Biography

Dr. Heather Weydig is a graduate of Tulane University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. She went on to obtain her medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Both her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine were completed at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. Her clinical interests include neonatal resuscitation which has included training in Helping Babies Breathe, and instructor trips to Tanzania to teach neonatal resuscitation courses.  Her research focuses on improving the care, management and outcomes of extremely low gestational age neonates and extremely low birth weight neonates in the first week of life. Her research has included a large-scale quality improvement bundle called “The Parkland Bundle” which is focused on improvement of severe intraventricular hemorrhage in the smallest premature infants. She is an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, and practices in the neonatal intensive care units at Parkland, Children’s Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, and William P. Clements Jr. University Hospitals.

Education

Medical School
The Medical College of Wisconsin (2010)
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children's Health (2013), Pediatrics
Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Research Interest

    • Extremely low birth weight neonate care in the first week of life
    • Golden hour management
    • Neonatal resuscitation
    • Quality improvement
    • Resident/Fellow education

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Index of suspicion in the nursery: Progressive lethargy in a four-day-old term infant
    Weydig HM, Veltkamp D, Kakkilaya V, Stumpf K, Waber LJ, Brion LP. NeoReviews 2015 Nov 16 11 e642-e644
    Index of suspicion.
    Sachdeva S, Bhansali P, Fletcher C, Jones A, Miller H, Mittal V Pediatr Rev 2014 May 35 5 206-11

    Honors & Awards

    • National Program of Excellence Award: Family Medicine Student Association President
      Medical College of Wisconsin (2008)
    • Medical Student Externship Program
      Medical College of Wisconsin: Department of Pediatrics (2007)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2010)