Debra E. Weese-Mayer, MD

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

Language: English


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

See Northwestern University Faculty Profile


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

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