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Debra E. Weese-Mayer, MD

Debra E. Weese-Mayer, MD

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

Language: English

Appointments & Referrals

1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC)

About Me

Clinical Interests: Research in genetic disorders of the autonomic nervous system and respiratory control; congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS); rapid onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD);  sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); Rett syndrome​; development of tools to objectivity evaluate the autonomic nervous system

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


Research Interests: Autonomic medicine; circadian rhythms; developmental neurobiology; developmental genetics; endocrine genetics; pacemakers; respiratory diseases; sudden cardiac death

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