• Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Interim Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Male


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.

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Board Certifications

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

Education & Training

Medical / Professional School(s)

1990, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul


1995, Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Michigan


1998, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo


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

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UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Pediatric Critical Care
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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