Mona L. McPherson, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care

Phone: 832-826-6230
Fax: 832-825-6229

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Medical Director, Mission Control

Texas Children's Hospital

EPIC Physician Champion, Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 1999
New England Medical Center Hospitals residency Pediatrics 1996
New England Medical Center Hospitals internship Pediatrics 1993
University of Alabama School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1992


Dr. McPherson's primary research interest is health care outcomes and evidence based medicine.  She works with the Texas Children's Hospital Information Services team as a Physician Champion of the electronic health record. She also serves as Medical Director of Texas Children's Hospital Mission Control, a high tech communications hub which oversees the transport and transfer of patients into and out of Texas Children's Hospital.


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

Selected Publications

Erklauer J, Graf J, McPherson M, Anderson A, Wilfong A, Minard C, Loftis L.  Outcomes in Children Treated with Pentobarbital Infusion for Refractory and Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus.  Neurocrit Care 2018 Mar 26. doi: 10.1007/s12028-018-0513-0. [Epub ahead of print].

McPherson ML, Shekerdemian L, Goldsworthy M, Minard, CG, Nelson CS, Stein F, Graf JM.  A decade of pediatric tracheostomies: indications, outcomes, and long-term prognosis.  Pediatr Pulmonol  2017 Mar 6.  doi 10.1002ppul 23675.  [Epub ahead of print].

Bavare AC, Shah, PK, Roy KM, Williams EA, Lloyd LE, McPherson ML.  Implementation of a standard verbal sign-out template improves sign-out process in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  Journal for HealthCare Quality   2013 Nov 1. doi: 10.1111/jhq.12056. [Epub ahead of print].

Graf JM, Montagnino BA, Hueckel R, McPherson ML.   Children with New Tracheostomies:  Planning For Family Education and Common Impediments to Discharge.  Pediatric Pulmonology 2008;43(8) pp 788-794. 

Graf JM, Montagnino BA, Hueckel R, McPherson ML. Pediatric Tracheostomies: A Recent Experience from One Academic Center. Ped Crit Care Med  2008; 9:96 -100.