Scott L Weiss, MD, MSCE, FCCM

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
3401 and Civic Center Blvd
6 Wood, Room 6307
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-5505
Fax: 215-590-4735
BS (Human Development)
Cornell University, 2000.
MD (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 2004.
MSCE (Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology)
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
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Selected Publications

Yuerek M, Weiss SL, Naim MY: Chapter 33: “The Failing Myocardium in Sepsis. Heart Failure in the Child and Young Adult: From Bench to Bedside. J.L. Jefferies, A.C. Chang, J.W. Rossano, R.E. Shaddy, J.A. Towbin (eds.). Academic Press, ELSEVIER, Philadelphia, PA, Page: 445-456, 2018.

Dziorny A, Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL: A data-driven improvement initiative to reduce unnecessary laboratory testing in the PICU. Critical Care Medicine December 2017 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Woods-Hill C, Biedron L, Kaminiski S, Papili K, Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL: Electronically augmented "sepsis huddle" decreased time to antibiotics for suspected sepsis in the PICU. Children's Hospital Association December 2017 Notes: Children's Hospital Association Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Workshop, December 11-12, 2017, Dallas, TX.

Han M, Roberts A, Allen B, Cardenas AM, Weiss SL: Cytomegalovirus reactivation viremia in pediatric sepsis. Critical Care Medicine December 2017 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Balamuth F, Alpern ER, Funari MK, Hayes K, Schast A, Lavelle J, Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL, Zorc JJ: Improving recognition of pediatric severe sepsis in the emergency department: Contributions of a vital sign based electronic alert and bedside clinician identification. Annals of Emergency Medicine 70(6): 759-768, December 2017.

Whitney J, Yehya N, Weiss SL: Increased endothelial activation is evident if pediatric extrapulmonary sepsis complicated by ARDS. Critical Care Medicine December 2017 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

News coverage interview for CHOP Pediatric Sepsis Program: Umbrella approach leads to sepsis detection, faster treatment. Children’s Hospital Today, October 26 October 2017 Notes: (

Downes KJ, Schriver E, Russo M, Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Balamuth F, Tolomeo P, Bilker WB, Han JH, Lautenbach E, Coffin SE, Gerber JS for the CDC Prevention Epicenter Program: Implementation of a pragmatic biomarker-driven algorithm to guide antibiotic use in the pediatric intensive care unit: the optimizing antibiotic strategies in sepsis (OASIS) II study. ID Week Advancing Science and Improving Care October 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation at the ID Week 2017 Conference, October 4-8, 2017, San Diego, CA.

Weiss SL, Balamuth F, Hensley J, Fitzgerald JC, Bush J, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ, Hall M, Muszynski J: The epidemiology of hospital death following pediatric severe sepsis: when, why, and how children with sepsis die. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(9): 823-830, September 2017.

Davis AL, Carcillo JA, Aneja RK, Deymann AJ, Lin JC, Nguyen C, Okhuysen-Cawley R, Relvas MS, Rozenfeld RA, Skippen PW, Stojadinovic BJ, Williams EA, Yeh TS, Balamuth F, Brierley J, deCaen AR, Cheifetz IM, Choong K, Conway E, Cornell T, Doctor A, Dugas MA, Feldman JD, Fitzgerald JC, Flori HR, Fortenbery JD, Graciano AL, Greenwald BM, Hall MW, Han YY, Hernan LJ, Irazuzta JE, Iselin E, van der Jagt, EW, Jeffries HE, Kache S, Katyal C, Kissoon N, Kon AA, Kutko MC, MacLaren G, Maul T, Mehta R, Odetola F, Parbuoni K, Paul R, Peters MJ, Ranjit S, Reuter-Rice KE, Schnitzler EJ, Scott HF, Torres A, Weingarten-Abrams, J, Weiss SL, Zimmerman JJ, Zuckerberg AL: The American College of Critical Care Medicine clinical practice parameters for ehmodynamic support of pediatric and neonatal septic shock: Executive Summary. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(9): 884-890, September 2017.

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Last updated: 12/12/2017
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