Virginia Kharasch

Virginia Kharasch, MD

Pediatrician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-1900

  • Fax: 617-730-0373

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Chronic Ventilation
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pneumonia
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care

Departments

  • Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases

Programs

  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • General Pulmonary Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-1900

Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

University of the Philippines, 1981

Fellowship

Pulmonary Medicine - Boston Children's Hospital, 1987-1989

Boston, MA

Internship

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Phoenix, 1983-1984

Phoenix, AZ

Residency

Pediatrics - Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center, 1984-1986

Chicago, IL

Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Publications

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  1. Maayan C, Katz E, Begin M, Yuvchev I, Kharasch VS. Laughter is not always funny: breath-holding spells in familial dysautonomia. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Feb; 54(2):174-8.
  2. Vo P, Kharasch VS. Respiratory failure. Pediatr Rev. 2014 Nov; 35(11):476-84; quiz 485-6.
  3. Kharasch VS, Dumas HM, Haley SM, Sawicki GS, Ludlow LH, Wright EA, Jones DT, O'Brien JE. Bronchoscopy findings in children and young adults with tracheostomy due to congenital anomalies and neurological impairment. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2008; 1(2):137-43.
  4. Kharasch VS, Dumas HM, Haley SM, Sawicki GS, Ludlow LH, Wright EA, Jones DT, O'Brien JE. Bronchoscopy findings in children and young adults with tracheostomy due to congenital anomalies and neurological impairment. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2008; 1(2):137-143.
  5. O'Brien JE, Haley SM, Dumas HM, Ladenheim B, Mast J, Burke SA, Birnkrant DJ, Whitford K, Coletti DJ, Simpser EF, Pelegano J, Neufeld JA, Kharasch VS. Outcomes of post-acute hospital episodes for young children requiring airway support. Dev Neurorehabil. 2007 Jul-Sep; 10(3):241-7.
  6. O'Brien JE, Dumas HM, Haley SM, Ladenheim B, Mast J, Burke SA, Birnkrant DJ, Whitford K, Palazzo R, Neufeld JA, Kharasch VS. Ventilator weaning outcomes in chronic respiratory failure in children. Int J Rehabil Res. 2007 Jun; 30(2):171-4.
  7. Hayward MJ, Kharasch V, Sheils C, Friedman S, Dunleavy MJ, Utter S, Zurakowski D, Jennings R, Wilson JM. Predicting inadequate long-term lung development in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: an analysis of longitudinal changes in ventilation and perfusion. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan; 42(1):112-6.
  8. O'Brien JE, Birnkrant DJ, Dumas HM, Haley SM, Burke SA, Graham RJ, Kharasch VS. Weaning children from mechanical ventilation in a post-acute care setting. Pediatr Rehabil. 2006 Oct-Dec; 9(4):365-72.
  9. Fragala-Pinkham MA, Haley SM, Rabin J, Kharasch VS. A fitness program for children with disabilities. Phys Ther. 2005 Nov; 85(11):1182-200.
  10. Hull EM, Dumas HM, Crowley RA, Kharasch VS. Tracheostomy speaking valves for children: tolerance and clinical benefits. Pediatr Rehabil. 2005 Jul-Sep; 8(3):214-9.
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  12. Kharasch VS, Hui NT, Dumas HM, Haley SM, Specht L, Colin AA. Head circumference and chronic positive pressure ventilation in children: a pilot study. Childs Nerv Syst. 2005 Nov; 21(11):986-90.
  13. O'Brien J, Graham RJ, Dumas H, Kharasch V. Breath of Fresh Air. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. 2005; 14(2):57-58.
  14. Kharasch VS, Hamilton NTH, Dumas HM, Haley SM, Specht LA, Colin RAA. . Head circumference and chronic positive pressure ventilation in children. Child's Nervous System. 2005; 21(11):986-990.
  15. Kharasch VS, Haley SM, Dumas HM, Ludlow LH, O'Brien JE. Oxygen and ventilator weaning during inpatient pediatric pulmonary rehabilitation. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2003 Apr; 35(4):280-7.
  16. Hui H, Dumas H, Haley S, Kharasch VS. Macrocephaly and Positive Pressure Ventilation in Children. European Respiratory Journal. 2003; 22, Suppl.45:913.
  17. Cushman DG, Dumas HM, Haley SM, O'Brien JE, Kharasch VS. Re-admissions to inpatient paediatric pulmonary rehabilitation. Pediatr Rehabil. 2002 Jul-Sep; 5(3):133-9.
  18. O'Brien JE, Dumas HM, Haley SM, O'Neil ME, Renn M, Bartolacci TE, Kharasch V. Clinical findings and resource use of infants and toddlers dependent on oxygen and ventilators. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2002 Apr; 41(3):155-62.
  19. Cushman D, Dumas HM, Haley SM, O'Brien JE, Kharasch V. Readmission of inpatient pediatric pulmonary rehabilitation. Pediatric Rehabilitation. 2002; 34:133-139.
  20. Muratore CS, Kharasch V, Lund DP, Sheils C, Friedman S, Brown C, Utter S, Jaksic T, Wilson JM. Pulmonary morbidity in 100 survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia monitored in a multidisciplinary clinic. J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Jan; 36(1):133-40.
  21. Nobuhara KK, Lund DP, Mitchell J, Kharasch V, Wilson JM. Long-term outlook for survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Clin Perinatol. 1996 Dec; 23(4):873-87.
  22. Kharasch VS, Lipsitz S, Santis W, Hallowell JA, Goorin A. Long-term pulmonary toxicity of multiagent chemotherapy including bleomycin and cyclophosphamide in osteosarcoma survivors. Med Pediatr Oncol. 1996 Aug; 27(2):85-91.
  23. Lund DP, Mitchell J, Kharasch V, Quigley S, Kuehn M, Wilson JM. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the hidden morbidity. J Pediatr Surg. 1994 Feb; 29(2):258-62; discussion 262-4.
  24. Kharasch VS, Sweeney TD, Fredberg J, Lehr J, Damokosh AI, Avery ME, Brain JD. Pulmonary surfactant as a vehicle for intratracheal delivery of technetium sulfur colloid and pentamidine in hamster lungs. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1991 Oct; 144(4):909-13.
  25. Rees D, Wolfthal S, Brain J, Humes JL, Mumford RA, Pacholok SG, Kharasch VS, Wohl ME. Determination of elastolytic activity in the soluble phase of cystic fibrosis sputum. Pediatric Pulmonology. 1991; Suppl.6:277A.
  26. Kharasch VS, Sweeney T, Fredberg J, Lehr J, Damokosh A, Avery ME, Brain J. Surfactant as a vehicle for delivery of 99mTcSC and pentamidine. Am. Rev. Respir. Dis. 1991; 144:909-913.
  27. Kharasch SJ, Kharasch VS, Vinci RJ. Primary spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax in an adolescent: a case report. Pediatr Emerg Care. 1990 Jun; 6(2):129-30.
  28. Abarquez RF, Sison, VM, Sison LM. . Current controversies and future role of digitalis in hypertension. Journal of Internal Medicine. 1984; 22:140-152.
  29. Abarquez RF, Sison VM. Digitalis: Impact on hypertensive morbidity, a fifteen year follow up. Journal of Cardiology. 1983; 11:161-174.
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