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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:

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


McGovern, J. J., D. M. Craig, A. R. Bengur, I. M. Cheifetz, P. K. Smith, R. M. Ungerleider, and J. N. Meliones. “RV contractility and pulmonary vascular mechanics: Effects of catecholamines in an immature animal model of RV injury..” In Pediatric Research, 39:179–179. WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 1996.


Cheifetz, I. M., S. R. Schulman, B. G. Wilson, J. W. Gaynor, and J. N. Meliones. “Severe cardiorespiratory dysfunction following cold-water submersion: The successful use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.” Respiratory Care 41, no. 3 (March 1, 1996): 226–30.


Hillman, N. D., J. N. Meliones, D. R. Black, D. M. Craig, I. M. Cheifetz, and P. K. Smith. “In acute lung injury, inhaled nitric oxide improves ventilation-perfusion matching, pulmonary vascular mechanics, and transpulmonary vascular efficiency..” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 110, no. 3 (September 1995): 593–99.

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