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Thomas A. Nakagawa, M.D.

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Thomas A. Nakagawa, M.D.

Thomas A. Nakagawa, M.D.

Section Head, Anesthesiology-Pediatric ICU Anesthesia

Professor, Anesthesiology-Pediatric ICU Anesthesia

Pediatrics

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Contact Information

Memberships

  • Am Academy Of Pediatrics

  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • Soc Of Critical Care Medicine

  • NPI: 1518942473

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Critical Care, Traumatic Brain Injury, Critically Ill and Injured Children, Pediatric Organ Donation

Education & Training

  • B.S.

    1981 - Texas Technical University Health Science Center

  • M.D.

    1986 - Texas Technical University Health Science Center

  • Internship

    1989 - Pediatrics: Phoenix Hsps Affl Ped Prg

  • Fellowship

    1992 - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Childrens Hosp Of L.A.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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Recent Publications

  • Martin D, Nakagawa T, Siebelink M, Bramstedt K, Brierley J, Dobbels F, Rodrigue J, Sarwal M, Shapiro R, Dominguez-Gil B, Bos M, Delmonico F. Recommendations on paediatric deceased donation: a report of the transplantation society Geneva meeting [abstract]. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(Suppl 1):106.
  • Kotloff RM, Blosser S, Fulda GJ, Malinoski D, Ahya VN, Angel L, Byrnes MC, DeVita MA, Grissom TE, Halpern SD, Nakagawa TA, Stock PG, Sudan DL, Wood KE, Anillo SJ, Bleck TP, Eidbo EE, Fowler RA, Glazier AK, Gries C, Hasz R, Herr D, Khan A,. Management of the potential organ donor in the ICU: Society of Critical Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/Association of Organ Procurement Organizations consensus statement. Crit Care Med. 2015;43(6):1291-1325.
  • Martin DE, Nakagawa TA, Siebelink MJ, Bramstedt KA, Brierley J, Dobbels F, Rodrigue JR, Sarwal M, Shapiro R, Dominguez-Gil B, Danovitch G, Sweet SC, Trompeter RS, Moazam F, Bos MA, Delmonico FL. Pediatric deceased donation-a report of the Transplantation Society meeting in Geneva. Transplantation. 2015;99(7):1403-1409.
  • Bernat JL, Bleck TP, Blosser SA, Bratton SL, Capron AM, Cornell D, Devita MA, Fulda GJ, Glazier AK, Gries CJ, Mathur M, Nakagawa TA, Shemie SD. Circulatory death determination in uncontrolled organ donors: a panel viewpoint. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;63(4):384-390.
  • Jarrah RJ, Ajizian SJ, Agarwal S, Copus SC, Nakagawa TA. Developing a standard method for apnea testing in the determination of brain death for patients on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a pediatric case series. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014;15(2):E38-E43.
  • McCrory MC, Moore BA, Nakagawa TA, Givner LB, Jason DR, Palavecino EL, Ajizian SJ. Disseminated mucormycosis in an adolescent with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014;33(10):1094-1096.
  • Nakagawa T, Mysore M, Mathur M. Acceptance of the 2011 revised pediatric brain death guidelines by pediatric intensivists: a follow-up survey [abstract]. Transplantation. 2014;98(Suppl 1):234.
  • McCrory MC, Gower EW, Simpson SL, Nakagawa TA, Mou SS, Morris PE. Off-hours admission to pediatric intensive care and mortality. Pediatrics. 2014;134(5):e1345-1353.
  • Workman JK, Myrick CW, Meyers RL, Bratton SL, Nakagawa TA. Pediatric organ donation and transplantation. Pediatrics. 2013;131(6):e1723-1730.
  • Gries CJ, White DB, Truog RD, Dubois J, Cosio CC, Dhanani S, Chan KM, Corris P, Dark J, Fulda G, Glazier AK, Higgins R, Love R, Mason DP, Nakagawa TA, Shapiro R, Shemie S, Tracy MF, Travaline JM, Valapour M, West L, Zaas D, Halpern SD. An official American Thoracic Society/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Society of Critical Care Medicine/Association of Organ and Procurement Organizations/. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;188(1):103-109.
  • Golding LP, Walsh MJ, Sumner TE, Nakagawa TA. Tracheobronchial calcifications in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2013;43(8):937-940.
  • Nakagawa T, Galbraith S, Quetschenbach J, DeLario G. Meeting donor management goals maximizes organ recovery in children [abstract]. Transplantation. 2013;96(10 Suppl):S221.
  • Nakagawa TA, Jarrah RJ, Ajizian SJ, Agarwal S, Copus SC. Apnea testing for determination of brain death in children supported with veno-arterial ECMO [abstract]. Transplantation. 2013;96(10 Suppl):S170.
