Dr. Monica Relvas pr actices as a P ediatric Intensivist and joined the staff of Covenant Children’s Hospital in November of 2009. She has served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Fellowship Director of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She has also pr acticed pediatric critical care medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Dr. Relvas’ primary clinical interests are shock, trauma, ARDS, sepsis, cardiac intensive care and ECMO all in the pediatric population.
Dr. Relvas has completed two fellowships: V ascular Surgery, at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Pediatric Critical Care at Schneider Children’s Hospital, in New Hyde Park, NY. She has published research on the use of dornase-alpha in pediatric ventilated patients with atelectasis; The effect of Terbutaline drip on cardiac enzyme elevation in children with status asthmaticus and Prone positioning and ARDS in the pediatric population.
Dr. Relvas completed medical school at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. She has received the Presidential Citation for Significant Contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the House staff Teaching Award.
She is also a member of the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine. Dr.Relvas is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Gener al Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. She is also certified by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.