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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Description of Other Expertise

Co-founder, CHOP Pediatric Sepsis Program (

Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric sepsis, bienergetic failure, microcirculatory dysfunction, mitochondrial dysfunction, biomarkers

Selected Publications

Weiss SL, Zhang D, Bush J, Star J, Kilbaugh T, Deutschman CS, Becker L, McGowan FX, Wallace D: Decreased immune cell mitochondrial respiration is not associated with organ dysfunction or early death in pediatric sepsis. Shock June 2018 Notes: Poster presentation, Shock Society 2018 Annual Meeting, 2018 June 9-12, Scottsdale, AZ.

Walker S, Conlon TW, Zhang B, Mensinger J, Fitzgerald JC, Himebauch A, Glau C, Nishisaki A, Ranjit S, Nadkarni VM, Weiss SL: Application of clinical signs to differentiate warm versus cold pediatric septic shock. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting May 2018 Notes: Poster Presentation at PAS Meeting, May 2018, Toronto, Canada.

Michelson KN, Reubenson G, Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Ackerman K, Christie L, Bush JL, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ, Schreiner MJ: Site variability in regulatory oversight for an international study of pediatric sepsis. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19(4): e180-e188, April 2018.

Weiss SL, Deutschman CS: Are septic children really just “septic little adults”? [Invited editorial on Prognostic accuracy of age-adapted SOFA, SIRS, PELOD-2, and qSOFA for in-hospital mortality among children with suspected infection admitted to the intensive care unit] Intensive Care Medicine 44(3): 392-394, March 2018.

Stenson EK, Cvijanovich NZ, Anas N, Allen GL, MD5, Thomas NJ, Bigham MT, Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Checchia PA, Meyer K, Quasney M, Hall M, Gedeit R, Freishtat RJ, Nowak N, Raj SS, Gertz S, Grunwell JR, Wong HR: Hyperchloremia is associated with complicated course and mortality in pediatric patients with septic shock. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19(2): 155-160, February 2018.

Weiss SL, Peters M: Focus on Paediatrics: 2017 [Invited Review] Intensive Care Medicine 44(2): 235-237, February 2018.

Glau DL, Conlon TW, Himebauch AS, Yehya N, Weiss SL, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Progressive diaphragm atrophy in pediatric acute respiratory failure. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Epub head of print 2018 Notes: In Press.

Signoff JK, Fitzgerald JC, Teachey DT, Balamuth F, Weiss SL: Hypofibrinogenemia is associated with poor outcome and secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis/macrophage activation syndrome in pediatric severe sepsis. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Epub head of print 2018.

Weiss SL, Watson RS: Measuring hospital performance in pediatric sepsis: without reliable risk there is no reward. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In Press 2018 Notes: Editorial.

Ross RK, Keele K, Kubis S, Lautz AJ, Dziorny AC, DensonAR, O’Connor KA, Chilutti MR, Weiss SL, Gerber JS: Impact of the procalcitonin assay on antibiotic utilization in critically ill children. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Epub head of print 2018.

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Last updated: 04/19/2018
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