Sidharth Mahapatra, M.D., Ph.D.

mahapatraAcademic Appointments
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Assistant Professor (Courtesy), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Academic Office
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
8200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114

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

Hospital Appointments
The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Creighton University Department of Pediatrics, Omaha, NE

Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, North Chicago, IL

General Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Pediatric Critical Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Career Interests
Being a young member in the field of pediatric critical care, I am in the process of developing my niche. In the past, I have studied to elucidate the mechanism of heat stress responses in plants (undergraduate), to rescue neuronal apoptosis in Alzheimer’s disease (PhD), and to attenuate the inflammatory process in murine sepsis (fellowship). I am currently in the process of developing my career focus in pediatric neuro-oncology and neurocritical care. To that end, I have developed a project studying medulloblastoma, the most common malignant CNS tumor of childhood, with the intent of identifying novel tumor suppressor genes and testing targeted therapeutics to ameliorate this debilitating condition. I am also an active member of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury & Sepsis Investigators (PALISI). We recently completed participation in a multi-center study on Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Incidence and Epidemiology (i.e. PARDIE) whose purpose was to evaluate how the new PALICC recommendations of mild, moderate, and severe classification of PARDS perform in discriminating ICU and hospital mortality. Taking advantage of my dual roles as a clinician and scientist, I hope these projects help me shape my career in the investigation of the inflammatory process in conditions associated with high mortality with an eventual goal of not only understanding the complex interplay between different responses but also of trying to attenuate their deleterious effects.

Complete List of Published Work  

National Memberships
Sigma Xi, member since 1999
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), member since 2009; fellow since 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Critical Care (AAP SOCC), fellow since 2016
Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), member since 2012
American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR), Councilor 2015-2017
Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), Junior Section member since 2016
Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI), site director and member since 2016
American Academy of Cancer Research (AACR), member since 2017
Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), member since 2018