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Alexandre Rotta, MD

Alexandre Rotta, MD



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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Alexandre Rotta, MD, FCCM, FAAP, is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and the Linsalata Family Chair in Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He also is Professor, Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rotta is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. His special interests include pediatric critical care, cardiac critical care, mechanical ventilation and acute lung injury.

A native of Brazil, Dr. Rotta earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Colégio Farroupilha, Porto Alegre, Brazil, and his doctorate in medicine from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul School of Medicine, also in Porto Alegre. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Mich., where he was Chief Resident in his final year of training. He completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care at The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Dr. Rotta was appointed to the Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital medical staff in 2013.

He has authored or coauthored more than two dozen textbook chapters and nearly 150 papers and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals, primarily about mechanical ventilation in infants and children. He also is a frequent invited presenter at medical meetings and symposia across the United States and internationally, including several presentations at Beijing Children’s Hospital, Beijing, China as well as many at hospitals and universities in his native Brazil. He is a reviewer for many of the leading medical journals in his field, including Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and the Journal of Critical Care.

Dr. Rotta is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a member of The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society and the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Awards and Recognitions

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Ethics Specialty Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2009
Annual Scientific Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2011, 2014
Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2011

Research Interests

Mechanical ventilation
Critical-illness hyperglycemia
Outcomes in critically ill populations
Pediatric in-flight medical emergencies.


  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Fellowship | Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Women And Children's Hospital Of Buffalo (1995 - 1998)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Of Michigan (1991 - 1995)

Medical Education
Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul (1989)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Alexandre Rotta did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.