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Dr. Killinger Joins Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to welcome James S. Killinger, M.D. to the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Killinger is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. His clinical responsibilities include caring for children at the Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health as well as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Killinger graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 2001, and completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland in 2004. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in in 2007, where he was named Fellow of the Year. From 2007 - 2013, he served on the faculty of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Children's Hospital at Montefiore) as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the PCCM Fellowship Training Program.

His research interests are in myocardial dysfunction in varying clinical states such as post-bypass and septic shock.

Dr. Killinger's web page


Recent Publications:
  • Liveris A, Bello RA, Friedman P, Duffy MA, Manwani, D, Killinger JS, Rodriquez D, Weinstein S. Anti-Factor Xa Assay is a Superior Correlate of Heparin Dose The Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time or Activate Clotting Time in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (in press).
  • Raj S, Killinger JS, Gonzalez JA, Lopez L. Myocardial Dysfunction in Pediatric Septic Shock. Journal of Pediatrics (in press)
  • Raj S, Killinger J, Overby P. Blood Transfusion in Sickle Cell Disease Leading to Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES). Journal of Child Neurology 2012 (10):1284-6.
  • Mastropietro CM, Clark JA, Grimaldi L, Killinger JS, Richmond M. The Patient with a Single Cardiac Ventricle. Current Pediatric Reviews 2012; 8: 253 - 276.


Contact Dr. Killinger
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
212-746-3056

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