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Pediatrics

Allan Doctor, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-2527
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
660 So. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Admission, stabilization and ongoing care of critically ill children, post-operative cardiac care, cardiac intensive care, cardiac arrest in children, heart failure in children, shock in children

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Special Qualification - Pediatric Critical Care -- Certified
Special Qualification - Pediatric Emergency Medicine -- Certified
Emergency Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984
Medical Degree: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1989
Residency: Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1992
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Harvard University Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1994
Residency: Pediatrics, Harvard University Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, Harvard University Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Battle Research Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, 2004

Scholar's Award for Outstanding Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, 2003

Child Health Research Scholar, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, 2001

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Pineda JA, Leonard JR, Mazotas IG, Noetzel M, Limbrick DD, Keller MS, Gill J, Doctor A. Authors' reply. Lancet Neurol. 2013 May;12(5):427-8.

Berger JT, Carcillo JA, Shanley TP, Wessel DL, Clark A, Holubkov R, Meert KL, Newth CJ, Berg RA, Heidemann S, Harrison R, Pollack M, Dalton H, Harvill E, Karanikas A, Liu T, Burr JS, Doctor A, Dean JM, Jenkins TL, Nicholson CE; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN). Critical pertussis illness in children: a multicenter prospective cohort study. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 May;14(4):356-65.

Pollack MM, Dean JM, Butler J, Holubkov R, Doctor A, Meert KL, Newth CJ, Berg RA, Moler F, Dalton H, Wessel DL, Berger J, Harrison RE, Carcillo JA, Shanley TP, Nicholson CE. The Ideal Time Interval for Critical Care Severity-of-Illness Assessment. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Rogers SC, Ross JG, d'Avignon A, Gibbons LB, Gazit V, Hassan MN, McLaughlin D, Griffin S, Neumayr T, Debaun M, DeBaun MR, Doctor A. Sickle hemoglobin disturbs normal coupling among erythrocyte O2 content, glycolysis, and antioxidant capacity. Blood. 2013 Feb 28;121(9):1651-62.

Pineda JA, Leonard JR, Mazotas IG, Noetzel M, Limbrick DD, Keller MS, Gill J, Doctor A. Effect of implementation of a paediatric neurocritical care programme on outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Neurol. 2013 Jan;12(1):45-52.

Bell MJ, Pineda JA, Vavilala MS, Wainwright MS, Doctor A, Stanley R, Thompson AE. Neurocritical Care Research Networks--pediatric considerations. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Dec;17(3):468-9; author reply 470.

Rogers SC, Gibbons LB, Griffin S, Doctor A. Analysis of S-nitrosothiols via copper cysteine (2C) and copper cysteine - Carbon monoxide (3C) methods. Methods. 2012 Oct 29.

Doctor A, Spinella P. Effect of processing and storage on red blood cell function in vivo.
Semin Perinatol. 2012 Aug;36(4):248-59.

Newth CJ, Meert KL, Clark AE, Moler FW, Zuppa AF, Berg RA, Pollack MM, Sward KA, Berger JT, Wessel DL, Harrison RE, Reardon J, Carcillo JA, Shanley TP, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Doctor A, Nicholson CE; Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  Fatal and near-fatal asthma in children: the critical care perspective.   National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. J Pediatr. 2012 Aug;161(2): 214-21.e3.

Said AS, Abd-Elaziz MM, Farid MM, Abd-ElFattah MA, Abdel-Monim MT, Doctor A. Evolution of surfactant protein-D levels in children with ventilator-associated pneumonia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Mar;47(3):292-9.

Doctor A, Vondenbusch B, Kozak J. Bone segmentation applying rigid bone position and triple shadow check method based on RF data. Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2011;13(2):3-11.

Randolph AG, Vaughn F, Sullivan R, Rubinson L, Thompson BT, Yoon G, Smoot E, Rice TW, Loftis LL, Helfaer M, Doctor A, Paden M, Flori H, Babbitt C, Graciano AL, Gedeit R, Sanders RC, Giuliano JS, Zimmerman J, Uyeki TM; Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator's Network and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ARDS Clinical Trials Network. Critically ill children during the 2009-2010 influenza pandemic in the United States. Pediatrics. 2011 Dec;128(6):e1450-8.

Janocha AJ, Koch CD, Tiso M, Ponchia A, Doctor A, Gibbons L, Gaston B, Beall CM, Erzurum SC. Nitric oxide during altitude acclimatization. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 17;365(20): 1942-4.

Spinella PC, Doctor A, Blumberg N, Holcomb JB. Does the storage duration of blood products affect outcomes in critically ill patients? Transfusion. 2011 Aug;51(8):1644-50.

Doctor A, Stamler JS. Nitric oxide transport in blood: a third gas in the respiratory cycle. Compr Physiol. 2011 Jan;1(1):541-68.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Allan Doctor.


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