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Attending Physician, Division of Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

Critical care medicine

Research Interests

Clinical informatics; decision support; implementation science; patient safety

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU

Research Divisions

Critical Care, Biomedical Informatics

My Education

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics: Oregon Health Services University, Portland, Oregon, 2018.

Clinical Fellow: Division of Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2013-2016.

Resident: Department of General Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2010-2013.

MPH: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

MD: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

BA: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2004.

Certifications: Pediatric Critical Care, American Board of Pediatrics, November 2016; General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, October 2013; Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

My Publications

Better Trumps Good: Enlisting Enemies to Reduce Out-of-ICU Codes. Sandquist, M; Dewan, M; Tegtmeyer, K. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:586-587.

Improving Timely Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis in the Pediatric ICU. Vidrine, R; Zackoff, M; Paff, Z; Seger, B; Satterlee, M; Buenaventura, E; Smith, C; Pfeiffer, S; Sahay, RD; Stalets, EL; et al. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2020; 46:299-307.

Caregiver Characteristics Associated With Quality of Cardiac Compressions on an Adult Mannequin With Real-Time Visual Feedback: A Simulation-Based Multicenter Study. Kessler, DO; Lemke, DS; Jani, P; Dewan, ML; Moore-Clingenpeel, M; Chang, TP; Pirie, J; Lovett, ME; Harwayne-Gidansky, I; Wolfe, HA. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare. 2020; 15:82-88.

Design, Implementation, and Validation of a Pediatric ICU Sepsis Prediction Tool as Clinical Decision Support. Dewan, M; Vidrine, R; Zackoff, M; Paff, Z; Seger, B; Pfeiffer, S; Hagedorn, P; Stalets, EL. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2020; 11:218-225.

Performance of a clinical decision support tool to identify PICU patients at high risk for clinical deterioration. Dewan, M; Muthu, N; Shelov, E; Bonafide, CP; Brady, P; Davis, D; Kirkendall, ES; Niles, D; Sutton, RM; Traynor, D; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:129-135.

Family comes first: The importance of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation training for caregivers. Zackoff, MW; Tegtmeyer, K; Dewan, M. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:210-211.

Improving the transition of intravenous to enteral antibiotics in pediatric patients with pneumonia or skin and soft tissue infections. Girdwood, SC T; Sellas, MN; Courter, JD; Liberio, B; Tchou, MJ; Herrmann, LE; Dewan, ML; Statile, AM; Unaka, NI. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:9-15.

Crystal Balls and Magic Eight Balls. Dewan, M; Sanchez-Pinto, LN. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:1197-1199.

State of the Unit: Physician Gender Diversity in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Leadership. Maxwell, AR; Riley, CL; Stalets, EL; Wheeler, DS; Dewan, M. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:e362-e365.

Let's Get It Right, Set It Up Again: Achieving High Reliability Through Simulation and Debriefing. Dewan, M; Tegtmeyer, K. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:497-499.