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Oliver Karam, MD, Pediatrics, New Haven, CT, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital


Pediatrics New Haven, CT

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

Professor and Chief

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  • Dr. Karam is a Professor of Pediatrics.
    He received his MD degree in 2002 from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He then completed his clinical training in Pediatrics (2007) at the University of Geneva, and his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2010) at the University of Montreal. In addition, he earned a PhD in Clinical Research (2017) at the University of Lille, France.

Education & Training

  • University of Lille
    University of LillePh.D., Critical Care Medicine, 2014 - 2017
  • University of Montreal
    University of MontrealM.S., Clinical Research, 2008 - 2011
  • University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine
    University of Geneva Faculty of MedicineClass of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2022 - Present
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2017 - 2023

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Richmond Top Doc 2020 Richmond Magasin, 2020
  • Richmond Top Doc 2019 Richmond Magasin, 2019
  • Teaching Award Children's Hospital of Richmond, 2018
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters

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  • An Unusual Event at the Maternity Ward
    Felice Civitillo C, Pfister R, Bordessoule A, Karam O, Swiss Society of Neonatology Annual Meeting, Bern, Switzerland, 1/16/2018
  • Association of Perioperative Red Cell Transfusions with Post- operative Venous Thromboembolism in Children and Neonates: Results from a Multicenter North American Pro...
    Goel R, Tobian AAR, Ravi P, Cushing MM, Frank SM, Takemoto CM, Vasovic L, Nellis M, Karam O, Josephson CD, American Association of Blood Bankers, Boston, MA, 1/13/2018
  • Effects of plasma transfusions on antithrombin levels after pediatric liver transplantation
    Arni D, Wildhaber B, McLin V, Rimensberger PC, Ansari M, Fontana P, Karam O, International Pediatric Transplantation Association (IPTA) meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 1/27/2017
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  • Fluid bolus therapy in neonates: A multi-center, international cross-sectional study 
    Toronto, Canada - 1/5/2018
  • Plasma Transfusions in Critically Ill Children 
    San Diego, CA, 2017; Baltimore, MD, 2017; New York City, NY, 2018 - 1/1/2018
  • Red blood cell transfusions in critically ill children 
    Paris, France, 2012; New York City, NY, 2018 - 1/1/2018
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Press Mentions

  • Karam Named Section Chief of Yale Pediatric Critical Care and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care, YNHCH
    Karam Named Section Chief of Yale Pediatric Critical Care and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care, YNHCHApril 28th, 2022
  • Top Docs 2021
    Top Docs 2021April 26th, 2021
  • Top Docs 2020
    Top Docs 2020April 27th, 2020

Professional Memberships

  • BloodNet
    Past Chair
  • PediECMO
    Chair of the Scientific Oversight Committee

Other Languages

  • French

Hospital Affiliations