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Ronald C. Sanders, M.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Critical Care Medicine


  • Critical Care/Intensive Care

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-1845
    Fax: 501-364-3188
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University, 1987
  • Doctorate of Medicine, Wayne State University, 1991
  • Master of Science, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2000


  • Internship and Residency, Social Pediatrics, Montefiore Medicine Center, 1991-1994
  • Master of Science in Physiology & Biophysics, Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1998-2000
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1997-2000

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Honors

  • Best Doctors, 2011
  • Best Doctors in Central Arkansas, 2013
  • Best Doctors, 2013
  • Dean's Educational Incentive Recognition, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2013
  • Best Doctors in Arkansas, 2014
  • Best Doctors, 2014
  • Best Doctors, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Tarquinio KM., Howell JD., Montgomery V., Turner DA., Hsing DD., Parker MM., Brown CA., Walls RM., Nadkarni VM., Nishisaki A., NEAR4KIDS Investigators., Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI). Current Medication Practice and Tracheal Intubation Safety Outcomes From a Prospective Multicenter Observational Cohort Study. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2015 March; 16(3):210-218.
  • Journal Article, Weiss SL., Fitzgerald JC., Pappachan J., Wheeler D., Jaramillo-Bustamante JC., Salloo A., Singhi SC., Erickson S., Roy JA., Bush JL., Nadkarni VM., Thomas NJ., Sepsis Prevalence, Outcomes and Therapies (SPROUT) Study., Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. Global epidemiology of pediatric severe sepsis: the sepsis prevalence, outcomes, and therapies study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015 May 15; 191(10):1147-57.
  • Journal Article, Stroud MH., Sanders Jr RC., Moss MM., Sullivan JE., Prodhan P., Melguizo-Castro M., Nick T. Goal-Directed Resuscitative Interventions During Pediatric Interfacility Transport. Crit Care Med 2015 Aug; 43(8):1692-8.
  • Journal Article, Moler FW., Silverstein FS., Holubkov R., Slomine BS., Christensen JR., Nadkarni VM., Meert KL., Clark AE., Browning B., Pemberton VL., Page K., Shankaran S., Hutchison JS., Newth CJ., Bennett KS., Berger JT., Topjian A., Pineda JA., Koch JD., Schleien CL., Dalton HJ., Ofori-Amanfo G., Goodman DM., Fink EL., McQuillen P., Zimmerman JJ., Thomas NJ., van der Jagt EW., Porter MB., Meyer MT., Harrison R., Pham N., Schwarz AJ., Nowak JE., Alten J., Wheeler DS., Bhalala US., Lidsky K., Lloyd E., Mathur M., Shah S., Wu T., Theodorou AA., Sanders Jr RC., Dean JM., THAPCA Trial Investigators. Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children. N Engl J Med 2015 May; 372(20):1898-908.
  • Journal Article, Nett, S., Emeriaud, G., Jarvis, JD., Montgomery, V., Nadkarni, VM., Nishisaki, A., NEAR4KIDS Investigators., Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. Site-Level Variance for Adverse Tracheal Intubation-Associated Events Across 15 North American PICUs: A Report From the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children. Ped Crit Care 2014 May; 15(4)
  • Journal Article, Ferdinands JM., Olsho LE., Agan AA., Bhat N., Sullivan RM., Hall M., Mourani PM., Thompson M., Randolph AG., Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. Effectiveness of influenza Vaccine Against Life-threatening RT-PCR-confirmed Influenza Illness in US Children, 210-2012. J Infect Dis 2014 Mar 26; :Pii: jiu 185 (Epub ahead of print).
  • Journal Article, Graciano AL., Tamburro R., Thompson AE., Fiadjoe J., Nadkarni V., Nishisaki A. Incidence and associated factors of difficult tracheal intubations in pediatric ICUs: a report from National Emergency Airway Registry for Children:NEAR4KIDS. Intensive Care Medicine 2014 August; 40(11):1659-69.
  • Journal Article, Li S., Giuliano Jr. JS., Apkon M., Kamat P., Nadkarni V., Napolitano N., Thompson AE., Tucker C., Nishisaki A. Development of a Quality Improvement Bundle to Reduce Tracheal Intubation-Associated Events in Pediatric ICUs. Am J Med Qual 2014 August 20;
  • Journal Article, Anand KJ., Clark AE., Willson DF., Berger J., Meert KL., Zimmerman JJ., Harrison R., Carcillo JA., Newth CJ., Bisping S., Holubkov R., Dean JM., Nicholson CE., NICHD., CPCCRN. Opoid analgesia in mechanically ventilated children: results from the multicenter Measuring Opiod Tolerance Induced by Fentanyl study. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2013 Jan; 14(1):27-36.
  • Journal Article, Pemberton VL., Browning B., Webster A., Dean JM., Moler FW., THAPCA. Therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest trials: the vanguard phase experience and implications for other trials. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2013 Jan; 14(1):19-26.

Recent Grant Awards

  • A Phase IIA, Open-label, Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of Zorvolex Capsules in Pediatric Subjects 6 to < 17 YO with Mild to Moderate Acute Postoperative Pain Following Elective Surgery, IROKO , DIC2-14-08, 2015-05-21 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • Decreasing Antibiotic Exposure in Infants with Suspected Ventilator-Associated Infection, Gerber Foundation, VAIN , 2017-02-01 00:00:00-2018-01-31 00:00:00

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