Amanda B. Hassinger MD, MS

Amanda Hassinger

Amanda B. Hassinger
MD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Pulmonology; Pediatrics; Sleep Medicine

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0370
Fax: (716) 323-0296
albrooks@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, University at Buffalo (2020)
  • 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:

  • Attending Physician, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2020-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Medical Director, Septic Shock Initiative, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2019-present)
  • Director of Quality and Patient Safety, PICU, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2015–2019)
  • Site Director, Virtual Pediatric System, LLP, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2014–2019)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2011–2019)
  • Attending Physician, Critical Care, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2011–2019)
  • 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)
  • Who‘s Who in America (2014-2015)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2019-2021)
  • Duke University: Dean's List (1997-2001)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2018–December 2019
    University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Seed Grant Program
    University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $10,000
  • May 2018–April 2019
    A Single-Center Randomized Controlled Trial of Intravenous Fluid Content in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    Wildermuth Research Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $34,111
  • March 2017–November 2018
    Decreasing Antibiotic Exposure in Infants with Suspected Ventilator-Associated Infection
    Viriginal Commonwealth University
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $675
  • January 2013–January 2016
    CAF-PINT: Coagulation and Fibrinolysis Ancillary Study to HALF-PINT
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $16,000
  • January 2012–January 2016
    HALF-PINT: Heart and Lung Failure-Pediatric Insulin Titration Trial
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $123,750
  • 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
  • July 2017
    Transcranial Doppler in Pediatric Head Injury
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,000

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Hassinger AB. (2018) In: "Acute Kidney Injury". McGraw-Hill
  • Breuer RK, Hassinger AB. (2018) In: "Electrolyte Derangements". McGraw-Hill
  • Hassinger AB, Breuer RK. (2018) In: "Maintenance Fluids". McGraw-Hill
  • Hassinger AB. (2018) In: "Renal Replacement Therapies". McGraw-Hill
  • Hassinger AB, Goodman D. (2014) In: "Hypertensive Emergencies". Springer-Verlag London Ltd., 523-534.

Abstracts:

  • Craig R, Hassinger AB. (2020) Factors Associated with Remarkable Head CTS in Critically Ill Children with Altered Mental Status. (Jan) 328-328
  • Koshel C, Hassinger AB. (2020) Implementing an Airway Risk Assessment Score to Reduce Unplanned Extubations in Children. (Jan) 602-602
  • Koshel C, Hassinger AB, Michienzi K, Kramer BC. (2020) Bleeding in Pediatric Patients with Prolonged INR: Effects of Vitamin K and Fresh Frozen Plasma. (Jan) 234-234
  • Nunez C, Hassinger AB. (2018) The Efficacy and Safety of Negative Pressure Ventilation in Children with Acute Respiratory Failure. (Feb) 561-561
  • Hassinger AB, Breuer RK. (2018) The Impact of a Hospital-Wide Multidisciplinary Educational Sepsis Initiative. (Feb) 646-646
  • Hassinger AB, Valentine SL. (2018) Intravenous Fluid Management by Pediatric Intensivists. (Feb) 153-153
  • Quraishi M, Kallash M, Hassinger AB, Breuer RK. (2018) Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children and Its One-Year Sequelae. (Feb) 677-677
  • Gourabathini H, Hassinger AB, Islam SM. (2018) Vancomycin Use in Children with Severe Sepsis at a Freestanding Children's Hospital. (Feb) 752-752
  • Jacobs DM, Holsen M, Chen S, Fusco NM, Hassinger AB. (2016) The Utility of Procalcitonin to Support Clinical Decision Making in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients. (Oct) 688-688
  • Hassinger AB, Wainwright MS, Lane JC, Haymond S, Backer CL, Wald EL. (2012) Elevated Pre-operative Serum Asymmetrical Dimethylarginine (ADMA) is Associated with Poor Outcomes After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. (Oct)
  • Brooks A, Brannen M. (2008) Predictive Factors for Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia in Severe RSV Bronchiolitis. (Dec) A111-A111
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Professional Memberships:

  • Erie County Medical Society (2012–present)
  • Medical Society of the State of New York (2012–present)
  • Northeastern Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (2012–present)
  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Research Network (2011–present)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine: Pediatrics (2008–present)
  • Health Volunteers Overseas (2007–2015)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2005–present)
  • American Medical Association (2003–present)

Presentations:

