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Louis Eugene Daugherty, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Critical Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-8138

Administrative: (585) 275-8138

Office: (585) 275-8138

Fax: (585) 276-1128

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients


First and most importantly, I wish to care for critically ill children. I also hope to be active in the education of residents, fellows, registered nurses and respiratory therapy staff. I hope to improve the quality of care delivered in the Pediatric ICU through education and following core measures.

World Pediatric Project: Project Panama Healing Hearts, May 2011 and 2012
The mission team consisted of pediatric intensivists, pediatric anesthesia, pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac surgeons and pediatric critical care nursing from around the United States. Our goal was to educate and train the Panamanian pediatric cardiac program in the operating room and the pediatric ICU to perform cardiac surgery and care post-operatively for pediatric patients with complex congenital heart diseases. The missions occur every three months and consist of teams from the United States with the eventual goal to have the Panamanian pediatric cardiac surgery program self-sufficient after five years.

Professional Background

Chief, Division of Critical Care in the Department of Pediatrics, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rocheter, NY, July 2008 to present.

Medical Director, Pediatric ICU, Golisano Children's Hospital @ Strong, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, July 2008 to present

Pediatric Intensivist, Golisano Children's Hospital @ Strong, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY July 2008 to present

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Golisano Children's Hospital @ Strong, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, July 2008 to present

Medical Director, Pediatric ICU, Sunrise Children's Hospital Las Vegas, NV, January 2007 to June 2008


Core measure affecting outcome such as the surviving sepsis campaign.

PI: Frank Moler, MD, University of Michigan. Co-Investigator: EW van der Jagt. Sub-Investigators: L. Eugene Daugherty, Emily Nazarian. Title: Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest. Grant: NHLBI Award Reference No. UO1HL094345, January 2011 to 2015.

PI: Adrienne Randolph, MD, Children's Hospital Boston. Co-Investigator: Kate Ackerman. Sub-Investigators: L. Eugene Daugherty, Jill Cholette.
Title: Genetic Epidemiology of Life-Threatening Influenza Infection in Children. Grant: NIH 1R56AI084011-1, November 2009 to 2011.

Prevalence of Acute critical Neurologic disease in children: a Global Epidemiological Assessment (PANGEA). PI: Erika Fink; University of Pittsburgh. Site PI: Jill M. Cholette. Sub-Investigator: L. Eugene Daugherty.
November 2011-present.

Prophylaxis against thrombosis practice (PROTRACT) Study. PI: Vince Faustino MD; Yale University. Site PI: Jill M. Cholette. Sub-Investigator: L. Eugene Daugherty. February 2012-present.


Faculty Appointments


  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medical College of Wisconsin

BS | University of California at San Diego
Mammalian Physiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in at Loma Linda University Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000
Residency in at Loma Linda University Medical Center

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2004
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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2009 - 2010
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong URMC
Location: Rochester, New York

Outstanding Intensivist
Sponsor: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

2002 - 2004
Training in Environmental Toxicology
Sponsor: Nat'l Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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Journal Articles

Justin T. Tretter, MD, Galina S. Radunsky, DO, Daniel J. Rogers, MD, Louis E. Daugherty, MD. "A Pediatric Case of Autoresuscitation." Pediatric Emergency Care. 2015; .

Karen Sethi MD, Yi-Horng Lee MD, Louis Daugherty MD, Andrea Hinkle MD, Mahlon Johnson MD, Philip Katzman MD, John Sullivan MD. "Major behavioral changes as the presenting symptom of ROHHAD syndrome in a 5 year old female." Pediatrics. 2014; Published online.

Cholette JM, Powers KS, Alfieris GM, Angona R, Henrichs KF, Masel D, Swartz MF, Daugherty LE, Belmont K, Blumberg N. "Transfusion of cell saver salvaged blood in neonates and infants undergoing open heart surgery significantly reduces RBC and coagulant product transfusions and donor exposures: results of a prospective, randomized, clinical trial." Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.. 2013 Feb 0; 14(2):137-47.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Gender Specific Considerations in Interstitial Lung Disease in Principles of Gen
Author List: O'Reilly K, Daugherty LE, Sime PJ. Marianne J. Legato ed.
Published By: Elsevier Academic Press2004 in San Diego, California