Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Bria Marielle Coates, MD

Bria Marielle Coates, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

Focus of Work

Bio

I am a physician-scientist who specializes in pediatric critical care medicine. I received my MD from the University of Washington and completed my Residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern University. I joined the faculty in the Pediatric Critical Care Division in 2011.

Academic Focus

My research explores differences in the inflammatory response to viral respiratory infections in children and adults. Although young children and elderly adults bear a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality associated with viral respiratory infections, little is known about the mechanisms placing these populations at increased risk. My lab is currently investigating the role of innate immune responses in influenza infection. Elucidation of the mechanisms underlying age-related sus...[Read full text]My research explores differences in the inflammatory response to viral respiratory infections in children and adults. Although young children and elderly adults bear a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality associated with viral respiratory infections, little is known about the mechanisms placing these populations at increased risk. My lab is currently investigating the role of innate immune responses in influenza infection. Elucidation of the mechanisms underlying age-related susceptibility and resistance to disease may contribute to the broader understanding of innate immunity and its role in critical illness.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

My clinical focus is the care for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). I am particularly interested in acute respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and mechanical ventilation.

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Washington (2005)
  • Internship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Pediatrics (2008)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Pediatrics Critical Care (2011)
  • Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Contact

312-227-4800

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 73
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

Visit Bria Marielle Coates's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.