Sirine Baltagi, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Critical Care Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2527

Clinical Interests

Coagulation disorders in failing hearts, on extracorporeal support and mechanical assist devices.


  • BS, American University of Beirut2000
  • MD, American University of Beirut2004


  • Internship in Pediatrics, American University of Beirut2004 - 2005
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital2005 - 2008
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 2008 - 2011
  • Chief Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh2010 - 2011
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Boston2011 - 2012

Licensure and Board Certification

  • ECFMG Certification 2004
  • FSMB Certification 2008
  • General Pediatrics 2008
  • PA, Pennsylvania, MD 2008
  • Board of Pediatrics-Critical Care Subspecialty 2012
  • MO, Missouri, MD 2012
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2013
  • Basic Life Support 2013
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support 2014


  • Certificate of Appreciation Camp Ho Mita Koda, Cleveland, OH2006
  • Certificate of Merit, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital2006
  • Micheal McHugh ICU Excellence Award, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital2008
  • In-training Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 39th Critical Care Congress, Miami Beach, FL 20102009
  • Most highly cited report published in 2010 in the Journal of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine2010
  • The Nancy Caroline Fellow Nomination2010
  • The Nancy Caroline Fellow Nomination2011
  • Guardian of Childhood2016

Recent Publications view all (5)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Ischemia-induced autophagy contributes to neurodegeneration in cerebellar Purkinje cells in the developing rat brain and in primary cortical neurons in vitro. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.bbadis.2015.06.007  PMID:26071643 
  2. Continuous Flow Device Support in Children Using the HeartWare HVAD: 1,000 Days of Lessons Learned From a Single Center Experience. ASAIO J. 2015. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000253  PMID:25967955 
  3. Therapeutic hypothermia: How small feasibility studies can inform large efficacy trials. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011;12(3):370-1. doi:10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181e8b7ef  PMID:21637154 
  4. Neurological sequelae of 2009 influenza A (H1N1) in children: a case series observed during a pandemic. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010;11(2):179-84. doi:10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181cf4652  PMID:20081552 
  5. A Novel Surgical Approach to Mechanical Circulatory Support in Univentricular Infants. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.04.023   PMID:28720202 
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