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Dr. Danielle Rios

Danielle R. Rios, M.D., M.S.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics—Neonatology

Clinical Titles

  • Attending Neonatologist, Texas Children's Hospital,
    Pavilion for Women and Ben Taub Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Current Appointed Positions in Professional Organizations

  • Member, Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Fetus and Newborn
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics
  • Member, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Member, Texas Medical Association
  • Member, Harris County Medical Society

Professional History

  • M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 2006
  • Resident in Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2006–2009
  • Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • M.S., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2014
  • Clinical Pharmacology Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2010–2014

Academic Interests

  • Neonatal Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular Physiology and Outcomes in Neonates
  • Systemic Hypotension and Outcomes in ELBW Infants
  • Outcomes of Extremely Low Birth Weight and Extremely Premature Infants

Recent Publications

  1. Zhang D, Rios DR, Tam VH, Chow DS. Development and validation of a highly sensitive LC-MS/MS assay for the quantification of arginine vasopressin in human plasma and urine: Application in preterm neonates and child. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2014:99:67-73

  2. Rios DR, Moffett BS, Kaiser JR. Trends in Pharmacotherapy for Neonatal Hypotension. J Pediatr. 2014. Jul 16. pii: S0022-3476(14)00526-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.06.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25039051

  3. Rios DR, Welty SE, Gunn JK, Beca J, Minard CG, Goldsworthy M, Coleman L, Hunter JV, Andropoulos DB, Shekerdemian LS. Usefulness of head ultrasound scans prior to surgery for congenital heart disease. Pediatrics. 2013;131(6):1765-1770

  4. Shivanna B, Rios D, Rossano J, Fernandes CJ, Pammi M. Vasopressin and its analogues for the treatment of refractory hypotension in neonates. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009171. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009171.pub2

  5. Adams J, Couroucli X, Torres-Day C, Dinu D, Fernandes C, Gardner J, Gest A, Gokulakrishnan G, Guillory C, Harris L, Johnson K, Johnson Y, Le K, Lingappan K, Mandy G, Obuobi A, Profit J, Rhee C, Rios D. Care of Very Low Birth Weight Babies and Cardiopulmonary Care. In: Guidelines for Acute Care of the Neonate, 20th Edition, 2012-2013