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Peter Andrew Meaney, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty, Botswana-U Penn Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana
Director, Center for Global Pediatric Clinical Care, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd
8th Floor Main Building, 8NE, RM 8566
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: (267) 426-7133
Fax: (215) 590-4327
Education:
B.A. (Religious Studies)
University of Virginia, 1993.
M.D. (Medicine)
Medical College of Virginia, 1998.
M.P.H. (Quantitative Methods)
Harvard School of Public Health, 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatric Internship/Combined Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts, 1998-1999.
Pediatric Residency/Combined Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts, 1999-2002.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2002-2005.
Certifications
Provider Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 1998.
Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 1998.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002.
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, 2002.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2002.
Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2003.
Pediatric Critical Care, American Board of Pediatrics, 2006.
Instructor, Basic Life Support (BLS), 2006.
Fellow, American Board of Pediatrics, 2006.
Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2007.
Master Training Mentor, Helping Babies Breathe, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Meaney is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perlman School of Medicine. His initial medical training is in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics; he completed his Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at CHOP and his Master’s on Public Health degree at Harvard University.

Dr. Meaney is a nationally and internationally recognized pediatric resuscitation scientist, and has provided over 40 presentations at national and international meetings and has published over 40 manuscripts. He has developed, implemented and led training programs at 11 sites in 8 countries. Dr. Meaney’s identification of gaps in provider training in these environments has led to a global response for more research in this area. Dr. Meaney has held leadership positions in the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Committee as well as the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) since 2008, and in 2014 served as a temporary advisor to the World Health Organization. He has driven paradigm shifts in resuscitation education and training in the resource-limited setting.

His current focus is on improving care at the district hospital level, and has led development and implementation the Saving Children’s Lives program. SCL improves care delivery of first level and district hospital healthcare workers for acute child illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhea and sepsis. Since 2013, SCL has trained over 500 providers in Botswana, Tanzania and India. Data shows that SCL implementation has both increased provider knowledge and reduced pediatric mortality, and is a feasible and sustainable Ministry of Health essential child survival program.

Dr Meaney seeks to conduct the necessary research to pioneer, implement and evaluate innovative yet relevant and practical solutions to improve acute care for children in low and middle-income countries.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Meaney is an Attending Physician in the 55-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and 20-bed Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at CHOP. He is the founder and physician lead of CHOP’s Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) training program, designed for non-ICU providers to recognize respiratory distress and shock prior to decompensation.

In addition, Dr Meaney has provided clinical care as a volunteer clinician at over 11 sites in 8 countries.

Selected Publications

Olasveengen TM, de Caen AR, Mancini ME, Maconochie IK, Aickin R, Atkins DL, Berg RA, Bingham RM, Brooks SC, Castrén M, Chung SP, Considine J, Couto TB, Escalante R, Gazmuri RJ, Guerguerian AM, Hatanaka T, Koster RW, Kudenchuk PJ, Lang E, Lim SH, Løfgren B, Meaney PA, Montgomery WH, Morley PT, Morrison LJ, Nation KJ, Ng KC, Nadkarni VM, Nishiyama C, Nuthall G, Ong GY, Perkins GD, Reis AG, Ristagno G, Sakamoto T, Sayre MR, Schexnayder SM, Sierra AF, Singletary EM, Shimizu N, Smyth MA, Stanton D, Tijssen JA, Travers A, Vaillancourt C, Van de Voorde P, Hazinski MF, Nolan JP; ILCOR Collaborators: 2017 international consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care science with treatment recommendations summary. Resuscitation 121: 201-214, December 2017.

Atkins Dianne L, de Caen Allan R, Berger Stuart, Samson Ricardo A, Schexnayder Stephen M, Joyner Benny L, Bigham Blair L, Niles Dana E, Duff Jonathan P, Hunt Elizabeth A, Meaney Peter A: 2017 American Heart Association Focused Update on Pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality: An Update to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardio pulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation Nov 2017.

Niles DE, Nishisaki A, Sutton RM, Elci OU, Meaney PA, OʼConnor KA, Leffelman J, Kramer-Johansen J, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Improved retention of chest compression psychomotor skills with brief "rolling refresher" training. Simulation In Healthcare 12(4): 213-219, August 2017.

Fowler JC, Woods-Hill CZ, Meaney PA : Don't Wait for the Weight. Resuscitation Page: A3-A4, May 2017.

