Myra Wyckoff, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal


Dr. Wyckoff earned her engineering science degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She then came to UTSW Medical Center at Dallas for medical school and subsequently stayed for General Pediatrics training. She remained at UTSW for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine training and worked under Phil Shaul, MD on a project which elucidated how plasma membrane estrogen receptors are coupled to eNOS production via G-protein signaling. Upon completion of sub-specialty training she joined the faculty of UTSW Pediatrics Department to become the director of Newborn Resuscitation Services at Parkland Memorial Hospital, a large, urban county hospital with over 12,000 deliveries annually. She developed and coordinates an educational rotation in newborn resuscitation for the senior pediatric house-officer, 2nd year emergency medicine residents, neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows and OB anesthesia fellows. In addition, she oversees the continued development of the high-risk neonatal resuscitation team. Dr. Wyckoff maintains and utilizes one of the most comprehensive neonatal resuscitation databases in the country to continually try to improve neonatal resuscitation processes locally and nationally. Prospective resuscitation protocols are studied in the delivery room and she has developed a neonatal piglet model of asphyxia-induced hypotension/bradycardia and asphyxia-induced asystole to better elucidate the hemodynamics and optimize resuscitation strategies during CPR in the controlled setting of the laboratory. She has served on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, Newborn Subsection since 2003 and currently co-chair of the Neonatal Task Force. She has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee since 2006 and recently completed 2 terms Co-chair. Since 2013 she has served as UTSW site PI for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Children's Health Dallas (1994-1995), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1990-1994)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1997-2000), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
  • Residency - Children's Health Dallas (1995-1997), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2000)
  • American Heart Association (2006)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (2007)
  • Perinatal Research Society (2008)
Honors & Awards
  • Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award, UT Southwestern Pediatric Program Residents (2006, 2008, 2011)
  • AOA 1994, Medical Academic Honor Society
  • Elected to Society for Pediatric Research 2006
  • Acute Care Rotation Teaching Award 2007-2009, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Invited Lectureship, 6th Annual Fellows' Invited Lectureship 2014, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Elected to Perinatal Research Society 2008
  • Elected Co-Chair of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee 2011, American Academy of Pediatrics
Books & Publications
  • Neonatal Research Network
  • Neonatal Resuscitation