  • Nakagawa TA. Determination of brain death in infants and children In: Nakagawa TA, Jacobs BR, eds. Current concepts in pediatric critical care. 2012 ed. Mount Prospect (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2012: 125-139.
  • Nakagawa TA, Jacobs BR, eds. In: Current concepts in pediatric critical care. 2012 ed. Mount Prospect (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2012: .
  • Nakagawa TA. The determination of brain death in infants and children: a review of the updated brain death guidelines for infants and children. Clin Pulm Med. 2012;19(3):119-126.
  • Nakagawa TA, Ashwal S, Mathur M, Mysore M. Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 task force recommendations--executive summary. Ann Neurol. 2012;71(4):573-585.
  • Nakagawa T, Ashwal S, Mathur M, Mysore M. Brain death in children: why does it have to be so complicated? [editorial]. Ann Neurol. 2012;72(2):300.
  • Levin J, Myrick C, Bratton S, Nakagawa T. Trends in pediatric donation after circulatory determination of death [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(12 Suppl 1):874.
  • Spinella PC, Nakagawa TA, eds. In: Current concepts in pediatric critical care 2011. Mount Prospect (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2011: .
  • Nakagawa TA. Management of hypertension emergencies in children In: Spinella PC, Nakagawa TA, eds. Current concepts in pediatric critical care 2011. Mount Prospect (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2011: 107-112.
  • Nakagawa TA, Rigby MR, Bratton S, Shemie S, Ajizian SJ, Berkowitz I, Bowens CD, Cosio CC, Curley MAQ, Dhanani S, et al. A call for full public disclosure for donation after circulatory determination of death in children [letter]. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011;12(3):375-377.
  • Nakagawa TA, Mou SS. The process of organ donation and pediatric donor management In: Fuhrman BP, Zimmerman JJ, Carcillo JA, eds. Pediatric critical care. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby-Elsevier Saunders;2011: 122-131.
  • Nakagawa TA, Ashwal S, Mathur M, Mysore MR, Bruce D, Conway EE Jr, Duthie SE, Hamrick S, Harrison R, Kline AM, et al. Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 Task Force recommendations. Crit Care Med. 2011;39(9):2139-2155.
  • Nakagawa TA, Ashwal S, Mathur M, Mysore M. Clinical report--guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 Task Force recommendations. Pediatrics. 2011;128(3):e720-e740.
  • Bernat JL, Capron AM, Bleck TP, Blosser S, Bratton SL, Childress JF, DeVita MA, Fulda GJ, Gries CJ, Nakagawa TA, et al. The circulatory-respiratory determination of death in organ donation. Crit Care Med. 2010;38(3):963-970.
  • Nakagawa TA. Determination of brain death in infants and children In: Rowin ME, Spinella PC, eds. Current concepts in pediatric critical care. 14th ed. Mount Prospect (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2010: 63-71.
  • Ajizian S, Cannon M, Edmunds S, Kolaski K, Nakagawa T, Ray G, Ross G, Tobin J, Mou S. Use of a remifentanyl/propofol mixture for painful procedures in children [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 20th ESPNIC Medical & Nursing Annual Congress; 2009 June 14-17; Verona (Italy). 2009;():.
  • Nakagawa TA, Mou SS. The current state of pediatric organ donation In: Conway EE Jr, ed. Current concepts in pediatric critical care. Des Plaines (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2007: 93-101.
  • Ajizian SJ, Nakagawa TA. Interfacility transport of the critically ill pediatric patient. Chest. 2007;132(4):1361-1367.
  • Mou SS, Nakagawa TA, Riemer EC, McLean TW, Hines MH, Shetty AK. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis complicating influenza A infection. Pediatrics. 2006;118(1):e216-e219.
  • Nakagawa TA, Ajizian SJ. From donation to transplantation: management of the pediatric solid organ transplant recipient In: Conway EE Jr, Relvas MS, eds. Pediatric multiprofessional critical care review. Des Plaines (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2006: 109-114.
  • Nakagawa TA. Brain death and management of the donor In: Conway EE Jr, Relvas MS, eds. Pediatric multiprofessional critical care review. Des Plaines (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2006: 115-123.
  • Nakagawa TA, Mou SS. Management of the pediatric organ donor In: Rudow DL, Ohler L, Shafer T, eds. A clinician's guide to donation and transplantation. Lenexa (KS): Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.;2006: 1-18.

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