Aaron DeWitt, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, Room 6NE47
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-425-6116
Fax: 215-590-4620
B.A. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Psychology and Brain Sciences)
Dartmouth College, 2002.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Rochester Schoool of Medicine and Dentistry, 2006.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric cardiac critical care medicine
Lymphatic disease, especially in acquired & congenital heart disease

Description of Other Expertise

Teaching with Simulation
Quality Improvement Leadership
VitalTalk, Communication Education

Description of Research Expertise

Acute Kidney Injury in Congenital Heart Disease
Prolonged stay in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
End of life in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
NIRS in Congenital Heart Disease
Vascular Access in Congenital Heart Disease

Selected Publications

DeWitt AG, Dori Y, Pinto EM, Griffis H, Morrison RE, Johnstone JA, Partington SL, Whitehead KK, Harris MA, Saul D, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ, Gillespie MJ, Rome JR, Glatz AC, Biko DM: Magnetic resonance imaging of lymphatic system in patients prior to total cavopulmonary connection predicts acute post-operative outcomes. Poster, The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society 13th Annual International Meeting. Washington, D.C. Dec 2017.

DeWitt AG, Rossano JW, Bailly DK, Bhat PN, Chanani NK, Kirkland BW, Moga MA, Owens GE, Retzloff LB, Zhang W, Banerjee M, Costarino AT, Bird GL, Pasquali SK, Gaies M : Risk-Adjusted Incidence of Prolonged Post-operative Critical Care Varies Widely Across Congenital Heart Surgery Centers: A Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium Study. Presentation, AHA Scientific Sessions 2017, Anaheim, CA Nov 2017.

Itkin M, Piccoli DA, Nadolski G, Rychik J, DeWitt A, Pinto E, Rome J, Dori Y.: Protein-Losing Enteropathy in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 69(24): 2929-2937, Jun 2017.

JK Walter, TE Schall, AG DeWitt, RM Arnold, C Feudtner: “If I Could Just Chime in Here”: Communication Patterns of Interprofessional Team Meetings in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. 2017 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, Phoenix AZ Feb 2017.

JK Walter, E Sachs, A DeWitt, R Arnold, C Feudtner: Interprofessional teamwork when meeting with a family in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. 2017 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, Phoenix AZ Feb 2017.

Werho DK, DeWitt AG, Owens ST, McBrdie ME, van Schaik S, Roth SJ: Formal Board Certification for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care? A Qualitative Study. Poster, PCICS 2016, 12th International Conference, Miami Beach, FL Dec 2016.

J Whitney, J Rome, D Teachy, A DeWitt: Successful Treatment of EBV-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorder with Secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in a Patient with 22q11 Deletion Syndrome. Poster, PCICS 2016, 12th International Conference, Miami Beach, FL Dec 2016.

Wong JH, Selewski DT, Yu S, Leopold KE, Roberts KH, Donohue JE, Ohye RG, Charpie JR, Goldberg CS, DeWitt AG.: Severe Acute Kidney Injury Following Stage 1 Norwood Palliation: Effect on Outcomes and Risk of Severe Acute Kidney Injury at Subsequent Surgical Stages. Pediatr Crit Care Med 17(7): 615-23, Jul 2016.

DeWitt Aaron G, Zampi Jeffrey D, Donohue Janet E, Yu Sunkyung, Lloyd Thomas R: Fluoroscopy-guided Umbilical Venous Catheter Placement in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease. Congenital Heart Dis 10(4): 317-25, Jul-Aug 2015.

JH Wong, KE Leopold, AG Dewitt, DT Selewski, S Yu, JE Donohue, KK Roberts, JR Charpie, RG Ohye, CS Goldberg: Severe acute kidney injury after Norwood operation predicts subsequent injury at second stage palliation. Poster, PCICS 2014 - 10th International Conference, Miami Beach, FL Dec 2014.

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