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Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

"my goal is to help kids recover from serious illnesses while helping families through stressful times."

My Biography & Research


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 Critical Care MediaLab 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.

Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

Multimedia medical education

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU

Research Divisions

Critical Care

Blog Posts

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By Ken Tegtmeyer, MD1/15/2021

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My Education

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.

My Publications

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.

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. 2021.

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.

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.

Growth of the Digital Footprint of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress: 2014-2020. Carroll, CL; Szakmany, T; Dangayach, NS; DePriest, A; Duprey, MS; Kaul, V; Kleinpell, R; Tegtmeyer, K; Kudchadkar, SR. Critical Care Explorations. 2020; 2.

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.

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.

Diurnal Variation in Medical Emergency Team Calls at a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital. Conway, SR; Tegtmeyer, K; Wheeler, DS; Loechtenfeldt, A; Stalets, EL; Brady, PW. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2020; 5.