Mark S. Wainwright M.D., Ph.D.
Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Chair in Child Neurology
Professor and Head, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Dr. Wainwright is Professor and head of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed an M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, followed by training in Child Neurology at Duke University where he also completed a research year in Neuroanesthesia. He then joined the faculty of the Division of Child Neurology at Northwestern University where he served on the faculty for 17 years. He established the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program at Northwestern University and was appointed as the inaugural endowed Davee Chair in Pediatric Neurocritical Care.
Dr. Wainwright specializes in pediatric neurocritical care, including cardiac arrest, stroke, refractory status epilepticus, traumatic brain injury and the neurologic complications of critical illness. He is active in multi-center clinical trials related to these disorders, and serves on national workgroups for the management of cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. He previously served as a chair of the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group and is a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. His basic research focuses on glial dysregulation, particularly the role of astrocytes in the long-term sequelae of traumatic brain injury. His other research interests are focused on the use of big data and cutting-edge computational methods to detect organ dysfunction and deliver precision care in critically ill children.
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