Patricia Abboud, MD - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)/Pediatric Critical Care

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Abboud in PICU
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Dayton Children's Hospital
Dayton, OH 45404
Phone: 937-641-5168 , 937-641-5444 PICU
Fax: 937-641-5438

Department: Critical Care / Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), PICU / Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Services: Critical Care.


Dr. Abboud is the division head of the department of pediatric critical care, an associate professor in pediatrics, and the medical director of pediatric transport services. Dr. Abboud also blogs for Dayton Children's as a member of the Dr. Mom Squad. You can read her blogs at

Languages Spoken: English, Lebanese

Special Interests: Multi-disciplinary approach to management of critically ill children, Pediatric Transports, Sepsis

Education and Training+

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Residency: Dayton Children's Medical Center

Fellowship: Critical care medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care

Professorship: Associate professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Publications and Presentations+

Abboud PA, Odoms K, Wheeler DS, Wong HR.  The role of endogenously produced extracellular HSP 70 in mononuclear cell reprogramming. 2008.  Shock, 30 (3): 285-292.

Patricia A. Abboud, Paul W. Hake, Timothy J. Burroughs, Kelli Odoms, Michael O'Connor, Prajakta Mangeshkar, Hector R. Wong and Basilia Zingarelli. Therapeutic effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate in a  mouse model of colitis.  European Journal of Pharmacology, Volume 579, Issues 1-3, 28 January 2008,Pages 411-417.

Patricia A. Abboud, Rose Ancheta, Michael McKibben, Brian R. Jacobs and the Clinical Informatics Outcomes Research Group.  Impact of workflow-integrated corollary orders on amino glycoside monitoring in Children. 2006.  Health Informatics Journal, Vol 12 (3): 187-198.

Abboud P. (2010) Can a cup a day keep inflammatory bowel disease at bay?  The green tea phenol,epigallocatechin-3-gallate, and colitis. In ME Rowin and PC Spinella (Eds). Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care (pp.133-138).  Mount Prospect, Illinois:  SCCM.

Patricia A. Abboud, Derek S. Wheeler, Jennifer Raake.   Supplemental Oxygen Administration and Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation. (2007)  In:  Shanley T, Wheeler DS, Wong H, eds.  Pediatric Critical Care   Medicine:  Basic Science & Clinical Evidence.  1st ed.  London, UK.  Springer-Verlag Publishing, Inc.

Karen S. Powers, Jill M. Cholette, Patricia A. Abboud.  (2007) Toxic Exposures:  Diagnosis and Management   In: Shanley T, Wheeler DS, Wong H, eds.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine:  Basic Science & Clinical Evidence.  1st ed.  London, UK, Springer-Verlag Publishing, Inc.

Rowin M. Abboud P, and Alter S.(2005) Life-Threatening Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Infections. In TP Shanley and DS Wheeler (EDs), Pediatric Multiprofessional Critical Care Review (pp. 307-323).  Mount Prospect, Illinois:  SCCM.

 Bigham MT. Schwartz HP.  Ohio Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Quality Collaborative.  Quality metrics in neonatal and pediatric critical care transport: A consensus statement.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  2013 June; Vol 14(5); 518-524.

 Abboud PA.  Roth PJ. Skiles CL. Stolfi A and Rowin M.  Predictors of failure in infants with viral bronchiolitis treated with high flow high humidity nasal cannula therapy.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2012 Nov; Vol  13(6); e343–e349.

Awards, Honors and Organizations+

Edward P. Call Jr. M.D. Teaching Excellence Award 2011 from the Depart of Emergency Medicine WSU


Get to Know Me+

I chose my specialty because... I have my Bachelors in Nursing from Case Western Reserve Univeristy (1994). I worked in critical care as an RN. The physiology of disease and the acuity of the patients is a special interest of mine.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because... I have been part of the community since 1996 when I moved to Dayton to go to medical school. The atmosphere, camaraderie and community was and is what we wanted to be a part of as a family.

Dayton Children's is special because... All we do is take care of kids. I compare a children's hospital in a community to any type of insurance: You HAVE to have it and hope you never need it. If you need it, you're glad it is there. The value isn't appreciated until you need it and it is no longer available...

My personal Interests are... Health, fitness and traveling

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Parent and patient comments

When my son, was taken to children's PICU for the first time, a ton of questions were coming from me in every direction. She calmed me down, sat with me for what felt like an hour and explained everything she could about what was happening to my son. We were there for close to three weeks, and I could not have had a better experience... mainly because of her. The second time around, when we actually received a diagnosis, was hard on me and my family. But with the knowledge, and the compassion this woman had shown to me, was absolutely the best treatment I had ever had. I'm thankful for her care while we were there. And if I ever have to be there again, I hope that she is the Intensivist on call. My family and I love her, and are so thankful for her.

Where to start! An amazing doctor and compassionate woman.

My stepson is an ALL Leukemia patent at Dayton Childrens and he had Dr. Abboud when he was admitted to the PICU. She is an amazing doctor. We felt very confident in the Dayton Children's team and they gave us much hope for my stepson's situation. It brought us a peace to know he was in such capable hands. :) Thank you Dr. Abboud and all the Dayton Children's staff for the wonderful care you take with our children!

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