Shekhar Venkataraman, MBBS

Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics

Contact Information

venkataramanst[at]upmc.edu
412-692-6251

Education & Training

MBBS, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India, 1980
Residency, Pediatrics, UMDNJ,1984
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UPMC, 1987

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Heart-lung interactions
  • Weaning and extubation
  • Optimizing mechanical ventilation


Venkataraman ST, Fuhrman BP, Howland DF, DeFrancisis MA. Positive end-expiratory pressure-induced, calcium-channel-mediated increases in pulmonary vascular resistance in neonatal lambs. Critical care medicine. 1993 Jul;21(7):1066-76.

Khan N, Brown A, Venkataraman ST. Predictors of extubation success and failure in mechanically ventilated infants and children. Critical care medicine. 1996 Sep 1;24(9):1568-79.

Venkataraman ST, Khan N, Brown A. Validation of predictors of extubation success and failure in mechanically ventilated infants and children. Critical care medicine. 2000 Aug 1;28(8):2991-6.

Randolph AG, Wypij D, Venkataraman ST, Hanson JH, Gedeit RG, Meert KL, Luckett PM, Forbes P, Lilley M, Thompson J, Cheifetz IM. Effect of mechanical ventilator weaning protocols on respiratory outcomes in infants and children: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2002 Nov 27;288(20):2561-8.

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Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Elected to the College of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, India, 2013