  • "Department of Pediatrics Interesting Case Conference: An Adolescent with Ascites" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2021)
  • "OCH Sepsis Initiative Update" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2020)
  • "Quarterly Morbidity, Mortality and Improvement Session" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2020)
  • "Sleep Apnea" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2020)
  • "Bleeding in Pediatric Patients with Prolonged INR: Effects of Vitamin K and Fresh Frozen Plasma" 49th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2020)
  • "Factors Associated with Remarkable Head CTS in Critically Ill Children with Altered Mental Status" 49th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2020)
  • "Implementing an Airway Risk Assessment Score to Reduce Unplanned Extubations in Children" 49th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2020)
  • "Vancomycin Use in Pediatric Severe Sepsis at a Freestanding Children’s Hospital" ID Week; Infectious Diseases Society of America (2019)
  • "Pediatric Urinary Tracy Infections: Opportunities for Emergency Department and Discharge Antibiotic Stewardship" International Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Conference; Washington University in St. Louis/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society/Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (2019)
  • "A Case Series of Acquired Subglottic Stenosis in a Single Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" 48th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2019)
  • "Early Predictors of Mortality in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Pardie Study" 48th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2019)
  • "Factors Related to Extubation Effectiveness and Reintubation Rates: An Extubation Registry" 48th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2019)
  • "The Effect of Early Limited Formula on Breastfeeding, Readmission and Intestinal Microbiota: A Randomized Clinical Trial" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "The Impact of an Institutional Education Initiative on Knowledge and Comfort with Pediatric Sepsis" 48th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2019)
  • "Unplanned Extubation Risk Factors, Adverse Outcomes, and Documentation in Critically Ill Children" 48th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2019)
  • "Adherence to Acute Otitis Media Guidelines in Pediatricians' Offices, Urgent Care Centers and a Pediatric Emergency Department" ID Week; Infectious Diseases Society of America (2018)
  • "Antibiotic Utilization for Pneumonia and Other Respiratory Infections in Pediatricians' Offices, Urgent Care Centers and a Pediatric Emergency Department" ID Week; Infectious Diseases Society of America (2018)
  • "Adherence to Pharyngitis Management Guidelines by Outpatient Pediatric Providers" International Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Conference; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (2018)
  • "Vancomycin Use in Children with Severe Sepsis at a Freestanding Children‘s Hospital" International Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Conference; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (2018)
  • "Predicting Impending Respiratory Failure in Infants with Bronchiolitis on High Flow Nasal Cannula" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; Critical Care II (2018)
  • "SEPSIS: Study of the Epidemiology of Pediatric Sepsis In Society" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; ID: Bacterial Infections I (2018)
  • "Sepsis: The Latest Evidence" Annual Conference; American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Western New York Chapter (2018)
  • "The Medicine of Intravenous Fluids" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children and Its One-Year Sequelae" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Intravenous Fluid Management by Pediatric Intensivists" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "The Efficacy and Safety of Negative Pressure Ventilation in Children with Acute Respiratory Failure" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "The Impact of a Hospital-Wide Multidisciplinary Educational Sepsis Initiative" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Vancomycin Use in Children with Severe Sepsis at a Freestanding Children‘s Hospital" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Fluid Management by Pediatric Critical Care Physicians" Fall Meeting; Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Research Network (2017)
  • "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)
  • "Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Severe Sepsis: An Independent Risk Factor for Death and New Disability" 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)
  • "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 Pediatric Provider Experience with Sepsis and Septic Shock (PRESS) Study" 46th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "Use of Sophia Observation Scale in High-Risk Pediatric Patients as a Nursing-Driven Initiative" 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 Review" Annual Conference; Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State (2016)
  • "WCHOB Sepsis Initiative: Update" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (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; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Sepsis" Grand Rounds; Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2015)
  • "Fluid Overload: Are We Drowning Our Patients?" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Fluid Overload: Are We Drowning Our Patients?" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at 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‘ Parents" 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; 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 Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2011)
  • "Predictive Power of Cystatin C to Detect Acute Kidney Injury After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery" Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2011)
  • "Predictive Factors for Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia in Severe RSV Bronchiolitis" Annual Congress; 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Behling Simulation Center - Anaphylaxis Simulation Lead De-Briefer (2018)
  • University at Buffalo: Practice Management Plan Governing Board; Alternate Member (2017–2018)
  • Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandanivica; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2017–present)
  • Clinica Chimica Acta; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Scientific Steering Committee (Pediatrics); Committee Member (2017–present)
  • New York State Department of Health: Pediatric Sepsis Advisory Workgroup; Member (2017–present)
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo: Stop Septic Shock Initiative Leader (2016–2017)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Code Blue Committee; Committee Member (2016–2017)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Abnormal Vital Signs Committee; Committee Member (2016)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Gridlock Committee; Committee Member (2016)
  • Cardiorenal Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2016–present)
  • Pediatric Surgery: Clinics in Surgery; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2016–present)
  • Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2016–present)
  • Journal of Critical Care; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2016–present)
  • BMC Nephrology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2016–present)
  • Kaleida Health: St. John Sepsis Initiative Alert Through Cerner Powerchart; Department Representative (2015)
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2015–present)
  • PLoS ONE; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2015–present)
  • Annals of Biometrics and Biostatistics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2015–present)
  • Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2015–present)
  • Oishei Children's Hospital: Severe Sepsis Quality Assurance Committee; Chair (2015–present)
  • Oishei Children’s Hospital: Hospital-Acquired Infections Committee for the PICU; Chair (2015–present)
  • World Journal of Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014–present)
  • Pediatric Nephrology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014–present)
  • BMC Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014–present)
  • Critical Care Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014–present)
  • Pediatric Cardiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: PICU Debates Facilitator and Organizer (2012–2015)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Clinical Research Curriculum Organizer and Teacher (2012–2015)
  • Erie County Medical Society: New Physician Practice Committee; Committee Member (2012–2015)
  • Erie County Medical Society: Public Health and Education Committee; Committee Member (2012–2015)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Critical Care Board Certification Exam Preparatory Questions; Coordinator (2012–2015)
  • University at Buffalo: Practice Management Plan Governing Board; Alternate Member (2012–2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Residency Program Candidates Interviewer (2012–present)
  • Children‘s Guild Foundation; Advisor (2012–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Lecture Series; Coordinator (2011–2015)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Council; Member (2011–2015)
  • Oishei Children's Hospital: PICU Reference Guide Author (2011–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Critical Care Fellowship Lecture Series; Coordinator (2011–present)
  • Mwanza, Tanzania Community Medical Center; Teacher (2009)
  • Children‘s Memorial Hospital: PICU Resident Handbook Editor and Contributor (2008–2011)
  • Children's Memorial Hospital: PICU Resident Lecture Series; Coordinator (2008–2011)
  • Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic Administrator and Co-Founder (2002–2004)
  • Duke University: Bassett Society; Member (2001–present)
  • Journal of Nephrology and Hypertension; Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine; Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Clinical Nephrology and Research; Editorial Board Member

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0370
Fax: (716) 323-0296
albrooks@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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