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Ericka L. Fink, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics

Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

PI on the POCCA (Personalizing Outcomes after Child Cardiac Arrest), Early vs. Usual Care Rehabilitation for Children with Acute Brain Injury in the ICU: an RCT, and PANGEA Studies

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I am fortunate to be an Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science. My professional objectives are to provide compassionate and outstanding clinical care with the ICU team and to apply clinical research methods to improve outcomes important to patients and families particularly in the field of neurocritical care.


Education & Training

Degree

Year

Field

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY BS 1992 Bioengineering
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA MS 1995 Microbiology
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA MD 1999 Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Residency 2002 Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Fellowship 2005 Pediatric Critical Care
Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, Pittsburgh, PA NRSA Fellow, Post Doctorate Scholar 2006 2004-2006 NRSA Fellow, Post Doctorate Scholar
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA MS 2008 Clinical Research


Administrative Titles

Member, CHP Emergency Preparedness Leadership Committee and Ebola Clinical Response Team

 

Honors

 
1997 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Jefferson Medical College
2005 Winner, Fellow’s Research Day, American Heart Association Pennsylvania/Delaware Affiliate
2005 Fellow of the Year, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
2005 Nancy Caroline Fellowship Award for Research, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
2006 Outstanding Critical Care Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit , Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
2006, 2007, 2010 Praise from Patients, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
2010 Journal article selected for inclusion in Faculty of 1000 Medicine
2010 Second place, Quality Week, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Research

See Dr. Fink's Research Investigator Page

 

Current Research Projects

Serum and Imaging Biomarkers of Brain Injury after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest, POCCA (Personalizing Outcomes after Child Cardiac Arrest)

  • R01NS096714 NIH/NINDS, (Project period: 6/1/2016 – 5/31/2021)

Early vs. Usual Care Rehabilitation Protocol for Children with Acute Brain Injury in the ICU: an RCT

  • PCORI Grant CER-1310-08343, (Project period: 2014 – 2016)

Prevalence of Acute critical Neurologic disease in children: a Global Epidemiological Assessment

  • Laerdal Foundation, (Project period: 5/16/2013 – 6/30/2017)

Transport of Neurocritical Care Patients

Effect of Hypothermia on Coagulation in Pediatric Patients Requiring ECMO

Epidemiology of Brain Injury in Pediatric Patients Requiring ECMO

 
Completed Research

National Research Service Award, NIH 02-T32HL07820-06
Development and investigation of a juvenile rat model of asphyxial cardiac arrest. Mentored by Robert S. B. Clark, MD

Laerdal Foundation                                                                           
Gender dependent responses to therapeutic hypothermia after asphyxial cardiac arrest in a pediatric rat model. Mentored by Robert S. B. Clark, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Program, NIH K12HD047349
Innovative treatment with PARP inhibitors after pediatric cardiac arrest.              
Mentored by Robert S. B. Clark, MD

Duration of Hypothermia for Neuroprotection after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest, A Randomized, Controlled Trial
K23NS065132 NIH, (Project period: 4/15/2009 – 3/31/2014)

 

Publications

See Ericka Fink's Publications