Arun Chopra, MD

  • Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care
  • Language: English

About Me

I specialize in pediatric critical care because it allows me to make an immediate difference in the lives of the children I care for. At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, I treat children who have pneumonia, heart failure, kidney failure, sepsis, and other conditions. In infants and children with severe heart or lung failure, I perform extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy to circulate blood during recovery.

Pediatric critical care requires a team approach. Along with other critical care physicians, I work with nurses, residents, pharmacists, and surgeons. Together, we focus on the patient and family’s experience. Parents and other family members can provide valuable insight into what the child is going through, so I try to involve families in the decision-making process as much as possible.

My pharmacokinetics research looks at how medications are absorbed and metabolized. Understanding how children respond to certain medications shows me how I can best help my patients.


Conditions and Treatments

hypoventilation, sepsis, pneumonia, respiratory tract infection (RTI), acute renal failure, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, chronic bronchitis, tetralogy of fallot, hospital acquired infection, chronic renal failure (CRF), acute liver failure, acute respiratory distress, urinary tract infection, congestive heart failure (CHF), rapid heartbeat, rheumatic heart disease, viral infection, flu, asthma, ventricular arrhythmia, congenital heart defect, chronic respiratory failure
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Chief, Pediatrics Service, Tisch Hospital
  • Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Hospice & Palliative Medicine), 2012
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 2005
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Critical Care, 2006
  • Residency, Children's National Med Center (Washington DC), Pediatrics, 2003
  • MD from George Washington University, 2000
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NYU Pediatric Critical Care

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Publications

  • Population Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamic Target Attainment of Vancomycin in Neonates on Extracorporeal Life Support

    Cies, Jeffrey J; Moore, Wayne S 2nd; Nichols, Kristen; Knoderer, Chad A; Carella, Dominick M; Chopra, Arun Cies, Jeffrey J; Moore, Wayne S 2nd; Nichols, Kristen; Knoderer, Chad A; Carella, Dominick M; Chopra, Arun
    Pediatric critical care medicine. 2017 Oct . 18 (10): 977-985

  • Organ Support After Death by Neurologic Criteria in Pediatric Patients

    Lewis, Ariane; Adams, Nellie; Chopra, Arun; Kirschen, Matthew P Lewis, Ariane; Adams, Nellie; Chopra, Arun; Kirschen, Matthew P
    Critical care medicine. 2017 Sep . 45 (9): e916-e924

  • Use of Ancillary Tests When Determining Brain Death in Pediatric Patients in the United States

    Lewis, Ariane; Adams, Nellie; Chopra, Arun; Kirschen, Matthew P Lewis, Ariane; Adams, Nellie; Chopra, Arun; Kirschen, Matthew P
    Journal of child neurology. 2017 Aug 22. 32 (12): 975-980

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