Santosh Kaipa, MD, MS

Santosh K. Kaipa, MD, MS



As a pediatric cardiac intensivist, my primary interest is in taking care of critically ill children with cardiac disease with special focus on single ventricle physiology and heart failure.  Another major clinical interest is taking care of patients requiring ECMO and mechanical circulatory support. My academic focus is on ECMO education and research apart from overseeing the clinical care of patients on ECMO being a part of the ECMO leadership team. I am also starting to focus my interests in the disease burden of thrombosis in patients with congenital heart disease and the utility of anticoagulation.

Board Certification
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

2004    M.D., Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India

2007    M.S., University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
2012    Residency in Pediatrics (including Chief), Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY
2019    Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

2020    Fellowship in Cardiac Critical Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Primary Interests

 1. ECMO & Mechanical circulatory support

  • Utilization of ECMO and improving outcomes
  • Education of providers and clinicians

 2. Clinical Pathways

  • Anticoagulation guidelines
  • Sedation, withdrawal and delirium guidelines

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Associate Director for ECMO, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Practice Location
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
8200 Dodge Street 
Omaha, NE 68114