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Allan Doctor, MD

Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Biochemistry& Molecular Biophysics

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Special Qualification - Pediatric Critical Care
Special Qualification - Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-2527

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Consensus Recommendations for RBC Transfusion Practice in Critically Ill Children From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
Valentine SL, Bembea MM, Muszynski JA, Cholette JM, Doctor A, Spinella PC, Steiner ME, Tucci M, Hassan NE, Parker RI, Lacroix J, Argent A, Carson JL, Remy KE, Demaret P, Emeriaud G, Kneyber MCJ, Guzzetta N, Hall MW, Macrae D, Karam O, Russell RT, Stricker PA, Vogel AM, Tasker RC, Turgeon AF, Schwartz SM, Willems A, Josephson CD, Luban NLC, Lehmann LE, Stanworth SJ, Zantek ND, Bunchman TE, Cheifetz IM, Fortenberry JD, Delaney M, van de Watering L, Robinson KA, Malone S, Steffen KM, Bateman ST, Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI)., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep; 19(9)884-898. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001613.

PMID:
    30180125
    [PubMed - in process]
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Implementation of the Recommendations for RBC Transfusions for Critically Ill Children From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
Steffen KM, Bateman ST, Valentine SL, Small S, Spinella PC, Doctor A, Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI)., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep; 19(9S Suppl 1)S170-S176. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001592.

PMID:
    30161073
    [PubMed - in process]
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Recommendations on Selection and Processing of RBC Components for Pediatric Patients From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
Zantek ND, Parker RI, van de Watering LM, Josephson CD, Bateman ST, Valentine SL, Delaney M, Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI)., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep; 19(9S Suppl 1)S163-S169. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001625.

PMID:
    30161072
    [PubMed - in process]
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Recommendations on RBC Transfusion Support in Children With Hematologic and Oncologic Diagnoses From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
Steiner ME, Zantek ND, Stanworth SJ, Parker RI, Valentine SL, Lehmann LE, Josephson CD, Bateman ST, Luban NLC, Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI)., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep; 19(9S Suppl 1)S149-S156. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001610.

PMID:
    30161070
    [PubMed - in process]
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Recommendations on RBC Transfusion in Critically Ill Children With Acute Brain Injury From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
Tasker RC, Turgeon AF, Spinella PC, Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI)., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep; 19(9S Suppl 1)S133-S136. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001589.

PMID:
    30161068
    [PubMed - in process]
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Recommendations on RBC Transfusion in Critically Ill Children With Nonlife-Threatening Bleeding or Hemorrhagic Shock From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
Karam O, Russell RT, Stricker P, Vogel AM, Bateman ST, Valentine SL, Spinella PC, Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI)., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep; 19(9S Suppl 1)S127-S132. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001605.

PMID:
    30161067
    [PubMed - in process]
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Recommendations on RBC Transfusions for Critically Ill Children With Nonhemorrhagic Shock From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
Muszynski JA, Guzzetta NA, Hall MW, Macrae D, Valentine SL, Bateman ST, Spinella PC, Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI)., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (Blood Net), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep; 19(9S Suppl 1)S121-S126. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001620.

PMID:
    30161066
    [PubMed - in process]
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Recommendations on RBC Transfusion in General Critically Ill Children Based on Hemoglobin and/or Physiologic Thresholds From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
Doctor A, Cholette JM, Remy KE, Argent A, Carson JL, Valentine SL, Bateman ST, Lacroix J, Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI)., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep; 19(9S Suppl 1)S98-S113. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001590.

PMID:
    30161064
    [PubMed - in process]
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The age of blood in pediatric intensive care units (ABC PICU): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Tucci M, Lacroix J, Fergusson D, Doctor A, Hébert P, Berg RA, Caro J, Josephson CD, Leteurtre S, Menon K, Schechtman K, Steiner ME, Turgeon AF, Clayton L, Bockelmann T, Spinella PC, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group., Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet)., Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.
Trials. 2018 Jul 28; 19(1)404. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2809-y.

