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Laura Marie Ibsen M.D.

Dr. Laura Ibsen is a Pediatric Intensivist, specializing in caring for infants and children who are critically ill after surgery, due to injury, or due to a medical illness. She has been at OHSU Doernbecher since 1998 and has served as the Chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Critical Care Sub-Board as well as the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care Education Program. She has been Medical Director of the PICU since 2001 and is currently the interim Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care. She has a special interest in fostering a collaborative, supportive environment for care. Dr. Ibsen enjoys the teamwork in the ICU and the opportunity to help children and families during difficult times. Dr. Ibsen is also very involved in medical student as well as resident and fellow education and enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge with these learners and future health care providers.

In her spare time, Dr. Ibsen enjoys her two dogs and two cats, gardening, and learning to ride horses. She loves the Oregon coast as well as the beautiful mountains of the northwest, and doesn’t much mind the rain.

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  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1992
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric critical care, The Children’s Hospital, Boston, Harvard University, 1996
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, general pediatrics, 1992

Memberships and associations

  • Pediatrics, 1992 (recertified 1999)


  • "Vascular Access"  September 10 2004
  • "Survival of Candida sepsis in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation" Pediatric Critical Care Medicine November 2005
  • "Current therapies for severe asthma exacerbations in children" New Horizons: Science and Practice of Acute Medicine  1999
  • "Interactive web sites for families and physicians of pediatric intensive care unit patients" Pediatric Critical Care Medicine  2004
  • "Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in pediatric cardiac surgery" Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual  2004
  • "Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for ARDS in adults [8]" New England Journal of Medicine February 9 2012
  • "Radiological case of the month" JAMA Pediatrics  2002
  • "Perioperative Management of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease"   2006
  • "Learning to be a physician by collaborating with experienced pediatric intensive care unit nurses" AACN Advanced Critical Care July 2009
  • "Advances in postoperative care of pediatric cardiac patients" Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology June 2004
  • "Treatment of refractory pulmonary arterial hypertension with inhaled epoprostenol in an infant with congenital heart disease" Congenital Heart Disease May 2007
  • "Volatile anesthetic rescue therapy in children with acute asthma" Pediatric Critical Care Medicine May 2013
  • "Fulminant myocarditis and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation" Critical Care Medicine February 2010
  • "Erratum" AACN Advanced Critical Care July 2013
  • "Submersion and asphyxial injury" Critical Care Medicine November 1 2002
  • "Computer-assisted learning in critical care" Critical Care Medicine  2001
  • "Approach to the Child with Respiratory Distress"  September 10 2004
  • "Providing adult and pediatric care in the same unit" AACN Advanced Critical Care April 2013
  • "Decision points in the management of pediatric septic shock" Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases  2000
  • "In situ localization and osmotic regulation of the Na+myo-inositol cotransporter in rat brain" American Journal of Physiology - Renal Fluid and Electrolyte Physiology  1996
  • "Pediatric drowning"  January 1 2014
  • "Pediatric Minor Traumatic Brain Injury With Intracranial Hemorrhage" Pediatric Emergency Care October 28 2016
  • "Metrics to assess extracorporeal membrane oxygenation utilization in pediatric cardiac surgery programs" Pediatric Critical Care Medicine August 1 2017
  • "Mobilization therapy in the pediatric intensive care unit" American Journal of Critical Care May 1 2018

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