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

    Outcomes of Preterm Infants following Discussions about Withdrawal or Withholding of Life Support.
    James J, Munson D, DeMauro SB, Langer JC, Dworetz AR, Natarajan G, Bidegain M, Fortney CA, Seabrook R, Vohr BR, Tyson JE, Bell EF, Poindexter BB, Shankaran S, Higgins RD, Das A, Stoll BJ, Kirpalani H J. Pediatr. 2017 Jun
    Efficacy of Intravenous and Endotracheal Epinephrine during Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Delivery Room.
    Halling C, Sparks JE, Christie L, Wyckoff MH J. Pediatr. 2017 Mar
    Evaluation of Timing and Route of Epinephrine in a Neonatal Model of Asphyxial Arrest.
    Vali P, Chandrasekharan P, Rawat M, Gugino S, Koenigsknecht C, Helman J, Jusko WJ, Mathew B, Berkelhamer S, Nair J, Wyckoff MH, Lakshminrusimha S J Am Heart Assoc 2017 Feb 6 2
    Epinephrine Use during Newborn Resuscitation.
    Kapadia VS, Wyckoff MH Front Pediatr 2017 5 97
    Hemodynamics and gas exchange during chest compressions in neonatal resuscitation.
    Vali P, Chandrasekharan P, Rawat M, Gugino S, Koenigsknecht C, Helman J, Mathew B, Berkelhamer S, Nair J, Wyckoff M, Lakshminrusimha S PLoS ONE 2017 12 4 e0176478


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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