Thomas A. Nakagawa, M.D., FAAP, FCCM

Thomas A. Nakagawa M.D., FAAP, FCCM

Professor

Department: Department of Pediatrics
Business Phone: (904) 202-8758
Business Email: Thomas.Nakagawa@jax.ufl.edu

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Interests
  • Clinical Special Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Organ Donation/Transplantation, End-of-Life Care
  • Research Special Interests: Organ Donation/Transplantation, End-of-Life Care

Publications

2024
Knowledge gaps in heart and lung donation after the circulatory determination of death: Report of a workshop of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation.43(6):1021-1029[DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2024.02.1455.[PMID] 38432523.
2023
Anticoagulation for pediatric head-injury-related cerebral sinovenous thrombosis. A call for trial-derived evidence to standardize anticoagulant management.
European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society.43():A2-A3[DOI] 10.1016/j.ejpn.2023.03.004.[PMID] 36990950.
2023
Death and Ultrasound Evidence of the Akinetic Heart in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.24(11):e568-e572[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000003307.[PMID] 37318261.
2023
Dexamethasone versus methylprednisolone for critical asthma: A single center, open-label, parallel-group clinical trial.
Pediatric pulmonology.58(6):1719-1727[DOI] 10.1002/ppul.26386.[PMID] 36929864.
2023
Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn: A Case Series Illustrating Preventable Harm.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners.37(1):67-73[DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2022.08.004.[PMID] 36117074.
2023
Organ recovery from preterm infants following circulatory death: The tiniest package might hold the greatest gift.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.23(8):1092-1093[DOI] 10.1016/j.ajt.2023.04.005.[PMID] 37037377.
2023
Pediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation: Across the Care Continuum.
Pediatrics.152(2):-[DOI] 10.1542/peds.2023-062923.[PMID] 37483135.
2022
Impact of the Updated Guideline for Pediatric Brain Death Determination on Current Practice.
Journal of child neurology.37(7):553-561[DOI] 10.1177/08830738221047668.[PMID] 35603748.
2021
A Child With COVID-19, Type 1 Diabetes, and Candida glabrata: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Clinical pediatrics.60(14):554-558[DOI] 10.1177/00099228211052471.[PMID] 34636691.
2021
Enteral Nutrition Improves Vital Signs in Children With Bronchiolitis on Noninvasive Ventilation.
Hospital pediatrics.11(2):135-143[DOI] 10.1542/hpeds.2020-001180.[PMID] 33479104.
2021
Midodrine overdose in children: a case report and review of treatment for hypertensive emergencies.
Translational pediatrics.10(9):2398-2401[DOI] 10.21037/tp-21-153.[PMID] 34733680.
2021
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Enhances Interstage Growth in Infants With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.22(3):e213-e223[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002596.[PMID] 33055529.
2020
Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria: The World Brain Death Project.
JAMA.324(11):1078-1097[DOI] 10.1001/jama.2020.11586.[PMID] 32761206.
2020
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy After Cardiothoracic Surgery in Children Less Than 2 Months Old: An Assessment of Long-Term Malnutrition Status and Gastrostomy Outcomes.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.21(1):50-58[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002129.[PMID] 31568238.
2020
Stress ulcer prophylaxis in children with status asthmaticus receiving systemic corticosteroids: a descriptive study assessing frequency of clinically important bleeding.
The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma.57(8):858-865[DOI] 10.1080/02770903.2019.1614617.[PMID] 31046509.
2020
Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Monitoring During Apnea Testing for Determination of Neurologic Death in Children: A Retrospective Case Series.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.21(5):437-442[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002225.[PMID] 31834253.
2019
Be Still My Beating Heart-Using Reduction in Heart Rate Variability As a Predictor of Brain Death.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.20(1):84-85[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001775.[PMID] 30614974.
2019
Development of a multinational registry of pediatric deceased organ donation activity.
Pediatric transplantation.23(3):e13345-[DOI] 10.1111/petr.13345.[PMID] 30724003.
2019
Response.
Chest.155(1):239-240[DOI] 10.1016/j.chest.2018.08.1067.[PMID] 30616727.
2019
Transcutaneous carbon dioxide measurements in fruits, vegetables and humans: A prospective observational study.
European journal of anaesthesiology.36(12):904-910[DOI] 10.1097/EJA.0000000000001073.[PMID] 31464713.
2018
A Longitudinal and Sustainability Assessment of Pediatric Interfacility Transport Handover Standardization.
Pediatric quality & safety.3(6):e118-[DOI] 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000118.[PMID] 31334450.
2018
Organ Donation Following Neurologic and Circulatory Determination of Death.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.19(8S Suppl 2):S26-S32[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001518.[PMID] 30080804.
2018
