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Faculty Physicians

Allan Doctor, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

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

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

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

How to guide transfusion decision-making? That is the question.
Doctor A
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov; 15(9)895-6. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000252.

PMID:
    25370054
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Pediatric intensive care outcomes: development of new morbidities during pediatric critical care.
Pollack MM, Holubkov R, Funai T, Clark A, Berger JT, Meert K, Newth CJ, Shanley T, Moler F, Carcillo J, Berg RA, Dalton H, Wessel DL, Harrison RE, Doctor A, Dean JM, Jenkins TL, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov; 15(9)821-7. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000250.

PMID:
    25226501
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Relationship between the functional status scale and the pediatric overall performance category and pediatric cerebral performance category scales.
Pollack MM, Holubkov R, Funai T, Clark A, Moler F, Shanley T, Meert K, Newth CJ, Carcillo J, Berger JT, Doctor A, Berg RA, Dalton H, Wessel DL, Harrison RE, Dean JM, Jenkins TL
JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 168(7)671-6. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.5316.

PMID:
    24862461
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Citrate anticoagulation during continuous renal replacement therapy in pediatric critical care.
Davis TK, Neumayr T, Geile K, Doctor A, Hmeil P
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun; 15(5)471-85. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000148.

PMID:
    24777299
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Effectiveness of influenza vaccine against life-threatening RT-PCR-confirmed influenza illness in US children, 2010-2012.
Ferdinands JM, Olsho LE, Agan AA, Bhat N, Sullivan RM, Hall M, Mourani PM, Thompson M, Randolph AG, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network
J Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 1; 210(5)674-83. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu185.

PMID:
    24676207
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Role of transfused red blood cells for shock and coagulopathy within remote damage control resuscitation.
Spinella PC, Doctor A
Shock. 2014 May; 41 Suppl 130-4. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000089.

PMID:
    24296434
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Edoxaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Giugliano RP, Ruff CT, Braunwald E, Murphy SA, Wiviott SD, Halperin JL, Waldo AL, Ezekowitz MD, Weitz JI, Špinar J, Ruzyllo W, Ruda M, Koretsune Y, Betcher J, Shi M, Grip LT, Patel SP, Patel I, Hanyok JJ, Mercuri M, Antman EM, ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 Investigators
N Engl J Med. 2013 Nov 28; 369(22)2093-104. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1310907.

PMID:
    24251359
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Feasibility and perceived benefits of a framework for physician-parent follow-up meetings after a child's death in the PICU.
Meert KL, Eggly S, Berg RA, Wessel DL, Newth CJ, Shanley TP, Harrison R, Dalton H, Clark AE, Dean JM, Doctor A, Nicholson CE, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan; 42(1)148-57. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182a26ff3.

PMID:
    24105453
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ratio of PICU versus ward cardiopulmonary resuscitation events is increasing.
Berg RA, Sutton RM, Holubkov R, Nicholson CE, Dean JM, Harrison R, Heidemann S, Meert K, Newth C, Moler F, Pollack M, Dalton H, Doctor A, Wessel D, Berger J, Shanley T, Carcillo J, Nadkarni VM, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network and for the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation (formerly the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Investigators
Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct; 41(10)2292-7. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31828cf0c0.

PMID:
    23921270
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The ideal time interval for critical care severity-of-illness assessment.
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
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun; 14(5)448-53. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31828a7270.

PMID:
    23628831
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Authors' reply.
Pineda JA, Leonard JR, Mazotas IG, Noetzel M, Limbrick DD, Keller MS, Gill J, Doctor A
Lancet Neurol. 2013 May; 12(5)427-8. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70074-7.

PMID:
    23602159
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Critical pertussis illness in children: a multicenter prospective cohort study.
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)
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 May; 14(4)356-65. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31828a70fe.

PMID:
    23548960
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Sickle hemoglobin disturbs normal coupling among erythrocyte O2 content, glycolysis, and antioxidant capacity.
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
Blood. 2013 Feb 28; 121(9)1651-62. doi: 10.1182/blood-2012-02-414037.

PMID:
    23297128
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Effect of implementation of a paediatric neurocritical care programme on outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury: a retrospective cohort study.
Pineda JA, Leonard JR, Mazotas IG, Noetzel M, Limbrick DD, Keller MS, Gill J, Doctor A
Lancet Neurol. 2013 Jan; 12(1)45-52. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(12)70269-7.

PMID:
    23200264
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Analysis of S-nitrosothiols via copper cysteine (2C) and copper cysteine-carbon monoxide (3C) methods.
Rogers SC, Gibbons LB, Griffin S, Doctor A
Methods. 2013 Aug 1; 62(2)123-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2012.10.008.

PMID:
    23116707
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Effect of processing and storage on red blood cell function in vivo.
Doctor A, Spinella P
Semin Perinatol. 2012 Aug; 36(4)248-59. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2012.04.005.

PMID:
    22818545
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Neurocritical Care Research Networks--pediatric considerations.
Bell MJ, Pineda JA, Vavilala MS, Wainwright MS, Doctor A, Stanley R, Thompson AE
Neurocrit Care. 2012 Dec; 17(3)468-9; author reply 470. doi: 10.1007/s12028-012-9731-z.

PMID:
    22810486
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Fatal and near-fatal asthma in children: the critical care perspective.
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 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
J Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 161(2)214-21.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.02.041.

PMID:
    22494876
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Bone segmentation applying rigid bone position and triple shadow check method based on RF data.
Doctor A, Vondenbusch B, Kozak J
Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2011; 13(2)3-11.

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    22097880
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Nitric oxide during altitude acclimatization.
Janocha AJ, Koch CD, Tiso M, Ponchia A, Doctor A, Gibbons L, Gaston B, Beall CM, Erzurum SC
N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 17; 365(20)1942-4. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1107887.

PMID:
    22087700
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