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Christopher Newth, MD

Research Director, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Clinical Interests

Croup, RSV infections leading to respiratory failure, Status asthmaticus


Medical School

Otago University/New Zealand


Waikato Hospital; Hamilton, New Zealand; Rotating Internship


Hospital for Sick Children/Toronto; Pediatric Residency (Chief Resident)


University of California at San Francisco; Pulmonology Research



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

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American Physiological Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
California Thoracic Society
Los Angeles Pediatric Society
New Zealand Medical Association
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
European Society of Intensive Care
European Society of Paediatric Intensive Care
European Respiratory Society
Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Pneumologie


Robert M. McAllister Faculty Mentoring Award, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at USC, 2012
Outstanding Clinician Award, California Thoracic Society, American Thoracic Society Annual Conference, San Diego, 2009
California Gold Medal, American Lung Association of California, 2002
Honorary Associate Membership, Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Pneumologie, 1997
Frederick Tisdall Research Prize; Toronto, Canada; 1971


Leung K, Newth CJL, Hotz JC, O’Brien KC, Fink JB, Coates AL. Delivery of epinephrine in the vapour phase for the treatment of croup. Accepted for publication. PCCM, December 2015

Pollack MM, Holubkov R, Funai T, Berger JT, Dean JM, Meert K, Berg RA, Newth CJL, Harrison RE, Carcillo J, Dalton H, Shanley T, Wessel DL, Jenkins TL, Tamburro R, for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN). The Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) Score: Update 2015. Accepted for Publication, PCCM, September 2015

Bhalla AK, Rubin S, Newth CJL, Ross PA, Morzov R, Khemani RG. Monitoring dead space in mechanically ventilated children: volumetric capnography versus time-based capnography. Respir Care 60 (11):1548-1555, 2015

Keele L, Meert KL, Berg RA, Dalton H, Newth CJL, Harrison R, Wessel DL, Shanley T, Carcillo J, Morrison W, Funai T, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Pollack M, for the NICHD Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. Limiting and Withdrawing Life Support in the PICU: For Whom Are These Options Discussed? Pediatr Crit Care Med 2015 (in press)

Beltramo F, Menteer J, Razavi A, Khemani R, Szmuszkovicz, Newth CJL, Ross PA. Validation of an ultrasound cardiac output monitor as a bedside tool for pediatric patients. Accepted for Publication, Pediatr. Cardiol. September, 2015

Kim P, Salazar A, Ross PA, Newth CJL, Khemani R. Comparison of tidal volumes at the endotracheal tube and at the ventilator. Published on line, Pediatr. Crit Care Med. August 2015

Emeriaud G, Newth CJL. Monitoring of children with pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: Proceedings from the Pediatric Acute lung Injury Consensus Conference. Pediatr. Crit Care Med. 16:S86-S101, 2015

Bhalla AK, Belani S, Leung D, Newth CJL, Khemani RG. Higher dead space is associated with increased mortality in critically ill children. Crit. Care Med. 43:2439-2445, 2015

Kim P, Salazar A, Ross PA, Newth CJL, Khemani RG. Comparison of tidal volumes at the endotracheal tube and at the ventilator. Accepted for Publication, Pediatr Crit Care Med. May 2015

Salazar AM, Newth CJ, Khemani RG, Hammer J, Ross PA. Pulmonary function testing in infants with tetralogy of Fallot and absent pulmonary valve syndrome. Ann Pediatr Card 8:108-112, 2015


Our primary research interest is the development of new pulmonary function techniques appropriate to pediatric patients, utilizing specific equipment along with the personal computer to establish the safety of these methods and to determine the normal values, as well as the profiles of abnormality in various lung diseases. In addition, the response of the pulmonary system to therapies and the suitability of certain types of pulmonary abnormalities to new types of ventilation are also being evaluated.

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Division of Critical Care Medicine

4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States