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Margaret A. Priestley, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Attending Physician, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director of Trauma Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Fellowship Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Chair, PICU/PCU Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1872
Fax: 267-426-5574
Education:
B.A. (Biology)
Columbia College, 1988.
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 1992.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1992-1993.
Residency in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1993-1995.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1995-1998.
Certifications
Institute for Health Care Improvement. Patient Safety Executive Development Program, 2011.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2014.
The American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 2014.
The American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2014.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2015.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2017.
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Selected Publications

Dorfman AT, Marino BS, Wernovsky G, Tabbutt S, Ravishankar C, Godinez RI, Priestley MA, Dodds KM, Rychik J, Gruber PJ, Gaynor JW, Levy RJ, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Spray TL, Dominguez TE: Critical heart disease in the neonate: presentation and outcome at a tertiary care center. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 9(2): 193-202, March 2008.

Ravishankar C, Dominguez TE, Kreutzer J, Wernovsky G, Marino BS, Godinez R, Priestley MA, Gruber PJ, Gaynor WJ, Nicolson SC, Spray RL, Tabbutt S: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after stage I reconstruction for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 7(4): 319-323, July 2006.

Galinkin JL, Kurth CD, Shi H, Priestley MA, Loepke AW, Adamson PC: The plasma pharmacokinetics and cerebral spinal fluid penetration of intravenous topiramate in newborn pigs. Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition 25(6): 265-271, September 2004.

Ditsworth D, Priestley MA, Loepke AW, Ramamoorthy C, McCann J, Staple L, Kurth CD: Apoptotic neuronal death following deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in piglets. Anesthesiology 98(5): 1119-1127, May 2003.

Loepke AW, Priestley MA, Schultz SE, McCann J, Golden J, Kurth CD: Desflurane improves neurologic outcome after low-flow cardiopulmonary bypass in newborn pigs. Anesthesiology 97(6): 1521-1527, December 2002.

Kurth CD, Priestley MA, Watzman HM, McCann J, Golden J: Desflurane confers neurologic protection for deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in newborn pigs. Anesthesiology 95(4): 959-964, October 2001.

Schultz TR, Durning SM, Napoli LA, Schear G, Godinez RI, Costarino A, O’Rourke M, Priestley MA, Helfaer MA: Airway Pressure Release Ventilation in Pediatrics Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2(3): 243-246, July 2001.

Priestley MA, Golden JA, O'Hara IB, McCann J, Kurth CD: Comparison of neurologic outcome after deep hypothermic circulatory arrest with alpha-stat and pH-stat cardiopulmonary bypass in newborn pigs. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 121(2): 336-343, February 2001.

Kurth CD, Priestley MA, Golden J, McCann J, Raghupathi R: Regional patterns of neuronal death after deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in newborn pigs. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 118(6): 1068-1077, December 1999.

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