Zahraa Al-Lawati, M.D.

Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care 



  • Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine – Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX (2016)


  • Resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan – Mott Children’s Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI (2013)

Medical school

  • Medical Doctor, George Washington University – Washington, DC (2010)


  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urban – Champaign, IL (2006)

Professional Interests

  • Fluid overload
  • Sepsis
  • Renal injury

Board Certification

  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


  • Al-Lawati ZH, Sur M, Kennedy CE, et al. Profile of Fluid Exposure and Recognition of Fluid Overload in Critically Ill Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020; 21(8):760-766.
  • Huang L, Zhang L, Ju H, Li Q, Pan JS, Al-Lawati Z, Sheikh-Hamad D. Stanniocalcin-1 inhibits thrombin induced signaling and protects from bleomycin-induced lung injury. Sci Rep. 2015.
  • Al-Lawati ZH, Hariadi NI, Gilsdorf JR. Fever and Abdominal Pain in a 5-Year-Old Traveler. Clinical Pediatrics.  2012; 51(6): 602-605.
  • Srinivasan L, Roberts B, Al-Lawati Z, Katznelson L et al. The impact of hypopituitarism on function and performance in subjects with recent history of traumatic brain injury and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Brain Injury. 2009; 23(7):639-48.
  • Kao L, Al-Lawati Z, Katznelson L et al. Prevalence and clinical demographics of cerebral salt wasting in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Pituitary. 2009:12(4):347-351.

Personal Bio

Dr. Al-Lawati is excited to move to Minnesota after a delay due to Covid-19. She grew up in Oman (and Utah!). She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and moved to the east coast for her medical degree at George Washington University. She moved back to the Midwest and completed her Pediatrics Residency at the University of Michigan-Mott Children’s Hospital. She moved to Houston to complete her Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Children’s Hospital. After fellowship, she worked at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (Detroit), where she took care of both medical/surgical and cardiac patients. Her professional interests include fluid overload, sepsis and renal injury. When she is not working, Dr. Al-Lawati enjoys travelling, hiking, reading and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops.