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Samuel John AjizianWake Forest School of Medicine

Samuel John Ajizian

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Trauma, Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Transport

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7194


Education & Training

  • B.A., University of California-San Diego, 1985
  • M.D., University of Southern California, 1989
  • Residency, Childrens Hosp Of L.A., 1993
  • Fellowship, University of Tennessee-Memphi, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


  • Am Academy Of Pediatrics
  • Soc Of Critical Care Medicine
  • European Society of Intensive
  • European Society for Ped & Neo

NPI Number

  • 1982671616
Samuel John Ajizian

Samuel John Ajizian

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Mucormycosis; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1; Diabetes Complications; Mediastinal Neoplasms; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7194


Recent Publications

Developing a standard method for apnea testing in the determination of brain death for patients on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a pediatric case series. Jarrah RJ, Ajizian SJ, Agarwal S, Copus SC, Nakagawa TA.. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014;15(2):E38-E43.

Disseminated mucormycosis in an adolescent with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus. McCrory MC, Moore BA, Nakagawa TA, Givner LB, Jason DR, Palavecino EL, Ajizian SJ.. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014;33(10):1094-1096.

Acute obtundation in a 9-month-old patient: ethanol ingestion. Edmunds SM, Ajizian SJ, Liguori A.. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014;30(10):739-741.

Apnea testing for determination of brain death in children supported with veno-arterial ECMO [abstract]. Nakagawa TA, Jarrah RJ, Ajizian SJ, Agarwal S, Copus SC.. Transplantation. 2013;96(10 Suppl):S170.

Pain and sedation in the pediatric ICU patient. Ajizian S. In: Nakagawa TA, Jacobs BR, eds. Current concepts in pediatric critical care. 2012 ed. Mount Prospect (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2012: 83-101.

A call for full public disclosure for donation after circulatory determination of death in children [letter]. Nakagawa TA, Rigby MR, Bratton S, Shemie S, Ajizian SJ, Berkowitz I, Bowens CD, Cosio CC, Curley MAQ, Dhanani S, et al.. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011;12(3):375-377.

Atypical presentation of a mediastinal mass in an adolescent: critical care considerations. Yester MA, Ajizian SJ.. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010;11(4):e44-e47.

Use of a remifentanyl/propofol mixture for painful procedures in children [abstract]. Ajizian S, Cannon M, Edmunds S, Kolaski K, Nakagawa T, Ray G, Ross G, Tobin J, Mou S.. In: Abstracts of the 20th ESPNIC Medical & Nursing Annual Congress; 2009 June 14-17; Verona (Italy). 2009;():.

Safety profile of multilevel chemical denervation procedures using phenol or botulinum toxin or both in a pediatric population. Kolaski K, Ajizian SJ, Passmore L, Pasutharnchat N, Koman LA, Smith BP.. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008;87(7):556-566.

Interfacility transport of the critically ill pediatric patient. Ajizian SJ, Nakagawa TA.. Chest. 2007;132(4):1361-1367.

From donation to transplantation: management of the pediatric solid organ transplant recipient. Nakagawa TA, Ajizian SJ. In: Conway EE Jr, Relvas MS, eds. Pediatric multiprofessional critical care review. Des Plaines (IL): Society of Critical Care Medicine;2006: 109-114.

Pediatric critical care review, edited by R.A. Hasan, M.D. Pappas [book review]. Ajizian S.. Anesth Analg. 2006;103(4):1065.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Trauma, Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Transport
Samuel John Ajizian

Samuel John Ajizian

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

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