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Michael Wolf, MD

Clinical Instructor, Critical Care Medicine

T32 Postdoctoral Scholar, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research

Admin Assistant: Lori Markey

Dr. Wolf attended the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, with an emphasis in Neurobiology. He earned his M.D. at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he stayed to complete his residency in pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He moved to Pittsburgh to complete his clinical training in Pediatric Critical Care at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and is currently a T32 Postdoctoral Scholar and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine.


Education & Training




University of California Berkley BA 2007 Molecular and Cell Biology, Neurobiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine M.D. 2012 Medicine

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Resident 2015 Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Fellow 2018 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Undergraduate Degree with Distinction in General Scholarship 2007
Kaplan Test Preparation Regional Teaching Award 2008
Microbes and Defense Academic Society Inductee 2009
American Academy of Neurology Research Scholarship 2009
David R. Karzon Award (Presented annually by Vanderbilt pediatric housestaff) 2014, 2015


Research Interests

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Asphyxial Cardiac Arrest
  • Glymphatic Flux in Acute Brain Injury
  • Clinical Neurologic Monitoring



Farkas AN, Wolf MS*, Landzberg E, Lynch MJ, Woods KS. Treatment of Ventricular Fibrillation due to Ammonium Bifluoride Poisoning with Hemodialysis. Pediatrics. 2018. In press.

Wolf MS, Bayir H, Kochanek PM, Clark RSB. Autophagy in Acute Brain Injury: A State of Flux? Neurobiology of Disease. 2018. In press.

Wolf MS, Sharma MS, Domnina Y. In-Line CRRT Via Centrifugal Flow RVAD for Management of AKI During Mechanical Circulatory Support of End-Stage Heart Disease. Journal of Artificial Organs. 2018 February; 42(2):240-241. PubMed PMID 29436022

Prout A*, Wolf MS*, Fink EL. Translating Biomarkers from Research to Clinical Use in Pediatric Neurocritical Care: Focus on Traumatic Brain Injury and Cardiac Arrest. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2017 June; 29(3): 272-9. PubMed PMID 28319562. *Co-first author

Morgan CD, Wolf MS, Le TM, Shannon CN, Wellons JC 3rd, Mettler BA. Cerebral Ventriculomegaly after the Bidirectional Glenn (BDG) Shunt: A Single-Institution Retrospective Analysis. Child’s Nervous System. 2015 Aug 18; 31(11): 2131-4. PubMed PMID: 26280632.

Wolf MS, Chadha AD, Carroll CM, Borinstein SC, Young LR. Unusual Progression and Subsequent Improvement in Cystic Lung Disease in a Child with Radiation-Induced Lung Injury. Pediatric Radiology, 2014 Dec 2; 45(7): 1086-90. PubMed PMID: 25434733.

Spickard-III A, Ridinger H, Wrenn J, O'Brien N, Shpigel A, Wolf MS; Stein G. Automatic Scoring of Medical Students’ Clinical Notes to Monitor Learning in the Workplace. Medical Teacher, 2014 Jan; 36(1): 68-72. PubMed PMID: 24195470


Presentations at Meetings

Wolf, MS, Chen Y, Simon DW, Manole MD, New LA, Alexander H, Kochanek PM, Clark RS. Assessment of Glymphatic Flux in a Pediatric Rodent Model of Intracranial Hypertension. Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; 2017 January 21-25, Honolulu, HI. Oral Presentation.

Wolf, MS, Chen Y, Simon DW, Manole MD, New LA, Alexander H, Kochanek PM, Clark RS. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Glymphatic Flux Using Evans Blue Albumin in Rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting; 2016 November 12-16, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation.

Wolf MS, Morgan CD, Le TM, Mettler BA, Wellons III JC, Shannon CN. Assessing the Impact of the Bi-Directional Glenn Procedure on Cerebral Ventriculomegaly in Patients with Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference; 2014, October 11-14, San Diego, CA. Oral Presentation.

Wolf MS, Carroll CM, Chadha AD, Borinstein SC, Young LR. Radiation-Induced Lung Disease Exhibits Striking Radiographic Evolution and Treatment Response in a Child with Wilms’ Tumor. American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2013, May 17-22, Philadelphia, PA. Oral Presentation.