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

Clinical Research; Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Pediatrics; Sleep Disorders; Sleep Medicine

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


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Professional Summary:

After working almost over a decade in pediatric critical care, I recently went back into training and completed a Sleep Medicine Fellowship. The goal was to add to my clinical knowledge and provide a much needed service to the children of our community, pediatric sleep medicine. Since graduation in July 2020, I have been working tirelessly with UBMD Pediatrics to open the only pediatric-dedicated Sleep Medicine Center in Western New York. We opened the UBMD Pediatrics Sleep Lab on July 9th, 2020 and have already doubled our volume and expanded our services. We provide both inpatient and outpatient pediatric sleep medicine consultations on all variety of sleep problems in children. This can include refusing bedtime, nightmares, sleep walking, frequent awakenings, bedwetting, poor sleep, snoring, insomnia, daytime sleepiness or any other concerns. We have clinics in two locations as well as via telehealth, seeing patient 4 days per week. We have developed referral protocols for high risk pediatric populations (e.g. those with Autism, obesity or premature birth) and will expand our services to in-patient sleep studies to screen patients before discharge.

In addition, I have been able to continue my portfolio of research in both critical care and have extended this into pediatric sleep medicine. While still working on several multi-center NIH-funded trials in the PICU, I have developed several local trials in sleep medicine including two related to how the pandemic has affected our sleep (one focused on health care workers and another in school-aged children). The intention is to use the information we obtain to inform public health initiatives to prepare our children and our workforce to enter into the "new normal" with better sleep habits.

Our center is dedicated to the education and welfare of all of the children in our area using clinical support, diagnostics, research and training of physicians in the area.

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:

  • Site Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2020-present)
  • 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)

Research Expertise:

  • Fluid management in pediatric critical care: Active part of the physicians in PCC who are shaping this area of research and clinical guidelines

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:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine; AASM (2019–present)
  • 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)
  • "Sleep health in health care workers during the first wave of COVID-19 in Buffalo, NY" COVID Mini-Grand Rounds, Kaleida Health (2020)
  • "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 and Sleep Medicine
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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