Angela Czaja, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2001)
Graduate Schools :
  • MSc, University of Washington (2007)
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2019)
Residency:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatrics (2004)
Fellowships:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine

Publications

  • O'Keefe S, Maddux AB, Bennett KS, Youngwerth J, Czaja AS. Variation in Pediatric Palliative Care Allocation Among Critically Ill Children in the United States. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33116070
  • Czaja AS, Anderson HD, Ghosh D, Davidson J, Campbell JD, Valuck RJ. Increased Odds of Ventricular Arrhythmias Associated with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use among the Pediatric and Young Adult Population: A Case-Control Study. J Pediatr. 2020 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32645405
  • Good RJ, Levin M, Feder S, Loi MM, Kim JS, Branchford BR, Czaja AS, Carpenter TC. Accuracy of Bedside Ultrasound Femoral Vein Diameter Measurement by PICU Providers. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Dec;21(12):e1148-e1151. PubMed PMID: 32639474
  • Czaja AS, Collins K, Valuck RJ, Anderson HD, Ghosh D, Davidson JA. Validity of administrative claims-based algorithms for ventricular arrhythmia and cardiac arrest in the pediatric population. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 Nov;29(11):1499-1503. PubMed PMID: 32283564
  • Turner DA, Boyer DL, Dwyer A, Czaja AS, Odetola FO, Schuette J, Wheeler D, Winkler M, Goodman DM. Establishing the Knowledge and Skills Necessary in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: A Systematic Approach to Practice Analysis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Jul;21(7):667-671. PubMed PMID: 32195904
  • Bone MF, Mink R, Marcdante K, Czaja AS, Storgion SA, Turner DA. Expanding Faculty Development of Teaching Skills: A National Needs Assessment of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Faculty. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 May;21(5):486-493. PubMed PMID: 32150125
  • Lasky T, Carleton B, Horton DB, Kelly LE, Bennett D, Czaja AS, Gifkins D, Osokogu OU, McMahon AW. Real-World Evidence to Assess Medication Safety or Effectiveness in Children: Systematic Review. Drugs Real World Outcomes. 2020 Jun;7(2):97-107. PubMed PMID: 32112359
  • James KA, Gralla J, Ridall LA, Do TN, Czaja AS, Mourani PM, Ciafaloni E, Cunniff C, Donnelly J, Oleszek J, Pandya S, Price E, Yang ML, Auerbach SR. Left ventricular dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Cardiol Young. 2020 Feb;30(2):171-176. PubMed PMID: 31964455
  • Stockwell DC, Thomas C, Fieldston ES, Hall M, Czaja AS, Stalets EL, Biehler J, Sheehan M, Foglia D, Byrd S, McClead RE. Using Length of Stay to Understand Patient Flow for Pediatric Inpatients. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2018 Jan-Feb;3(1):e050. PubMed PMID: 30229186
  • Good RJ, Leroue MK, Czaja AS. Accuracy of Administrative Codes for Distinguishing Positive Pressure Ventilation From High-Flow Nasal Cannula. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Jul;8(7):426-429. PubMed PMID: 29880578
  • Czaja AS, Ross ME, Liu W, Fiks AG, Localio R, Wasserman RC, Grundmeier RW, Adams WG. Electronic health record (EHR) based postmarketing surveillance of adverse events associated with pediatric off-label medication use: A case study of short-acting beta-2 agonists and arrhythmias. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Jul;27(7):815-822. PubMed PMID: 29806185
  • Alvarez RV, Palmer C, Czaja AS, Peyton C, Silver G, Traube C, Mourani PM, Kaufman J. Delirium is a Common and Early Finding in Patients in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. J Pediatr. 2018 Apr;195:206-212. PubMed PMID: 29395177
  • Leroue MK, Good RJ, Skillman HE, Czaja AS. Enteral Nutrition Practices in Critically Ill Children Requiring Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec;18(12):1093-1098. PubMed PMID: 28816919
  • Czaja AS, Fiks AG, Wasserman RC, Valuck RJ. Beyond the Label: Steering the Focus Toward Safe and Effective Prescribing. Pediatrics. 2017 May;139(5). PubMed PMID: 28557744
  • Lasky T, Artaman A, Czaja AS, Maruti SS, Osokogu OU, Verhamme KM, Sobel RE. Current needs in pediatric pharmacoepidemiology. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 Jun;25(6):738-42. PubMed PMID: 26910571
  • Czaja AS. Children Are Not Just Little Adults…. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Feb;17(2):178-80. PubMed PMID: 26841034
  • Lasky T, Artaman A, Czaja AS, Maruti SS, Osokogu OU, Verhamme KM, Sobel RE. Current needs in pediatric pharmacoepidemiology. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 Jun;25(6):738-42. PubMed PMID: 26910571
  • Czaja AS. Children Are Not Just Little Adults…. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Feb;17(2):178-80. PubMed PMID: 26841034
  • Czaja AS, Reiter PD, Schultz ML, Valuck RJ. Patterns of Off-Label Prescribing in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Prioritizing Future Research. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2015 May-Jun;20(3):186-96. PubMed PMID: 26170770
  • Ross EL, Heizer J, Mixon MA, Jorgensen J, Valdez CA, Czaja AS, Reiter PD. Development of recommendations for dosing of commonly prescribed medications in critically ill obese children. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015 Apr 1;72(7):542-56. PubMed PMID: 25788508
  • Czaja AS, Reiter PD, Schultz ML, Valuck RJ. Patterns of Off-Label Prescribing in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Prioritizing Future Research. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2015 May-Jun;20(3):186-96. PubMed PMID: 26170770
  • Ross EL, Heizer J, Mixon MA, Jorgensen J, Valdez CA, Czaja AS, Reiter PD. Development of recommendations for dosing of commonly prescribed medications in critically ill obese children. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015 Apr 1;72(7):542-56. PubMed PMID: 25788508
  • Czaja AS, Henderson WG. The authors reply. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan;15(1):92-3. PubMed PMID: 24389716
  • Czaja AS, Henderson WG. The authors reply. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan;15(1):92-3. PubMed PMID: 24389716
  • Llamado R, Czaja A, Stence N, Davidson J. Continuous octreotide infusion for sulfonylurea-induced hypoglycemia in a toddler. J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;45(6):e209-13. PubMed PMID: 23827165
  • Czaja AS, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG. Unscheduled readmissions to the PICU: epidemiology, risk factors, and variation among centers. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul;14(6):571-9. PubMed PMID: 23823192
  • Czaja AS, Valuck RJ, Anderson HD. Comparative safety of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors among pediatric users with respect to adverse cardiac events. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013 Jun;22(6):607-14. PubMed PMID: 23456956
  • Czaja AS, Valuck R. Off-label antidepressant use in children and adolescents compared with young adults: extent and level of evidence. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Sep;21(9):997-1004. PubMed PMID: 22760843
  • Czaja AS, Moss M, Mealer M. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder among pediatric acute care nurses. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Aug;27(4):357-65. PubMed PMID: 22703683
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Professional Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member
  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification (2007)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Critical Care
  • Child and Teen Health
Care Philosophy
We believe in the spirit and resiliency of the children entrusted to our care, and we will relentlessly push the field of critical care forward to ensure we find even better ways to treat them

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2001)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSc, University of Washington (2007)
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2019)
Residency Programs:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatrics (2004)
Fellowships:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
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