Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Residency

Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (Chief Resident)

Fellowship

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Chief Fellow)

Additional Training

T32 Research Scholar - Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH, Specialization in Clinical Investigation - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

Alcamo AM, Lavezoli R, Dezfulian C, Simon DW, Aneja RK, Clark RSB, Kochanek PM, Fink EL: Feasibility and performance of a gel-adhesive pad system for pediatric targeted temperature management: An exploratory analysis of 19 pediatric critically ill patients. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag Epub ahead of print 2020.

Alcamo AM, Clark RSB, Au AK, Kantawala S, Yablonsky EJ, Sindhi R, Mazariegos GV, Aneja RK, Horvat CM: Factors associated with neurobehavioral complications in pediatric abdominal organ transplant recipients identified using computable composite definitions. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 21(9): 804-810, September 2020.

Pang D, Wu Y, Alcamo A, Cummings J, Di Caro V, Walko T 3rd, Hsue V, Clark R, Panigrahy A, Kochanek P, Aneja R: Early axonal injury and delayed cytotoxic cerebral edema are associated with microglial activation in a mouse model of sepsis. Shock 54(2): 256-264, August 2020.

2019

Alcamo A, Alessi L, Vehovic S, Bansal N, Bond G, Carcillo J, Green M, Michaels M, Aneja R: Severe Sepsis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients: The Emergency of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms. Pediatr Crit Care Med 20(7): e326-e332, 2019.

Aneja R, Alcamo A, Cummings J, Vagni V, Feldman K, Wang Q, Dixon C, Billiar T, Kochanek P: Lack of benefit on brain edema, blood-brain barrier permeability or cognitive outcome in global, inducible HMGB1 knockout mice despite tissue sparing after experimental traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 36(2): 360-369, 2019.

Di Caro V, Alcamo A, Cummings J, Clark R, Novak E, Mollen K, Morowitz M, Aneja R: Effect of dietary cellulose supplementation on gut barrier function and apoptosis in a murine model of endotoxemia. PLoS One 14(12): e0224838, 2019.

Di Caro V, Cummings J, Alcamo A, Piganelli J, Clark R, Morowitz M, Aneja R: Dietary Cellulose Supplementation Modulates the Immune Response in a Murine Endotoxemia Model. Shock 51(4): 526-534, 2019.

Di Caro, V, Alcamo, A, Cummings, J, Clark, R, Novak, E, Mollen, K, Morowitz, M, Aneja, R: Effect of dietary cellulose supplementation on gut barrier function and apoptosis in a murine model of endotoxemia. PLos One 14(12): e0224838, December 2019.

Alcamo, A, Pang, D, Bashir, D, Carcillo, J, Nguyen T, Aneja R. Role of Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns (DAMPs) and Uncontrolled Inflammation in Pediatric Sepsis-induced MODS. J Pediatr Intensive Care. 2019 Mar;8(1):25-31. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675639. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

2018

Aneja, R, Alcamo, A, Cummings, J, Vagni, V, Feldman, K, Wang, Q, Dixon, C, Billiar, T, Kochanek, P. Lack of benefit on brain edema, blood-brain barrier permeability or cognitive outcome in global, inducible HMGB1 knockout mice despite tissue sparing after experimental traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 2018, pub ahead of print.

Squires, J, Alcamo, A, Horvat, C, Sharma, M. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). J Ultrasound Med 2018, 00:1-3.

Di Caro, V, Cummings, J, Alcamo, A, Piganelli, J, Clark, R, Morowitz, M, Aneja, R. Dietary Cellulose Supplementation Modulates the Immune Response in a Murine Endotoxemia Model. Shock 2018, pub ahead of print.

Emr, B*, Alcamo, A*, Carcillo, J, Aneja, R, Mollen K. Pediatric Sepsis Update: How are Children Different? Surg Infect 2018, 19(2): 176-183. (*, co-first authors)

2015

Alcamo, A, Leon Astudillo, C, Gray, S, Klein M. Uncovering a Unique Cause of Parotitis in an Adolescent. Clin Pediatri 2015, 55(9): 880-882.

Alcamo, A, Pinchasik, D, Mo, JQ, Grimley, M, O’Brien, M. Successful Treatment of Disseminated Adenovirus Infection in an Infant with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2015, 37(3): e178-81.

2014

Klein, M, Alcamo, A, Beck, A, O’Toole, J, McLinden, D, Henize, A, Kahn, R. Can a Video Curriculum on the Social Determinants of Health Affect Residents’ Practice and Families’ Perceptions of Care? Acad Pediatr 2014, 14(2): 159-166.

