George Lister MD

Jean McLean Wallace Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Current Projects

  • Study of factors affecting risk of infants for SIDS
  • Study of factors improving student and resident medical education

Research Summary

Dr. Lister works primarily in two areas of research:

  1. The understanding of oxygen utilization during hypoxia, anemia, and low cardiac output states and the application of the physiologic principles to the care of critically ill infants and children; and
  2. The utility of physiologic home monitoring to detect infants at risk for SIDS.

He also has had leadership in the creation of the new subspecialty of pediatric critical care medicine, in the reorganization of medical education for pediatric residents and subspecialty fellows, and the development of a medical school curriculum.


Selected Publications

  • Lister G: American Pediatric Society 2009 Presidential Address-The Complexity of Pediatric Education in the 21st Century: What Can We Do? Pediatr Res 2011; 69:567-572.
  • Lister G: Mentorship: lessons I wish I learned the first time. Curr Opin Pediatr. 16(5):579-84, 2004.
  • Ramanathan R, Corwin MJ, Hunt CE, Lister G, and CHIME: Cardiorespiratory events recorded on home monitors: comparison of healthy infants with those at increased risk for SIDS. JAMA 285:2199-2207, 2001.
  • Saltiel A, Sanfilippo DJ, Hendler R, Lister G: Oxygen transport during anemic hypoxia in pigs: Effects of digoxin on metabolism. Am J Physiol 263 (Heart Circ Physiol 32):H208-H217, 1992.
  • Heusser F, Fahey JT, Lister G. Effect of hemoglobin concentration on critical cardiac output and oxygen transport. Am J Physiol 1989;256(2 Pt 2):H527-32.
  • Lister G, Hellenbrand WE, Kleinman CS, Talner NS: Physiologic effects of increasing hemoglobin concentration in left to right shunting in infants with ventricular septal defects. N Engl J Med 306:502 506, 1982.

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