PMID:
    30055634
    [PubMed - in process]
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Chest compression rates and pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes.
Sutton RM, Reeder RW, Landis W, Meert KL, Yates AR, Berger JT, Newth CJ, Carcillo JA, McQuillen PS, Harrison RE, Moler FW, Pollack MM, Carpenter TC, Notterman DA, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) Investigators.
Resuscitation. 2018 Sep; 130159-166. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.07.015.

PMID:
    30031055
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Development of a Structured Outcomes Assessment and Implementation Program in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Steffen KM, Lin JC, Malone S, Doctor A, Hartman ME
Am J Med Qual. 2018 Jul 1; 1062860618788173. doi: 10.1177/1062860618788173.

PMID:
    30009638
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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How to Push the Limit: Developing Informed Research and Implementation Programs in Resource-Limited Settings.
Muttalib F, Doctor A
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul; 19(7)680-681. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001565.

PMID:
    29985290
    [PubMed - in process]
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Reduction in Mortality Following Pediatric Rapid Response Team Implementation.
Kolovos NS, Gill J, Michelson PH, Doctor A, Hartman ME
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 May; 19(5)477-482. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001519.

PMID:
    29528975
    [PubMed - in process]
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Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of stable β<sup>6.3</sup>-Helices: Discovery of non-hemolytic antibacterial peptides.
Reddy DN, Singh S, Ho CMW, Patel J, Schlesinger P, Rodgers S, Doctor A, Marshall GR
Eur J Med Chem. 2018 Apr 10; 149193-210. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2018.02.057.

PMID:
    29501941
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Regional oxygen extraction predicts border zone vulnerability to stroke in sickle cell disease.
Fields ME, Guilliams KP, Ragan DK, Binkley MM, Eldeniz C, Chen Y, Hulbert ML, McKinstry RC, Shimony JS, Vo KD, Doctor A, An H, Ford AL, Lee JM
Neurology. 2018 Mar 27; 90(13)e1134-e1142. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005194.

PMID:
    29500287
    [PubMed - in process]
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Mechanisms of red blood cell transfusion-related immunomodulation.
Remy KE, Hall MW, Cholette J, Juffermans NP, Nicol K, Doctor A, Blumberg N, Spinella PC, Norris PJ, Dahmer MK, Muszynski JA, Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (Blood Net).
Transfusion. 2018 Mar; 58(3)804-815. doi: 10.1111/trf.14488.

PMID:
    29383722
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Physiologic Impact of Circulating RBC Microparticles upon Blood-Vascular Interactions.
Said AS, Rogers SC, Doctor A
Front Physiol. 2017; 81120. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.01120.

PMID:
    29379445
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Red blood cell antibody-induced anemia causes differential degrees of tissue hypoxia in kidney and brain.
Mistry N, Mazer CD, Sled JG, Lazarus AH, Cahill LS, Solish M, Zhou YQ, Romanova N, Hare AGM, Doctor A, Fisher JA, Brunt KR, Simpson JA, Hare GMT
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2018 Apr 1; 314(4)R611-R622. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00182.2017.

PMID:
    29351418
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Association Between Diastolic Blood Pressure During Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Survival.
Berg RA, Sutton RM, Reeder RW, Berger JT, Newth CJ, Carcillo JA, McQuillen PS, Meert KL, Yates AR, Harrison RE, Moler FW, Pollack MM, Carpenter TC, Wessel DL, Jenkins TL, Notterman DA, Holubkov R, Tamburro RF, Dean JM, Nadkarni VM, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) PICqCPR (Pediatric Intensive Care Quality of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) Investigators.
Circulation. 2018 Apr 24; 137(17)1784-1795. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032270.

PMID:
    29279413
    [PubMed - in process]
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Red cell exchange transfusions lower cerebral blood flow and oxygen extraction fraction in pediatric sickle cell anemia.
Guilliams KP, Fields ME, Ragan DK, Eldeniz C, Binkley MM, Chen Y, Comiskey LS, Doctor A, Hulbert ML, Shimony JS, Vo KD, McKinstry RC, An H, Lee JM, Ford AL
Blood. 2018 Mar 1; 131(9)1012-1021. doi: 10.1182/blood-2017-06-789842.

PMID:
    29255068
    [PubMed - in process]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Kalocyte

Royalties: $1 - $9,999

Equity: Yes

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018