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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.


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

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


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Aspirin Resistance in Single-Ventricle Physiology: Aspirin Prophylaxis Is Not Adequate to Inhibit Platelets in the Immediate Postoperative Period.
Mir A, Frank S, Journeycake J, Wolovitis J, Guleserian K, Heistein L, Lemler M Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2015 Jun 99 6 2158-64
Feeding and nutritional challenges in infants with single ventricle physiology.
Wolovits JS, Torzone A Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2012 Jun 24 3 295-300


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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2015-2018)
  • Above and Beyond, peer-nominated service award, Children’s Medical Center

Professional Associations/Affiliations

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