Joseph Carcillo, MD

Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Phyllis Starz

Education & Training

BA, Biology, Wesleyan University, 1976
MD, Medicine, George Washington University, 1982
Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, 1985
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, 1987


Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

Septic Shock and Multiple Organ Failure in Children

Fortenberry JD, Nguyen T, Grunwell JR, Aneja RK, Wheeler D, Hall M, Fleming G, Tarrago R, Buttram S, Dalton H, Han Y, Easley KA, Knezevic A, Dai T, Paden M, Carcillo JA; Thrombocytopenia - Associated Multiple Organ Failure (TAMOF) Network Study Group. Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Children With Thrombocytopenia-Associated Multiple Organ Failure: The Thrombocytopenia-Associated Multiple Organ Failure Network Prospective Experience. Crit Care Med. 2019 Mar;47(3):e173-e181. doi:10.1097/ CCM.0000000000003559. PMID:30531184

Carcillo JA, Shakoory B, Simon D, Kernan K. Understanding Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Hepatobiliary Dysfunction Multiple Organ Failure in Hyperferritinemic Critical Illness. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct;19(10):1006-1009. doi: 10.1097/PCC. 0000000000001 712. No abstract available. PMID:30281573

Ames SG, Horvat CM, Zaritsky A, Carcillo JA. The path to great pediatric septic shock outcomes. Crit Care. 2018 Sep 22;22(1):224. doi: 10.1186/s13054-018-2147-1. PMID:30241485

Kernan KF, Ghaloul-Gonzalez L, Shakoory B, Kellum JA, Angus DC, Carcillo JA. Adults with septic shock and extreme hyperferritinemia exhibit pathogenic immune variation. Genes Immun. 2018 Jul 6. doi: 10.1038/s41435-018-0030-3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:29977033

CHP-UPMC site PI for Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
Associate Director Patient Oriented Research RK Mellon Research Institute

Best Doctors in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Magazine
STAR presentation award, Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium
Taskforce Chair of ACCM Guidelines for Hemodynamic Support of Newborn and Pediatric Septic Shock
Centers for Disease Control Taskforce for Definitions of Pediatric Sepsis