Mary Patterson, MD

Mary Patterson, MD

Director, Simulation Center for Safety and Reliability

Emergency Services


Akron Children's Hospital - ER
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
333 Locust St.
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-3000
Alt. Phone: 330-543-8452
Fax: 330-543-3761
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Medical School

The College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA


Pediatric: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH


Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Society for Simulation in Health Care

American Academy of Pediatrics - Section on Emergency Medicine

Ambulatory Pediatric Association

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine


Geis GL, Moyer, MR, Pio B, Pendergrass TL, Patterson, M. Simulation to assess the safety of new healthcare teams and new facilities. Submitted to Simulation in Healthcare

Spanos S, Patterson M. An unexpected diagnosis: Simulation reveals unanticipated deficiencies in resident dysrhythmia knowledge. Simulation in Healthcare 2010; 5:2123.

Geis G, Patterson M, Becker A, Pio B, Moyer M. The Use of Simulation to Assess the Safety of Formed Teams and New Facilities. Simulation in Healthcare 2008; 3:265.

Patterson M, Geis G, Manos J, Moyer M, Pio P et al. The Use of In Situ Simulation for the Detection of Safety Threats in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Simulation in Healthcare 2008; 3:284.

Kobayashi L, Overly FL, Fairbanks RJ, Patterson, M, et al. Advanced Medical Simulation Applications For Emergency Medicine Microsystems Evaluation and Training Acad Emerg Med 2008; 15: 1058-1070.

Ruddy RM, Patterson MD, Medical simulation: a tool for recognition of and response to risk, Pediatric Radiology 2008 Sep 23. /s00247-008-0951-5

Falcone RA, Daugherty M, Schweer L, Patterson M, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Multidisciplinary Pediatric Trauma Team Training Utilizing High Fidelity Trauma Simulation, Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 43(6) 1065-1071 June, 2008

Kobayashi L, Patterson M, Overly, F, Shapiro, M, Williams K, Jay G. Educational and Research Implications of Portable Human Patient Simulation in Acute Care Medicine Acad Emerg Med 2008; 15: 1166-1174.

Patterson, M, Blike, G, Nadkarni V. In Situ Simulation: Challenges and Results. Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, Grady ML, editors. Advances in patient safety: New directions and alternative approaches. Vol. 3. Performance and Tools. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0034-3. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2008.

Henricksen, K, Patterson, M. Simulation in Healthcare: Setting Realistic Expectations. Journal of Patient Safety 3(3):127-134, September, 2007

Johnson, L, Patterson, M, Simulation Education in Emergency Medical Services for Children. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine 7 (2): 121-127 June, 2006

Patterson MD, Boenning DA, Klein, BL, Fuchs, Smith KM, Hegenbarth MA, Carlson DW, Krug SE, Harris EM. The use of high dose epinephrine for patients with out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest refractory to prehospital interventions. Pediatric Emergency Care. 21(4):227-237, April 2005

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