Daniel Im

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Dr. Daniel Im is a pediatric critical care (PICU) attending at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center. After completing his undergraduate studies at UCLA, he went on to receive his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his pediatric residency and chief resident year at LAC+USC Medical Center. He subsequently did his fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

He is passionate about caring for the underserved children and families of Los Angeles. His research interests include: (1) Using machine learning algorithms to make clinically relevant predictions in the PICU and (2) Pediatric trauma.


  • USC Pediatrics: Faculty Teaching Award, 2019
  • USC Keck School of Medicine: Faculty Teaching Incentive Award, 2019
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: Morris and Mary Press Humanism Award, 2018


  • Pseudoaneurysm Screening after Pediatric High Grade Solid Organ Injury Am Surg. 2022 Oct 25; 31348221136573. . View in PubMed
  • New-Onset Right-Sided Weakness and Unsteady Gait in a 10-year-old Boy Pediatr Rev. 2022 Feb 01; 43(2):108-111. . View in PubMed
  • Pain Management in Pediatric Trauma Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2022 12; 61(12):821-825. . View in PubMed
  • Development of a deep learning model that predicts Bi-level positive airway pressure failure Sci Rep. 2022 05 26; 12(1):8907. . View in PubMed
  • Doxylamine Overdose in Teenager with Incidental Pituitary Apoplexy: Case Report SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine. 2021. . View in PubMed
  • It’s Okay to Forget Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021 06 01; 22(6):576-577. . View in PubMed
  • In response to: Timing and volume of crystalloid and blood products in pediatric trauma: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter prospective observational study J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 03 01; 90(3):e67. . View in PubMed
  • Cardiol Young. 2020 Oct; 30(10):1510-1511. . View in PubMed
  • Case 4: Pneumoperitoneum in a 2-year-old Boy Pediatr Rev. 2020 Feb; 41(2):90-92. . View in PubMed
  • Fatal Transdermal Fentanyl Patch Overdose in a Child Cureus. 2020 Jan 23; 12(1):e6755. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 06; 55(6):1332-1333. . View in PubMed
  • Acute Kidney Injury in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): a Case Report SN Compr Clin Med. 2020; 2(12):2899-2902. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluating the Practice of Repositioning Endotracheal Tubes in Neonates and Children Based on Radiographic Location Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 11; 20(11):1057-1060. . View in PubMed
  • Early Familial Experiences With Microtia: Psychosocial Implications for Pediatric Providers Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 06; 57(7):775-782. . View in PubMed
  • Teasing in younger and older children with microtia before and after ear reconstruction J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2017 Jun; 51(3):205-209. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Fibrosis versus Repair Front Pediatr. 2016; 4:28. . View in PubMed
  • Hypersegmented Neutrophils in an Adolescent Male With Heatstroke J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 Aug; 37(6):488. . View in PubMed
  • A 12-year-old boy with dyspnea, hypertension, hematuria, and proteinuria Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 5(6):348-51. . View in PubMed
  • Pre and post-operative psychological functioning in younger and older children with microtia J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Apr; 68(4):492-7. . View in PubMed
  • Inferior turbinoplasty during cosmetic rhinoplasty: techniques and trends Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Jan; 72(1):5-8. . View in PubMed
  • Social media use and impact on plastic surgery practice Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May; 131(5):1184-1193. . View in PubMed
  • Current management of microtia: a national survey Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2013 Apr; 37(2):402-8. . View in PubMed
  • Pneumoperitoneum after sexual assault in a patient who had hysterectomy 30 years ago: case report J Emerg Med. 2012 May; 42(5):540-2. . View in PubMed
  • In vitro mineralization of human mesenchymal stem cells on three-dimensional type I collagen versus PLGA scaffolds: a comparative analysis Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jun; 127(6):2301-2311. . View in PubMed
  • Extracellular-signal-related kinase 1/2 is responsible for inhibition of osteogenesis in three-dimensional cultured MC3T3-E1 cells Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Nov; 16(11):3485-94. . View in PubMed