Madiha Raees, MD

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

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Madiha Raees, MD, joined the Division of Critical Care Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as an attending physician and clinical instructor in summer 2021 after completing her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins, her PICU fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and a pediatric intensive care-global health fellowship at the University of Maryland and Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care in Blantyre, Malawi. Outside of her clinical work in pediatric intensive care unit, she has a deep interest in optimizing healthcare provision for children in variably resourced regions. She is currently studying proposed biomarkers of brain injury in the cerebral malaria population as potential surrogates for advanced imaging and predictors of neurological outcome. Her work is based in Blantyre, Malawi and she works closely with the Blantyre Malaria Project.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA 


Pediatrics - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Chief Fellow)
Pediatric Critical Care-Global Health - University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Board Certification

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Dickinson, K, Smith, B, Raees, M, Hofert, S: Atypical Altered Mental Status in a Toddler. Hospital Pediatrics. 7(10):621-625, 2017


Bourke, CH, Raees, MQ, Malviya, S, Bradburn, C, Binder, EB, Neigh, GN: Glucocorticoid sensitizers Bag1 and Ppid are regulated by adolescent stress in a sex- dependent manner. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(1):84-93, 2012


Maney, DL, Lange, HS, Raees, MQ, Reid, AE, Sanford, SE: Behavioral phenotypes persist after gonadal steroid manipulation in white-throated sparrows. Hormones and Behavior. 55(1): 113-120, 2008



Raees, MQ: Cardiology, The Harriet Lane Handbook, Edited by Hughes, HK, Kahl, LK, 21st edition, Elsevier, 2017. 156-202.

Posters and Presentations


Johnson, H, Raees, MQ, Urbina Hernandez, E, Seydel, KB, Taylor, TE, O’Brien, NF (2022). Multiple Organ Dysfunction and PELOD-2 Score in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria. Critical Care Medicine. In press. Notes: STAR Research Presentation at the 52nd Critical Care Congress, February 2022, virtual platform.


Raees, MQ, Tasker, RC, Watson, RS, Bell, MJ, Clark, RS, Beca, JS, Hutchison, J, Vavilala, MS, Fabio, A, Angus, DC, Kochanek, PM, Fink, EL (2020). Monitoring and Therapeutic Practice Patterns in Pediatric Neurocritical Care. Critical Care Medicine. 48(1):318. Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at the 49th Critical Care Congress, February 2019, Orlando, FL.

Invited Lectures


Raees, MQ. “Pediatric Emergencies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” Global Health Preparatory Seminar, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (delivered via a virtual platform). Oct 2021.


Raees, MQ. “Mission Trips to Multi-Center Trials: PICU and Global Health,” Research Update Series, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (delivered via a virtual platform). Nov 2020.

Raees, MQ. “Acute Neuromuscular Diseases in Pediatrics,” Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya (delivered via virtual platform). March 2020.

Raees, MQ. “A Global Survey of Monitoring and Therapeutic Practice Patterns in Pediatric Neurocritical Care,” 49th Annual Congress of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL. Feb 2020.


Raees, MQ. “Plasma Brain-Based Biomarkers for Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility in Cerebral Malaria: A Study Proposal,” Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group, Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada (delivered via virtual platform). Oct 2019.

Raees, MQ. “Neonatal and Child Health: A Global Perspective” delivered to high school students in University of Pittsburgh’s Health Career Scholars Program, University of Pittsburgh. July 2019.


Awards and Honors

2019, McGrevin Post-Doctoral Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
2016, Paul S. Lietman Global Health Grant for Residents and Fellows, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2013, Alpha Upsilon Phi, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
2013, St. Rocco Award for Humanism in Medicine, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
2013, Gold Humanism Honor Society

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2020-present, Ad Hoc Peer Reviewer, Nature

Academic and Institutional Committees

2021-present, Neurocritical Care/Anesthesia Clinical Research Group
2021-present, International Education Group

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
2018-present, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators
 - 2018-present, POST-PICU Investigators subgroup
 - 2018-present, Global Health subgroup
2017-present, Society of Critical Care Medicine
 - 2017-present, Section on Research
 - 2017-present, Section on Neuroscience
 - 2017-present, Section on Pediatrics
2014-present, The American Academy of Pediatrics
 - 2017-present, Fellow
 - 2018-present, Section on Critical Care Member
 - 2018-present, Section on Global Health