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Joseph Carcillo, MD

Professor, CCM and Pediatrics

Admin Assistant: Lori Markey

Education & Training




Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT BA 1976 Biology
George Washington University, Washington, DC MD 1982 Medicine
Children's Hospital National Medical, Washington, DC Residency 1985 Pediatrics
Children's Hospital National Medical Center Fellowship 1987 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine












Administrative Titles

1982 - 1985, Ped. Residency, Geo. Washington Univ Sch Med, Washington, DC

1986 - 1987, Ped. CCM Fellowship, Geo. Washington Univ. Sch Med, Washington DC

1987 - 1988, Assistant Professor, Dept Anesth& Child Health & Develop., Geo. Washington Univ, Washington, D.C.

1987-1988, Staff Intensivist , Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

1988 - 1992, Pediatric Staff , Ntl Hlth Serv Corps, U.S. Civil Service Branch, USPHS, Pediatrics, Ft Pierce, FL

1988/1992-present Assoc Dir, Ped Intensive Care Unit, Dept Anesthesiology/CCM, Children's Hosp of Pgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1992-2002, Asst Prof, Dept Anes/CCM , Univ Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2002-2003, Asst Prof, Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hosp of Pgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1992–2003 Asst Prof, Dept of Pediatrics, Children’s Hosp of Pgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2003-2012, Assoc Prof, Critical Care Medicine & Pediatrics, Children’s Hosp of Pgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

2012-Present, Professor, Critical Care Medicine & Pediatrics, Children's Hosp of Pgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA




High Honors Thesis in Biology, Wesleyan University Honor College


Sandoz Psychiatry Award, George Washington University


1982  Lange Publication Award, George Washington University


1982  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, George Washington University


1985  Society of Critical Care Medicine In-Training Award, SCCM


1986  Burton Epstein Award for Outstanding Fellow in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Child Ntl Med Ctr, Wash, DC

1997 - 2002

Society for Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Awards


Society for Critical Care Medicine Program Committee (Co-Chair)

2002 - Present

Best Doctors in America

2002 - Present

Who’s Who in America



See Dr. Carcillo's Investigator Page


Current Research Projects

Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Research Network


Completed Research Projects

*Metoclopramide prevents PICU nosocomial infection"

*Transfusion Medicine/Hemostasis Clinical Research Network

This network will promote the efficient comparison of novel management strategies of potential benefit for children and adults with hemostatic disorders such as idiopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and lso will evaluate novel as well as existing blood products and cytokines for the treatment of hematologic disorders.  The objective of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to establish and maintain (1) the infrastructure required for a network of up to sixteen core clinical centers to perform multiple clinical trials and (2) a Data Coordinating Center for the Network.

Role: Co-Investigator



See Joseph Carcillo's Publications