Dr. Dai Kimura

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Kimura graduated from Tohoku University, School of Medicine in Japan in 1997, followed by a training to be a pediatric surgeon in Japan. He changed his career to be a pediatric intensivist, and had a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia training in National children’s medical center in Tokyo, Japan.  Dr. Kimura moved to the United States in 2004, and completed fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care in Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida in 2007, followed by a senior fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine in Miami Children’s Hospital.  He was a Pediatric Resident in Miami Children’s Hospital from 2008 to 2011 prior to joining the University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty in January, 2012.

Dr.Kimura works as an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He is a course director of Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) and started the course in Le Bonheur to teach the initial management of the critically ill children until transfer to PICU for non-intensivist professional providers in the mid-south.   

After arrival to Le Bonheur, he served as the PI of randomized control study of steroid for pediatric early ARDS, and the site-PI of SPROUT (Sepsis PRevalence, OUtcomes, and Therapies) study. Currently he is conducting research projects associated with RSV and lung pathophysiology under the mentorship of Dr. Stephania Cormier.

Selected Publications

  1. The effects of CO2 on cytokine concentrations in endotoxin-stimulated human whole blood.
    Kimura D, Totapally BR, Raszynski A, Ramachandran C, Torbati D. Crit Care Med. 2008 Oct;36(10):2823-7.
  2. Immunological response to (1,4)-alpha-D-glucan in the lung and spleen of endotoxin-stimulated juvenile rats.
    Velazquez EA, Kimura D, Torbati D, Ramachandran C, Totapally BR. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2009 Nov;105(5):301-6.
  3. Does hypercapnia ameliorate hyperoxia-induced lung injury in neonatal rats? MacCarrick MJ, Torbati D, Kimura D, Raszynski A, Zeng W, Totapally BR.
    Lung. 2010 Jun;188(3):235-40.
  4. Admission and Treatment Factors Associated with the Duration of Acidosis in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
    Kimura D, Raszynski A. Totapally BR. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Dec;28(12):1302-6.
  5. Double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot randomized trial of methylprednisolone infusion in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome.
    Drago BB, Kimura D, Rovnaghi CR, Schwingshackl A, Rayburn M, Meduri GU, Anand KJ. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar;16(3):e74-81.
  6. Management of massive diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in a child with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Dai Kimura, Samir Shah, Mario Briceno-Medina, Shyam Sathanandam, Brent Haberman, Jie Zhang, Linda Myers, TK Susheel Kumar and Christopher Knott-Craig Journal of Intensive Care 2015, 3:10 doi:10.1186/s40560-015-0076-5

Email: dkimura@uthsc.edu

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