Joseph Philip

Joseph Philip, M.D., FAAP

Assistant Professor

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About Joseph Philip

Joseph Philip, MBBS, MD, FAAP, is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. He completed a senior fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care from Texas Childrens Hospital (Baylor College of Medicine). Dr. Philip earned his medical degree at Kottayam Medical College in India, and he pursued two pediatric residencies at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College in India and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Philip then completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

At UF Health, he serves as a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and is the medical director of the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit.  He is also the program director for the senior instructorship for pediatric cardiac critical care. In addition, he serves as the co-chair of the Pediatric Emergency Work Committee (PERWG) for Shands Childrens Hospital.

Dr. Philip has authored publications on a number of topics in pediatric critical and cardiac critical care, including pediatric patients undergoing extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ventricular assist devices and cardiac-specific over-expression of melanoma differentiation associated gene-5.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
    Non ACGME
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medcine
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • CPR
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Heart failure in children – overview
  • Ventricular assist device


Safety of a 2-Day Antibiotic Regimen After Delayed Chest Closure Post Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
Journal of intensive care medicine. 35(8):805-809 [DOI] 10.1177/0885066618792849. [PMID] 30089431.
Risk Factors for Seizures and Epilepsy in Children With Congenital Heart Disease.
Journal of child neurology. 35(7):442-447 [DOI] 10.1177/0883073820904912. [PMID] 32103693.
Bivalirudin May Reduce the Need for Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Pediatric Cardiac Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001291. [PMID] 33031157.
Bivalirudin and Alteplase for Pulmonary Embolism Requiring Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in an Adolescent.
The journal of extra-corporeal technology. 52(4):327-331 [DOI] 10.1182/ject-2000013. [PMID] 33343036.
Ventricular assist device deactivation in children: Preparedness planning and procedural checklist.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 38(10):1116-1118 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2019.06.013. [PMID] 31301967.
Sub-acute neonatal hemochromatosis in an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome on ventricular assist device awaiting transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation. 23(7) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.13567. [PMID] 31407854.
Hybrid procedure with pulsatile ventricular assist device for hypoplastic left heart syndrome awaiting transplantation.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 158(2):e59-e61 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.12.025. [PMID] 30737110.
Developments in Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device Support.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 10(6):759-768 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135119880890. [PMID] 31663841.
A single centre experience with an evolving approach for the repair of coarctation of the aorta.
Cardiology in the young. 29(7):885-887 [DOI] 10.1017/S104795111900101X. [PMID] 31296278.
Severe Direct Hyperbilirubinemia as a Consequence of Right Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 9(4):470-474 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135116640786. [PMID] 27154793.
End-organ recovery post-ventricular assist device can prognosticate survival.
Journal of critical care. 44:57-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.10.017. [PMID] 29065351.
Hypoplastic left heart in Turner’s syndrome: a primary indication for transplant?
Cardiology in the young. 28(3):458-460 [DOI] 10.1017/S1047951117001962. [PMID] 29233199.
Severe Neonatal Purpura Fulminans Caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
Clinical pediatrics. 56(8):776-780 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922816660693. [PMID] 27449990.
Efficacy and retention of Basic Life Support education including Automated External Defibrillator usage during a physical education period.
Preventive medicine reports. 5:263-267 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.01.004. [PMID] 28138421.
Nature of the underlying heart disease affects survival in pediatric patients undergoing extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 148(5):2367-72 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.03.023. [PMID] 24787696.
Cardiac-specific overexpression of melanoma differentiation-associated gene-5 protects mice from lethal viral myocarditis.
Circulation. Heart failure. 6(2):326-34 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.969402. [PMID] 23271791.


Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
2013 · Texas Childrens Hospital (Baylor College of Medicine)
Fellowship – Pediatric Critical Care
2012 · Baylor College of Medicine
Residency – Pediatrics
2009 · Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency – Pediatrics
2005 · Thiruvananthapuram Medical College
Residency – Ophthalmology
2001 · Madurai Medical College
2000 · Kottayam Medical College, Kerala, India

Contact Details

(352) 363-2431