Steven Shein, MD

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10900 Euclid Ave, BRB 820

Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: 216-368-2329

Fax: 216-368-4223


Steven L Shein, MD

Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Linsalata Family Chair in Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Clinical & Translational Research Program
Associate Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Cleveland, Ohio

Associate Professor



  • Division: Critical Care / Pharmacology


Dr. Steven L. Shein is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Shein received a BS in Chemistry and BA in Biology from the University of Virginia (2001), Charlottesville, Va., as an Echols Scholar. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2005) where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Henry F. Saunders Award for outstanding performance in pediatrics.

Dr. Shein served his residency in pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, serving as Chief Resident in his final year of training and receiving an Award for Excellence in Patient Care. He left UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine with specialized training in pediatric neurocritical care at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was Chief Fellow in his last year of training there and received several awards for excellence in research, including the Nancy Caroline Fellowship Award from the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh.

He has been involved in clinical research since 2009, and his current research focuses on viral bronchiolitis and long-term outcomes after critical illness. He has received private foundation support for his research as well as a two-year National Institutes of Health T-32 grant. Dr. Shein has published in peer-reviewed medical journals, presented at national medical meetings, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress and American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, and is a reviewer for several journals. He served as the Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Clinical Research and Epidemiology Section Committee in 2019. He is an active member of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) research network and serves on the PICU Advisory Board for Virtual Pediatrics Systems, LLC. He has authored more than 35 peer reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. His first textbook, Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress – A Clinical Guide, is currently in press.