2012

Alcamo, A, Schanbacher, B, Huang, H, Nankervis, C, Bauer, J, Giannone, P. Cellular Strain Amplifies LPS-induced Stress Signaling in Immature Enterocytes: Potential Implications for Preterm Infant Nasal CPAP. Pediatr Res 2012, 73(3): 256-61.

2011

Giannone, PJ, Alcamo, A, Schanbacher, BL, Nankervis, CA, Besner, GE, Bauer, JA. Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase- 1: A Novel Therapeutic Target in Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Pediatr Res 2011, 70(1): 67-71.

2010

Alcamo, A, Davids, A, Way, D, Lynn, DJ, Vandre, D. The Impact of a Peer-Designed and –Led USMLE Step 1 Review Course: Improvement in Preparation and Scores. Acad Med 2010, 85;10, S45-S48.

Abstracts

2021

Maue D, Alcamo A, Beltramo F, Betters K, Kamath S, Kaushik S, Mangus R, Martinez M, Monde A, Nares M, Resch J, Ridall L, Zinter M, Rowan C: Predictive factors for bleeding complications in children post liver transplant Critical Care Medicine 49(1): 288, January 2021 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at 40th Critical Care Congress, February 2021, (Virtual).

Mataya L, Bittermann T, Quarshire W, Griffis H, Srinivasan V, Rand E, Alcamo AA: Pediatric acute on chronic liver failure: high waitlist morbidity/mortality and low transplant rates. Critical Care Medicine 49(1): 290, January 2021 Notes: Snapshot Presentation at the 50th Critical Care Congress, February 2021, (Virtual).

Alcamo AA, Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL, Kirschen MP, Lofis L, Tang S, Thomas N, Nadkarni VM, Nett S: Impact of timing of acute neurologic dysfunction on outcomes in pediatric sepsis. Critical Care Medicine 49(1): 18, January 2021 Notes: Star Research Achievement Award Presentation 50th Critical Care Congress, February 2021, (Virtual).

2020

Pang D, Wu Y, Alcamo A, Cummings J, Di Caro V, Walko T 3rd, Hsue V, Clark R, Panigrahy A, Kochanek P, Aneja R: Axonal Injury, Cytotoxic Cerebral Edema, and Microglial Activation in a Mouse Model of Sepsis.  Critical Care Medicine 48(1): 820, 2020 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at the 49th Critical Care Congress, February 2020, Orlando, FL.

Landzberg E, Alcamo A, Fuhrman D: Single-Pass Albumin Dialysis in Pediatric Acute Liver Failure. Critical Care Medicine 48(1): 161, 2020 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at the 49th Critical care Congress, February 2020, Orlando, FL.

DiCaro V, Alcamo A, Cummings J, Clark R, Novak E, Mollen K, Morowitz M, Aneja R : Effect of Dietary Cellulose Supplementation on Gut Barrier Function and Apoptosis During Endotoxemia.  Critical Care Medicine 48(1): 761, 2020 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at the 49th Critical care Congress, February 2020, Orlando, FL.

Maue D, Martinez M, Alcamo AM, Beltramo F, Betters K, Kamath S, Kaushik S, Mangus R, Monde A, Nares M, Resch J, Ridall L, Zinter MS Rowan CM: Predictive factors for prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation in children post liver transplant. Hepatomegaly 72(S1), November 2020 Notes: Poster Presentation at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting Digital Experience Nov. 13-16, 2020.

Sherry N, Alcamo A, Carcillo J, Aneja R: Neuropathological findings in pediatric sepsis autopsies. American Academy of Pediatrics October 2020 Notes: Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics Virtual Meeting, October 2-5, 2020.

Mataya L, Bittermann T, Quarshie W, Griffis H, Srinivasan V, Rand E, Alcamo A: Children with acute on chronic liver failure or high native MELD/PELD scores have higher waitlist mortality and lower transplant rates. Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation October 2020 Notes: Poster Presentation at the Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Virtual Meeting, October 1, 2020.

2019

Alcamo, A, Aneja, R, Cummings, J, Vagni, V, Feldman, K, Wang, Q, Dixon, C, Billiar, T, Kochanek P. Marked Cognitive Impairment in Global, Inducible HMGB1 KO Mice Despite Tissue Sparing After TBI. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 48th Critical Care Congress, San Diego, CA. February, 2019.

