Biography

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As an attending physician in the Cardiac ICU, Dr. Wolovits is interested in optimizing the safety and efficiency of the care of patients with critical heart disease.  To this end, he is involved in a number of projects related to quality improvement including standardized feeding algorithms, ventilator weaning protocols, standardized criteria for ICU discharge and prevention of CLA-BSI.  His research efforts are aimed at understanding the effects of these interventions on patient care and hospital stay.

Education

Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002)
Internship
Children's Medical Center (2003), Pediatrics
Residency
Children's Medical Center (2005), Pediatrics
Fellowship
University of California San Francisco (2008), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Probiotics/Commensal organisms and their effects on immune mediators in the developing gut
  • Sedation strategies in the cardiac patient
  • Strategies to prevent shunt thrombosis in the single ventricle patient

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Feeding and nutritional challenges in infants with single ventricle physiology.
Wolovits JS, Torzone A Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2012 Jun 24 3 295-300

Honors & Awards

  • Above and Beyond, peer-nominated service award, Children’s Medical Center
    (2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association