Jose A. Pineda Soto, M.D., M.S.C.I.

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Associate Professor, Neurology
Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine
NeurologyCritical Care Medicine



  • BS, Francisco Marroquin University School of Medicine1988
  • MD, Francisco Marroquin University School of Medicine1993
  • MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine2009


  • Advanced courses in Physiology, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA1993 - 1993
  • Residency in Pediatrics University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida1994 - 1997
  • Fellow, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C1997 - 2001

Licensure and Board Certification

  • *ECFMG Certificate Number 0-476-096 FLEX *Board Certified, General Pediatrics, *Board Certified, Pediatric Critical Care , 1993 - Pres
  • FLEX #670327008, 1994
  • *Guatemala, Unrestricted License , 1995 - Pres
  • FL, Florida Training License (University of South Florida) , 1996 - 1997
  • NC, North Carolina Training License (Duke University) , 1997 - 2001
  • Board Certification, General Pediatrics; Certificate #065444 Renewed 2015, 1998 - Pres
  • FL, Florida Medical License (Not active since move to Missouri) , 2001 - 2005
  • Board Certification, Pediatric Critical Care; Certificate #1244 Renewed 2016, 2004 - Pres
  • MO, Missouri Medical License , 2005 - Pres


  • Honor Roll, Liceo Javier1984
  • Outstanding Medical Student Teaching, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida1994
  • Service Excellence Award, All Children's Hospital1994
  • Top Ten in the Class of 94, UFM School of Medicine1994
  • 1st Place Physician Research Award, 17th Annual Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Caroline/Virginia Chapter, Williamsburg, VA1999
  • 1st Place Physician Research Award, 18th Annual Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Carolina/Virginia Chapter, Williamsburg, VA2000
  • Educational Scholarship, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Carolina/Virginia Chapter, Williamsburg, VA2000
  • Research Award- Finalist, Department of Anesthesiology Academic Evening, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC2000
  • Research Award- Second Place, Department of Pediatrics Fellow Research Symposium, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC2000
  • Children's Miracle Network 2001 Fall Award2001
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biomedical Research Support Program- New Faculty Start Up Award2001
  • Top Abstract Student Poster Competition Award, Joint Symposium of the National and International Neurotrauma Societies, Tampa, Florida November 2002 (Student: Erik Johnson) -Mentored Award2002
  • University Scholars Program, University of Florida College of Medicine (Student: Jada Aikman) -Mentored Award2003 - 2004
  • Clinical Science Poster Presentation Award, University of Florida College of Medicine Research Day, Gainesville, Florida2004
  • Finalist, Best Paper Student Competition, University of Florida Scholars Program (Student: Jada Aikman)- Mentored Award2004
  • Outstanding Division Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine2005 - 2006
  • Adjunct Member, National Neurosurgical Society, Chile2008
  • 33rd Annual Al McGuire Visiting Professor, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI2010
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Student: Dustin Ragan, PhD)- Mentored Award2011
  • American Psychological Association Div. 40 Neuropsychology Thesis/Dissertation Awards (Student: Alicia Janos) –Mentored Award2013
  • Outstanding Division Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine2013 - 2014

Selected Publications view all (50)

Publication Co-Authors

Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(20):1898-908. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1411480  PMID:25913022 
Evidence-based assessment of severe pediatric traumatic brain injury and emergent neurocritical care. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2014;21(4):275-83. doi:10.1016/j.spen.2014.11.001  PMID:25727509 
Smoke predicts fire, but should we fan the fire or put it out?*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014;15(7):673-4. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000000230  PMID:25186323 
Management of children with mild traumatic brain injury and intracranial hemorrhage. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(4):1089-95. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000000155  PMID:24662876 
Hypothermia for pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2013. doi:10.1111/epi.12331  PMID:23906244 
Alterations in cerebral oxygen metabolism after traumatic brain injury in children. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2013;33(1):48-52. doi:10.1038/jcbfm.2012.130  PMCID:PMC3597359  PMID:22968318 
Effect of implementation of a paediatric neurocritical care programme on outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Neurol. 2013;12(1):45-52. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(12)70269-7  PMID:23200264 
Common data elements for pediatric traumatic brain injury: recommendations from the working group on demographics and clinical assessment. J Neurotrauma. 2012;29(4):639-53. doi:10.1089/neu.2011.1952  PMCID:PMC3289844  PMID:21939389 
Depression of whole-brain oxygen extraction fraction is associated with poor outcome in pediatric traumatic brain injury. Pediatr Res. 2012;71(2):199-204. doi:10.1038/pr.2011.31  PMCID:PMC3593145  PMID:22258132 
Multicenter cohort study of out-of-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest. Crit Care Med. 2011;39(1):141-9. doi:10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181fa3c17  PMCID:PMC3297020  PMID:20935561 
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