Pamela C. Petersen, MD, FAAP


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care

Phone: 832-826-6230
Fax: 832-825-5929

Contact Information

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

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2018
Advocate Children’s Hospital- Oak Lawn residency Pediatrics 2015
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science medical school Doctor of Medicine 2012


I believe in treating every patient with the compassionate, quality care that I would want for my own family.  As critical care physicians, we are entrusted to take care of children and families during what is often the worst time of their lives.  I am inspired daily to live up to that trust and provide the absolute best evidence-based, comprehensive care possible.  

Clinical Interests:

I am interested in exploring and expanding the integration of technology into medicine.  This has inspired my interest in non-invasive and invasive ventilatory support and ECMO.  I also am interested in the prevention and management of delirium and in increasing mobility in PICU patients to improve outcomes.  

Research Interests:

My research aims to embrace the inevitable merge of technology into our everyday lives.  My ultimate goal is to use both current and emerging technologies to improve patient outcomes and the patient and provider experiences.  Most recently, I have been investigating utilization of partially wireless pulse oximetry to reduce episodes of loss of signal integrity and false alarms secondary to motion artifact in pediatric subjects.


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

Selected Publications

Petersen, P., Meyer, M.T., Thombs, P.: Chapter 11 Pediatric Considerations for Hyperbaric Medicine. Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, 4th Edition edited by Whelan, H., Best Publishing Company, 2017.