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Scott L Weiss, MD, MSCE, FCCM

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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2004-2005.
Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2005-2007.
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, (now Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Chicago, IL, 2008-2011.
Basic Life Support (BLS), 1997.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2004.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), 2004.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program, 2005.
American Board of Pediatrics, 2007.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2011.
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2012.
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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

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, 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 2018 Notes: In press.

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 Epub ahead of print 2018.

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.

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 In Press 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 In Press 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 In Press 2018 Notes: In Press.

Weiss SL: The Epidemiology of Hospital Death Following Pediatric Severe Sepsis. SCCM Podcoast-355 PCCM December 2017.

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.

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Last updated: 02/08/2018
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