Peter Oishi, MD

Pediatric critical care specialist

Dr. Peter Oishi is a specialist who cares for patients in the pediatric intensive care units, including the specialized unit for infants and children with heart conditions.

Oishi earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College and completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. At UCSF, he completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine, followed by a research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Oishi has received numerous awards, including research support from the National Institutes of Health's Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program and a young investigators award from Actelion Pharmaceuticals. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and Society of Critical Care Medicine.


Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
1975 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1955
Fax: (415) 353-9144

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
1975 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1352

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Albany Medical College, MD 1998


University of New Mexico, Pediatrics 2001


UCSF, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Alvira CM, Steinhorn RH, Balistreri WF, Fineman JR, Oishi PE, Padbury JF, Kinsella JP, Abman SH. Enhancing the Development and Retention of Physician-Scientists in Academic Pediatrics: Strategies for Success. J Pediatr. 2018 Jul 25.
  2. Oishi P, Fineman JR. Pulmonary Hypertension. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug; 17(8 Suppl 1):S140-5.
  3. Nair AB, Oishi P. Venovenous Extracorporeal Life Support in Single-Ventricle Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Front Pediatr. 2016; 4:66.
  4. Datar SA, Gong W, He Y, Johengen M, Kameny RJ, Raff GW, Maltepe E, Oishi PE, Fineman JR. Disrupted NOS signaling in lymphatic endothelial cells exposed to chronically increased pulmonary lymph flow. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Jul 01; 311(1):H137-45.
  5. Karamlou T, Oishi P. Glucose metabolism after pediatric cardiac surgery: Too many sweets will ruin your appetite. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(3):505-6.
  6. Kameny RJ, He Y, Morris C, Sun C, Johengen M, Gong W, Raff GW, Datar SA, Oishi PE, Fineman JR. Right ventricular nitric oxide signaling in an ovine model of congenital heart disease: a preserved fetal phenotype. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Jul 01; 309(1):H157-65.
  7. Johnson RC, Datar SA, Oishi PE, Bennett S, Maki J, Sun C, Johengen M, He Y, Raff GW, Redington AN, Fineman JR. Adaptive right ventricular performance in response to acutely increased afterload in a lamb model of congenital heart disease: evidence for enhanced Anrep effect. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Apr 15; 306(8):H1222-30.
  8. Datar SA, Oishi PE, Gong W, Bennett SH, Sun CE, Johengen M, Maki J, Johnson RC, Raff GW, Fineman JR. Altered reactivity and nitric oxide signaling in the isolated thoracic duct from an ovine model of congenital heart disease with increased pulmonary blood flow. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Apr 01; 306(7):H954-62.
  9. Shue EH, Schecter SC, Gong W, Etemadi M, Johengen M, Iqbal C, Derderian SC, Oishi P, Fineman JR, Miniati D. Antenatal maternally-administered phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors normalize eNOS expression in the fetal lamb model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jan; 49(1):39-45; discussion 45.
  10. Radman M, Keller RL, Oishi P, Datar SA, Wellnitz K, Azakie A, Hanley F, Char D, Hsu JH, Amrinovin R, Adatia I, Fineman JR. Preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide levels are associated with outcome after total cavopulmonary connection (Fontan). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 148(1):212-9.
  11. Oishi PE, Klein OD, Keller RL. Developing physician-scientists in the fields of neonatology and pediatric critical care medicine: an effort to formulate a departmental policy. J Pediatr. 2013 Sep; 163(3):616-7.e1.
  12. Bernstein HS, Samad T, Cholsiripunlert S, Khalifian S, Gong W, Ritner C, Aurigui J, Ling V, Wilschut KJ, Bennett S, Hoffman J, Oishi P. Stem cell antigen-1 in skeletal muscle function. PLoS Curr. 2013 Aug 15; 5.
  13. Amirnovin R, Oishi P, Fineman JR, Keller RL. Reply to the editor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 May; 145(5):1416.
  14. Sharma S, Aramburo A, Rafikov R, Sun X, Kumar S, Oishi PE, Datar SA, Raff G, Xoinis K, Kalkan G, Fratz S, Fineman JR, Black SM. L-carnitine preserves endothelial function in a lamb model of increased pulmonary blood flow. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jul; 74(1):39-47.
  15. Radman M, Mack R, Barnoya J, CastaƱeda A, Rosales M, Azakie A, Mehta N, Keller R, Datar S, Oishi P, Fineman J. The effect of preoperative nutritional status on postoperative outcomes in children undergoing surgery for congenital heart defects in San Francisco (UCSF) and Guatemala City (UNICAR). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 147(1):442-50.
  16. Kumar S, Oishi PE, Rafikov R, Aggarwal S, Hou Y, Datar SA, Sharma S, Azakie A, Fineman JR, Black SM. Tezosentan increases nitric oxide signaling via enhanced hydrogen peroxide generation in lambs with surgically induced acute increases in pulmonary blood flow. J Cell Biochem. 2013 Feb; 114(2):435-447.
  17. Sharma S, Barton J, Rafikov R, Aggarwal S, Kuo HC, Oishi PE, Datar SA, Fineman JR, Black SM. Chronic inhibition of PPAR-? signaling induces endothelial dysfunction in the juvenile lamb. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Apr; 26(2):271-80.
  18. Oishi PE, Sharma S, Datar SA, Kumar S, Aggarwal S, Lu Q, Raff G, Azakie A, Hsu JH, Sajti E, Fratz S, Black SM, Fineman JR. Rosiglitazone preserves pulmonary vascular function in lambs with increased pulmonary blood flow. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jan; 73(1):54-61.
  19. Field-Ridley A, Heljasvaara R, Pihlajaniemi T, Adatia I, Sun C, Keller RL, Gong WH, Datar S, Oishi P, Fineman JR. Endostatin, an inhibitor of angiogenesis, decreases after bidirectional superior cavopulmonary anastamosis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Feb; 34(2):291-5.
  20. Sharma S, Sun X, Rafikov R, Kumar S, Hou Y, Oishi PE, Datar SA, Raff G, Fineman JR, Black SM. PPAR-? regulates carnitine homeostasis and mitochondrial function in a lamb model of increased pulmonary blood flow. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e41555.

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