"Providing care to critically ill children is a team effort, and the primary care physician is an important member of the team. It is my job to include them in decision-making and transition." ~ Dr. Lowrie
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome Lia Lowrie, MD, Director of Critical Care Medicine at Cardinal Glennon and Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Lowrie is also the Associate Chair of Quality for the Department of Pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon.
Dr. Lowrie comes to Cardinal Glennon from Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, where she held the positions of Chief of Pediatric Critical Care, Director of Pediatric ECMO Program and Associate Professor of Pediatrics.
With more than 20 years experience in critical care, Dr. Lowrie says her main focus at Glennon is to "help move an excellent pediatric intensive care unit to the next level," in terms of infrastructure, research and medical student and resident training.
As the Department of Pediatrics Associate Chair of Quality, Dr. Lowrie will set and achieve quality metrics goals specific to medical care for children. "Quality pediatric care is best achieved by a seamless patient-centered approach across all aspects of care – outpatient and inpatient – and quality metrics are great tools to help us continue to provide all-encompassing care for children," Dr. Lowrie says.
Dr. Lowrie’s research interests include pediatric sedation, central line infection prevention, non-invasive monitoring and model of care outcomes. Since 1990, Dr. Lowrie has been a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and currently serves as a coach for its Paragon Critical Care Quality Implementation Program. She also has been a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics for more than 15 years.