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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
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 Pediatrics, 2002.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2002.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2002.
Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2003.
Pediatric Critical Care, American Board of Pediatrics, 2006.
Fellow, American Board of Pediatrics, 2006.
Instructor, Basic Life Support (BLS), 2006.
Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2007.
Master Training Mentor, Helping Babies Breathe, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010.
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics (Re-cert), 2012.
Pediatric Critical Care, American Board of Pediatrics (Re-cert), 2016.
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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

Cox M, Afonso N, Mazhani M, Kloeck D, Mysore M, Roy K, Setlhare S, Daman T, Meaney PA: Knowledge Accrual Following Participation in Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) Course in Gaborone, Botswana. Pediatric Critical Care 2018 Notes: In Press.

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, Dec 2017.

Olasveengen Theresa M, de Caen Allan R, Mancini Mary E, Maconochie Ian K, Aickin Richard, Atkins Dianne L, Berg Robert A, Bingham Robert M, Brooks Steven C, Castrén Maaret, Chung Sung Phil, Considine Julie, Couto Thomaz Bittencourt, Escalante Raffo, Gazmuri Raúl J, Guerguerian Anne-Marie, Hatanaka Tetsuo, Koster Rudolph W, Kudenchuk Peter J, Lang Eddy, Lim Swee Han, Løfgren Bo, Meaney Peter A, Montgomery William H, Morley Peter T, Morrison Laurie J, Nation Kevin J, Ng Kee-Chong, Nadkarni Vinay M, Nishiyama Chika, Nuthall Gabrielle, Ong Gene Yong-Kwang, Perkins Gavin D, Reis Amelia G, Ristagno Giuseppe, Sakamoto Tetsuya, Sayre Michael R, Schexnayder Stephen M, Sierra Alfredo F, Singletary Eunice M, Shimizu Naoki, Smyth Michael A, Stanton David, Tijssen Janice A, Travers Andrew, Vaillancourt Christian, Van de Voorde Patrick, Hazinski Mary Fran, Nolan Jerry P: 2017 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations Summary. Resuscitation 121(23): 201-214, Dec 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 137(1): e1-e6, Nov 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 Nov 2017.

Global Burden of Disease Collaborators (Meaney PA middle author): Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet (London, England) 390(10091): 231-266, Sep 2017.

Kloeck D, Meaney PA, Kloeck W: Cardiac Arrest in Resource-Poor Settings: Southern Africa Experience. ICU Management & Practice 17(2), Aug 2017.

Fowler Jessica C, Woods-Hill Charlotte Z, Meaney Peter A: Don't wait for the weight. Resuscitation 117: A3-A4, Aug 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, Aug 2017.

Global Burden of Disease Collaborators (Meaney PA middle author): Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015: Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. JAMA pediatrics 171(6): 573-592, Apr 2017.

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