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Maya Dewan, MD, MPH

  • Division Director, Division of Critical Care
  • Co-Director, Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Associate 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.


The Risk of Coding Racism into Pediatric Sepsis Care: The Necessity of Antiracism in Machine Learning. Sveen, W; Dewan, M; Dexheimer, JW. Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 247:129-132.

Implementation and Evaluation of an Artificial Intelligence Driven Simulation to Improve Resident Communication With Primary Care Providers. Merritt, C; Glisson, M; Dewan, M; Klein, M; Zackoff, M. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2022; 22:503-505.

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. 2022; 38:e993-e996.

Low Inadequate Oxygen Delivery Index is Associated with Decreased Cardiac Arrest Risk in High-Risk Pediatric ICU Patients. Dewan, M; Cooper, DS; Tegtmeyer, K. Critical Care Explorations. 2022; 4.

Assessment of a Situation Awareness Quality Improvement Intervention to Reduce Cardiac Arrests in the PICU. Dewan, M; Soberano, B; Sosa, T; Zackoff, M; Hagedorn, P; Brady, PW; Chima, RS; Stalets, EL; Moore, L; Britto, M; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2022; 23:4-12.

Improving Shared Situation Awareness for High-risk Therapies in Hospitalized Children. Sosa, T; Mayer, B; Chakkalakkal, B; Drozd, A; Hater, K; Johnson, A; Nasr, A; Seger, BM; Meyer, R; Dewan, M; et al. Hospital pediatrics. 2022; 12:37-46.

Risk factors and outcomes for recurrent paediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest: Retrospective multicenter cohort study. Frazier, ME; Brown, SR; O'Halloran, A; Raymond, T; Hanna, R; Niles, DE; Kleinman, M; Sutton, RM; Roberts, J; Tegtmeyer, K; et al. Resuscitation. 2021; 169:60-66.

Pulmonary Complications After Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant. Fitch, T; Myers, KC; Dewan, M; Towe, C; Dandoy, C. Frontiers in Oncology. 2021; 11.

Optimizing Situation Awareness to Reduce Emergency Transfers in Hospitalized Children. Sosa, T; Sitterding, M; Dewan, M; Coleman, M; Seger, B; Bedinghaus, K; Hawkins, D; Maddock, B; Hausfeld, J; Falcone, R; et al. Pediatrics. 2021; 148.

Relentless Improvement: Overcoming the "Active Resisters and Organizational Constipators " to Drive Change. Dewan, M; Wolfe, H; Stalets, EL. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2021; 22:842-844.

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