Lin Di Gennaro, MD

Lin Di Gennaro, MD

Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

On staff since August 2004

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"“It is the greatest honor to be entrusted with the care of children suffering from life threatening and life limiting conditions in the PICU. I see every child as a unique individual and view family input as essential in the care of each child. I greatly admire and am humbled daily by the courage and strength of families as they support their children through their journey in the PICU- I do not know how they do it so gracefully. Lastly, I love the teamwork we have in the PICU with nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, subspecialty physicians, surgeons, social workers, along with the families and other care providers working cohesively together to provide the best care possible... it takes a village to care for a critically ill child.”"

  • Biography

    Lin Di Gennaro, MD, is an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Harborview Medical Center and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned her MD degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine – New Orleans and did her pediatrics residency and critical care fellowship training at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is interested in epidemiology and outcomes research. She serves on the Scientific Review Committee for the Pediatric Clinical Research Center at Seattle Children’s.

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Jacob Wenatchee, WA 01.30.24

      We wanted to reach out and sincerely thank everyone at Seattle Children’s from the bottom of our hearts. We were hospitalized recently at SCH for 61 days with our daughter who has a genetic disorder that causes epilepsy and hypotonia with developmental delay. She fell ill and ended up having a cold turn into pneumonia turn into respiratory failure, sepsis, lung abscess, etc and between being on ecmo and almost not making it multiple times she pulled through and made it home for the Holidays. From everyone from housekeeping to overnight ecmo and nursing staff and hospitalists, we were so happy with the overall support and care that everyone gave us during this difficult time that had us split 3hrs from home over the mountain pass. Extra kudos to Drs DiGennaro and her whole PICU support team (including nurses who recognized her from past visits commenting on seeing her picture in her chart and checking in and other nurses who would check in or provide hand made teddy bears and toys blankets that may make her more at home) and the pulmonary team including Doctors and RTs that helped us get set up for necessary equipment to take home - THANK YOU- you all mean a lot to our family for the daily work that you do in order to keep these babies alive for their families that love them sooo much. Our daughter is our everything and we could never imagine our lives without her and you all helped us from having to live a nightmare like others have had to experience.

  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Kellenberger CJ, Schmugge M, Saurenmann T, Di Gennaro L, Eber SW, Willi UV, Babyn PS
      Radiographic and MRI features of deferiprone-related arthropathy of the knees in patients with beta-thalassemia.
      15385291 AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 2004 Oct. : 989-94
  • Research Funding

    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Safety and Efficacy of Targeted Prophylactic Heparin Infusions in Reducing Post-Operative Catheter-Associated Thromboses in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients Academic Enrichment Fund, Seattle Childrens Hospital $13,750 Sept. 2014
    Vasopressor choice and effectiveness in moderate-severe pediatric traumatic brain injury (completed) Lyford Family Endowment for Intensive Care $5,000


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA