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Christopher Horvat, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Intensivist, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

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Admin Assistant: Lori Markey
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Dr. Horvat is originally from Ontario, Canada. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then moved west to Seattle, WA ,for residency in General Pediatrics. Dr. Horvat completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where he served as Chief Fellow. His scholarly interests include evaluation of pharmacogenomics-based sedation strategies, electronic predictors of impending deterioration, and bedside ultrasound education in pediatric critical care.

Education & Training

Degree

Year

Field

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill BS 2006 Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MD 2010 Medicine
University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals Resident 2013 Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Fellow 2016 Critical Care Medicine

Administrative Titles

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
2015–2016 Chief Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
2016–2017  Clinical Instructor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care

Honors

2005

Jason D. Altom Undergraduate Research Award, UNC Department of Chemistry

2005

Undergraduate honors thesis recognized in the Editor’s Choice section of Science

2006

Golden Key International Honour Society

2006

Undergraduate degree with Highest Honors and Distinction

2006

UNC Chapel Hill Public Service Scholar

2006-10

Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholarship (full tuition scholarship for UNC School of Medicine)

2008

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Course Scholarship for “Medicine in the Wild”

2009

Alpha Omega Alpha

2013

Seattle Children’s Hospital Resident Peer-Teacher Award

2014

Ann E. Thompson Scholarship

May 25, 2015

“Condition E” Early Warning System Quality Initiative at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC featured in The Wall Street Journal article “Hospitals Find New Ways to Monitor Patients 24/7” by Laura Landro

Jan. 9, 2016

“Condition E” Early Warning System featured in The Wall Street Journal article “At the Hospital, Better Responses to those Beeping Alarms” by Laura Landro

Ongoing Research Projects

Pharmacogenomic-based Evaluation of Sedative Dose Requirements in PICU Patients

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Da Silva YS, Hamilton MF, Horvat CM, Fink EL, Palmer F, Nowalk AJ, et al. Evaluation of Electronic Medical Record Vital Sign Data Versus a Commercially Available Acuity Score in Predicting Need for Critical Intervention at a Tertiary Children’s Hospital. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep;16(7):644–51.
  2. Horvat CM, Carcillo JA, Dezfulian C. Liquid fluorocarbon lavage to clear thrombus from the distal airways after severe pulmonary hemorrhage requiring extracorporeal life support (ECLS). Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 2015;15:7–8.
  3. Da Silva YS, Horvat CM, Dezfulian C. Thiamin Deficiency as a Cause of Persistent Hyperlactatemia in a Parenteral Nutrition-Dependent Patient. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 Jul;39(5):604–6.
  4. Horvat CM, Wolfenden RV. A persistent pesticide residue and the unusual catalytic proficiency of a dehalogenating enzyme. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2005 Nov 8;102(45):16199–202.

Review Articles

  1. Horvat CM, Mtaweh H, Bell MJ.  Modern management of the pediatric neurocritical care patient.  Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2016.  Accepted.

Editorials and Commentaries

  1. Horvat CM, Clark RS. Taking Predictive Analytics to Point-of-Care. Critical Care Connections. April 2016.
  2. Horvat CM, Bell MJ. Bringing attention into higher focus within the traumatic brain injury research agenda. Transl Pediatr. 2015 Oct;4(4):320–2.
  3. Horvat CM, Fink EL. Searching for the Brain’s Canary in the Coal Mine. Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct;43(10):2265–6.

Published Abstracts

  1. Horvat CM, Palmer F, Srinivasan S, Clark B. Implementation of Condition E (Early, EMR Based Recognition of Clinical Deterioration) to Enhance Intervention Timeliness and Match Resource Intensity at a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital.  Pediatric Academic Societies; 2016 April 30 – May 3, Baltimore, MD.
  2. Horvat CM, Sanchez-de-Toledo J, Wilson S, Palmer F, Rothman MJ, Finn S, Almasi GS, and Munoz R.  Retrospective Evaluation of the Pediatric Rothman Index as a Predictor of Cardiac Arrest in a CICU.  Soc. Crit. Care Med. Annual Congress; 2016 February 20-24, Orlando, FL.
  3. Horvat CM, Hamilton MF, Almasi GS, Palmer F, Valenta C, Kyper C, Rothman MJ, and Clark RS.  Prospective Evaluation of the Pediatric Rothman Index as a Measure of Pediatric Inpatient Acuity.  Soc. Crit. Care Med. Annual Congress; 2016 February 20-24, Orlando, FL.
  4. Horvat CM, Thompson AE. A survey assessing PICU providers’ knowledge of the cost of care.  Soc. Crit. Care Med. Annual Congress; 2015 January 15-17, Phoenix, AZ.

Presentations at Meetings

  1. Horvat CM, Suresh S, Palmer F, Hamilton MF, Almasi GS, Ashline J, Rothman MJ, Clark RS.  A Commercially Available Acuity Score is a Predictor of Acute Care to Intensive Care Transfer.  World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care; 2016 June 4-8, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Poster Presentation.
  2. Horvat CM.  Lunch Cases.  Soc. Crit. Care Med. Pediatric Critical Care Ultrasound Course; 2016 February 20, Orlando, FL. Oral Presentation.
  3. Horvat CM, Sanchez-de-Toledo J, Wilson S, Palmer F, Rothman MJ, Finn S, Almasi GS, and Munoz R.  Retrospective Evaluation of the Pediatric Rothman Index as a Predictor of Cardiac Arrest in a CICU.  Soc. Crit. Care Med. Annual Congress; 2016 February 20-24, Orlando, FL.  Poster Presentation.
  4. Horvat CM, Hamilton MF, Almasi GS, Palmer F, Valenta C, Kyper C, Rothman MJ, and Clark RS.  Prospective Evaluation of the Pediatric Rothman Index as a Measure of Pediatric Inpatient Acuity.  Soc. Crit. Care Med. Annual Congress; 2016 February 20-24, Orlando, FL.  Poster Presentation.
  5. Horvat CM, Thompson AE. A survey assessing PICU providers’ knowledge of the cost of care.  Soc. Crit. Care Med. Annual Congress; 2015 January 15-17, Phoenix, AZ. Poster Presentation.
  6. Horvat CM, Hamilton M., Palmer F., Clark RS, Rothman M.  Using EMR data to detect emergent conditions at a pediatric hospital.  Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Scientific Symposium; 2014 December 8, Orlando, FL. Poster Presentation.