Peter Andrew Meaney

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and 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
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.
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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 Itmat Expertise

Resuscitation, mHealth/IT, diagnostic devices, education, global health

Selected Publications

Bhanji F, Topjian AA, Nadkarni VM, Praestgaard AH, Hunt EA, Cheng A, Meaney PA, Berg RA for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Survival rates following pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrests during nights and weekends. JAMA Pediatrics 171(1): 39-45, January 2017 Notes: Published online November 7, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2535.

Niles DE, Nishisaki A, Sutton RM, Elci OU, Meaney PA, O’Connor KA, Leffelman J, Kramer-Johansen Jo, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Improved retention of chest compression psychomotor skills with brief “rolling refresher” training. Simulation in Healthcare In Press 2017.

Meaney PA: Saving children's lives": Program audit in Botswana. Global Health Symposium September 2016 Notes: Poster Presentation, Global Health Symposium, September 31-October 1, 2016, Philadelphia, PA.

Sutton RM, French B, Meaney PA, Topjian AA, Parshurum C, Edelson DP, Schexnayder S, Abella BS, Merchant RM, Bembea M, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Physiologic monitoring of CR quality during adult cardiac arrest: A propensity-matched cohort study. Resuscitation 106: 76-82, September 2016.

Haagsma JA, Graetz N, Bolliger I, Naghavi M, Higashi H, Mullany EC, Abera SF, Abraham JP, Adolfo K, Alsharif U, Barrero LH, Bekele T, Bose D, Brazinova A, Dandona L, Deleon D, Feigin VL, Franklin RC, Gabbe B, Gosselin RA, Hamadeh RR, Jayaraman SP, Khan EA, Lecky FE, Majdan M, Meaney PA, Miller TR, Mock CN, Norman RE, Oroaco R, Polinder S, Refaat A, Tabb KM, Temesgen AM, Theadom AM, Tran BX, Vavilala MS, Yip P, Younis MZ, Yu C, Murray CJL, Vos T.: The global burden of injury: Incidence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years and time trends from the global burden of disease study 2013. Injury Prevention 22(1): 3-18, February 2016.

Shilkofski NA, Meaney PA: Chapter 25: Simulation in Limited-Resource Settings. Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation PEDIATRICS 1st Edition. VJ Grant, A Cheng (eds.). Springer, January 2016 Notes:

Meaney PA: Knowledge accrual following participation pediatric fundamental critical care support (PFCCS) Course in Gaborone, Botswana. Global Health Symposium 2016 Notes: Poster Presentation, Global Health Symposium, September 31-October 1, 2016, Philadelphia, PA.

Forouzanfar MH, Alexander L, Anderson HR, Bachman VF, Biryukov S, Brauer M,Burnett R, Casey D, Coates MM, Cohen A, Delwiche K, Estep K, Frostad JJ, Astha KC, Kyu HH, Moradi-Lakeh M,Ng M, Slepak EL, Thmas BA, Wagner J,Aasvang GM, Abbafati C, Abbasoglu Orgoren A, Abd-Allah F, Abera SF, Aboyans V, Abraham B, Abraham JP, Meaney, et al: Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioral, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet 386: 2287-2323, December 2015.

Akins DL, Berger S, Duff JP, Gonzales JC, Hunt EA, Joyner BL, Meaney PA, Niles DE, Samson RA, Schexnayder SM: Part 11: Pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Pediatrics 136(2 Suppl): S167-S175, November 2015.

De Caen AR, Maconochie IK, Aickin R, Atkins DL, Biarent D, Guerguerian AM, Kleinman ME, Kloeck DA, Meaney PA, Nadkarni VM, Ng, KC, Nuthall G, Reis AG, Shimizu N, Tibballs J, Pintos RV. On behalf of the Pediatric Basic Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Chapter Collaborators: Part 6: Pediatric Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations. Pediatrics 136(2 Suppl): S88-S119, November 2015.

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