Children's Hospital Faculty
Natalie Z. Cvijanovich, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
Dr. Cvijanovich received her MD degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She then completed two years of general surgery residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, before changing career paths to pediatrics. She completed residency and chief residency at Primary Children's Medical Center/University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care at Primary Children's Medical Center as well. Her research interests include traumatic brain injury and injury prevention. She is currently primary investigator of a study titled "Feasibility study of genomic analysis of pediatric traumatic brain injury." She is the site PI for a study of functional MRI in children with pediatric traumatic brain injury being conducted primarily at Stanford University. She is also the site PI for a multicenter study titled "Genomic analysis of pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome." She is interested in international child health and has participated in several Operation Smile missions.
Heidi R. Flori, MD
Medical Director, PICU, Children's Hospital Oakland
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
Dr. Flori received her medical degree at Tufts in Boston in 1991. She completed her Internship at North Shore University Hospital in New York and her Pediatric Residency plus a Chief Resident year at UCSF Medical Center. She received her Pediatric Critical Care training through the combined UCSF and Children's Oakland fellowship program. She joined the PICU faculty at Children's Oakland in 1998. Since her arrival to the division, she has augmented the clinical research focus in the PICU and in the fellowship. There are currently 9 clinical research studies underway in the PICU with major foci in sepsis, acute lung injury (ALI) and trauma. Dr. Flori's primary research interest is in ALI. She has received NIH funding to study the epidemiology and clinical risk factors associated with short and long term functional outcomes of pediatric ALI. In collaboration with the laboratory and mentorship of Dr. Michael Matthay in the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF, she has completed some of the first investigations describing the pathophysiology of ALI in pediatric patients.
Arup Roy-Burman, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
President, Children's Critical Care Medicine Group Inc.
Chair, Northern California Pediatric Critical Care Medical Group, Inc.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Global Healing
Dr. Roy-Burman's critical care research interests have focused on pathophysiology and management of sepsis, in both laboratory models and clinical practice. He has directed the re-establishment of the Northern California Pediatric Intensive Care Network. He is also very interested in international child health and education and is the board of the non-profit Global Healing. He is also co-founder and director of the Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic, in Roatan, Honduras. This non-profit clinic offers one of the only year-round international electives for pediatric residents. Dr. Roy-Burman is a graduate of UCSF School of Medicine; he completed pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, followed by fellowship in pediatric critical care at the UCSF-Oakland Children's joint program.
Sharon R. Williams, MD
Chief, Division of Critical Care, Children's Hospital Oakland
Critical Care Fellowship Director, Children's Hospital Oakland
Dr. Williams is a native of Oakland, growing up a short distance from the hospital. She received her medical degree at UC Davis, completed her pediatric internship at Valley Children's Hospital/UCSF-Fresno and her pediatric residency at Children's Oakland. She is one of the first graduates of the UCSF-Oakland Children's Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, beginning her training at Children's Oakland, and, after the merger of the fellowship programs, training also at UCSF.
Thomas D. Reed, MD
Dr. Reed is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training in Pediatric Residency was performed at both Tulane University and Wright State University, followed by Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Children's National Medical Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Children's Oakland, he had directed the PICU at Michigan State University. Dr. Reed is an avid outdoorsman but also takes a great interest in computers and technology.
Vivienne Newman, MD, FCP (SA), FAAP
Associate Medical Director, PICU, Children's Hospital Oakland
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
A native of South Africa, where she received her medical training, Dr. Newman originally came to UCSF and Children's Oakland as a Fellow in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. She also pursued supplemental Anesthesia training at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Newman is the senior member of the Division of Critical Care, actively involved in educational and administrative duties throughout the hospital. Her clinical and research interests include respiratory failure/mechanical ventilation, sepsis, and renal replacement therapy. Dr. Newman is the site PI for a multi-center study on the use of activated protein C in pediatric sepsis. She is also sub-PI for multiple additional clinical studies affiliated with the ICU.