Kassebaum Nicholas, Kyu Hmwe Hmwe, Zoeckler Leo, Olsen Helen Elizabeth, Thomas Katie, Pinho Christine, Bhutta Zulfiqar A, Dandona Lalit, Ferrari Alize, Ghiwot Tsegaye Tewelde, Hay Simon I, Kinfu Yohannes, Liang Xiaofeng, Lopez Alan, Malta Deborah Carvalho, Mokdad Ali H, Naghavi Mohsen, Patton George C, Salomon Joshua, Sartorius Benn, Topor-Madry Roman, Vollset Stein Emil, Werdecker Andrea, Whiteford Harvey A, Abate Kalkidan Hasen, Abbas Kaja, Abreha Damtew Solomon, Ahmed Muktar Beshir, Akseer Nadia, Al-Raddadi Rajaa, Alemayohu Mulubirhan Assefa, Altirkawi Khalid, Abajobir Amanuel Alemu, Amare Azmeraw T, Antonio Carl A T, Arnlov Johan, Artaman Al, Asayesh Hamid, Avokpaho Euripide Frinel G Arthur, Awasthi Ashish, Ayala Quintanilla Beatriz Paulina, Bacha Umar, Balem Dimtsu, Barac Aleksandra, Bärnighausen Till Winfried, Baye Estifanos, Bedi Neeraj, Bensenor Isabela M, Berhane Adugnaw, Bernabe Eduardo, Bernal Oscar Alberto, Beyene Addisu Shunu, Biadgilign Sibhatu, Bikbov Boris, Boyce Cheryl Anne, Brazinova Alexandra, Hailu Gessessew Bugssa, Carter Austin, Castañeda-Orjuela Carlos A, Catalá-López Ferrán, Charlson Fiona J, Chitheer Abdulaal A, Choi Jee-Young Jasmine, Ciobanu Liliana G, Crump John, Dandona Rakhi, Dellavalle Robert P, Deribew Amare, deVeber Gabrielle, Dicker Daniel, Betsu Balem Balm, Ding Eric L, Dubey Manisha, Endries Amanuel Yesuf, Erskine Holly E, Faraon Emerito Jose Aquino, Faro Andre, Farzadfar Farshad, Fernandes Joao C, Fijabi Daniel Obadare, Fitzmaurice Christina, Fleming Thomas D, Flor Luisa Sorio, Foreman Kyle J, Franklin Richard C, Fraser Maya S, Frostad Joseph J, Fullman Nancy, Gebregergs Gebremedhin Berhe, Gebru Alemseged Aregay, Geleijnse Johanna M, Gibney Katherine B, Gidey Yihdego Mahari, Ginawi Ibrahim Abdelmageem Mohamed, Gishu Melkamu Dedefo, Gizachew Tessema Assefa, Glaser Elizabeth, Gold Audra L, Goldberg Ellen, Gona Philimon, Goto Atsushi, Gugnani Harish Chander, Jiang Guohong, Gupta Rajeev, Tesfay Fisaha Haile, Hankey Graeme J, Havmoeller Rasmus, Hijar Martha, Horino Masako, Hosgood H Dean, Hu Guoqing, Jacobsen Kathryn H, Jakovljevic Mihajlo B, Jayaraman Sudha P, Jha Vivekanand, Jibat Tariku, Johnson Catherine O, Jonas Jost, Kasaeian Amir, Kawakami Norito, Keiyoro Peter N, Khalil Ibrahim, Khang Young-Ho, Khubchandani Jagdish, Ahmad Kiadaliri Aliasghar A, Kieling Christian, Kim Daniel, Kissoon Niranjan, Knibbs Luke D, Koyanagi Ai, Krohn Kristopher J, Kuate Defo Barthelemy, Kucuk Bicer Burcu, Kulikoff Rachel, Kumar G Anil, Lal Dharmesh Kumar, Lam Hilton Y, Larson Heidi J, Larsson Anders, Laryea Dennis Odai, Leung Janni, Lim Stephen S, Lo Loon-Tzian, Lo Warren D, Looker Katharine J, Lotufo Paulo A, Magdy Abd Hassan, El Razek , Malekzadeh Reza, Markos Shifti Desalegn, Mazidi Mohsen, Meaney Peter A, Meles Kidanu Gebremariam, Memiah Peter, Mendoza Walter, Abera Mengistie Mubarek, Mengistu Gebremichael Welday, Mensah George A, Miller Ted R, Mock Charles, Mohammadi Alireza, Mohammed Shafiu, Monasta Lorenzo, Mueller Ulrich, Nagata Chie, Naheed Aliya, Nguyen Grant, Nguyen Quyen Le, Nsoesie Elaine, Oh In-Hwan, Okoro Anselm, Olusanya Jacob Olusegun, Olusanya Bolajoko O, Ortiz Alberto, Paudel Deepak, Pereira David M, Perico Norberto, Petzold Max, Phillips Michael Robert, Polanczyk Guilherme V, Pourmalek Farshad, Qorbani Mostafa, Rafay Anwar, Rahimi-Movaghar Vafa, Rahman Mahfuzar, Rai Rajesh Kumar, Ram Usha, Rankin Zane, Remuzzi Giuseppe, Renzaho Andre M N, Roba Hirbo Shore, Rojas-Rueda David, Ronfani Luca, Sagar Rajesh, Sanabria Juan Ramon, Kedir Mohammed Muktar Sano, Santos Itamar S, Satpathy Maheswar, Sawhney Monika, Schöttker Ben, Schwebel David C, Scott James G, Sepanlou Sadaf G, Shaheen Amira, Shaikh Masood Ali, She June, Shiri Rahman, Shiue Ivy, Sigfusdottir Inga Dora, Singh Jasvinder, Slipakit Naris, Smith Alison, Sreeramareddy Chandrashekhar, Stanaway Jeffrey D, Stein Dan J, Steiner Caitlyn, Sufiyan Muawiyyah Babale, Swaminathan Soumya, Tabarés-Seisdedos Rafael, Tabb Karen M, Tadese Fentaw, Tavakkoli Mohammad, Taye Bineyam, Teeple Stephanie, Tegegne Teketo Kassaw, Temam Shifa Girma, Terkawi Adbullah Sulieman, Thomas Bernadette, Thomson Alan J, Tobe-Gai Ruoyan, Tonelli Marcello, Tran Bach Xuan, Troeger Christopher, Ukwaja Kingsley N, Uthman Olalekan, Vasankari Tommi, Venketasubramanian Narayanaswamy, Vlassov Vasiliy Victorovich, Weiderpass Elisabete, Weintraub Robert, Gebrehiwot Solomon Weldemariam, Westerman Ronny, Williams Hywel C, Wolfe Charles D A, Woodbrook Rachel, Yano Yuichiro, Yonemoto Naohiro, Yoon Seok-Jun, Younis Mustafa Z, Yu Chuanhua, Zaki Maysaa El Sayed, Zegeye Elias Asfaw, Zuhlke Liesl Joanna, Murray Christopher J L, Vos Theo: Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015: Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. JAMA pediatrics Apr 2017.