2018

Alcamo, A, Trivedi, M, Dulabon, C, Bond, G, Carcillo, J, Michaels, M, Aneja, R. Multi-drug Resistant Organism Sepsis in Pediatric Multi-Visceral and Isolated Bowel Transplant Recipients: An Introductory, Pilot Study. World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies. Singapore. June 2018.

Alcamo, A, Cummings, J, Di Caro, V, Novak E, Morowitz, M, Mollen, K, Clark, R, Aneja, R. Effects of High Fiber Supplementation on Gut Barrier Function in a Murine Sepsis Model. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 47th Critical Care Congress. San Antonio, Texas. February 2018.

Alcamo, A, Horvat, C, Au, A, Kantawala, S, Mazariegos, G, Aneja R, Clark R. Use of EHR-Identified Variables to Identify Neuromorbidity in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 47th Critical Care Congress. San Antonio, Texas. February 2018.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Alcamo, A, Trivedi, M, Dulabon, C, Bond, G, Carcillo, J, Michaels, M, Aneja, R. Multi-drug Resistant Organism Sepsis in Pediatric Multi-Visceral and Isolated Bowel Transplant Recipients: An Introductory, Pilot Study. World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies. Singapore. June 2018.

Alcamo, A, Horvat, C, Au, A, Kantawala, S, Mazariegos, G, Aneja R, Clark R. Identification of Neuromorbidity in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients using the Electronic Health Record. University of Pittsburgh Safar Symposium. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May 2018.

Alcamo, A, Cummings, J, Di Caro, V, Novak E, Morowitz, M, Mollen, K, Clark, R, Aneja, R. Effects of High Fiber Supplementation on Gut Barrier Function in a Murine Sepsis Model. Department of Critical Care Medicine Mitchel P. Fink Scholar Day. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. April 2018.

Alcamo, A, Cummings, J, Di Caro, V, Novak E, Morowitz, M, Mollen, K, Clark, R, Aneja, R. Effects of High Fiber Supplementation on Gut Barrier Function in a Murine Sepsis Model. Society of Critical Care Congress Medicine, 47th Critical Care Congress. San Antonio, Texas. February 2018.

Alcamo, A, Horvat, C, Au, A, Kantawala, S, Mazariegos, G, Aneja R, Clark R. Use of EHR-Identified Variables to Identify Neuromorbidity in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation. Society of Critical Care Congress Medicine, 47th Critical Care Congress. San Antonio, Texas. February 2018.

2017

Alcamo, A, Cummings, J, Di Caro, V, Aneja, R. Understanding the Septic Pro-Inflammatory Response in the Setting of Immunosuppression: Development of a Murine Model. University of Pittsburgh Safar Symposium. May 2017.

Alcamo, A, Alessi, L, Vehovic, S, Pang, D, Bond, G, Carcillo, J, Michaels, M, Aneja, R. Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Sepsis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients – A Burgeoning Problem. Department of Critical Care Medicine Mitchel P. Fink Scholar Day. April 2017.

Alcamo, A, Alessi, L, Vehovic, S, Pang, D, Bond, G, Carcillo, J, Michaels, M, Aneja, R. Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Sepsis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients – A Burgeoning Problem. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 46th Critical Care Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii. January 2017.

Awards and Honors

2021, Star Research Presentation, 50th Critical Care Congress

2019, Nancy Caroline Fellow Award in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Research, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

2019, Star Research Presentation, 48th Critical Care Congress

2018, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Residency Program, Fellow of the Year

2018, Runner-up Best Oral Presentation, Trainee Research Day, Safar Symposium

2018, Best Translational Research Abstract, University of Pittsburgh Department of Critical Care Medicine Fink Scholar Day

2017, Best Poster in Critical Care Medicine, Trainee Research Day, Safar Symposium

2016, Sir William Osler, MD Award for Humanism in Medicine, OSUCOM

2014, Division of Critical Care, Benzing/Lowe Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

2014, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Beatrice C. Lampkin, MD Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

2014, Division of Hospital Medicine, The Shah Family Hospital Medicine Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

2011, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Watman Achievement Award, OSUCOM

2011, Pediatric Dept Chairman’s Award, OSUCOM

2010, The Laughlin-Craig Medical Scholarship for High Level of Academic Achievement, OSUCOM

2007-2008, 2010, Outstanding Academic Merit Scholarship for performance in Med I-III, OSUCOM

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Society of Critical Care Medicine