Dr. Hitesh Singh Sandhu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Sandhu graduated from Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India in the year 2000. He trained in Pediatrics for 4 years at Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds UK and obtained the membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He then trained as a clinical fellow in the Pediatric Intensive care unit at Leeds General infirmary for 18 months. Dr. Sandhu moved to the USA in 2006 and completed a Pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ. He trained as a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellow at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and furthered his training as a Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU fellow at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in August 2013.

Dr. Sandhu’s research interest is on the use of exhaled breath condensate in the diagnosis and monitoring of lung diseases. His studies have shown that exhaled breath condensate can be used to measure inflammation in acute lung injury. He also has an interest in improved outcomes of ECMO in various clinical conditions like congenital diaphragmatic hernia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and cardiac arrest. He is a member of “ECMO” editorial panel for the journal “Frontiers of pediatric critical care”.
Dr. Sandhu is the course director for the Le Bonheur ECMO course and the Advanced Respiratory therapies 2017: Neonatal and Pediatric Perspectives.

Selected Publications

  1. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Maximizing Survival. Mark Weems, Timothy Jancelewicz, Hitesh Sandhu. NeoReviews, Dec 2016, 17 (12) e705-e718; DOI: 10.1542/neo.17-12-e705
  2. The Use of E-CPR in prolonged cardiac arrest in Pediatric Patients. Is it time to expand it. Mohammed Absi, TKS Kumar, Hitesh S Sandhu. Pediatric Emergency Care, October 2016 DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000923


  • Best “Physician in training” presentation award at the National Conference and Exhibition of American Academy of Pediatrics- Section of Critical Care, October 2011.
  • Diversity fellow award - invited to attend the Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Program Annual retreat administered by the NIH. November 2011.


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)

Patient Care Emphasis

Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiovascular Critical

Email: hsandhu@uthsc.edu

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics

Critical Care Division

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Children's Foundation
Research Center
50 N Dunlap, 3rd Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6303