TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
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    Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WIBachelor of Science05/2007Biomedical Engineering
    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin Unversity, North Chicago, ILMedical Doctorate06/2012Medicine
    Advocate Children’s Hospital-Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn, IL06/2015General Pediatric Residency Training
    Medical College of Wisconsin/ Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI06/2018Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Training
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    20212nd place in the overall: Texas Children's Hospital Healthcare Hackathon, Hospital of the future, Texas Children's Hospital
    20212nd place, Meeting People Where They Are challenge: Texas Children's Hospital Healthcare Hackathon, Texas Children's Hospital
    2017Readers' Choice Award Mental Health Edition, in-House Magazine
    2010Second Place: Research Poster Competition, 41st Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum
    2009First Place: Summer Research Fellowship Poster Session, Rosalind Franklin University
    2007Outstanding Senior Biomedical Engineering Student of the Year (Inaugural Recipient), Milwaukee School of Engineering
    2007First place: Business Plan Competition, Milwaukee School of Engineering
    2007Inducted into Tau Beta Pi, Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society
    2006Inducted into Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Alpha Eta Mu Beta – National Biomedical Engineering honor society
    2005Inducted into Eta Kappa Nu, Eta Kappa Nu - International electrical and computer engineering honor society of the IEEE

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    I am an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine where I practice clinically full time at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) in Houston, TX in the 166 bed Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower Pediatric ICU where we care for over 5,000 critically ill pediatric patients annually. I am board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. I care for patients aging from several weeks old through approximately 21 years old with one or more organ systems at risk of, or actively, failing.

    Utilizing my background in biomedical engineering I optimize the incorporation of technological advancements into pediatric intensive care clinical practice. Most recently I have been investigating the application of wireless/remote monitoring systems in pediatric patients building upon an initial pilot study in which I showed that using partially wireless pulse oximetry reduces episodes of loss of signal integrity secondary to motion artifact in pediatric subjects. Through my work on AICORE-kids (NIH R61HD105593 under PI Dr. Ananth Annapragada), I have been working with a multidisciplinary group to utilize machine learning applications to risk-stratify COVID-19 and MIS-C pediatric patients including prediction of likely outcomes based on electronic health record and biomarker data.

    In my advisory role in the TMC Innovation Accelerator and by facilitating connections with device companies and engineering colleges/universities, I work to keep the division of Pediatric Critical Care medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital at the forefront of medical device and software innovation. My goal is to re-design pediatric critical care units through optimizing the utilization of current and emerging technologies and devices to improve patient care, optimize billing and documentation accuracy and reduce administrative burdens on providers to improve patient, family, and provider experiences.

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         (Pamela C. Petersen, M.D.)Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
    SWPDC/BCM/TCH Pediatric Device Faculty Seed Grant
    Evaluation of a Novel Remote Vital Sign Monitor Compared to Traditional Inpatient Monitoring in Cardiac Shunt-Dependent Children
    Role Description: This is a clinical study to test the VITLS platform ( - Houston, TX) against gold standard inpatient monitoring devices in children with congenital heart disease. VITLS Tego is an FDA cleared device specifically designed for pediatric patients for wireless continuous vital sign monitoring that measures heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and oxygen saturation.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R61HD105593     (Dr. Ananth Annapragada)Nov 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2024
    AICORE-KIDS: AICORE-kids: Artificial Intelligence COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Kids
    Role Description: Utilization of machine learning applications to risk-stratify COVID-19 and MIS-C pediatric patients including prediction of likely outcomes based on electronic health record and biomarker data.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Petersen PC, Hanson S, Yan K, Clarke W. Partially Wireless Pulse Oximetry Reduces Loss of Signal Integrity due to Motion in Children. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 09; 9(9):690-696. PMID: 31420351.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Petersen PC, Balakrishnan B, Vitola B, Hong JC. Case report series of a novel application of neostigmine to successfully relieve refractory ileus status post-pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 11; 23(7):e13564. PMID: 31407849.
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    3. . Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, 4th Edition edited by Dr. Harry T. Whelan and Dr. Eric Kindwall. Chapter 11 Pediatric Considerations for Hyperbaric Medicine. 2017.
    4. . Light Upon the Waves. 2017. View Publication.
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