Attending Physician
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Quality and process improvement.
Sedation optimization and withdrawal prevention.


Medical School: 

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine


Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University (Pediatrics)


Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University (Pediatrics)


University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Children's Hospital Oakland (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine)

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine)



Advanced Training in Healthcare Delivery Improvement (Inter-mountain Healthcare), 2013.

Training in Clinical Research – Clinical and Transnational Science Institute (University of California, San Francisco), 2008.

Board Certified, Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Board Certified, Pediatric Critical Care, American Board of Pediatrics


Dao Q, Amirnovin R, Maisel AS, et al: Utility of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in the Diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure in an Urgent-Care Setting. J. A. Col. Cardiology, 2001, 37:379-385.

Amirnovin, R, Keller, RL, Herrera, C, Hsu, JH, Datar, S, Karl, TR, & Fineman, JR: B-type natriuretic peptide levels predict outcomes in infants undergoing cardiac surgery in a lesion-dependent fashion. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2013,145(5):1279-1287.

Radman M, Keller RL, Oishi P, Datar S, Wellnitz K, Amirnovin R, Fineman JR: Preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide levels are associated with outcome after total cavopulmonary connection (Fontan). J Thoracic and Cardiovascular Society, July 2013, 148(1):212-9.

Rambod Amirnovin, MD; L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI; Carol Okuhara, CFNP, CPNP-AC; Phuong Lieu, PharmD; Joyce Y. Koh, MD; John W. Rodgers, MD; Lara P. Nelson, MD: Implementation of a Risk Stratified Opioid and Benzodiazepine Weaning Protocol in a Pediatric Cardiac ICU, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, November 2018.

Research Interests: 

Biomarkers in cardiac critical care, B-type natriuretic peptide
Process and quality improvement research in critical care.

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