Associate Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Respiratory physiology, acute lung injury, pediatric critical care outcomes; improving the management of mechanically ventilated children.


Medical School: 

Washington University School of Medicine


Children's Memorial Hospital


Children's Memorial Hospital


Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine



Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology


Ghuman A, Newth C, Khemani K. The Association Between the End Tidal Alveolar Dead Space Fraction and Mortality in Pediatric Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012; 13(1):11-5

Ghuman A, Newth C, Khemani K. Impact of Gender on Sepsis Mortality and Severity of Illness for Prepubertal and Postpubertal Children. J Pediatr 2013; 163(3):835-40

Rubin S, Ghuman A, Deakers T, Khemani K, Ross P, Newth C. Effort of Breathing in Children Receiving High-Flow Nasal Cannula. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2014; 15 (1):1-6

Ross P, Khemani R, Rubin S, Bhalla A, Newth C. Elevated Positive End Expiratory Pressure Decreases Cardiac Index in a Rhesus Monkey Model. Front. Pediatr. 2014; 2:134

Khemani R, Flink R, Hotz J, Ross P, Ghuman A, and Newth C. Respiratory Inductance Plethysmography calibration for pediatric upper airway obstruction: an animal model. Pediatr Res 2015; 77(1-1):75-83

Bhalla A, Rubin S, Newth C, Ross P, Soto-Campos G, Morzov R, Khemani R.  Monitoring Dead Space Markers in Mechanically Ventilated Children: Volumetric Capnography versus Time Based Capnography. Respiratory Care. 2015; 60(11):1548-55

Bhalla A, Belani S, Leung D, Newth C, Khemani R. Higher Dead Space is Associated with Increased Mortality in Critically Ill Children. Critical Care Medicine. 2015; 43(11):2439-45

Yehya N, Bhalla A, Thomas N, Khemani R.  Alveolar Dead Space Fraction Discriminates Mortality in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, accepted, 2015

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