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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 is currently chair of the Neonatal Life Support Task Force. She has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee since 2006 and recently completed a term as 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

Research Interest

  • Neonatal Research Network
  • Neonatal Resuscitation


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Naloxone during neonatal resuscitation: acknowledging the unknown.
Guinsburg R, Wyckoff MH Clin Perinatol 2006 Mar 33 1 121-32, viii
Endotracheal delivery of medications during neonatal resuscitation.
Wyckoff MH, Wyllie J Clin Perinatol 2006 Mar 33 1 153-60, ix
Use of volume expansion during delivery room resuscitation in near-term and term infants.
Wyckoff MH, Perlman JM, Laptook AR Pediatrics 2005 Apr 115 4 950-5
Neonatal lethal osteochondrodysplasia with low serum levels of alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin.
Wyckoff MH, El-Turk C, Laptook A, Timmons C, Gannon FH, Zhang X, Mumm S, Whyte MP J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2005 Feb 90 2 1233-40
Gastric suction at birth.
Conklin LS, Perlman JM, Wyckoff MH J. Pediatr. 2005 Jan 146 1 152-3; author reply 153
Initial hypoglycemia and neonatal brain injury in term infants with severe fetal acidemia.
Salhab WA, Wyckoff MH, Laptook AR, Perlman JM Pediatrics 2004 Aug 114 2 361-6
Effective ventilation and temperature control are vital to outborn resuscitation.
Wyckoff MH, Perlman JM Prehosp Emerg Care 2004 Apr-Jun 8 2 191-5
Neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Critical hemodynamics
Wyckoff MH NeoReviews 2010 March 11 3 e123-e129


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Honors & Awards

  • Chair, Neonatal Life Support Task Force
    International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (2015-2020)
  • Editorial Board
    Resuscitation (2015)
  • Elected Co-Chair of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee
    American Academy of Pediatrics (2011-2015)
  • Elected to Perinatal Research Society
  • Elected to Society for Pediatric Research
  • AOA
    Medical Academic Honor Society (1994)
  • Acute Care Rotation Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern Medical School (2007, 2009)
  • 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)