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Amanda                         Hassinger

Amanda B. Hassinger MD, MS

Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • MS, Epidemiology - Clinical Research Track, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital (2011)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Northwestern University/Children‘s Memorial Hospital (2008)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital (2006)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • BS, Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, magna cum laude (2001)
Employment:
  • Director of Quality and Patient Safety, PICU, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Site Director, Virtual PICU System, LLP (2014-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Critical Care, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Interim Director of Quality and Patient Safety, PICU, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2014–2015)
Awards and Honors:
  • University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions: Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society (2015)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2015)
  • International Symposium on Acute Kidney Injury in Children: Poster Award (2012)
  • Children's Memorial Hospital: 1st Place Poster at Research Scholars Day (2011)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Dean‘s Letter of Commendation for 3rd Year Clerkships (2004)
  • Duke University: Robert C. Cox Scholarship for Academic Achievement (1998)
  • Duke University: Dean's List (1997-2001)
  • Who‘s Who in America (2014-2015)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2010–January 2011
    Predictive Power of Cystatin C to Detect Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients
    Coleman Family Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,500

Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Jacobs DM, Holsen M, Chen S, Fusco NM, Hassinger AB. The Utility of Procalcitonin to Support Clinical Decision Making in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2016; 3.
  • Holsen M, Chen S, Fusco NM, Hassinger AB, Jacobs DM. The utility of procalcitonin to support clinical decision making in critically ill pediatric patients. Pharmacotherapy. 2016; 36(12).
  • Hassinger AB, Wainwright MS, Lane JC, Haymond S, Backer CL, Wald EL. Elevated Preoperative Serum Asymmetrical Dimethylarginine (ADMA) is Associated with Poor Outcomes After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Chest. 2012; 142(4).
  • Brooks A, Brannen M. Predictive Factors for Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia in Severe RSV Bronchiolitis. Crit Care Med. 2008; 36(12).
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Hassinger AB. "Renal Replacement Therapy". The PICU Handbook. 2018.
  • Hassinger AB, Breuer RK. "Maintenance Fluids". The PICU Handbook. 2018.
  • Hassinger AB. "Acute Kidney Injury". The PICU Handbook. 2018.
  • Breuer RK, Hassinger AB. "Electrolyte Derangements". The PICU Handbook. 2018.
  • Hassinger AB, Goodman D. "Chapter 32: Hypertensive Emergencies". Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence, 2nd Edition. 2014.

Professional Memberships:
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Health Volunteers Overseas
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Bassett Society of Duke University; Athletic alumni association
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Medical Society of the County of Erie
  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators
  • Northeastern Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
Presentations:
  • "An Update on Sepsis and Septic Shock" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2017)
  • "A Single Center Experience with the Biphasic Cuirass Ventilator in Pediatric Residency Failure" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "Description of Critically Ill Children with Very Elevated Procalcitonin Levels" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "Implementation of a Nursing-Driven Quality Improvement Project to Assess Iatrogenic Withdrawal Syndrome" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "Multidisciplinary Attitudes About Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) in an Academic PICU" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "PRESS: Pediatric Providers Experience with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "Sepsis Drills: A Multi-Disciplinary Sepsis Educational Program in a Pediatric Hospital" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "The Effect of Iatrogenic Chloride Load on Length of Acidosis in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "The Utility of Procalcitonin to Support Clinical Decision Making in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients" ID Week, Infectious Diseases Society of America (2016)
  • "Sepsis Update" Annual Conference, Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State (2016)
  • "Outside the City Walls: Bringing the Fight against Pediatric Septic Shock to the Community" Lunch and Learn Event, Buffalo Pediatric Society (2016)
  • "Multidisciplinary Perspective on Use of Indirect Calorimetry for Nutritional Assessment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" 45th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2016)
  • "Pediatric Critical Care Physicians' Perspectives on 'Fluid Overload'" 45th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2016)
  • "Sodium Abnormalities after Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury" 45th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2016)
  • "The Current State of Acute Kidney Injury Knowledge and Management in Pediatric Critical Care" 45th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2016)
  • "Use of Non-Invasive Methods to Detect Sepsis-Induced Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children" 45th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2016)
  • "Pediatric Sepsis and Septic Shock" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "Sepsis" Grand Rounds, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2015)
  • "Fluid Overload: Are We Drowning Our Patients?" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Fluid Overload: Are We Drowning Our Patients?" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Non-Accidental Trauma" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Traumatic Brain Injury" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Dealing with 'Difficult' Patients" Schwartz Center Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2013)
  • "Elevated Preoperative Serum Asymmetrical Dimethylarginine (ADMA) is Associated with Poor Outcomes After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery" CHEST 2012, American College of Chest Physicians (2012)
  • "Fluid Overload Early After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Precedes AKI and is Characterized by Diuretic Non-responsiveness and Worse Secondary Outcomes" 7th International Conference on Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, International Symposium on AKI in Children (2012)
  • "ADMA Levels in AKI in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients After Cardiopulmonary Bypass" Annual Meeting, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2011)
  • "Predictive Power of Cystatin C to Detect Acute Kidney Injury After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery" Annual Meeting, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2011)
  • "Predictive Factors for Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia in Severe RSV Bronchiolitis" Annual Meeting, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2005)
  • "Primary Care Physicians‘ Knowledge and Practice Patterns in Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease" Annual Conference, North American Primary Care Research Group (2004)
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Service Activities:
  • University at Buffalo: Practice Management Plan Governing Board; Alternate Member (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Scientific Steering Committee (Pediatrics); Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Abnormal Vital Signs Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Code Blue Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Gridlock Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo: Stop Septic Shock Initiative; Leader (2016–present)
  • Kaleida Health: St. John Sepsis Initiative Alert Through Cerner Powerchart; Department Representative (2015–present)
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo: Hospital-Acquired Infections Committee for the PICU; Chair (2015–present)
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo: Severe Sepsis Quality Assurance Committee; Chair (2015–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Virtual PICU System, LLP; Site Director (2014–present)
  • World Journal of Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo: Practice Management Plan Governing Board; Alternate Member (2012–2013)
  • Children‘s Guild Foundation; Advisor (2012–present)
  • Erie County Medical Society: New Physician Practice Committee; Committee Member (2012–present)
  • Erie County Medical Society: Public Health and Education Committee; Committee Member (2012–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Residency Candidates; Interviewer (2012–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council; Member (2011–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Critical Care Board Certification Exam Preparatory Questions; Coordinator (2011–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Lecture Series; Coordinator (2011–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: PICU Debates; Facilitator (2011–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: PICU Simulations; Session Leader (2011–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Critical Care Fellowship Lecture Series; Coordinator (2011–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: PICU Reference Guide; Author (2011–present)
  • Children‘s Memorial Hospital: PICU Resident Handbook; Editor and Contributor (2009–2011)
  • Mwanza, Tanzania Community Medical Center; Teacher (2009)
  • Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic; Administrator and Co-founder (2002–2003)
  • Annals of Biometrics and Biostatistics; Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • BMC Pediatrics Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Critical Care Medicine Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Journal of Clinical Nephrology and Research; Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine; Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Journal of Nephrology and Hypertension; Editorial Board Member
  • Pediatric Cardiology Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Pediatric Cardiology Journal; Reviewer
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Pediatric Nephrology Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • PLoS ONE Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer

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UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7442
Fax: (716) 878-7101
Email: albrooks@buffalo.edu

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