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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director of Clinical Research, Pediatric Critical Care

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

Neethi Pinto, MD, MS
Neethi Pinto, MD, MS, cares for critically ill infants and children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and pediatric sedation service.

Dr. Pinto aims to improve outcomes for children in the PICU through her innovative research program where she studies factors that predict the long-term outcomes of children who survive critical illness. Dr. Pinto is also an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's THRIVE initiative. She serves on the THRIVE task force that focuses on education, resource development and research initiatives with the goal of improving the quality of life and longevity of adult and pediatric critical illness survivors. Additionally, as an investigator for the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network, Dr. Pinto examines new treatment strategies for acute lung injury, cardiac failure and other life-threatening, complex diseases. She is currently leading seven ongoing PALISI studies at Comer Children's Hospital.

Dr. Pinto is a dedicated clinician, teacher and mentor. She provides advanced care for patients admitted to the PICU as well as the pediatric sedation service. She is a Core Faculty member for the Pediatric Residency program, serving as Faculty Director of the Resident Journal Club since 2010. She also created and directs P-CARES, a novel, evidence-based medicine curriculum for residents in pediatrics and fellows in critical care. In addition, Dr. Pinto has been invited to lecture on pharmacology, toxicology, sepsis and survivorship at numerous regional, national and international conferences. In recognition of her accomplishments, she was selected to serve as a Junior Faculty Scholar for The University of Chicago Bucksbaum Institute of Clinical Excellence. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Trials

Medical Education

  • Stanford University School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Other Grad Education

  • MSH, University of Chicago

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Pediatric Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators
  • Society for Pediatric Sedation
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2001

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • General Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Malayalam