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Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, FAAP, FCCM

  • Director, MediaLab
  • Medical Director, Center for Telehealth
  • Co-Chair, Code Committee
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
my goal is to help kids recover from serious illnesses while helping families through stressful times.
Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, FAAP, FCCM



As a pediatric intensivist, my goal is to help kids recover from serious illnesses while helping families through stressful times. I specialize in treating children and adolescents who need mechanical ventilation or resuscitation, and those who have sepsis, head trauma or are in shock. I have been the chair of the Code Committee at Cincinnati Children’s since 2010, and I am also the medical director for the Center for Telehealth.

I had tremendous mentors when I was a resident and then a fellow. I loved the complexity of critical care and the interactions with families during their challenging times.

I received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate in 2016. I've been a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine since 2007.

In my research, I am interested in multimedia medical education. I founded the Media Lab at Cincinnati Children's to help improve education to patients, families, medical students, nurses, residents, fellows and practicing physicians through high-quality 3D models.

I used to be a runner and have run 15 marathons, including the Boston Marathon seven times. My personal record is 2:59. I have four kids, all of whom play hockey, including a son and daughter who each played at the college level.

MD: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1992.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 1995.

Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, 1998.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1996; Pediatric Critical Care, 2000, 2007.


Shock; sepsis; respiratory failure; head trauma; mechanical ventilation

Services and Specialties

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU


Multimedia medical education

Research Areas

Critical Care


Championing the Spirit of O'hana in the PICU. Myers, C; Tegtmeyer, K; Dewan, M. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2023; 24:1092-1093.

How do we detect and respond to clinical deterioration in hospitalized children? Results of the Pediatric Care BefOre Deterioration Events (CODE) survey. O'Halloran, A; Lockwood, J; Sosa, T; Gawronski, O; Nadkarni, V; Kleinman, M; Dewan, M; Abulebda, K; Atkins, D; Balikai, S; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2023; 18:1102-1108.

Garnering effective telehealth to help optimize multidisciplinary team engagement (GET2HOME) for children with medical complexity: Protocol for a pragmatic randomized control trial. Warniment, A; Sauers-Ford, H; Brady, PW; Beck, AF; Callahan, SR; Giambra, BK; Herzog, D; Huang, B; Loechtenfeldt, A; Loechtenfeldt, L; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2023; 18:877-887.

Improving Usability of the Pediatric Code Cart by Combining Lean and Human Factors Principles. Frazier, M; Webster, K; Dewan, M; Hutson, T; Collins, K; Fettig, T; Grooms, T; Cordray, M; Tegtmeyer, K. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2023; 8:e676.

CPR quality and outcomes after extracorporeal life support for pediatric In-Hospital cardiac arrest. Brown, SR; Frazier, M; Roberts, J; Wolfe, H; Tegtmeyer, K; Sutton, R; Dewan, M. Resuscitation. 2023; 189:109874.

Inappropriate Shock Delivery Is Common During Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Gray, JM; Raymond, TT; Atkins, DL; Tegtmeyer, K; Niles, DE; Nadkarni, VM; Pandit, SV; Dewan, M; Abulebda, K; Atkins, D; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2023; 24:e390-e396.

Through the Looking-Glass Door. Dewan, M; Tegtmeyer, K; Stalets, EL. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2023; 24:425-426.

1165: RISK FACTOR AND OUTCOMES FOR RECURRENT PEDIATRIC IN-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST. Frazier, M; Brown, S; O’Halloran, A; Raymond, T; Kleinman, M; Sutton, R; Roberts, J; Tegtmeyer, K; Wolfe, H; Nadkarni, V; et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2023; 51:581.

35: EXTRACORPOREAL LIFE SUPPORT AFTER SUCCESSFUL RESUSCITATION FROM PEDIATRIC IN-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST. Brown, S; Frazier, M; Roberts, J; Wolfe, H; Tegtmeyer, K; Sutton, R; Dewan, M. Critical Care Medicine. 2023; 51:18.

Abstract 180: Impact Of Hot Debriefing Programs On Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality And Outcomes. Jani, P; Sweberg, T; Dewan, M; Tegtmeyer, K; Mullan, P; Griffis, H; Zhang, X; Niles, D; Nadkarni, VM; Wolfe, H. Circulation. 2022; 146:a180.

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