Nikoleta S. Kolovos, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care MedicinePatient Oriented Research Unit

phone: (314) 454-2527


  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh1991
  • M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine1996


  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health System1996 - 1999
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Health System1999 - 2002
  • Intermountain Health Care Advanced Training program in Health Care Delivery Improvement2006
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training2006
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Officer Executive Development Program2009

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, State of Missouri Medical License
  • National Board of Medical Examiners1996
  • American Board of Pediatrics2004
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine2004
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Recertification2006
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Recertification2011


  • Magna cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh1991
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine1995
  • John B. Reinhart Award in Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine1996
  • Pharmacia and Upjohn Achievement Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine1996

Recent Publications view all (13)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Diaz-Miron JL, Dillon PA, Saini A, Balzer DT, Singh J, Kolovos NS, Duncan JG, Keller MS. Left main coronary artery dissection in pediatric sport-related chest trauma. J Emerg Med. 2014;47(2):150-4. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.04.034  PMID:24928544  
  2. Balmaks R, Sufficool KE, White FV, Byrge MM, Kolovos NS. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannula malposition in the azygos vein in an infant. Int J Artif Organs. 2013;36(7):518-21. doi:10.5301/ijao.5000225  PMID:23661554  
  3. Milstone AM, Elward A, Song X, Zerr DM, Orscheln R, Speck K, Obeng D, Reich NG, Coffin SE, Perl TM, Pediatric SCRUB Trial Study Group. Daily chlorhexidine bathing to reduce bacteraemia in critically ill children: a multicentre, cluster-randomised, crossover trial. Lancet. 2013;381(9872):1099-106. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61687-0  PMID:23363666  
  4. Grant MJ, Balas MC, Curley MA, RESTORE Investigative Team. Defining sedation-related adverse events in the pediatric intensive care unit. Heart Lung. 2013;42(3):171-6. doi:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2013.02.004  PMCID:PMC3641854  PMID:23643411  
  5. Nakagawa TA, Rigby MR, Bratton S, Shemie S, Ajizian SJ, Berkowitz I, Bowens CD, Cosio CC, Curley MA, Dhanani S, Dobyns E, Easterling L, Fortenberry JD, Helfaer MA, Kolovos NS, Koogler T, Lebovitz DJ, Michelson K, Morrison W, Naim MY, Needle J, Nelson B, Rotta AT, Rowin ME, Serrao K, Shore PM, Smith S, Thompson AE, Vohra A, Weise K. A call for full public disclosure for donation after circulatory determination of death in children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011;12(3):375-7; author reply 377-8. doi:10.1097/PCC.0b013e31820ac30c  PMID:21637157  
  6. Schuerer DJ, Kolovos NS, Boyd KV, Coopersmith CM. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: current clinical practice, coding, and reimbursement. Chest. 2008;134(1):179-84. doi:10.1378/chest.07-2512  PMID:18628221  
  7. Kolovos NS, Bratton SL, Levy FH. A novel error-reporting tool in pediatric intensive care. J Healthc Qual. 2008;30(3):43-50. PMID:18507240  
  8. Kolovos NS, Webster P, Bratton SL. Donation after cardiac death in pediatric critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2007;8(1):47-9. doi:10.1097/01.pcc.0000256624.08878.40  PMID:17251881  
  9. Donkin M, Kolovos N, Checchia PA. Effect of a specialized pediatric institutional setting on organ recovery from potential donors. Am J Crit Care. 2006;15(5):497-501. PMID:16926371  
  10. Bratton SL, Kolovos NS, Roach ES, McBride V, Geiger JL, Meyers RL. Pediatric organ transplantation needs: organ donation best practices. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(5):468-72. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.5.468  PMID:16651487  
  11. Checchia PA, McCollegan J, Daher N, Kolovos N, Levy F, Markovitz B. The effect of surgical case volume on outcome after the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005;129(4):754-9. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2004.07.056  PMID:15821640  
  12. Kolovos NS, Bratton SL, Moler FW, Bove EL, Ohye RG, Bartlett RH, Kulik TJ. Outcome of pediatric patients treated with extracorporeal life support after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003;76(5):1435-41; discussion 1441-2. PMID:14602263  
  13. Kolovos NS, Schuerer DJ, Moler FW, Bratton SL, Swaniker F, Bartlett RH, Custer JR, Annich G. Extracorporal life support for pulmonary hemorrhage in children: a case series. Crit Care Med. 2002;30(3):577-80. PMID:11990918  
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