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Francois P. Aspesberro, MD

Francois P. Aspesberro, MD

Critical Care, PICU

On staff since September 2009

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"My passion is to provide exceptional state of the art clinical care to our patients and I am fully dedicated to promoting hope and comfort to their families and friends during those difficult times."


BarryEverett, wa.08.04.13
My wife and I have the highest conference in Dr.Aspesberro's knowledge and ability, he was instrumental in our son's survival after his submergent accident.
Recommend Dr. Francois Aspesberro


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Medical/Professional School
Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels
Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
University of Mainz, Trier
Pediatrics, University of Geneva - Children's Hospital, Geneva
Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT); improving outcome of pediatric HSCT patients that require mechanical ventilation; use of surfactant (Calfactant) for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome treatment in pediatric HSCT; quality of life after discharge from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; determining biomarkers for apoptosis and correlate with Multi Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Best Critical Care Case Report PresentationAnthracycline induced fatal cardiogenic shockCHEST 2001; Philadelphia Nov. 2001


Lemierre’s Syndrome in a 5-month-old male infant : Case Report and Review of the Pediatric Literature.
Pediatr Crit Care Med , 09.2008: e35-7
Emergence of oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 in an immunocompetent child with severe status asthmaticus.
The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma , 2011 Aug: 572-5
Hematology and Oncology Problems in the Intensive Care Unit. Chapter 81.
Pediatric Critical Care, 4th edition,2011 , 2011
Lemierre syndrome: Must anticoagulation remain controversial?
Pediatr Crit Care Med , 2009: 277
Lemierre syndrome in a 5-month-old male infant: Case report and review of the pediatric literature.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2008 Sep: e35-7
Improved Outcome of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation.
Abstract number: P 42.3.689; 5th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care; Geneva, Switzerland , June 24, 2007 - June 28, 2007
Lemierre’s Syndrome in a 5-month-old male infant : Case Report and Review of the Pediatric Literature
24th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases – ESPID organized jointly by ESPID and the ESPID Foundation; Basel, Switzerland , May 3, 2006 - May 5, 2006
A tricky case: Bartter syndrome?
Abstract number: P2-803; ESPE/LWPES 7th Joint Meeting Pediatric Endocrinology in collaboration with APEG, APPES, JSPE and SLEP; Lyon France , Sept. 21, 2005 - Sept. 24, 2005
Emergence of Osetalmivir-Resistant Pandemic H1N1 in an Immunocompetent Child with Severe Status Asthmaticus.
Journal of Asthma, 2011 Aug;48(6):572-5. Epub 2011 May 23 , : : 572-5
Lemierre syndrome: Must anticoagulation remain controversial?
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009;10(2) , : 277

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Research scholarship by the Lions Club Luxembourg Action Lions Vaincre le Cancer2001
Research scholarship (Ref: BFR00/051) Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research of Luxembourg 2000

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.10.620 - Critical Care
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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