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Howard Ferimer, MD

Attending Staff Intensivist

412-917-1465
Admin Assistant: Michelle Brungo
412.232.7341


Education & Training  Degree Year Field
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH Fellowship 1991-1994 Department of Pediatric Pharmacology and Critical Care Fellowship
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Fellowship 1990-1991 Department of Critical Care Fellowship
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Residency 1987-1990 Department of Pediatrics, Residency Program
West Virginia University School of Medicine MD 1983-1987  
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health MS 1979-1981 Hygiene
University of Pittsburgh BS 1974-1978 Psychology

 

Administrative Titles/Positions
Years Location / Department Titles
2009-present UPMC Mercy Department of Critical Care Medicine, Pittsburgh Attending Staff Intensivist
2001-present The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh Attending Physician
1994-7/2009 Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatrics Deivision of Pediatric Critical Care Attending Physician

 

Completed Research
In-vitro cytogenetic effects of radiation and renografin on human lymphocytes.  Master’s Thesis.
 
Methyl isobutyl amiloride does not improve neurologic outcome after cardiac arrest in rats.  Mercy Research Day, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. April 1997 (poster presentation).

 

Publications
Ferimer HN, Kutina KL, and LaMann JC. Methyl isobutyl amiloride delays normalization of brain intracellular pH after cardiac arrest in rats. Critical Care Medicine. 23(6): 1106-1111, June 1995.
 
Hickey RW, Kochanek PM, Ferimer H, Graham SH, Safar P.  Hypothermia and hyperthermia in children after resuscitation from cardiac arrest.  Pediatrics. 106 (1 Pt 1): 118-122, July 2000.
 
Hickey RW, Ferimer H, Alexander HL, Garman RH, Callaway CW, Hicks S, Safar P, Graham SH, Kochanek PM. Delayed, spontaneous hypothermia reduces neuronal damage after asphyxial cardiac arrest in rats.  Critical Care Medicine. 28(10): 3511-3516, October 2000.
 
Hickey RW, Kochanek PM, Ferimer H, Alexander HL, Garman RH, Garman SH. Induced hyperthermia exacerbates neurologic neuronal histologic damage after asphyxial cardiac arrests in rats.  Critical Care Medicine. 31(2): 531-535, February 2003.
 
Dixon CE, Ma X, Kline AE, Yan HQ, Ferimer H, Kochanek PM, Wisniewski SR, Jenkins LW, Marion DW.  Acute etomidate treatment reduces cognitive deficits and histopathology in rats with traumatic brain injury.  Critical Care Medicine. 31(8): 2222-7, August 2003.
 
 
Abstracts
LeManna JC, Griffith JK, Cordisco BR, Lin C-W, Ferimer HN, Kabet HM, and Kutina KL, Lust WD: Rapid recovery of intracellular pH during resuscitation from cardiac arrest in rats. Society for Neuroscience. 18 (Abstract #533.7), 1992.
 
Ferimer HN, Kutina KL, and LaManna JC. Delayed normalization of brain intracellular pH by methyl isobutyl amiloride after cardiac arrest in rats. Critical Care Medicine. 21 #4 Supplement: S205, April 1993.
 
LaManna JC, Kutina KL, King EC, Kabet HM, and Ferimer HN. 5-(N-Methyl-N-Isobutyl)-Amiloride blocks the early cerebral hyperemia upon reperfusion following cardiac arrest and resuscitation.  Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 15 (suppl):S189, 1995.
 
Ferimer HN, Alexander HL, and Bircher NG. Methyl isobutyl amiloride does not improve neurological outcome after cardiac arrest in rats.  Critical Care Medicine. 25 #1 (suppl), p A62, 1997.
 
Hickey RW, Ferimer HN, Alexander HL, Garman RH, Callaway CW, Safar P, et. al. Cerebral resuscitation with prolonged, delayed spontaneous hypothermia after asphyxial cardiac arrest in rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. (Abstract #593.12) 1998.
 
Dixon CE, Ma X, Yan H, Griffith RG, Wolfson B, Ferimer HN, Kochanek PM, Marion D. Effects of acute etomidate treatment on morris water maze performance deficits after TBI in rats. J Neurotrauma. 15(10): 853-906, 1998 (Abstract #58).
 
Hickey RW, Ferimer HN, Alexander HL, Garman RH, Callaway CW, Safar P, et. al. Delayed spontaneous hypothermia reduces neuronal damage after asphyxial cardiac arrest in rats.  Pediatric Research, 45(4) Part 2of2:81A, April 1999 (Abstract #468).
 
 
Presentations at Meetings
Sedation for Children Undergoing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, June 1997.
 
Conscious Sedation for Pediatric Diagnostic Therapeutic Procedures, Noon Conference, Indiana Hospital, Indiana, PA, November 1997.