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Neethi Pinto, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Director of Clinical Research, Pediatric Critical Care

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 critical illness survivors, both adult and pediatric. 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 recently selected to serve as a Junior Faculty Scholar for The University of Chicago Bucksbaum Institute of Clinical Excellence.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Critical Care
General Pediatrics

Medical School

Stanford University School of Medicine

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine

Additional Graduate Degrees

Masters of Science in Health Studies, University of Chicago


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Pediatric Association
Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators
Society for Pediatric Sedation
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-9659

Office Fax

(773) 702-4041

Office Postal Address

Neethi Pinto, MD, MS
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1145
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric critical care
  • Outcomes after critical illness
  • Clinical trials

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Read More About Dr. Pinto

Dr. Pinto is an Associate Fellow of the University of Chicago Medicine's Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Selected Publications

Chehab EL, Panicker N, Alper PR, Baker LC, Wilson SR, Raffin TA. The Impact of Practice Setting on Physicians’ Perceptions of the Quality of Their Practice and the Quality of Patient Care in the Managed Care Era. Arch Intern Med. 2001; 161: 202 - 211.