Amanda O’Halloran, MD

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Amanda O’Halloran, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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


Dr. Amanda O’Halloran is a board-certified pediatrician and an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Amanda first became interested in pediatric resuscitation education and improvement initiatives while participating in simulation and debriefing activities as a pediatrics resident. She has a particular interest in the intersection of implementation science and pediatric resuscitation and in utilizing multi-institutional pediatric collaborations to improve outcomes. She is excited to be part of a passionate team of pediatric resuscitation advocates committed to improving the care of critically ill children.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA


Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


(Clinical Fellow) - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

(Clinical Fellow) - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

(Chief Fellow) - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments and Services




O’Halloran, A. Trauma, Burns, and Common Critical Care Emergencies. In: Kahl L, Hughes H, authors. The Harriet Lane Handbook. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2018.

Posters and Presentations


Kouo T, Badaki-Makun O, Kleinman K, O’Halloran A, Rogers K, Creagh J, Kim J, Canares T. Improving Time to Hospital Admission from the Pediatric Emergency Department at a Large Academic Children’s Center. Pediatrics. May 2018, 142 (1 MeetingAbstract) 362. Poster Presentation at the AAP 2017 NCE.


Kohut T*, O’Halloran A*, Moake M*, Kim KS, Kickler T, Serwint J. Determining the Clinical Significance of Duplicate Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Counts from a Single Lumbar Puncture in Pediatric Patients. 2017. Poster Presentation at Johns Hopkins Hospital Resident Scholarly Achievement Poster Session.

*indicates co-first authorship.

Leadership and Memberships

2018-presnet, Section on Emergency Medicine and Disaster Preparedness, Member

2017-present, Society for Critical Care Medicine, Member, Section on Emergency Medicine

2012-Present, American Academy of Pediatrics 

2010-Present, Massachusetts Medical Society, Member 

2016-2017, Section on International Child Health Member, Member

2016, Committee on Pediatric Research Federal, Advocacy Participant