Prof. Dr. Oliver Karam

Dr. Karam completed his clinical training in Pediatrics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Montreal, Canada. In addition, he earned a PhD in Clinical Research at the University of Lille, France.  In 2010, after completing his training, he joined Geneva University Hospital as an Assistant Professor. He moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2017, and was promoted to Associate Professor. In 2021, he was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Karam’s research focuses on transfusion strategies in critically ill children. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and serves as an expert on numerous international panels, such as Surviving Sepsis. He also serves on the editorial board and as a reviewer for multiple journals.  He provides grant reviews for the NIH and the French Ministry of Health. He serves as a co-Investigator of many sponsored studies and the section leader of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute. He is also the past-chair of BloodNet, the largest pediatric blood research network.

Dr. Karam is considered an expert in pediatric critical care and serves as an attending in the pediatric intensive care unit. He also serves as a leader for pediatric transfusion medicine and a resource for pediatric sepsis.