Howard Ferimer, MD

Howard Ferimer, MD

Medical Director of Inpatient Services

Specialty:
Pediatric Critical Care
Appointments and Referrals:
Inpatient Only
Contact:

Biographical Summary:
Howard N. Ferimer, MD is an attending physician at The Children’s Institute and in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ferimer earned his medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and his fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Ferimer has presented lectures on cerebral autoregulation, pediatric shock, sedation for children undergoing diagnostic therapeutic procedures and parental support for DNR decisions

Education and Training

Medical School 
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Residency
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowships 
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Cleveland, OH

Graduate School 
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate
University of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, PA



Board Certifications

General Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care

Memberships

Research and Publications

Ferimer HN, Kutina KL, and LaMann JC. Methyl isobutyl amiloride delays normalization of brain intracellular pH after cardiac arrest in rats. Critical Care Medicine. 23(6): 1106-1111, June 1995.

Hickey RW, Kochanek PM, Ferimer H, Graham SH, Safar P. Hypothermia and hyperthermia in children after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Pediatrics. 106 (1 Pt 1): 118-122, July 2000.

Hickey RW, Ferimer H, Alexander HL, Garman RH, Callaway CW, Hicks S, Safar P, Graham SH, Kochanek PM. Delayed, spontaneous hypothermia reduces neuronal damage after asphyxial cardiac arrest in rats. Critical Care Medicine. 28(10): 3511-3516, October 2000.

Hickey RW, Kochanek PM, Ferimer H, Alexander HL, Garman RH, Garman SH. Induced hyperthermia exacerbates neurologic neuronal histologic damage after asphyxial cardiac arrests in rats. Critical Care Medicine. 31(2): 531-535, February 2003.

Dixon CE, Ma X, Kline AE, Yan HQ, Ferimer H, Kochanek PM, Wisniewski SR, Jenkins LW, Marion DW. Acute etomidate treatment reduces cognitive deficits and histopathology in rats with traumatic brain injury. Critical Care Medicine. 31(8): 2222-7, August 2003.

In-vitro cytogenetic effects of radiation and renografin on human lymphocytes. Master’s Thesis.

Methyl isobutyl amiloride does not improve neurologic outcome after cardiac arrest in rats. Mercy Research Day, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. April 1997 (poster presentation).

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