Nikoleta S. Kolovos, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2527


  • BS, University of Pittsburgh1991
  • MD, 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
  • 1996National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 2004American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2004American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • 2006American Board of Pediatrics, Recertification
  • 2011 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Recertification

Honors and Awards

  • 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 (17)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. The Man in the Shadows Has Something to Say. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018;19(7):675-676. PMID:29985287 
  2. Reduction in Mortality Following Pediatric Rapid Response Team Implementation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018;19(5):477-482. PMID:29528975 
  3. They Are Not Just Little Tracheostomy Tubes…or Are They? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017;18(10):992-993. PMID:28976465 
  4. 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 
  5. Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis, fluid therapy, and cerebral injury: the design of a factorial randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Diabetes. 2013;14(6):435-46. PMCID:PMC3687019  PMID:23490311 
  6. 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 
  7. 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 
  8. 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 
  9. 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 
  10. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: current clinical practice, coding, and reimbursement. Chest. 2008;134(1):179-84. doi:10.1378/chest.07-2512  PMID:18628221 
  11. A novel error-reporting tool in pediatric intensive care. J Healthc Qual. 2008;30(3):43-50. PMID:18507240 
  12. 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 
  13. Effect of a specialized pediatric institutional setting on organ recovery from potential donors. Am J Crit Care. 2006;15(5):497-501. PMID:16926371 
  14. 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 
  15. 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 
  16. 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 
  17. 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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