TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address6621 FANNIN
Houston, TX 77030
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    Collapse Biography 
    Collapse education and training
    University College of Medical Sciences, DelhiMBBS02/2001Medicine
    Lady Hardinge Medical College, DelhiMD04/2005Pediatrics
    Wayne State University, Detroit Residency6/2011Pediatrics
    Washington University in St Louis, St LouisFellowship6/2014Pediatric Critica Care Medicine
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, MemphisMS5/2018Epidemiology (Clinical Investigator)
    Collapse awards and honors
    2021President Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
    2019Service Appreciation Award, SCCM (Texas Chapter)
    2018Employee of the Month Award , PICU Staff, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
    2014Fellow of the Year Award , PICU staff, St Louis Children’s Hospital
    2011Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Outstanding Resident Award , Children’s Hospital of Michigan
    2011FAAP Designation, American Academy of Pediatrics
    2009Emergency Care Medicine Clinical Excellence Award , Children’s Hospital of Michigan
    2007Dr. V K Gujral Award , Lady Hardinge Medical College
    2004Dr. Satya Gupta Award, Lady Hardinge Medical College

    Collapse Research 
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    R073223585     (Arun Saini)Nov 12, 2014 - Aug 31, 2018
    St Jude Children’s Research Foundation
    Early Stage Investigator Start-up funds

    3U01HL116383-04S1     (Philip Spinella)Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 31, 2018
    NHLBI - US sites
    Age of blood in children in pediatric intensive care units (ABC-PICU)
    Role: Sub-award - Site PI

    67509     (Arun Saini)Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
    Texas Children’s Hospital
    Fibrin clot characteristics in thrombo-inflammation

