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Patricia Abboud, MD


multi-disciplinary approach to management of critically ill children, pediatric transports, sepsis


Dr. Abboud is the current chair of medicine at Dayton Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Intensivist in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, the Medical Director of Pediatric Transport services and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

education and training

  • medical school: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton Ohio
  • residency: Dayton Children's Hospital
  • fellowship: Pediatric Critical care medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • internship: Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • board certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care

publications and presentations

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sawal M, Cohen, M, Irazuzta J, Kumar R, Kirton C, Brundler MA, Evans CA, Wilson JA, Raffee P, Azaz A, Rotta A, Vora A, Vohra A, Abboud P, Mirkin LD, Cooper M, Dishop M, Graf J, Petros A, Klonin H. . Fulminant pertussis: A multi-centre study with new Insight into the clinic-pathological mechanisms. Pediatric Pulmonology 2009 Oct; 44(10):970-980. PMID 19725100
  • 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.
  • “Predictors of Failure for High Flow High Humidity Nasal Cannula Therapy in Viral Bronchiolitis”. Abboud, PA, Roth P, Skiles, C, Stolfi A, Rowin ME. Poster Presentation. The Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Vancouver, Canada May 1-4, 2010.
  • Abboud P.“Management and Treatment of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: What’s New?” Grand Rounds Presentation.American University of Beirut Medical Center. Beirut, Lebanon. 31 May 2011.
  • 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.
  • 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. PMID 23867429
  • Abboud P. Stabilization and Review of PALS. In Insoft and Schwartz (Ed). Field Guide for Neonatal and Pediatric Transport. American Academy of Pediatrics.(2014)
  • Abboud P. Shock: Recognition and Initial Management. In Insoft and Schwartz (Ed). Field Guide for Neonatal and Pediatric Transport. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2014).
  • Abboud P. Central Nervous System Infections. In Stockwell and Kutko (Ed). Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric, Second Edition. Society of Critical Care Medicine. 2016
  • Abboud P. “Head to Toe Pediatric Emergencies”. CME Presenter. Welcome to Education, Life and Leisure Conference. Boonshoft School of Medicine Wright State University. Naples, Florida. February 4-7, 2016
  • “Bordetella Pertussis bacteremia associated with fulminant pertussis pneumonia”. Oral Presentation. Abboud PA, Patel S, Mirkin DL, Simon R. Society of Critical Care Medicine 45th Educational and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, Florida. February 20-24, 2016
  • Efficacy of High flow/high humidity nasal cannula therapy in viral bronchiolitis. Oral Presentation. Abboud PA, Roth P, Yacoub N, Stolfi A. Society of Critical Care Medicine 45th Educational and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, Florida. February 20-24, 2016

awards, honors and organizations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society for Pediatric Sedation
  • American Association of Physician Leaders
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 2003
  • Edward P. Call Jr. M.D. Teaching Excellence Award 2011 from the Depart of Emergency Medicine WSU
  • ICU Hero Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine 44th Educational and Scientific Symposium, Phoenix, AZ; 2015
  • Collaborator in Caring Award 2016 from the Division of Nursing, Dayton Children’s Hospital

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I have had a special interest in critical illness since my work as a critical care nurse after earning my Bachelors degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. I furthered my career as a physician and my interest in critical illness never wavered.  My foundation in health care as a critical care nurse helped shape the intensivist I am today.

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

I have been part of the community since 1996 when I moved to Dayton to attend medical school. We provide exceptional care every day to all the children that come through our doors.

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. Our mission and focus is caring for the children of our community and beyond.