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Critical Care

Critical Care, Anesthesiology
Phone: 832-227-3250
Fax: 832-227-3298


18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Matthew Keith Pesek, MD

Medical Director West Campus PICU

Assistant Professor, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2013
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Residency Pediatrics 2010
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2007


Dr. Pesek's clinical interests include recognition and treatment of children with severe traumatic brain injury and the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome.  His role as medical director also gives him the opportunity to improve the quality of care provided in the PICU by collaborating with his partners in nursing, respiratory care, and pharmacy.
Clinical Interests:
Traumatic brain injury
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Research Interests:
Cerebral vascular autoregulation following traumatic brain injury
Quality improvement in community based ICU’s


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Medical Association Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Pesek M, Kibler K, Easley RB, Mytar J, Rhee C, Andropolous D, Brady K.  The Upper Limit of Cerebral Blood Flow Autoregulation Is Decreased with Elevations in Intracranial Pressure.  Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement 2016;122:229-31. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-22533-3_46.PMID.

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