Standardization of Pediatric Interfacility Transport Handover: Measuring the Development of a Shared Mental Model.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.19(2):e72-e79[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001396.[PMID] 29206726.
2018
Trust the Internet or Trust Your Physician: Public Perception of Brain Death Isn't a No Brainer.
Chest.154(2):238-239[DOI] 10.1016/j.chest.2018.04.023.[PMID] 30080498.
2017
Canadian Guidelines for Controlled Pediatric Donation After Circulatory Determination of Death-Summary Report.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.18(11):1035-1046[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001320.[PMID] 28925929.
2017
Time of Admission to the PICU and Mortality.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.18(10):915-923[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001268.[PMID] 28737595.
2017
To See or Not to See: Ultrasound as an Ancillary Study to Determine Brain Death.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.18(3):284-285[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001102.[PMID] 28257369.
2016
Organ donation education initiatives: A report of the Donor Management Task Force.
Journal of critical care.35():24-8[DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.04.020.[PMID] 27481732.
2016
Pediatric Donation After Circulatory Determination of Death: Past, Present, and Hopeful Future Changes.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.17(3):270-1[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000605.[PMID] 26945204.
2015
Management of the Potential Organ Donor in the ICU: Society of Critical Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Consensus Statement.
Critical care medicine.43(6):1291-325[DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000958.[PMID] 25978154.
2015
Pediatric Deceased Donation-A Report of the Transplantation Society Meeting in Geneva.
Transplantation.99(7):1403-9[DOI] 10.1097/TP.0000000000000758.[PMID] 25996634.
2014
Circulatory death determination in uncontrolled organ donors: a panel viewpoint.
Annals of emergency medicine.63(4):384-90[DOI] 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.05.018.[PMID] 23796628.
2014
Developing a standard method for apnea testing in the determination of brain death for patients on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a pediatric case series.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.15(2):e38-43[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000006.[PMID] 24201855.
2014
Disseminated mucormycosis in an adolescent with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal.33(10):1094-6[DOI] 10.1097/INF.0000000000000383.[PMID] 24830701.
2014
Off-hours admission to pediatric intensive care and mortality.
Pediatrics.134(5):e1345-53[DOI] 10.1542/peds.2014-1071.[PMID] 25287463.
2013
An official American Thoracic Society/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Society of Critical Care Medicine/Association of Organ and Procurement Organizations/United Network of Organ Sharing Statement: ethical and policy considerations in organ donation after circulatory determination of death.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.188(1):103-9[DOI] 10.1164/rccm.201304-0714ST.[PMID] 23815722.
2013
Pediatric organ donation and transplantation.
Pediatrics.131(6):e1723-30[DOI] 10.1542/peds.2012-3992.[PMID] 23690525.
2013
Tracheobronchial calcifications in children.
Pediatric radiology.43(8):937-40[DOI] 10.1007/s00247-013-2649-6.[PMID] 23615629.
2012
Brain death in children: why does it have to be so complicated?
Annals of neurology.72(2):300-[DOI] 10.1002/ana.23623.[PMID] 22926867.
2012
Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 task force recommendations-executive summary.
Annals of neurology.71(4):573-85[DOI] 10.1002/ana.23552.[PMID] 22522447.
2011
A call for full public disclosure for donation after circulatory determination of death in children.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.12(3):375-7; author reply 377[DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31820ac30c.[PMID] 21637157.
2011
Clinical report—Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 task force recommendations.
Pediatrics.128(3):e720-40[DOI] 10.1542/peds.2011-1511.[PMID] 21873704.
2011
Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 Task Force recommendations.
Critical care medicine.39(9):2139-55[DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31821f0d4f.[PMID] 21849823.
2010
The circulatory-respiratory determination of death in organ donation.
Critical care medicine.38(3):963-70[DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181c58916.[PMID] 20124892.
2007
Interfacility transport of the critically ill pediatric patient.
Chest.132(4):1361-7[DOI] .[PMID] 17934123.
2006
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis complicating influenza A infection.
Pediatrics.118(1):e216-9[DOI] .[PMID] 16785288.

Office Information

Academic Office
Wolfson Children's Hospital
800 Prudential Drive, 3rd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 202-8758
Thomas.Nakagawa@jax.ufl.edu
Administrative Manager
Amanda Thornton
(904) 202-8758
amanda.thornton@jax.ufl.edu

Education

Medical Degree
1986 · Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
Internship
1987 · Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Pediatrics Residency
1989 · Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
1992 · Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA