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Research interests

Dr. Neal Thomas has a strong interest in multiple areas of clinical research related to critically ill and injured children, with a focus on pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS) and pediatric sepsis. He has led and participated in many clinical trials in this field, funded by NIH, FDA, foundations and industry. He collaborates internationally with others in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and has been voted to leadership positions in multiple organizations in his specialty.

Recently, he was voted to serve as Vice-Chair of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network, an international organization of more than 90 pediatric Intensive Care Units that focuses on clinical research. This network has generated more than 200 peer-reviewed publications to the field. In addition, he was one of three members of the Organizing Committee and the corresponding author of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference (PALICC), which defined PARDS for the first time and set the stage for future research focuses in PARDS.

In his role as Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Dr. Thomas is involved both locally and nationally with initiatives to streamline the clinical research process.

External positions

Vice Chair, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network

2018 → …

Organizing Committee Member and Corresponding Author, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference (PALICC)

Mar 2012Jun 2015

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Projects 1995 2015

Acute Lung Injury
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Lung Injury
Surface-Active Agents
Lung Diseases
Chronic Disease


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National Institutes of Health


Project: Research project

Research Personnel
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Research Output 1994 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Adaptable microfluidic system for single-cell pathogen classification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing

Li, H., Torab, P., Mach, K. E., Surrette, C., England, M. R., Craft, D. W., Thomas, N. J., Liao, J. C., Puleo, C. & Wong, P. K., Jan 1 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 21, p. 10270-10279 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bacterial Infections
Brain Death
Electronic Health Records
Blood Pressure
3 Citations (Scopus)

Association between Tidal Volumes Adjusted for Ideal Body Weight and Outcomes in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome∗

Imber, D. A., Thomas, N. & Yehya, N., Mar 1 2019, In : Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 20, 3, p. E145-E153

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ideal Body Weight
Tidal Volume
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Body Weight
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Critical Care
Artificial Respiration
4 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of ABO matching of platelet transfusions in critically III children

on behalf of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) network, Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet) & The PT Investigators, Feb 1 2019, In : Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 20, 2, p. E61-E69

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Platelet Transfusion
Platelet Count
Blood Platelets
Critical Illness
Artificial Respiration