Christopher Horvat, MD, MHA

  • Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Intensivist, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Director, Health Informatics for Clinical Effectiveness, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Medical Director, Condition A/C Program, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Co-Director, Sepsis Performance Improvement Team, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

    Education & Training

  • BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
  • MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, 2013
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • MHA, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, 2017
Resident Peer-Teacher Award, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 2013
Nancy Caroline Fellow Award in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Research, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, 2018
First Place, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Trust Young Investigator Award, 2018
Awardee, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Challenge for project “PIQUE Sleep: Pediatric Quantitative EEG for Sleep and Sedation”, 2018
Representative Publications

Horvat CM, Ismail HM, Au AK, Garibaldi L, Siripong N, Kantawala S, Aneja RK, Hupp DS, Kochanek PM, Clark RS. Presenting predictors and temporal trends of treatment‐related outcomes in diabetic ketoacidosis. Pediatric diabetes. 2018 Mar 24.

Horvat CM, Au AK, Conley YP, Kochanek PM, Li L, Poloyac SM, Empey PE, Clark RS. ABCB1 genotype is associated with fentanyl requirements in critically ill children. Pediatric research. 2017 Jul;82(1):29.

Horvat C, Suresh S, Clark R. The STELAR ICU: Leveraging Electronic Health Record Data to Foster Research and Optimize Patient Care. InInformatics 2018 Sep 7 (Vol. 5, No. 3, p. 37). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.

Rosario BL, Horvat CM, Wisniewski SR, Bell MJ, Panigrahy A, Zuccoli G, Narayanan S, Balasubramani GK, Beers SR, Adelson PD. Presenting characteristics associated with outcome in children with severe traumatic brain injury: a secondary analysis from a randomized, controlled trial of therapeutic hypothermia. Pediatric critical care medicine. 2018 Oct 1;19(10):957-64.


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Research Interests
  • Process improvement and systems engineering
  • Clinical informatics
  • Precision sedation and analgesia
  • Point-of-care ultrasound