Pamela Okada, M.D.

Pamela Okada, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Biography

Pamela J. Okada, M.D., F.A.A.P., is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Okada received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1990, and completed her pediatric residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical School (1990-1993), and her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1993-1996). She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Okada is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and the Medical Director of the Plano Children's Emergency Department. Her research interests include areas in pediatric head injury and neurologic outcome.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - Harbor - UCLA Medical Center (1990-1993), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Harbor - UCLA Medical Center (1993-1994), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Fellowship - Children's Health Dallas (1994-1996), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2011), Clinical Science
  • Medical School - Tulane University School of Medicine (1986-1990)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1997)
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association (1997)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (1998-2006)
  • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas, Editorial Board (2010)
  • Texas Pediatric Society, Section of Emergency Medicine and Child Abuse (2003)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2003)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (2003)
  • Co-Director Pediatric Trauma Course, Istanbul Turkey (2012)
Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 1989
Books & Publications
Research
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Pediatric trauma outcomes research

Clinical Focus

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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