Dr. McMichael obtained her medical degree from University of New Mexico in 2010. She completed pediatric residency and critical care fellowship training at Duke University in 2016. She currently attends in the pediatric intensive care unit after joining the UT Southwestern faculty as Assistant Professor in 2016. Her research interests include anticoagulation during ECMO and high-fidelity simulation.


Medical School
University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2010), Medicine
Duke University Hospital (2013), Pediatric Residency
Duke University Hospital (2016), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Research Interest

    • Anticoagulation during extracorporeal membranous oxygenation
    • Emergency response systems
    • Quality improvement and education
    • Simulation


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Acute upper-airway obstruction by a lingual thyroglossal duct cyst and implications for advanced airway management.
    Zimmerman KO, Hupp SR, Bourguet-Vincent A, Bressler EA, Raynor EM, Turner DA, Rehder KJ Respir Care 2014 Jul 59 7 e98-e102

    Honors & Awards

    • Deborah W. Kredich Award, “The Resident Most Influential in Our Training”
      Duke University Medical Center (2013)
    • Karen Frush Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award
      Duke University Medical Center (2013)
    • PICU Award
      Duke University Medical Center (2012)
    • Dr. William Bell Award
      Duke University Medical Center (2011)
    • Medical Student Teaching Award
      Duke University Medical Center (2011-2012)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2013)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2010)