Maria C. Gillam-Krakauer, MD
Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Care of the Extremely Low Gestational Age Infant/Extremely Premature Infant, Medical Education Simulation
Dr. Krakauer is the physician leader of the Vanderbilt quality improvement group focused on improving care, survival, and outcomes of infants born at an extremely low gestational age (22-24 weeks' gestation). This is a multidisciplinary group of 50 nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical receptionists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, child life specialists, and others who are passionate about providing the highest-quality, evidence-based care to our youngest and most vulnerable patients. Maria Krakauer is one of the founding members of the Neonatal National Curriculum, a free and open flipped-classroom based curriculum for those training in neonatal-perinatal medicine. She writes and edits video modules and discussion guides that can be found on MedEd on the Go. She uses simulation to improve medical decision making, procedural skills, and team communication skills in the Vanderbilt Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is also an editor of NeoReviews Plus, an American Academy of Pediatrics continuing medical education monthly publication.