John S Giuliano Jr, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care); Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program; Medical Director, Critical Care Transport Services; Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Service

Research Interests

Critical Care; Inflammation; Pediatrics; Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation; Sepsis; Acute Lung Injury

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

John Giuliano, M.D, has focused his research interests around inflammation and the host’s response to sepsis/acute lung injury. To this end, he is involved in a translational research project looking at the role angiopoietins play in vascular leak in pediatric patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Additionally, he is looking at the incidence of morbidity and mortality as well as the genetic makeup of children admitted to the ICU with influenza. Finally, he is involved with improving the morbidity and mortality associated with pediatric endotracheal intubation.

Specialized Terms: Pediatric sepsis; Acute lung injury and the inflammatory response; Pediatric transport medicine; Pediatric endotracheal intubation

Extensive Research Description

John Giuliano, M.D, research interest has centered around our body’s inflammatory response to infection. His main interest lies in the release of vascular growth factors called angiopoietins. He has shown that ang-2 is significantly elevated when children with septic shock are admitted to the PICU and that these levels peak around day 2 of illness. This growth factor may play a role in the vascular leak phenomena seen in these patients. Along similar lines, he is studying plasma biomarkers released when children have severe influenza infections. Since many children with severe sepsis require an advanced airway, Dr. Giuliano is also investigating ways to improve the morbidity and mortality associated with this high risk procedure.

  • Describing the temporal kinetics of angiopoietin levels in children < 5 years of age with varying degrees of sepsis.
  • Evaluating the biomarker profile of critically ill children with influenza infection
  • Understanding pediatric medication pharmacokinetics
  • Reducing tracheal intubation associated events in children

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

John S Giuliano Jr, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Pediatric Critical Care MedicineYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion - 7th Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
Pediatric Critical Care MedicinePO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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