Debra E. Weese-Mayer, MD

Chief, Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP)

Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Beatrice Cummings Mayer Professor in Pediatric Autonomic Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Clinical Interests

Research in genetic disorders of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and respiratory control; neurocristopathies; congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS); rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD); sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); Rett syndrome; physiological maturation of the ANS and respiratory control in extremely preterm-born infants; development of tools to objectively and non-invasively evaluate the ANS


Education & Training

Education: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1978

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine and control of breathing, Lurie Children's (Formerly Children's Memorial Hospital), 1982-1986; Residency in pediatrics, Lurie Children's (Formerly Children's Memorial Hospital), 1978-1981

Board Certifications: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, General Pediatrics

Professional Organizations: American Autonomic Society Statement on Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, CJ Foundation for SIDS Scientific Advisory Board, RADICA-FRE Scientific Advisory Board, Society for Pediatric Research