Paul A. Checchia

Program Chair at Texas Children's Hospital

Location:
6621 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas, United States
Company:
Texas Children's Hospital
HQ Phone:
(832) 824-1000
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Last Updated 11/14/2017

General Information

Employment History

Associate Professor  - Washington University

Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit  - Loma Linda University Medical Center

Education

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

M.D.  - 

Affiliations

Professor  - Baylor College of Medicine

Board Member  - Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society

Advisor  - CytoSorbents Corporation

Member  - Society of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow  - American College of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow  - American Academy of Pediatrics

Numerous Committees  - American Heart Association Inc

Numerous Committees  - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Numerous Committees  - National Institutes of Health

Research Fellow  - Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute of Northwestern University Medical School

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ADVISORS | Cytosorbents

Dr. Paul Checchia, M.D.
Dr. Checchia is Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. He is also Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Checchia served as Chief of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Service as well as Medical Co-Director of the Pediatric ICU at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His clinical research is focused on further understanding the complex pathophysiology of all forms of cardiac disease and related insults in children, with the ultimate goal of developing useful diagnostic tools, protective strategies, and mechanism driven cardiac therapies. Specifically, he investigates cardiopulmonary bypass related injury in children undergoing cardiac surgery for repair and palliation of complex congenital heart disease. Dr. Checchia graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed his pediatric residency and pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School. He also served as a research fellow in the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute of Northwestern University Medical School. He is a member of numerous societies including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Since 2003, Dr. Checchia has served as vice-president of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society. He serves on numerous committees for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National Institutes of Health, and the American Heart Association. He has received several teaching awards and has authored several textbook chapters.

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PCICS Officers

Paul A. Checchia, MD, FCCM, FACC
President pachecch@texaschildrens.org

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EVENTS

2017 VISITING PROFESSOR: DR. PAUL A. CHECCHIA, TEXAS CHILDRENS' HOSPITAL
November 30, 2017, Dr. Paul Checchia will present Grand Rounds on cardiovascular intensive care at Banner University Medical Center. Sponsorships ENTER CONTACT NAME AND PHONE: Dr. Checchia is the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Intensive Care.

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