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Anita V. Arias, MD
Anita V. Arias, MD

Anita V. Arias, MD

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty




Fellowship (Pediatric Oncology-Critical Care) - St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Fellowship (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) - University of Tennessee/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN
Internship/Residency (Pediatrics) - Texas Tech University HSC, School of Medicine, El Paso, TX
MD - Clínica Alemana-U. del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile
BS (Biology, Minor Psychology) - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Global pediatric medicine
  • Quality indicators, quality improvement and capacity building
  • Improving outcomes for critically ill children with cancer

Selected Publications

Abutineh F, Al Zebin Z, Obeidat S, Kafisheh D, Sakaan FM, Puerto-Torres M, Agulnik A, Anita AV. Improving quality of pediatric onco-critical care: A 2-year experience using PROACTIVE at a cancer center in Jordan. Pediatr Blood Cancer 70(11):e30637, 2023. PMID: 37592362, doi: 10.1001/pbc.30637.

Ehrlich BS, McNeil MJ, Pham LTD, Chen Y, Rivera J, Acuna C, Sniderman L, Sakaan FM, Aceituno AM, Villegas CA, Force LM, Bolous NS, Wiphatphumiprates PP, Slone JS, Carrillo AK, Gillipelli SR, Duffy C, Arias AV, Devidas M, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Mukkada S, Agulnik A. Treatment-related mortality in children with cancer in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Oncol 24(9):967-977, 2023. PMID: 37517410, doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(23)00318-2.

Arias AV, Sakaan FM, Puerto-Torres M, Al Zebin Z, Bhattacharyya P, Cardenas A, Gunasekera S, Kambugu J, Kirgizov K, Libes J, Martinez A, Matinyan NV, Mendez A, Middlekauff J, Nielsen KR, Pappas A, Ren H, Sharara-Chami R, Torres SF, McArthur J, Agulnik A. Development and pilot testing of PROACTIVE: A pediatric onco-critical care capacity and quality assessment tool for resource-limited settings. Cancer Med 12(5):6270-6282, 2023. PMID: 36324249, PMCID: PMC10028058, doi: 10.1002/cam4.5395.

Arias AV, Lucas D, Shafi NI. Respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis complicated by necrotizing enterocolitis: A Case Series. Pediatrics May;147(5):e2020022707, 2021. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-022707.

Arias AV, Garza M, Murthy S, Cardenas A, Diaz F, Montalvo E, Nielson KR, Kortz T, Sharara-Chami R, Friedrich P, McAurthur J, Agulnik A. Quality and capacity indicators for hospitalized pediatric oncology patients with critical illness: A modified delphi consensus. Cancer Med 9:6984-6995, 2020. PMID: 32777172, PMCID: PMC7541142, doi: 10.1002/cam4.3351.

Last update: December 2023