Dianne L. Atkins

University of Iowa, USA

Dianne L. Atkins is a Professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She is a graduate of the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and received her training in pediatrics at the University of Kentucky followed by Pediatric Cardiology training at the University of Iowa. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with heart rhythm abnormalities. Her research interests have been in defibrillation of children and adolescents. Her publications span both basic and clinical researches and most recently have concerned defibrillation and cardiac arrest in children. In addition, she has served on the American Heart Association’s Pediatric Resuscitation Sub Committee of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee since 1996 and has been a coauthor on the scientific statements concerning AED use in children, drowning and hypothermia therapy after cardiac arrest. She has received funding from EMS-C to study defibrillation and cardiac arrest in children. Atkins has developed a CD about AED use in children. She has served as a coinvestigator on the multicenter resuscitation outcomes consortium trail, funded by the NIH, and was the University of Iowa PI for the Epistry project. Currently, she is a Member of the Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology of the American Board of Pediatrics. Honors have included a Best Doctor in America since 1999, Inaugural Fellow of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease of the Young, Distinguished Achievement Award from the Council, and election to the American Pediatric Society.

Biography Updated on 12 April 2009

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