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    1. Thomas KA, Shea SM, Saini A, Muszynski JA, Spinella PC. Correlation between Thrombin Generation, Standard Coagulation Assays, and Viscoelastic Assays for Hemostatic Assessment in Critically Ill Children. J Appl Lab Med. 2022 09 01; 7(5):1108-1119. PMID: 35587709.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    2. Cashen K, Regling K, Saini A. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Critically Ill Children. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2022 06; 69(3):425-440. PMID: 35667755.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    3. Regling K, Saini A, Cashen K. Viscoelastic Testing in Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support. Front Med (Lausanne). 2022; 9:854258. PMID: 35602480.
    4. Brubaker LS, Saini A, Nguyen TC, Martinez-Vargas M, Lam FW, Yao Q, Loor MM, Rosengart TK, Cruz MA. Aberrant Fibrin Clot Structure Visualized Ex Vivo in Critically Ill Patients With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection. Crit Care Med. 2022 06 01; 50(6):e557-e568. PMID: 35170535.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Morparia K, Spinella PC, McQueen D, Kalyanaraman M, Bergel M, Lin J, Narang S, Saini A. Thromboelastography profiles in critically ill children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2022 05; 69(5):e29426. PMID: 34941014.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Ghafoor S, Fan K, Di Nardo M, Talleur AC, Saini A, Potera RM, Lehmann L, Annich G, Wang F, McArthur J, Sandhu H. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Candidacy in Pediatric Patients Treated With Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy: An International Survey. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:798236. PMID: 35004323.
      Citations: 1     
    7. Fan K, Hurley C, McNeil MJ, Agulnik A, Federico S, Qudeimat A, Saini A, McArthur J, Morrison RR, Sandhu H, Shah S, Ghafoor S. Case Report: Management Approach and Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage After Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant. Front Pediatr. 2020; 8:587601. PMID: 33520888.
      Citations: 3     
    8. Nellis ME, Saini A, Spinella PC, Davis PJ, Steiner ME, Tucci M, Cushing M, Demaret P, Stanworth SJ, Leteurtre S, Karam O. Pediatric Plasma and Platelet Transfusions on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Subgroup Analysis of Two Large International Point-Prevalence Studies and the Role of Local Guidelines. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 03; 21(3):267-275. PMID: 31644453.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Cashen K, Dalton H, Reeder RW, Saini A, Zuppa AF, Shanley TP, Newth CJL, Pollack MM, Wessel D, Carcillo J, Harrison R, Dean JM, Meert KL. Platelet Transfusion Practice and Related Outcomes in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 02; 21(2):178-185. PMID: 31568245.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Barker EE, Saini A, Gazit AZ, Shea SM, Baltagi S, Gage BF, Spinella PC. TEG Platelet Mapping and Impedance Aggregometry to Predict Platelet Transfusion During Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Pediatric Patients. Front Pediatr. 2019; 7:509. PMID: 31921722.
      Citations: 3     
    11. Spinella PC, Tucci M, Fergusson DA, Lacroix J, Hébert PC, Leteurtre S, Schechtman KB, Doctor A, Berg RA, Bockelmann T, Caro JJ, Chiusolo F, Clayton L, Cholette JM, Guerra GG, Josephson CD, Menon K, Muszynski JA, Nellis ME, Sarpal A, Schafer S, Steiner ME, Turgeon AF. Effect of Fresh vs Standard-issue Red Blood Cell Transfusions on Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2019 12 10; 322(22):2179-2190. PMID: 31821429.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Saini A, Spinella PC, Ignell SP, Lin JC. Thromboelastography Variables, Immune Markers, and Endothelial Factors Associated With Shock and NPMODS in Children With Severe Sepsis. Front Pediatr. 2019; 7:422. PMID: 31681719.
      Citations: 1     
    13. Karki KB, Towbin JA, Harrell C, Tansey J, Krebs J, Bigelow W, Saini A, Tadphale SD. Concurrent Use of Calcium Chloride and Arginine Vasopressin Infusions in Pediatric Patients with Acute Cardiocirculatory Failure. Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Jun; 40(5):1046-1056. PMID: 31065757.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Saini A, Joshi AD, Cowan KM, Wayne Gatewood C, Kumar STK, Allen J, Shah SH, Nouer SS, Jones T, Knott-Craig CJ, Boston US. High acetylsalicylic acid dosing in infants after modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. Cardiol Young. 2019 Mar; 29(3):389-397. PMID: 30739623.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Nellis ME, Goel R, Karam O, Cushing MM, Davis PJ, Steiner ME, Tucci M, Stanworth SJ, Spinella PC. Effects of ABO Matching of Platelet Transfusions in Critically Ill Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 02; 20(2):e61-e69. PMID: 30422914.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Saini A, West AN, Harrell C, Jones TL, Nellis ME, Joshi AD, Cowan KM, Gatewood CW, Ryder AB, Reiss UM. Platelet Transfusions in the PICU: Does Disease Severity Matter? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 09; 19(9):e472-e478. PMID: 29927877.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Nellis ME, Karam O, Mauer E, Cushing MM, Davis PJ, Steiner ME, Tucci M, Stanworth SJ, Spinella PC. Platelet Transfusion Practices in Critically Ill Children. Crit Care Med. 2018 08; 46(8):1309-1317. PMID: 29727368.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Remy KE, Yazer MH, Saini A, Mehanovic-Varmaz A, Rogers SR, Cap AP, Spinella PC. Effects of platelet-sparing leukocyte reduction and agitation methods on in vitro measures of hemostatic function in cold-stored whole blood. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 06; 84(6S Suppl 1):S104-S114. PMID: 29554042.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Rajkumar R, Bhaya B, Mamilla D, Czech T, Kisseih E, Saini A, Chouthai N. A preliminary evaluation of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) levels in cerebrospinal fluid across various gestational ages and clinical conditions of the neonate. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2018 Apr; 65:61-65. PMID: 29031644.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Cowan K, Landman RA, Saini A. Dexmedetomidine as an Adjunct to Treat Anticholinergic Toxidrome in Children. Glob Pediatr Health. 2017; 4:2333794X17704764. PMID: 28491929.
      Citations: 1     
    21. Saini A, Hartman ME, Gage BF, Said A, Gazit AZ, Eghtesady P, Boston US, Spinella PC. Incidence of Platelet Dysfunction by Thromboelastography-Platelet Mapping in Children Supported with ECMO: A Pilot Retrospective Study. Front Pediatr. 2015; 3:116. PMID: 26779465.
      Citations: 20     
    22. Saini A. Work-Life Balance: Keep the Cycle Moving?-?Find a Purpose, Set Priorities, and Manage Time Well Then Reassess and Reset. Front Pediatr. 2015; 3:118. PMID: 26779467.
      Citations: 1     
    23. Saini A, Spinella PC. Management of anticoagulation and hemostasis for pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Clin Lab Med. 2014 Sep; 34(3):655-73. PMID: 25168949.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Diaz-Miron JL, Dillon PA, Saini A, Balzer DT, Singh J, Kolovos NS, Duncan JG, Keller MS. Left main coronary artery dissection in pediatric sport-related chest trauma. J Emerg Med. 2014 Aug; 47(2):150-4. PMID: 24928544.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Saini A, Emke AR, Silva MC, Perlman SJ. Response to Eculizumab in Escherichia coli O157: H7-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome with severe neurological manifestations. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Apr; 54(4):387-9. PMID: 24817079.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. Saini A, Karmarkar SA, Rongkavilit C, Bolton J, Roth C, English R, Ceri A. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2013 Jan; 34(1):41-6. PMID: 23281361.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Saini A, Karmakar SA, Kannikeswaran N. Concomitant hypercalcemia and hyperammonemia associated with distal renal tubular acidosis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar; 28(3):280-2. PMID: 22391925.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Saini A, Delius RE, Seshadri S, Walters H, Mastropietro CW. Passive peritoneal drainage improves fluid balance after surgery for congenital heart disease. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Feb; 41(2):256-60. PMID: 21715181.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Arya SO, Saini A, El-Baba M, Salimnia H, Abdel-Haq N. Epstein Barr virus-associated acute acalculous cholecystitis: a rare occurrence but favorable outcome. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Aug; 49(8):799-804. PMID: 20356920.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Saini A, Singh V, Chandra J, Dutta AK. Kimura's disease: an unusual glandular involvement with blood and tissue eosinophilia. Indian J Pediatr. 2009 Jun; 76(6):647-8. PMID: 19618146.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Karmarkar SA, Aneja S, Khare S, Saini A, Seth A, Chauhan BK. A study of acute febrile encephalopathy with special reference to viral etiology. Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 75(8):801-5. PMID: 18769890.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Saini A, Chandra J, Goswami U, Singh V, Dutta AK. Case control study of psychosocial morbidity in beta thalassemia major. J Pediatr. 2007 May; 150(5):516-20. PMID: 17452227.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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