Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information


Education & Training

Medical Degree, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2000
Residency, Pediatrics, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, 2005
Fellowship, Neonatal Intensive Care, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2006
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, 2007
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2010
PhD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Point of care ultrasound

Adams PS, Vargas D, Baust T, Saenz L, Koh W, Blasiole B, Callahan PM, Phadke
AS, Nguyen KN, Domnina Y, Sharma M, Kellum JA, Sanchez-de-Toledo J. Associations of Perioperative Renal Oximetry Via Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Urinary Biomarkers, and Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury in Infants After Congenital Heart Surgery: Should Creatinine Continue to Be the Gold Standard? Pediatric Critical Care Mededicine. 2018 (in press).

Torres-Andres F, Fink EL, Bell MJ, Sharma MS, Yablonsky EJ, Sanchez-de-Toledo J. Survival and long-term functional outcomes for children with cardiac arrest treated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2018 May 1;19(5):451-8.

Trakas E, Domnina Y, Panigrahy A, Baust T, Callahan PM, Morell VO, Munoz R, Bell MJ, Sanchez-de-Toledo J. Serum neuronal biomarkers in neonates with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery. Pediatric neurology. 2017 Jul 1;72:56-61.

Gil-Juanmiquel L, Gratacós M, Castilla-Fernández Y, Piqueras J, Baust T, Raguer N, Balcells J, Perez-Hoyos S, Abella RF, Sanchez-de-Toledo J. Bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of abnormal diaphragmatic motion in children after heart surgery. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2017 Feb 1;18(2):159-64.

► Full listing on Pub Med

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Department Chair, Pediatric Cardiology; Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona
Chair, Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Group; European Association of Pediatric Cardiology
Ultrasound Pediatric Committee; Society of Critical Care Medicine