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E. Ana Lia Graciano, MD

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Education and Training

Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Buenos Aires- MD

Hospital de Niños "Ricardo Gutierrez", Buenos Aires, Argentina- Pediatric Resident

Massachussets General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA- Research Fellow

Children's Medical Center of Dallas, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center- Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Children's Medical Center of Dallas, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center- Chief Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Dr. Ana Lía Graciano, Professor of Pediatrics,  joined the Division of Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2016 as Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care. Dr. Graciano received her medical degree from the National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a research fellow in the Pediatric Surgical Laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and completed a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where she was Chief Fellow.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, Dr. Graciano was the Academic Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care at the University of California San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program and an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California. During that time she held several leadership positions locally, regionally and nationally and played a key role in developing the education and clinical research program.

Dr. Graciano has been a member of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators since its establishment in 2002. She is member of the Sepsis Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and is an active member of the Society contributing to several of its educational programs. She is actively involved with several educational programs in Latin America. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  In 2014 Dr. Graciano was inducted into the American College of Critical Care Medicine as a Fellow of the College.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Cardiac Intensive Care, Non-Conventional Ventilatory Techniques, Extracorporeal Life Support, Pulmonary Critical Care

Highlighted Publications

Book Editor

Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care, Society of Critical Care Medicine 2015 Edition

Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care, Society of Critical Care Medicine 2014 Edition 

Selected Book Chapters

Graciano AL, Joashi, U; Kocis KC: Myocardial Dysfunction, Ventricular Assist Devices and Extracorporeal Life Support. Fuhrman and Zimmerman Textbook of Pediatric Critical Care - 5th edition, 2017

Graciano AL: Life with a Single Ventricle: A long and winding road-Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2015

Graciano AL, Kocis KC. Management of the Child with Congenital Heart Disease. 2nd Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS)  Society of Care Medicine, 2013

Selected Peer Reviewed Articles

Bagdure D, Foster C, Garber N, Holloway A, Day J, Lee J, Soto-Campos G, Brundage N, Bhutta A, Graciano AL. Outcome of Children with Firearm Injuries Admitted to the PICU in the United States. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2021, June 7

Graciano AL, Bhutta AT, Custer JW. Reduction in paediatric intensive care admissions during COVID-19 lockdown in Maryland, USA. BMJ Paedtr Open 2020, November 3

Simone S, Edwards S, Lardieri A, walker LK, Graciano AL, Kishk OA, Custer JW. Implementation of an ICU Bundle: An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Project to Enhance Delirium Management and Monitor Delirium Prevalence in a Single PICU. Pediatric Crit Care Med 2017, April 13 (Epub ahead of print)

Spicer AC, Calfee CS, Zinter MD, Khemani RG, Lo VP, Alkhouli MF, Orwol BE, Graciano AL, Boriosi JP, Howard JP, Flori HR, Matthay MA, Sapru A. A Simple and Robust Bedside Model for Mortality Risk in Pediatric Patients with Acute respiratory Distress Syndrome. . Pediatr Crit Care Med 2016;17(10): 907-916

Sanders RC Jr, Nett ST, DavisKF, Parker MM, Bysani GK, Adu-Darko M, Bird GL, Cheifetz IM, Derbyshire AT, Emeriaud G, Giuliano JS, Graciano AL, Hagiwara Y, Hefley G, Ikeyama T, jarvis JD, Kamat P, Krishna As, Lee A, Lee JH, Li S, Montgomery VL, Nagai Y, Pinto M, Rehder KJ, Saito O, Shenoi An, Taekema HC, Tarquinio KM, Thompson AE, Turner DA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A, National Emergency Airway Registry for Children NEAR4KIDS InvestigatorsFamily Prescence During Pediatric Tracheal Intubations. JAMA Pediatr 2016, 170 (3): e154627

Lee JM, Graciano AL, Dabrowski L, Kuzmic B, Tablizo MA. Coccidioidomycosis in Infants: a retrospective case series. Pediatr Pulmonol 2016, 51(8): 858-862

Graciano AL, Tamburro R, Thompson AE, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A. Incidence and Associated Factors of Difficult Tracheal Intubations in Pediatric ICUs: a report from National Emergency Airway Registry for Children:NEAR4KIDS.  Intensive Care Med 2014, 40(11): 1659-1669

Additional Publication Citations

View Dr. Graciano's publications in PubMed

Clinical Specialty Details

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Awards and Affiliations

Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine 

Excellence in Education Award, Valley Children's Hospital

Research and Innovation Award, Valley Children's Hospital

Clinical Process Improvement Award, Valley Children's Hospital

Western Society of Pediatric Research Award

Research Citation Award,  Society of Critical Care Medicine

Annual Scientific Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Chief Fellow. Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Links of Interest

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics- General Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine




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