Dr. LaTasha Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Children’s Heart Institute, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine. She works as a Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist and serves as the Associate Medical Director in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She completed her Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Her medical doctor degree was obtained at Meharry Medical College. Her clinical interest are family centered care, improving safety culture and DEI in the cardiac arena.


Medical School
Meharry Medical College
Residency: Pediatrics: Indiana University Riley Hospital for Children Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care; DMC/Wayne State University Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care; UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Board Certification
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Family Centered Care
Diversity, Education and Inclusive in the Pediatric Cardiac Arena
Safety Culture


1) Meert, K.L., McCaulley, L., Sarnaik, A.P. (2012). Mechanism of lactic acidosis in children with
acute severe asthma. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jan; 13(1):28-31

2) Cynthia Laviolette, PA-C, Jason Turner, MD, LaTasha Lewis, MD, Song-Gui Yang, MD, Tim
Pettitt, MD, Kurt D. Piggott, MD. “Occlusive Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis in a Healthy
Neonate with No Identifiable Risk Factors”. J Am Coll Cardiol Case Rep. 2021 Aug, 3 (9)

3) Piggott KD, Maqsood S, Warner CL, Pettitt T, Yang S, Turner J, Soliman A, Norlin C, Lewis
LT, and Bhatia A (2021). Nucleated red blood cells as a biomarker for mortality in neonates
following cardiac surgery. Cardiology in the Young, 1-5. doi:10.1017/S1047951121003577

4) Piggott KD, Norlin C, Laviolette C, Turner J, Lewis L, Soliman A, Hebert D, Pettitt T.
Nucleated red blood cells as a biomarker for mortality in infants and neonates requiring veno-
arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac disease. Perfusion. 2021 Oct
12:2676591211050607. doi: 10.1177/02676591211050607. Epub ahead of print. PMID:

5) Anne Aurelie Tedga, Frank Pigula, LaTasha Lewis, Thomas Richard Kimball,
Quadricuspid Aortic Valve With Guarded Left Coronary Artery Ostium in an Infant With Myocardial Infarction,
CASE, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 6-9, ISSN 2468-6441