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James S. Killinger, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Physician


Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me


Children's Hospital in Oakland (California)


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Critical Care

I care for infants, children, and young adults who need monitoring and treatment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Some of these patients with cancer need close monitoring of their clinical state or therapies that warrant close, minute-to-minute monitoring in an intensive care unit during their stay. Our team in the PICU is staffed with pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and nurses who focus their clinical efforts on the needs of critically ill infants, children, and young adults. Our team works closely with the pediatric surgeons, neurosurgeons, oncologists, and bone marrow transplant specialists; pharmacists; respiratory care specialists; and nutrition specialists at MSK to ensure that our patients get the excellent multidisciplinary care they need and deserve.

My area of research interest is in the impact of varying clinical states on the function of the heart. Whether from infection, medications, cardiac surgery, or structural problems with the heart, I am interested in discovering ways to identify heart failure early in the clinical course, so that treatment can be maximized.


Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Killinger’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.