Zac T. Aldewereld, MD

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow and Clinical Instructor of Critical Care Medicine

Zac Aldewereld, MD is a clinical instructor within the Department of Critical Care Medicine in the Division of Pediatric CCM and a fellow within the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Disease. After completing his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University, he received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2012. He then completed his pediatrics residency and first year of Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center / Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. He next came to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship, which he completed in 2019, followed by a second year of Infectious Diseases fellowship finished in 2020. He plans to practice both critical care medicine and infectious diseases. His research focuses on using computational modeling and machine learning techniques to study the heterogeneity of sepsis.

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 2012
  • Pediatric Residency, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago,2015
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 2016
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2019
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Selected Publications

Aldewereld Z, Carcillo J, Clermont G. “Mathematical Modeling of Sepsis-Associated Macrophage Activation Syndrome”, to be presented at Annual Meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, FL 

Carcillo, J, Aldewereld Z. “Could Polymyxin B-Immobilized Fiber Column Direct Hemoperfusion be an effective treatment for early onset neonatal septic shock?” Editorial in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Accepted for publication August, 2019 

Aldewereld Z, Davila S, Carcillo J. “DNA Viremia is associated with increased systemic inflammation mortality risk in pediatric sepsis”, presented at Annual Meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, CA 

Aldewereld Z, Smith C, Wainwright M. “Transcranial Dopplers in Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients”, presented at Grand Rounds at Lurie Chidlren’s Hospital, Chicago, IL 

Aldewereld Z, Lyons P, Pichler S, et al. “Resident Use of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screening Improved after Intervention in EMR”, Lurie Children’s Hospital Resident Quality Improvement Project Presentations, Chicago, IL, poster presentation 

Aldewereld, Z.T., Huang, H, Montgomery Jr., E.B., “Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on M-wave and motor unit cross-correlation in Parkinson’s disease”, International Motoneuron Meeting, Sydney, Australia, poster presentation 

Aldewereld, Z.T., Huang, H, Montgomery Jr., E.B., “Reversal of Size Principle in Parkinson’s Disease and Normalization with Deep Brain Stimulation”, International Motoneuron Meeting, Sydney, Australia, poster presentation 

Aldewereld ZT, Carlo WA, Ambalavanan N, “Assessment of the effect of medical and surgical closure of PDA on hospital outcomes”, UASOM - Medical Student Research Day, Birmingham, Alabama, poster presentation 

Aldewereld ZT, Thomas E: Observation of one-dimensional flows in a DC glow discharge dusty plasma. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 35:309-312, 2007 

Aldewereld ZT, Thomas E, “Analysis of one-dimensional flows in a dc glow discharge dusty plasma”, American Physical Society – Division of Plasma Physics Annual meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, poster presentation 

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed