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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.



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.


Association of chest compression pause duration prior to E-CPR cannulation with cardiac arrest survival outcomes. Lauridsen, KG; Lasa, JJ; Raymond, TT; Niles, D; Sutton, RM; Morgan, RW; Fran Hazinski, M; Griffis, H; Hanna, R; Zhang, X; et al. Resuscitation. 2022; 177:85-92.

Who Let All These People In?. Frazier, M; Dewan, M; Tegtmeyer, K. Hospital pediatrics. 2022; 12:e129-e130.

2022 Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines on Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation, Neuromuscular Blockade, and Delirium in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients With Consideration of the ICU Environment and Early Mobility. Smith, HA B; Besunder, JB; Betters, KA; Johnson, PN; Srinivasan, V; Stormorken, A; Farrington, E; Golianu, B; Godshall, AJ; Acinelli, L; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2022; 23:e74-e110.

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.

Code Team Training: Demonstrating Adherence to AHA Guidelines During Pediatric Code Blue Activations. Stewart, C; Shoemaker, J; Keller-Smith, R; Edmunds, K; Davis, A; Tegtmeyer, K. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:e1658-e1662.

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.

Contextual Factors Affecting Implementation of In-hospital Pediatric CPR Quality Improvement Interventions in a Resuscitation Collaborative. Dewan, M; Parsons, A; Tegtmeyer, K; Wenger, J; Niles, D; Raymond, T; Cheng, A; Skellett, S; Roberts, J; Jani, P; et al. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6.

Development and Implementation of Augmented Reality Enhanced High-Fidelity Simulation for Recognition of Patient Decompensation. Zackoff, MW; Cruse, B; Sahay, RD; Fei, L; Saupe, J; Schwartz, J; Klein, M; Geis, GL; Tegtmeyer, K. Simulation in Healthcare. 2021; 16:221-230.

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