It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Marcelo Auslender as the new Director of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Auslender will begin his appointment in February 2016. Dr. Auslender is nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric critical care medicine as well as in cardiac critical care. Dr. Auslender’s major research interests lie in heart failure in patients with congenital heart defects, the use of nitric oxide in the post-operative management of right ventricular dysfunction in the absence of pulmonary hypertension, heart rate control in postoperative cardiogenic shock, the use of beta blockers in acute/decompensated heart failure and the development and implementation of postoperative clinical pathways.
Dr. Auslender has broad clinical, educational, and administrative leadership experience and is recognized as an outstanding leader and educator. During his tenure at NYU between 1996-2012, he was Director of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Director of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Medical Director and Interim Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology as well as pediatric cardiology fellowship director. More recently, at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital he has served as Director of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care and Director of Pediatric Cardiac Inpatient Service.
Dr. Auslender earned his medical degree at the Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed pediatric residency training at Maine Medical Center. He completed fellowship training in both pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiology at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/Case Western University and a fellowship in pediatric cardiac intensive care and intervention catheterization at the University of Michigan.
I look forward to Dr. Auslender’s contributions and leadership towards our goal of creating a national center of excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Please join me in congratulating him on his new role and welcoming him to Iowa.