Bhanji Farhan, Topjian Alexis A, Nadkarni Vinay M, Praestgaard Amy H, Hunt Elizabeth A, Cheng Adam, Meaney Peter A, Berg Robert A: Survival Rates Following Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests During Nights and Weekends. JAMA pediatrics 171(1): 39-45, Jan 2017.

Kloeck D, Meaney PA, Kloeck W: Cardiac Arrest in Resource-Poor Settings: Southern Africa Experience. ICU Management & Practice In Press 2017.

Olasveengen TM, de Caen AR, Mancini ME, Maconochie IK, Aickin R, Atkins DL, Berg RA, Bingham RM, Brooks SC, Castrén M, Chung SP, Considine J, Couto TB, Escalante R, Gazmuri RJ, Guerguerian AM, Hatanaka T, Koster RW, Kudenchuk PJ, Lang E, Lim SH, Løfgren B, Meaney PA, Montgomery WH, Morley PT, Morrison LJ, Nation KJ, Ng KC, Nadkarni VM, Nishiyama C, Nuthall G, Ong GY, Perkins GD, Reis AG, Ristagno G, Sakamoto T, Sayre MR, Schexnayder SM, Sierra AF, Singletary EM, Shimizu N, Smyth MA, Stanton D, Tijssen JA, Travers A, Vaillancourt C, Van de Voorde P, Hazinski MF, Nolan JP: 2017 international consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care science with treatment recommendations summary. Circulation Epub ahead of print 2017.

Smith KA, Bergman JE, Roberts, AL, Buffman HS, Setlhare S, More K, Meaney PA: Use of Mobile Data Application to increase Serial Data Collection of Facility Readiness in a Resource Limited Setting. American Public Health Association 2017 Notes: Poster presentation during the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8) in Atlanta.

Meaney PA: Knowledge accrual following participation pediatric fundamental critical care support (PFCCS) Course in Gaborone, Botswana. Global Health Symposium Oct 2016 Notes: Poster Presentation, Global Health Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

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