Raj Aneja, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

anejar[at]upmc.edu

Administrative Contact:
Janet Santucci

Education & Training

MD, Pediatrics, Christian Medical College, 1993
Residency, Pediatrics, Winthrop - University Hospital, 1998
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, 2002
Research Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2004

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Function and regulation of danger - associated molecular patterns in sepsis
  • Understanding the role of the microbiome in the innate immune response
  • ICU Quality improvement


Walko III TD, Di Caro V, Piganelli J, Billiar TR, Clark RS, Aneja RK. Poly (ADP - Ribose) Polymerase 1 – Sirtuin 1 Functional Interplay Regulates LPS - Mediated High Mobility Group Box 1 Secretion. Molecular Medicine. 2014;20(1):612.

Morowitz MJ, Di VC, Pang D, Cummings J, Firek B, Rogers MB, Ranganathan S, Clark RS, Aneja RK. Dietary Supplementation With Nonfermenta ble Fiber Alters the Gut Microbiota and Confers Protection in Murine Models of Sepsis. Critical care medicine. 2017 May;45(5):e516 - 23.

Davis AL, Carcillo JA, Aneja RK, Deymann AJ, Lin JC, Nguyen TC, Okhuysen - Cawley RS, Relvas MS, Rozenfeld RA, Skippen PW, Stojadinovic BJ. The 2014 American College of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock Executive Summary. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2017 Jul 18.

Aneja R, Odoms K, Dunsmore K, Shanley TP, Wong HR. Extracellular heat shock protein - 70 induces endotoxin tolerance in THP - 1 cells. The Journal of Immunology. 2006 Nov 15;177(10):7184 - 92.

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Clinical Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Magazine's list of the "Best Doctors in Pittsburgh," 2017 - 2018
Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine, 2017
Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation, 2009 - 2016
Society of Critical Care Medicine research award, 2004 - 2005, 2010, 2014