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Maya Dewan, MD, MPH

  • Co-Director, Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



In the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), children are at high risk for cardiac arrest which may lead to death or permanent disability. Through clinical prediction and improved situation awareness, PICU staff can identify patients prior to cardiac arrest and prevent adverse outcomes.

My research focuses on using the electronic health record to increase situation awareness to aid in the prediction and prevention of deterioration in PICU patients. My goal is to improve the care of the sickest pediatric patients through outstanding medical care and cutting-edge research.

Currently, we are using implementation science to optimize a clinical decision support identification tool for high-risk PICU patients. Through this work we have improved the situation awareness of the team and have reduced cardiac arrests within the PICU. My other research involves clinical decision support for sepsis identification and mitigation, reducing alarm fatigue and improving healthcare value.

Beyond my role as an attending physician, I am an assistant professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Cincinnati and the program director for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program. My dedication to the education of future physicians was recognized in 2019 with the Cincinnati Children’s Resident Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.


Code Team Structure and Training in the Pediatric Resuscitation Quality International Collaborative. Pfeiffer, S; Lauridsen, KG; Wenger, J; Hunt, EA; Haskell, S; Atkins, DL; Duval-Arnould, JM; Knight, LJ; Cheng, A; Gilfoyle, E; et al. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:e431-e435.

Care Does Not Stop Following ROSC: A Quality Improvement Approach to Postcardiac Arrest Care. Pfeiffer, S; Zackoff, M; Bramble, K; Jacobs, L; Ruehlmann, K; Stalets, EL; Tegtmeyer, K; Dewan, M. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6.

Royale With Adrenalin: Intraosseous Versus IV Vascular Access for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Epinephrine. Tegtmeyer, K; Frazier, M; Dewan, M. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2021; 22:332-334.

Improving CPR Quality by Using a Real-Time Feedback Defibrillator During Pediatric Simulation Training. Frazier, M; Dewan, M; Keller-Smith, R; Shoemaker, J; Stewart, C; Tegtmeyer, K. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; Publish Ahead of Print.

Do I Need Proof of the Culprit? Decreasing Respiratory Viral Testing in Critically Ill Patients. Innis, K; Hasson, D; Bodilly, L; Sveen, W; Stalets, EL; Dewan, M. Hospital pediatrics. 2021; 11:e1-e5.

eStablish And Formalize Expert Criteria for Avoidable Resuscitation Review (SAFECARR) Electronic Delphi: Development of a Consensus Framework for Classifying and Reviewing Cardiac Arrests Within the PICU. Dewan, M; O'Halloran, A; Kleinman, M; Tegtmeyer, K; Gallagher, R; Nadkarni, V; Sutton, RM; Wolfe, HA. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:992-999.

Comparing Two Proximal Measures of Unrecognized Clinical Deterioration in Children. Sosa, T; Ferris, S; Frese, C; Hacker, D; Dewan, M; Brady, PW. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:673-676.

The Effects of Care Team Roles on Situation Awareness in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study. Soberano, BT; Brady, P; Yunger, T; Jones, R; Stoneman, E; Sosa, T; Stalets, EL; Zackoff, M; Chima, R; Tegtmeyer, K; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:594-597.

Pediatric Resuscitation Practices During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Morgan, RW; Kienzle, M; Sen, AI; Kilbaugh, TJ; Dewan, M; Raymond, TT; Himebauch, AS; Berg, RA; Tegtmeyer, K; Nadkarni, VM; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:e651-e660.

Back to the Basics or Back to the Future? The Art and Science of Predicting Clinical Deterioration in Hospitalized Children. Sosa, TK; Dewan, M; Tegtmeyer, K. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:839-841.

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Reducing Cardiac Arrests in the PICU by Improving Situation Awareness
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Reducing Cardiac Arrests in the PICU by Improving Situation Awareness

Maya Dewan, MD, MPH11/2/2021

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