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Steven Shein, MD

Steven Shein, MD


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics

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Primary Location

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

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  • Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Co-Director, Pediatric Critical Care Basic, Clinical and Translational Research Program, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Steven L. Shein, MD, is the Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, the Linsalata Family Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, the Director of the PICU Clinical & Translational Research Program, and the Associate Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. He also is Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care and certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and is a PALS instructor. His special interests are neurocritical care, viral bronchiolitis and clinical research. He was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2013.

Dr. Shein earned undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and biology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., as an Echols Scholar. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Henry F. Saunders Award for outstanding performance in pediatrics.

Dr. Shein served his residency in pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, serving as Chief Resident in his final year of training and receiving an Award for Excellence in Patient Care. He left UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to complete a fellowship in pediatric critical care with specialized training in pediatric neurocritical care at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was Chief Fellow in his last year of training there and received several awards for excellence in research, including the Nancy Caroline Fellowship Award from the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh.

He has been involved in clinical research since 2009, and his current research focuses on viral bronchiolitis and long-term outcomes after critical illness. He has received private foundation support for his research as well as a two-year National Institutes of Health T-32 grant. Dr. Shein has published in peer-reviewed medical journals, presented at national medical meetings, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress and American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, and is a reviewer for several journals. He served as the Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Clinical Research and Epidemiology Section Committee in 2019. He is an active member of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) research network and serves on the PICU Advisory Board for Virtual Pediatrics Systems, LLC. He has authored more than 35 peer reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. His first textbook, Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress - A Clinical Guide, is currently in press.

Honors and Recognition

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2005
Henry F. Saunders Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2005
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Award for Excellence in Patient Care, 2006
Ann E. Thompson Fellow Scholarship Award (research grant), Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2011
McGrevin Postdoctoral Award, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
Nancy Caroline Fellowship Award, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
Poster Award, Lepow Student Research Day, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2016 (senior author)
Invited Guest, Society of Critical Care Medicine “iCritical Care” podcast, 2016, episode #315
Society of Critical Care Medicine Gold Snapshot Award, SCCM Congress, 2017 (first author)
Visiting Professor, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, March 2017
SCCM Star Research Achievement Award, SCCM Congress, 2019 (co-author)
Invited presenter, “Late Breaking” session, SCCM Congress, 2019

Research Interests

Viral bronchiolitis
Long-term outcomes after critical illness


  • Brain Injury
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Clinical Research

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Certifications & Memberships

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


Fellowship | Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc (2009 - 2012)

Residency | Pediatrics/Chief Resident
Pediatrics/Chief Resident - Uh Case Medical Center (2008 - 2009)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Uh Case Medical Center (2006 - 2008)

Internship | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Uh Case Medical Center (2005 - 2006)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (2005)

University Of Virginia (2001)

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, Steven Shein did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.