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 14,000 deliveries annually. She developed and coordinates an educational rotation in newborn resuscitation for the senior pediatric house-officer and oversees the continued development of the high-risk 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. She has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee since 2006 and was names Co-chair in 2011.


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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Oxygen Toxicity
  • Temperature Stabilization
  • Research Interest

    • Neonatal Resuscitation


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    The two-thumb is superior to the two-finger method for administering chest compressions in a manikin model of neonatal resuscitation
    Christman C, Hemway RJ, Wyckoff MH, Perlman JM Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2011 96 F99-F101
    End-tidal CO2 detection of an audible heart rate during neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation following asystole in asphyxiated piglets.
    Chalak LF, Barber CA, Hynan L, Garcia D, Christie L, Wyckoff MH. Pediatric Res 2011 69 401-405
    Extended series of cardiac compressions during CPR in a swine model of perinatal asphyxia
    Solevag AL, Dannevig I, Wyckoff MH, Saustad OD, Nakstad B. Resuscitation 2010 81 1571-76
    Randomized trial of volume infusion during resuscitation of apshyxiated neonatal piglets
    Wyckoff MH, Garcia D, Perlman JM, Laptook AR. Pediatric Research 2007 61 415-20
    Endotracheal versus intravenous epinephrine during neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the delivery room
    Barber CA, Wyckoff MH. Pediatrics 2006 118 1028-34

    Honors & Awards

    • Elected Co-Chair of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee
      American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
    • Faculty Teaching Award
      Awarded by UTSW Pediatric Residents (2011)
    • Election to Perinatal Research Society
      Perinatal Research Society (2008)
    • Election to Society for Pediatric Research
      Academic Research Society (2006)
    • AOA
      Medical Academic Honor Society (1994)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • Perinatal Research Society
    • Society for Pediatric Research
    • Texas Medical Association