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Allan Doctor, MD

Dr. Allan Doctor treats children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit during hospitalization only. Dr. Doctor is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Div Of Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care/PICU - certified
*Pediatrics - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).


  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
One Children's Place
Suite 5S20
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Medical School: University of Virginia Charlottesville Virginia
Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Boston Massachusetts

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna HMO/Open Access
Aetna Managed Choice POS
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna POS/PPO/Choice
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Preferred HMO/POS
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage- Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry PPO
CoventryAdvantra HMO/POS - Medicare
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
HumanaChoice PPO-Medicare
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United HC MCARE Complete Choice PPO
United HC MCARE Complete HMO
United HC MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
United HC MCARE Dual Complete
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Nitric oxide during altitude acclimatization.Janocha AJ, Koch CD, Tiso M, Ponchia A, Doctor A, Gibbons L, Gaston B, Beall CM, Erzurum SC.N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 17;365(20):1942-4. No abstract available.

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Free ArticleRelated citationsCritically Ill Children During the 2009-2010 Influenza Pandemic in the United States.Randolph AG, Vaughn F, Sullivan R, Rubinson L, Thompson BT, Yoon G, Smoot E, Rice TW, Loftis LL, Helfaer M, Doctor A, Paden M, Flori H, Babbitt C, Graciano AL, Gedeit R, Sanders RC, Giuliano JS, Zimmerman J, Uyeki TM; for the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator's Network and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ARDS Clinical Trials Network.Pediatrics. 2011 Dec;128(6):e1450-e1458. Epub 2011 Nov 7.

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Related citationsEvolution of surfactant protein-D levels in children with ventilator-associated pneumonia.Said AS, Abd-Elaziz MM, Farid MM, Abd-Elfattah MA, Abdel-Monim MT, Doctor A.Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 Sep 7. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21548. [Epub ahead of print]

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Related citationsDoes the storage duration of blood products affect outcomes in critically ill patients?Spinella PC, Doctor A, Blumberg N, Holcomb JB.Transfusion. 2011 Aug;51(8):1644-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03245.x. No abstract available.

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Related citationsDirect regulation of striated muscle myosins by nitric oxide and endogenous nitrosothiols.Evangelista AM, Rao VS, Filo AR, Marozkina NV, Doctor A, Jones DR, Gaston B, Guilford WH.PLoS One. 2010 Jun 18;5(6):e11209.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsFresh goat's milk for infants: myths and realities--a review.Basnet S, Schneider M, Gazit A, Mander G, Doctor A.Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):e973-7. Epub 2010 Mar 15. Review.

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Free ArticleRelated citationsHypoxia limits antioxidant capacity in red blood cells by altering glycolytic pathway dominance.Rogers SC, Said A, Corcuera D, McLaughlin D, Kell P, Doctor A.FASEB J. 2009 Sep;23(9):3159-70. Epub 2009 May 5.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsClinical practice parameters for hemodynamic support of pediatric and neonatal septic shock: 2007 update from the American College of Critical Care Medicine.Brierley J, Carcillo JA, Choong K, Cornell T, Decaen A, Deymann A, Doctor A, Davis A, Duff J, Dugas MA, Duncan A, Evans B, Feldman J, Felmet K, Fisher G, Frankel L, Jeffries H, Greenwald B, Gutierrez J, Hall M, Han YY, Hanson J, Hazelzet J, Hernan L, Kiff J, Kissoon N, Kon A, Irazuzta J, Lin J, Lorts A, Mariscalco M, Mehta R, Nadel S, Nguyen T, Nicholson C, Peters M, Okhuysen-Cawley R, Poulton T, Relves M, Rodriguez A, Rozenfeld R, Schnitzler E, Shanley T, Kache S, Skippen P, Torres A, von Dessauer B, Weingarten J, Yeh T, Zaritsky A, Stojadinovic B, Zimmerman J, Zuckerberg A.Crit Care Med. 2009 Feb;37(2):666-88. Erratum in: Crit Care Med. 2009 Apr;37(4):1536. Skache, Sara [corrected to Kache, Saraswati]; Irazusta, Jose [corrected to Irazuzta, Jose].

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Related citationsSNO-hemoglobin and hypoxic vasodilation.Palmer LA, Doctor A, Gaston B.Nat Med. 2008 Oct;14(10):1009; author reply 1009-10. No abstract available.

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Related citationsTransnitrosation signals oxyhemoglobin desaturation.Marozkina N, Gaston B, Doctor A.Circ Res. 2008 Aug 29;103(5):441-3. No abstract available.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsEvolution of adverse changes in stored RBCs.Bennett-Guerrero E, Veldman TH, Doctor A, Telen MJ, Ortel TL, Reid TS, Mulherin MA, Zhu H, Buck RD, Califf RM, McMahon TJ.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Oct 23;104(43):17063-8. Epub 2007 Oct 11.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsGenome-level longitudinal expression of signaling pathways and gene networks in pediatric septic shock.Shanley TP, Cvijanovich N, Lin R, Allen GL, Thomas NJ, Doctor A, Kalyanaraman M, Tofil NM, Penfil S, Monaco M, Odoms K, Barnes M, Sakthivel B, Aronow BJ, Wong HR.Mol Med. 2007 Sep-Oct;13(9-10):495-508.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsS-nitrosothiols signal hypoxia-mimetic vascular pathology.Palmer LA, Doctor A, Chhabra P, Sheram ML, Laubach VE, Karlinsey MZ, Forbes MS, Macdonald T, Gaston B.J Clin Invest. 2007 Sep;117(9):2592-601.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsS-Nitrosothiol measurements in biological systems.Gow A, Doctor A, Mannick J, Gaston B.J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2007 May 15;851(1-2):140-51. Epub 2007 Feb 25. Review.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsGenome-level expression profiles in pediatric septic shock indicate a role for altered zinc homeostasis in poor outcome.Wong HR, Shanley TP, Sakthivel B, Cvijanovich N, Lin R, Allen GL, Thomas NJ, Doctor A, Kalyanaraman M, Tofil NM, Penfil S, Monaco M, Tagavilla MA, Odoms K, Dunsmore K, Barnes M, Aronow BJ; Genomics of Pediatric SIRS/Septic Shock Investigators.Physiol Genomics. 2007 Jul 18;30(2):146-55. Epub 2007 Mar 20.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsFunctional regulation of T-type calcium channels by s-nitrosothiols in the rat thalamus.Joksovic PM, Doctor A, Gaston B, Todorovic SM.J Neurophysiol. 2007 Apr;97(4):2712-21. Epub 2007 Feb 7.

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Free ArticleRelated citationsDetecting physiologic fluctuations in the S-nitrosohemoglobin micropopulation: Triiodide versus 3C.Doctor A, Gaston B, Kim-Shapiro DB.Blood. 2006 Nov 1;108(9):3225-6; author reply 3226-7. No abstract available.

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Free ArticleRelated citationsBuffering airway acid decreases exhaled nitric oxide in asthma.Gaston B, Kelly R, Urban P, Liu L, Henderson EM, Doctor A, Teague WG, Fitzpatrick A, Erzurum S, Hunt JF.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006 Oct;118(4):817-22. Epub 2006 Sep 1.

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Related citationsAlveolar macrophage activation is a key initiation signal for acute lung ischemia-reperfusion injury.Zhao M, Fernandez LG, Doctor A, Sharma AK, Zarbock A, Tribble CG, Kron IL, Laubach VE.Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2006 Nov;291(5):L1018-26. Epub 2006 Jul 21.

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