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Ira Marc Cheifetz, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor in Anesthesiology
Campus mail: Box 3046 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-5872
Email address: cheif002@mc.duke.edu

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) / Ambulatory ECMO
Mechanical ventilation
Respiratory mechanics monitoring / Airway graphics
Capnography: time-based and volumetric
Cardiorespiratory interactions
Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
High-frequency ventilation
Right ventricular injury and inotrope administration
Noninvasive ventilation

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, Duke University, 1993 - 1996
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Duke University, 1992 - 1993
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Duke University, 1989 - 1992
  • M.D., Yale University, 1989

Publications

Rowan, Courtney M., Jennifer McArthur, Deyin D. Hsing, Shira J. Gertz, Lincoln S. Smith, Ashley Loomis, Julie C. Fitzgerald, et al. “Acute Respiratory Failure in Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Multicenter Study..” Crit Care Med 46, no. 10 (October 2018): e967–74. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000003277.

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Valentine, Stacey L., Melania M. Bembea, Jennifer A. Muszynski, Jill M. Cholette, Allan Doctor, Phillip C. Spinella, Marie E. Steiner, et al. “Consensus Recommendations for RBC Transfusion Practice in Critically Ill Children From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative..” Pediatr Crit Care Med 19, no. 9 (September 2018): 884–98. https://doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000001613.

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Bembea, Melania M., Ira M. Cheifetz, James D. Fortenberry, Timothy E. Bunchman, Stacey L. Valentine, Scot T. Bateman, Marie E. Steiner, Marie E. Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative (TAXI), and Marie E. Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet), and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. “Recommendations on the Indications for RBC Transfusion for the Critically Ill Child Receiving Support From Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Ventricular Assist, and Renal Replacement Therapy Devices From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative..” Pediatr Crit Care Med 19, no. 9S Suppl 1 (September 2018): S157–62. https://doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000001600.

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Al-Subu, Awni, Edmund Jooste, Christoph P. Hornik, Gregory A. Fleming, Ira M. Cheifetz, and George Ofori-Amanfo. “Correlation between minute carbon dioxide elimination and pulmonary blood flow in single-ventricle patients after stage 1 palliation and 2-ventricle patients with intracardiac shunts: A pilot study..” Paediatr Anaesth 28, no. 7 (July 2018): 618–24. https://doi.org/10.1111/pan.13423.

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Fink, Ericka L., Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, Rashmi Kumar, Patrick T. Wilson, Tigist Bacha, Abenezer Tirsit Aklilu, Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam, et al. “Traumatic Brain Injury and Infectious Encephalopathy in Children From Four Resource-Limited Settings in Africa..” Pediatr Crit Care Med 19, no. 7 (July 2018): 649–57. https://doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000001554.

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Parente, Victoria, Colby Feeney, Laura Page, Shaina Johnson, Kelsey Porada, Ira Cheifetz, and Alyssa Stephany. “Sustained Impact of a Pediatric Resident-Led Patient Safety Council..” J Patient Saf, April 26, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1097/PTS.0000000000000495.

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Rowan, Courtney M., Ashley Loomis, Jennifer McArthur, Lincoln S. Smith, Shira J. Gertz, Julie C. Fitzgerald, Mara E. Nitu, et al. “High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Use and Severe Pediatric ARDS in the Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipient..” Respir Care 63, no. 4 (April 2018): 404–11. https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.05765.

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Michelson, Kelly N., Gary Reubenson, Scott L. Weiss, Julie C. Fitzgerald, Kate K. Ackerman, LeeAnn Christie, Jenny L. Bush, et al. “Site Variability in Regulatory Oversight for an International Study of Pediatric Sepsis..” Pediatr Crit Care Med 19, no. 4 (April 2018): e180–88. https://doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000001455.

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Rimensberger, Peter C., Ira M. Cheifetz, and Martin C. J. Kneyber. “The top ten unknowns in paediatric mechanical ventilation..” Intensive Care Med 44, no. 3 (March 2018): 366–70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-017-4847-4.

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Cheifetz, Ira, Jennifer Sherwin, Lisa Asaro, David Wypij, Amy Cassidy, Martin Kneyber, and Martha Curley. “1162.” In Critical Care Medicine, 46:565–565. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ccm.0000529167.90850.a7.

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