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Dr. Meaney is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and his Medical Degree at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Training Program at the University of Massachusetts and completed Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During his Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Meaney also completed a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University with concentration in Quantitative Methods. Dr. Meaney is an Attending Physician in the 36-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Dr. Meaney is a nationally and internationally recognized pediatric resuscitation scientist and has driven paradigm shifts in resuscitation education and training in resource-limited settings. He has developed, implemented and led training programs at 11 sites in 8 countries. He has held leadership positions in the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Committee, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), and served as an external advisor to the World Health Organization’s Maternal Child Health division. He has provided over 40 presentations at national and international meetings and has published over 50 manuscripts.He currently leads the Helping Children Survive (HCS) collaborative. HCS seeks to be a high-quality health systems in-service training and quality improvement program for seriously ill children in resource limited settings. It aims to combine the high quality contextualized in-service training he developed with the high-quality inpatient clinical data capture of KEMRI’s Clinical Information Network. Since 2013, the HCS program has trained over 500 providers in Botswana, Tanzania and India. Data shows that HCS program has both increased provider knowledge and reduced pediatric mortality at district and regional hospitals.Dr. Meaney seeks to conduct the necessary research to pioneer, implement and evaluate relevant and practical solutions to improve care for the seriously ill child. His current focus is on improving the quality of care at the district hospital level. Through development of innovative practices and implementation strategies, Dr. Meaney seeks to bring core elements of quality care to the children who need it most.
Dr. Meaney is a nationally and internationally recognized pediatric resuscitation scientist, and his current focus is on improving care for seriously ill children at the community clinic and district hospital level in low and middle income countries. Dr Meaney seeks to conduct the necessary research to pioneer, implement and evaluate innovative yet relevant and practical solutions to improve the quality of care for seriously ill or injured children worldwide.