Katri V. Typpo, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
(520) 626-5485

Katri V. Typpo, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Arizona. Dr. Typpo is certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care by the American Board of Pediatrics. 

Prior to joining the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Dr. Typpo was an investigator in the division of Health Policy and Quality for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center as well as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Since 2012, Dr. Typpo has led a multidisciplinary group for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Quality Improvement Project which has developed and implemented guidelines for enteral nutrition delivery for children in the PICU.

Voted "Best Doctors in America" for Pediatric Critical Care in 2013 and 2014.



Her current research as a scholar in the Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program (PCCTSDP) and supported trainee on the Arizona Health Sciences Center Career Development Award examines non-nutritive benefits of enteral and parenteral nutrition on intestinal epithelial barrier function and microbiome diversity in two populations of critically ill children: children who require mechanical ventilation and infants with congenital heart disease.


B.S.: University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1997

  Major: Neuroscience

 M.D.: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2001

M.P.H.: UT School of Public Health, Houston, TX, 2006

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals, Pediatric Residency Program, Houston, TX, 2001-2004

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Houston, TX, 2004-2008



Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2000-present

Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2004-present

American Academy of Pediatrics, Member & Fellow, 2008-present

Critical Care Medicine Journal, Reviewer, 2011-present

Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI), Pediatric Critical Care Section Representative, 2012-present

Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) PEDAL subgroup, 2013-present

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2013-present

Frontiers in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Review Editor, 2014-present