Attending Physician

Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Barry Markovitz, MD, MPH, has served as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since 2018, providing administrative and clinical leadership in alignment with the institution’s mission, vision, values and goals.

Dr. Markovitz joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2006 to head the hospital’s Division of Critical Care Medicine and  serve as Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. He is also a professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Markovitz is Board-certified in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology, as well as pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. He has been involved in numerous research studies related to intensive care throughout his career, including transfusions, relationships between Pediatric ICU volume and outcomes, and the treatment of sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Dr. Markovitz is a member of the Pediatric Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, and he has served on the Executive Committee of the critical care section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves on several editorial boards and was Chair of the Research Committee of VPS, LLC (Virtual Pediatric Systems), an international pediatric ICU quality and research collaborative. He also recently completed a term as Chair of the Scientific Committee of PALISI (Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators), the largest pediatric critical care research network in North America.

Dr. Markovitz earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and received a master’s in public health from St. Louis University. He did his pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical Center, and an anesthesiology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Markovitz completed his fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Medical School: 

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Graduate School: 

St. Louis University (MPH)


Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical Center: Pediatrics


Children's Memorial Hospital: Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Hospital: Anesthesiology


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Pediatric Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine



Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

Society of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Section
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Critical Care
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society


Epstein D, Unger JB, Ornelas B, Change JC, Markovitz BP, Dodek PM, Heyland DK. Satisfaction with Care and Decision-Making among Parents/Caregivers in the Pediatric ICU: A Comparison between English-Speaking Caucasians and Latinos. Journal of Critical Care. 2014 Dec 2. pii: S0883-9441(14)00475-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.11.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Bennett TD, Spaeder MC, Matos RI, Watson RS, Typpo KV, Khemani RG, Crow S, Benneyworth BD, Thiagarajan RR, Dean JM, Markovitz BP. Leveraging existing data to improve outcomes in pediatric critical care. Front. Pediatr., 29 July 2014 | doi: 10.3389/fped.2014.00079

Rehder KG, Cheifetz IM, Markovitz BP for the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network. Survey of In-house Coverage by Pediatric Intensivists (SINCOPI): Characterization of 24/7 In-Hospital Pediatric Critical Care Faculty Coverage. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2014; 15:97–104

Epstein D, Unger JB, Ornelas B, Chang JC, Markovitz BP, Moromisato DY, Dodek PM, Heyland DK, Gold JI. Psychometric evaluation of a modified version of the Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit Survey in parents/caregivers of critically ill children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013; 14:e350-e356

Yasaka Y, Markovitz BP, Khemani RG,. Is shock index associated with outcome in children with sepsis/septic shock? Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013; 14:e372-e379

Khemani RG, Schneider JB, Morzov R, Markovitz B, Newth CJ. Pediatric upper airway obstruction: interobserver variability is the road to perdition. J Crit Care. 2013 Aug;28(4):490-7

Thomas JN, Guardia CG, Moya FR, Cheifetz I, Markovitz B, Cruces P, Barton P, Segal R, Simmons P, Randolph A, for the PALISI Network. A Pilot, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Lucinactant, a Peptide-Containing Synthetic Surfactant, in Infants with Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012; 13(6):646-653

Edwards JD, Houtrow AJ, Rehm R, Markovitz BP, Graham RJ, Dudley RA. Stratifying chronic conditions by complexity aids in defining PICU populations and estimating their risk of in-PICU mortality and prolonged length of stay. Crit Care Med 2012; 40(7):2196-203

Hayes LW, Dobyns EL, DiGiovine B, Brown AM, Jacobson S, Randall KH, Wathen B, Richard H, Schwab C, Duncan KD, Thrasher J, Logsdon TR, Hall M, Markovitz B. A Multicenter Collaborative Approach to Reducing Pediatric Codes Outside the ICU. Pediatrics 2012; 129:e785

Ingaramo O, Khemani RG, Markovitz BP, Epstein D. Effect of Race on the Timing of the Glenn and Fontan Procedures for Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012; 13:174 –177

Gupta P, Tang X, Rettiganti M, Lauer C, Kacmarek RM, Rice TB, Markovitz BP, Wetzel RC. Association of house staff training with mortality in children with critical illness. Acta Paediatr. 2016 Feb;105(2):e60-6. doi: 10.1111/apa.13223. Epub 2015 Nov 13. PMID: 26399703

Markovitz BP, Kukuyeva I, Soto-Campos G, Khemani R. PICU Volume and Outcome: A Severity-Adjusted Analysis. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2016; 17:483–489. PMID 26959348.

Gupta P, Robertson MJ, Rettiganti M, Seib PM, Wernovsky G, Markovitz BP, Simsic J, Tobias JD. Impact of Timing of ECMO Initiation on Outcomes After Pediatric Heart Surgery: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jun;37(5):971-978. Epub 2016 Apr 1.PMID: 27037549

Giuliano JS Jr, Markovitz BP, Brierley J, Levin R, Williams G, Lum LC, Dorofaeff T, Cruces P, Bush JL, Keele L, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ, Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL; Sepsis PRevalence, OUtcomes, and Therapies Study Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network. Comparison of Pediatric Severe Sepsis Managed in U.S. and European ICUs. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Jun;17(6):522-30. PMID: 27124566

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