Lara S. Shekerdemian, M.D. is Section Head of Critical Care, Texas Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, and Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She qualified as a doctor in the UK in 1990, obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, UK in 1993, and was awarded her Postgraduate Doctorate in Medicine in 1997, and a Masters of Healthcare Administration in 2009.
She trained in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care in the UK and Toronto, and was previously an attending in Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Dr. Shekerdemian’s research interests include brain injury, heart lung interactions, extracorporeal support, pulmonary hypertension, and heart failure.