Dr. Wyckoff earned her engineering science degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She then came to UTSW Medical Center at Dallas for medical school and subsequently stayed for General Pediatrics training. She remained at UTSW for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine training and worked under Phil Shaul, MD on a project which elucidated how plasma membrane estrogen receptors are coupled to eNOS production via G-protein signaling. Upon completion of sub-specialty training she joined the faculty of UTSW Pediatrics Department to become the director of Newborn Resuscitation Services at Parkland Memorial Hospital, a large, urban county hospital with over 12,000 deliveries annually. She developed and coordinates an educational rotation in newborn resuscitation for the senior pediatric house-officer, 2nd year emergency medicine residents, neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows and OB anesthesia fellows. In addition, she oversees the continued development of the high-risk neonatal resuscitation team. Dr. Wyckoff maintains and utilizes one of the most comprehensive neonatal resuscitation databases in the country to continually try to improve neonatal resuscitation processes locally and nationally. Prospective resuscitation protocols are studied in the delivery room and she has developed a neonatal piglet model of asphyxia-induced hypotension/bradycardia and asphyxia-induced asystole to better elucidate the hemodynamics and optimize resuscitation strategies during CPR in the controlled setting of the laboratory. She has served on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, Newborn Subsection since 2003 and currently co-chair of the Neonatal Task Force. She has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee since 2006 and recently completed 2 terms Co-chair. Since 2013 she has served as UTSW site PI for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1994)
Children's Health Dallas (1995), Pediatrics
Children's Health Dallas (1997), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Asphyxia
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Oxygen Toxicity
  • Temperature Stabilization
  • Research Interest

    • Neonatal Research Network
    • Neonatal Resuscitation


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Perinatal management: What has been learned through the network?
    Chawla S, Foglia EE, Kapadia V, Wyckoff MH Semin. Perinatol. 2016 Aug
    Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Infants Born to Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Mothers.
    Boghossian NS, Hansen NI, Bell EF, Brumbaugh JE, Stoll BJ, Laptook AR, Shankaran S, Wyckoff MH, Colaizy TT, Das A, Higgins RD Pediatrics 2016 May
    The impact of ambient operating room temperature on neonatal and maternal hypothermia and associated morbidities: a randomized controlled trial.
    Duryea EL, Nelson DB, Wyckoff MH, Grant EN, Tao W, Sadana N, Chalak LF, McIntire DD, Leveno KJ Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2016 Feb
    Part 1: Executive Summary: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
    Neumar RW, Shuster M, Callaway CW, Gent LM, Atkins DL, Bhanji F, Brooks SC, de Caen AR, Donnino MW, Ferrer JM, Kleinman ME, Kronick SL, Lavonas EJ, Link MS, Mancini ME, Morrison LJ, O'Connor RE, Samson RA, Schexnayder SM, Singletary EM, Sinz EH, Travers AH, Wyckoff MH, Hazinski MF Circulation 2015 Nov 132 18 Suppl 2 S315-67
    Part 7: Neonatal Resuscitation: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations.
    Perlman JM, Wyllie J, Kattwinkel J, Wyckoff MH, Aziz K, Guinsburg R, Kim HS, Liley HG, Mildenhall L, Simon WM, Szyld E, Tamura M, Velaphi S Circulation 2015 Oct 132 16 Suppl 1 S204-41


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    Honors & Awards

    • Invited Lectureship, 6th Annual Fellows' Invited Lectureship
      Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (2014)
    • Elected Co-Chair of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee
      American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
    • Elected to Perinatal Research Society
    • Acute Care Rotation Teaching Award
      UT Southwestern Medical School (2007-2009)
    • Elected to Society for Pediatric Research
    • AOA
      Medical Academic Honor Society (1994)
    • Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award
      UT Southwestern Pediatric Program Residents (2006, 2008, 2011)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Perinatal Research Society (2008)
    • Society for Pediatric Research (2007)
    • American Heart Association (2006)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2000)
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • Texas Medical Association