Ericka L. Fink, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Vickie Johnson

Education & Training

BS, Bioengineering, Syracuse University, 1992
MS, Microbiology, Thomas Jefferson University, 1995
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1999
MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
Residency, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2002
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2005

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Pediatric critical care outcomes, focus on neurocritical care
  • Prognostication following pediatric cardiac arrest
  • ICU-based rehabilitation and recovery
  • Global health in pediatric critical care

Fink EL, Clark RS, Berger RP, Fabio A, Angus DC, Watson RS, Gianakas JJ, Panigrahy A, Callaway CW, Bell MJ, Kochanek PM. 24 vs. 72 hours of hypothermia for pediatric cardiac arrest: A pilot, randomized controlled trial. Resuscitation. 2018 May 1;126:14-20.

Moler FW, Silverstein FS, Holubkov R, Slomine BS, Christensen JR, Nadkarni VM, Meert KL, Clark AE, Browning B, Pemberton VL, Page K. Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 May 14;372(20):1898-908.

Fink EL, Kochanek PM, Tasker RC, Beca J, Bell MJ, Clark RS, Hutchison J, Vavilala MS, Fabio A, Angus DC, Watson RS. International Survey of Critically Ill Children With Acute Neurologic Insults: The Prevalence of Acute Critical Neurological Disease in Children: A Global Epidemiological Assessment Study. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2017 Apr;18(4):330-42.

Fink EL, von Saint Andre-von Arnim A, Kumar R, Wilson PT, Bacha T, Aklilu AT, Teklemariam TL, Hooli S, Tuyisenge L, Otupiri E, Fabio A. Traumatic Brain Injury and Infectious Encephalopathy in Children From Four Resource-Limited Settings in Africa. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Jul 1;19(7):649-57.

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Associate Director, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
Director, Whole Child Program, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1997
Fellow of the Year, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2005
Nancy Caroline Fellowship Award for Research, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, 2005
Fellow of the American Heart Association, 2012