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Michael Tsifansky, MD

Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Faculty member since 2007

Medical School: Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Residency: Pediatrics: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric cardiopulmonary critical care
  • Bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology
  • Pediatric pulmonary hypertension
  • Childhood interstitial lung diseases
  • Use of bedside echocardiography and ultrasonography in acutely-ill and injured children

Research and Quality Improvement Interests:

  • Inhalational delivery of novel pharmaceuticals for pediatric cardiopulmonary disease
  • Interventional treatment of empyema and parapnermonic effusions
  • Use of bedside echocardiography and ultrasonography in acutely-ill and injured children
  • Reduction of water-borne nosocomial infections
  • Optimal resource ultilization for children with isolated head trauma

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Suresh Havalad, MD

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Division Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Faculty member since 1992

Medical School: Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, India
Residency: Pediatrics: Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, Park Ridge, IL
Fellowship: Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine: Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, Park Ridge, IL

Other: Diploma in Child Health, University of London, London, UK

Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Metabolic response to the stress of critical illness

Research and Quality Improvement Interests:

  • Causes of death in children with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Role of endothelin in diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Effect of centaquin in resuscitation from experimental septic shock

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Maureen Quaid, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Critical Care Unit
Director, Transport/Outreach Program
Faculty member since 1994

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency: Pediatrics (Chief Resident 1990-1991): Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, Park Ridge, IL
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, Park Ridge, IL

Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Intensive-care management of pediatric trauma

Research and Quality Improvement Interests:

  • Simulation education in pediatrics
  • Quality improvement and error reduction in pediatric critical care

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Varsha Gharpure, MD

Faculty member since 2009

Medical School: Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Residency: Pediatrics: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric cardiac critical care medicine
  • Pediatric respiratory pathophysiology

Research and Quality Improvement Interests:

  • Probiotics in hospitalized patients
  • Effect of centhaquin on resuscitation from endotoxic shock
  • Role of tenecteplase in thrombolysis in children
  • Prevention of catheter-associate urinary-tract infections

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Vinod Havalad, MD

Director, Pediatric Simulation Program
Faculty member since 2012

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency: Pediatrics: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Columbia University, New York, NY

Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric procedural sedation
  • Simulation

Research and Quality Improvement Interests:

  • Medical education
  • Pediatric procedural sedation

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Chetan Bhupali, MD

Faculty member since 2013

Medical School: Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Residency: Pediatrics: Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certification: Board-eligible in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric procedural sedation
  • Critical-care management of pediatric traumatic brain injury

Research and Quality Improvement Interests:

  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Pediatric procedural sedation

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Joanne Claveria, MD

Faculty member since 2013

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency: Pediatrics: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Board Certification: Pediatrics, Board-eligible in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric sepsis and septic shock
  • Congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiac critical care medicine
  • Pediatric respiratory failure
  • Medical education

Research and Quality Improvement Interests:

  • Adherence to pediatric sepsis guidelines

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