Alicia M. Alcamo, MD

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Alicia M. Alcamo, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

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

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 LPSinduced 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

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.

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.

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

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