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Rodrigo Mejia, M.D., FCCM

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Deputy Division Head, Deputy Division Head ad interim, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care, Division of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Professor, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care, Division of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care, Division of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Unit Number: 87
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: B8.4332
Phone: (713) 792-6603
Email: rmejia@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1984 Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora Del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, MD, Physician and Surgeon, Medicine and Surgery

Postgraduate Training

7/1992-7/1995 Pediatric Critical Care Fellow, Children’s National Medical Center, The George Washington University, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC, Murray Pollack, M.D., FCCM
7/1991-6/1992 Pediatric Chief Resident, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, David Weinstock, M.D.
7/1988-6/1991 Pediatrics PL 1-3, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, Donna Wiener, M.D.

Board Certifications

10/1992 American Board of Pediatrics, Recertification Date: 10/2006
8/1998 American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Recertification Date: 6/2002
12/1990 Federation of State Medical Boards

Experience/Service

Institutional Committee Activities

Vice Chair, CPR Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 9/2008-present

Professional Memberships

American College of Critical Care Medicine, Chicago, IL
Fellow, 1/2007-present
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
Member, 7/2014
Society of Critical Care Medicine, IL
American College of Critical Care Medicine Credentials Committee Vice Chair, 1/2015-1/2017

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Hayes-Jordan A, Green HL, Lin H, Owusu-Agyemang P, Fitzgerald N, Arunkumar R, Mejia R, Okhuysen-Cawley R, Mauricio R, Fournier K, Ludwig J, Anderson P. Complete cytoreduction and HIPEC improves survival in desmoplastic small round cell tumor. Ann Surg Oncol 21(1):220-4, 1/2014. e-Pub 9/2013. PMID: 24046124.

Book Chapters

1. Mejia R. Electrolyte Disturbances. In: Atualizaçao Em Medicina Intensiva. Volume 8. Ed(s) Valter Nilton felix: Sao Paulo, Brazil, 121-124, 2010. ISBN: 978-85-902125-3-9.
2. Mejia, R., Greenwald, B. Oncologic Emergencies and Complications. In: Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care 2010. Society of Critical Care Medicine: Mount Prospect, IL, 2010.
3. Mejia R, Serrao Karl. Assessment of Critically Ill Children. In: Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support, First. Ed(s) Mejia, R. Society of Critical Care Medicine: Mount Prospect, Ilinois, 1.1-121, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-936145-50-1.
4. Mejia, R., Greenwald, B. Oncologic Emergencies and Complications. In: In: Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support. Ed(s) R Mejia, A Fields, B Greenwald, F Stein. Society of Critical Care Medicine: Mount Prospect, Ilinois, 19-19.16, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-936145-50-1.
5. Mejia R., King, C., Cortes J., Brown D., Quezada G., Rytting M., Fields A. Oncologic Emergencies and Complications. In: Rogers Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Fourth. Ed(s) DG Nichols, AD Ackerman, JA Carcillo, HJ Dalton et. al. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: United States, 1710-1724, 2008. ISBN: 0-7817-8275-9.

Books (edited and written)

1. Mejia R, Greenwald B, Fields A, Madden M et al. Ed(s) Mejia, R; Fields, A; Greenwald, B; Stein, F. Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, First. Society of Critical Care Medicine: Mount Prospect, IL 60056, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-936145-50-1.

Last updated: 11/14/2014