Biography

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Dr. Sheehan graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1993. She undertook further training in Pediatrics and Neonatology in Ireland before completing a Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Sheehan joined the pediatric faculty at UT Southwestern in 2002 where she is an Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Inpatient Services.

Her academic interests include; sepsis, pediatric transport, patient flow and patient safety. Dr. Sheehan has a number of administrative roles as the Chief of Inpatient Services and Physician Advisor at Children’s Medical Center.

Education

Medical School
The University of Ireland (1993)
Internship
St. Vincents Hospital - Dublin Ireland (1994), Surgery
Residency
Boston Medical Center - GME (1994), Internal Medicine
Residency
The Children's Hospital-Dublin, Ireland (1995), Pediatrics
Residency
The National Maternity Hospital-Dublin, Ireland (1995), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Residency
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1999), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Children's Hospital Medical Center (2002), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • Interfacility Transport
  • Patient safety and quality
  • Performance Improvement
  • Shock

Publications

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Peroxisome proliferator activator receptor-gamma ligands, 15-deoxy-Delta(12,14)-prostaglandin J2 and ciglitazone, reduce systemic inflammation in polymicrobial sepsis by modulation of signal transduction pathways.
Zingarelli B, Sheehan M, Hake PW, O'Connor M, Denenberg A, Cook JA J. Immunol. 2003 Dec 171 12 6827-37
Nuclear factor-kappaB as a therapeutic target in critical care medicine.
Zingarelli B, Sheehan M, Wong HR Crit. Care Med. 2003 Jan 31 1 Suppl S105-11
Yet another potential role for nitric oxide in the pathophysiology of septic shock.
Sheehan M, Wong HR Crit. Care Med. 2002 Jun 30 6 1393-4
Parthenolide, an inhibitor of the nuclear factor-kappaB pathway, ameliorates cardiovascular derangement and outcome in endotoxic shock in rodents.
Sheehan M, Wong HR, Hake PW, Malhotra V, O'Connor M, Zingarelli B Mol. Pharmacol. 2002 May 61 5 953-63
Protective effects of isohelenin, an inhibitor of nuclear factor kappaB, in endotoxic shock in rats.
Sheehan M, Wong HR, Hake PW, Zingarelli B J. Endotoxin Res. 2002 8 2 99-107

Honors & Awards

  • President of Medical and Dental Staff, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
    (2010)
  • Specialty award
    Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2002)
  • Educational scholarship
    Society of Critical Care Medicine (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Air Medical Physician Association (2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1996)