Dr Labarinas is an assistant professor in the Children’s Heart Institute, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She completed pediatric residency as well as pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Genevas’s Children’s Hospital in Switzerland. She pursued another Critical Care Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital after that. She continued her career in the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Unit. Her interests lay in pediatric oncology, transfusion medicine and ECMO. Since 2023 she is the co-director of the Cardiac Heart Institute pediatric ECMO program.


Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine & Neonatology
Children's University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
Fellow in Onco-Hematology Unit
Children's University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
Fellow in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine & Neonatology
Children's University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
School of Medicine
University of Lausanne, Switzerland


• Influence of Early Extubation and postoperative outcomes after pediatric lung transplantation. S. Labarinas Jorge A. Coss-Bu , Chinyere Onyearugbulem , Jefferey S Henley , George B Mallory, M.C Gazzaneo Pediatric Transplantation 2020, DOI: 10.1111/petr.13776

• Anti-Xa versus time-guided anticoagulation strategies in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ariane Willems, Peter P Roeleveld, Sonia Labarinas, John W Cyrus,Jennifer A Muszynski, Marianne E Nellis5 and Oliver Karam. Perfusion 2020. DOI:10.1177/0267659120952982

• Improved outcomes of stem cell transplant patients after index admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Sonia Labarinas, Curt Kennedy, Jorge Coss-Bu, Robert Krance, Caridad Martinez. Publication under review at Biology and Blood Marrow Transplantation (BBMT).

• Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation after diphenhydramine ingestion. Sonia Labarinas. Kristen Meulmester. Spencer Greene. James Thomas. Manpreet Virk. Gwen Erkonen. J Med Toxicol. 2018 Jun 28. DOI: 10.1007/s13181-018-0672-6

• Accuracy of Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Measurement in Premature Infants. Marie Janaillac, Sonia Labarinas, Riccardo E. Pfister, and Oliver Karam. Critical Care Research and Practice. Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8041967, 5 pages

• Review: Plasma in the PICU: why and when should we transfuse? Sonia Labarinas, Delphine Arni and Oliver Karam. Annals of intensive care 2013.

• Is acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia the expression of immune dysregulation? Sonia Labarinas, F. Gumy- Pause, AL Rougemont, G. Baerlocher,E. Oppliger,N. Porret, C. Barazzone- Argirofo, M. Schappi,J. Passweg, L Merlini, H.Ozsahin, M. Ansari. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2012

• Allergic reactions from etophenamate : study of fourteen cases. JJ Bujan, MCM Gonzalez, JM Lopez, TM Roman, S Labarinas, EF Capdevilla. Contact Dermatitis May 2008.