADPH oxidase and reactive oxygen species signaling, and neutrophil priming

Cindy Darnell Bowens, M.D., M.S.C.S.
Associate Professor
Medical Director, PICU, Children's Medical Center
Interests: Pain control, sedation, effects of low dose ketamine infusion, and safety of Lorazepam use in critically ill children

Samuel Davila, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interest: Host response in severe sepsis

Archana Dhar, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Program Co-Director
Interests: Use of online, noninvasive, intravascular monitoring in continuous renal replacement therapies, and effects of CVVH and ICP monitoring on outcomes following acute liver failure

Ivie Esangbedo, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Cardiac intensive care, cardiac critical care nutrition, and point-of-care ultrasound

Leslie Garner, M.D.
Assistant Professor
PICU Resident and Medical Student Director
Interest: Macrophage function

Erin Gordon, D.O.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Pediatric critical and cardiac critical care, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, fetal and neonatal myocardium fuel preference and energy metabolism, evidence-based medicine

Michael Green, M.D.
Associate Professor
Fellowship Program Co-Director
Interests: Pediatric acute lung injury and simulation

Susan Hupp, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Simulation education, quality improvement, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and acute lung injury

Peter Luckett, M.D.
Interests: Clinical trials in pediatric critical care, near-fatal asthma, pulmonary outcomes in neuromuscular patients

Ali McMichael, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Anticoagulation during extracorporeal membranous oxygenation, and high-fidelity simulation

Darryl Miles, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Traumatic brain injury, neural protection strategies, MRI imaging biomarkers of neuronal injury, and neural stem cells

Raymond Nkwantabisa, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interest: Pediatric critical care

Julio Pérez Fontán, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Physician-in-Chief, Children's Health℠ Children's Medical Center
Robert L. Moore Chair in Pediatrics
Interests: Pediatric critical and cardiac critical care, airway smooth muscle, autonomic nervous system, and neurogenic inflammation

Renee Potera, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Pathophysiology of acute lung injury, and the role of NADPH oxidase 2 in macrophage polarization

Lakshmi Raman, M.D.
Associate Professor
Medical Director, ECMO, Children's Medical Center
Interests: Chronic hypoxia and hippocampal injury, and hypothermia in traumatic brain injury

Maeve Sheehan, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Vice Chair of Inpatient Services
Interests: Multisystem organ failure, pediatric stabilization, triage, and transport

Jennifer Thompson, M.D.
Faculty Associate
Interests: Pain control, sedation, and emergency preparedness (hospital-wide and unit-based)

Alexandra Volk, M.D.
Associate Professor
Interests: Cell volume regulation, neutrophil chemotaxis, disaster management, and NADPH oxidase and the reactive oxygen species signaling

Joshua Wolovits, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Quality care initiatives in the ICU, cerebral hemodynamics and neuro-protection in congenital heart disease, sedation strategies in the cardiac patient, and strategies to prevent shunt thrombosis in the single ventricle patient

Priscilla Yu, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Pediatric critical care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), medical education and simulation