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Christopher J. Rhee, MD
|Baylor College of Medicine||Masters||Master of Science in Clinical Investigation||2015|
|Comer Children's Hospital at the Univ. of Chicago||Fellowship||Neonatal-Perinatal||2010|
|Lucile Packard Children's Hospital||Residency||Pediatrics||2007|
|University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine||Medical School||Doctor of Medicine||2004|
My goal is to provide the best quality of care to the sickest infants and their families. I focus on providing excellent family centered care in my practice, utilizing the knowledge of all team members and the family.
My clinical areas of interest are management of infants with congenital cardiac disease, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and management of extremely low birth weight infants. I also work with infants who require ECMO. I’m particularly interested in the evaluation and treatment of neonatal shock and the use non-invasive tools to aid the bedside clinician including near-infrared spectroscopy and transcranial Doppler ultrasound.
My current research interest is to investigate the use of continuous measures of brain perfusion to prevent the most common injuries to the premature brain and elucidate protective ranges of intensive care parameters. I am a NIH funded investigator with a keen interest in neonatal premature brain injury and the complex physiology of the premature infant. I have begun to develop research studies that will evaluate the use of non-invasive measurements of brain perfusion to predict those infants at highest-risk for injury. In particular, I’m exploring the role of critical closing pressure in this unique population.
|American Academy of Pediatrics||Member; Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine|
|American Academy of Pediatrics||Fellow|
|Harris County Medical Society||Member|
|Society for Pediatric Research||Member|
Rhee CJ, Kaiser JR, Rios DR, Kibler KK, Easley RB, Andropoulos DB, Czosnyka M, Smielewski P, Varsos GV, Rusin CG, Gauss CH, Williams DK, Brady KM. Elevated diastolic closing margin is associated with intraventricular hemorrhage in premature infants. Journal of Pediatrics 2016;174:52-6. PMID: 27112042.
Rhee CJ, Fraser CD 3rd, Kibler KK, Easley RB, Andropoulos DB, Czosnyka M, Varsos GV, Smielewski P, Rusin CG, Brady KM, Kaiser JR. Ontogeny of cerebrovascular critical closing pressure. Pediatric Research. 2015;78(1):71-5. PMID: 25826118.
Rhee CJ, Fraser CD 3rd, Kibler KK, Easley RB, Andropoulos DB, Czosnyka M, Varsos GV, Smielewski P, Rusin CG, Brady KM, Kaiser JR. The ontogeny of cerebrovascular pressure autoregulation in human premature infants. Journal of Perinatology 2014;34(12):926-31. PMID: 25010225.
Rhee CJ, Kibler K, Brady KM, Everett AD, Graham EM, Andropoulos, DB, Easley RB. Detection of acute neurologic injury using dynamic vascular reactivity monitoring and glial fibrillary acidic protein. Pediatrics 2013;131(3):3950-4. PMID: 23420921.
Rhee CJ, Kibler KK, Easley RB, Andropoulos DB, Czosnyka M, Smielewski P, Brady KM. Renovascular reactivity measured by near-infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Applied Physiology 2012;113(2):307-14. PMID: 22628378.