Rod A. Ghassemzadeh, MD

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics

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Education & Training

BS, Biological Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2007
MD, University of Connecticut, 2011
Residency, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2014
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Children's, 2017
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University, 2019

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Pediatric cardiac intensive care
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Pediatric heart failure
  • Medical simulation and debriefing, and medical education

Assistant Program Director, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Training Program

Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017
Leo M. Davidoff Society Induction, Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Medical Students, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2014