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Harsh Kothari, MD

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critical care medicine, traumatic brain injury, shock

bio

Harsh Kothari, MD, is a physician in the critical care department at Dayton Children's. 

education and training

  • medical school: Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, India
  • internship: Monmouth Medical Center, New Jersey
  • residency: Monmouth Medical Center, New Jersey - Pediatrics
  • fellowship: University of Iowa, Iowa City - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • board certification: 
    • Pediatrics - 2018
    • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - 2020

publications and presentations

peer reviewed publications

  • Arya R, Kothari H, Zhang Z, Han B, Horn PS, Glauser TA. Efficacy of non-venous medications for acute convulsive seizures: A network meta-analysis. Neurology. 2015, Nov; 85(21): 1859-1868; PMID: 26511448. 
  • McInnes AD, Gironda J, Hilliard D, Kothari H, Avvaru P, Grossman H, Teitelbaum J. Achieving Cost Savings Through Increased Adherence with Bronchiolitis Guidelines. Pediatrics. 2018; Vol 141 (1): 189-189. 
  • Wu Y, Proch KL, Teran FA, Lechtenberg R, Kothari H, Richerson GB. Chemosensitivity of Phox2b‐expressing retrotrapezoid neurons is mediated in part by input from 5‐HT neurons. Journal of Physiology, 2019, Mar; PMID: 30866045 
  • Mille F, Badheka A, Yu P, Kheir J, Van den Bosch S, Cabrera AG, Lasa JJ, Zhang X, Katcoff H, Hu P, Hock K, Kothari H, Weller J, Blinder J. Red Blood Cell Transfusion After Stage I Palliation Is Associated With Worse Clinical Outcomes. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2020, May, Vol: 9, Issue 10; PMID: 32390527 
  • Chegondi M, Kothari H, Chacham S, et al. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Associated With Febrile Status Epilepticus in a Child. Cureus, August 2020, 12(8): e9840. doi:10.7759/cureus.9840  

peer reviewed abstracts

  • Lilitwat W, Robb K, Grundstad M, Kothari H, Haskell S, Coro M, Randak  CW. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Following Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizure in a 14 Year-Old Boy. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2018;197:A5644 
  • Lilitwat W, Kothari H, Luangrath M, Allareddy V. Recurrent Life Threatening Pneumothorax Associated with Diffuse Subpleural Cystic Lung Disease in a Trisomy 21 Infant with Congenital Heart Disease: A Unique Case Report! American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2018;197:A5608 
  • Mille F, Badheka A, Yu P, Kheir J, Van den Bosch S, Cabrera AG, Lasa JJ, Zhang X, Katcoff H, Hu P, Borasino S, Hock K, Kothari H, Weller J, Blinder J. Red Blood Cell Transfusion After the Norwood Operation is Associated With Worse Clinical Outcomes. Circulation. 2018, Nov; Vol 138, A13135-A13135 
  • Badheka A, Kothari H, Rudolph K, Crumley J, Balikai S. Successful Use Of ECMO For Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome In Primary Immunodeficiency. Critical Care Medicine. 2019, Jan: Vol 47 (1): 253; DOI: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000551298.78472.5b 
  • Kothari, H; Wellnitz, K; Badheka, A. Sorghum Consumption Causing Severe Methemoglobinemia. Critical Care Medicine: 2020, Jan - Volume 48 - Issue 1 - p 239 doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000620408.55405.b9 
  • Kothari, H; Lilitwat, W; Badheka, A; Chegondi, M. An Unusual Coin Story: Chronic Cough Due To Tracheal Aspiration With Tracheoesophageal Fistula. Critical Care Medicine. 2020 Jan; Volume 48 - Issue 1 - p 583 doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000643764.48578.50 
  • Koneru, G; Kaul, A; Kothari, H; El-Chammas, K; Kantamaneni, V: Factors in Establishment of Enteral Autonomy in Children with Intestinal Aganglionosis and Instestinal Failure. Gastroenterology. 158. S-1154. Doi: 10.1016/S0016-5085(20)33559-9. 

awards, honors or organizations

awards

  • Rookie (Best Intern) Award, Department of Pediatrics, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey (2015)
  • Quality & Performance Improvement Award, House Staff Research Awards, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey (2016)
  • Steven Lefrak Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey (2017)

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I enjoy the multi-disciplinary team based management approach in critical care medicine, as well as the fast paced analytical thinking required for medical decision making. But above all, I find it extremely rewarding to contribute to the health and recovery of a critically ill child.


I like working with kids because...

their positivity, resilience and honesty is infectious.


I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

Dayton Children's has a honorable mission and strong values to support the mission.


Dayton Children's is special because...

every team member goes above and beyond to provide the finest medical care and best hospital experience for every child.


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