Biography

Dr. Heather Weydig is a graduate of Tulane University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. She went on to obtain her medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Both her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine were completed at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. Her clinical interests include neonatal resuscitation which has included training in Helping Babies Breathe, and instructor trips to Tanzania to teach neonatal resuscitation courses.  Her research focuses on improving the care, management and outcomes of extremely low gestational age neonates and extremely low birth weight neonates in the first week of life. Her research has included a large-scale quality improvement bundle called “The Parkland Bundle” which is focused on improvement of severe intraventricular hemorrhage in the smallest premature infants. She is a faculty member in the department of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, and practices in the neonatal intensive care units at Parkland, Children’s Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, and William P. Clements Jr. University Hospitals.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2010-2013), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013-2016), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
  • Medical School - The Medical College of Wisconsin (2006-2010)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2010)
Honors & Awards
  • Medical Student Externship Program 2007, Medical College of Wisconsin: Department of Pediatrics
  • National Program of Excellence Award: Family Medicine Student Association President 2008, Medical College of Wisconsin
Books & Publications
Research
  • Resident/Fellow education
  • Quality improvement
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Golden hour management
  • Extremely low birth weight neonate care in the first week of life

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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