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Joan S. Roberts, MD

Joan S. Roberts, MD

Critical Care

On staff since July 1995

Children's Title: Code Blue/RRT/RISK

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Joan S. Roberts, MD, is attending physician in the PICUs at Seattle Childrens Hospital and Harborview Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Roberts earned her MD at the University of Nevada. She did her pediatrics residency at Seattle Childrens and served as chief resident; she completed her critical care training at Seattle Childrens.

Roberts has authored more than two dozen scientific manuscripts and abstracts. She has been a Childrens representative to the national Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. She is interested in clinical outcomes research and in decreasing time needed for mechanical ventilation in sick children with lung disease and asthma. Roberts is director of the Childrens Hospital Mock-Code Team, and also chairs the Hospital Code Committee.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Medical/Professional School

University of Nevada, School of Medicine, Reno

Residency

Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Fellowship

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Mentor Award Seattle Children's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2009
Top Doctor Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2006

Publications

  • Nielsen KR, Migita R, Batra M, Gennaro JL, Roberts JS, Weiss NS
    Identifying High-Risk Children in the Emergency Department.
    Journal of intensive care medicine , 2015 Feb. 10
  • Ma L, Roberts JS, Pihoker C, Richards TL, Shaw DW, Marro KI, Vavilala MS
    Transcranial Doppler-based assessment of cerebral autoregulation in critically ill children during diabetic ketoacidosis treatment.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2014 Oct. : 15(8)742-9
  • Dervan L, Poliakov A, Friedman SD, Shaw D, Pihoker C, Roberts JS, Richards T, Marro K, Vavilala MS
    Change in fractional anisotropy during treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in children.
    Pediatric research , 2013 Oct. 8
  • von Saint André-von Arnim A, Brogan TV, Hertzig J, Kim K, Wurm G, Roberts J, Fink EL
    Intensive care for infants and children in Haiti in April 2010.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2011 July : 12(4)393-7
  • Vavilala MS, Richards TL, Roberts JS, Chiu H, Pihoker C, Bradford H, Deeter K, Marro KI, Shaw D
    Change in blood-brain barrier permeability during pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis treatment.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2010 May : 332-8
  • Marciniak KE, Thomas IH, Brogan TV, Roberts JS, Czaja A, Mazor SS
    Massive ibuprofen overdose requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiovascular support.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2007 Mar. : 180-2
  • Bratton SL, Roberts JS
    Variation in the use of mechanical ventilation for asthma: how big a gap?
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2007 Mar. : 186-7
  • Roberts JS, Vavilala MS, Schenkman KA, Shaw D, Martin LD, Lam AM
    Cerebral hyperemia and impaired cerebral autoregulation associated with diabetic ketoacidosis in critically ill children.
    Critical care medicine , 2006 Aug. : 2217-23
  • Ejike JC, Schenkman KA, Seidel K, Ramamoorthy C, Roberts JS
    Cerebral oxygenation in neonatal and pediatric patients during veno-arterial extracorporeal life support.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2006 Mar. : 154-8
  • Cengiz P, Seidel K, Rycus PT, Brogan TV, Roberts JS
    Central nervous system complications during pediatric extracorporeal life support: incidence and risk factors.
    Critical care medicine , 2005 Dec. : 2817-24
  • Randolph AG, Meert KL, O'Neil ME, Hanson JH, Luckett PM, Arnold JH, Gedeit RG, Cox PN, Roberts JS, Venkataraman ST, Forbes PW, Cheifetz IM
    The feasibility of conducting clinical trials in infants and children with acute respiratory failure.
    American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine , 2003 May 15 : 1334-40
  • Bratton SL, Roberts JS, Watson RS, Cabana MD
    Acute severe asthma: Outcome and Medicaid insurance.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2002 July : 234-238
  • Roberts JS, Bratton SL, Brogan TV
    Acute severe asthma: differences in therapies and outcomes among pediatric intensive care units.
    Critical care medicine , 2002 Mar. : 581-5

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
"Limitations of Resuscitation in Pediatric Patients" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Seattle Childrens Hospital Seattle WA 2013
"Update on Simulation in PALS" Regional Pediatric Grand Rounds Seattle, WA 2011
"Brain Edema in DKA" Northwest Symposium on Contemporary Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Seattle, WA 2008
"Sleep in the PICU" ICU Days Seattle, WA 2008
"Therapy for Asthma and Bronchiolitis," Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Child Symposium Seattle, WA 2001
"Clinical Medicine-Is There a Problem?" ECMO Symposium Keystone, CO 1998

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
"Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity, Cerebral Autoregulation and Cerebral Oxygenation in Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis," Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington $8,600 2002
"Weaning Pediatric Patients from Mechanical Ventilation: A Comparison of Two Weaning Protocols to Standard Practice," Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Clinical Investigators, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Novametrix Medical Systems, Siemens Medical Systems $4100 2001
"Intravenous Terbutaline versus Inhaled Albuterol in Pediatric Status Asthmaticus," American Lung Association $24,750 2000 - 2002
"Effects of Altering Inspired Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen Concentrations on Brain Oxygen Saturation in Neonates with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome," Childrens Hospital Research Endowment $5,100 2000
"Troponin I: An Indicator of Myocardial Injury During ECMO" Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington $4,550 1999