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Robert W. Hickey, MD

Job Title Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 1
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-7692 Phone
412-692-7464 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1985 Thomas Jefferson University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


1988 Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD


1991 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, American Heart Association
  • Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)
  • International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • DEA


  • Delta Epsilon National Catholic Honor Society
  • Graduating Senior Award for Excellence in Biology Research
  • BS, Magna Cum Laude
  • Alpha Beta Chi Outstanding Graduate Award
  • Supplement to Pediatrics, Best Articles Relevant to Pediatric Allergy and Immunology: Albuterol Delivered Via Metered-Dose Inhaler with Spacer for Outpatient Treatment of Young Children with Wheezing
  • Contemporary Pediatrics-Journal Club: The Top 10 of 1999 Outpatient Therapy for Infants with UTI
  • Taskforce Chair, ILCOR Taskforce on Pediatric Resuscitation
  • Chairperson, Pediatric Subcommittee American Heart Association
  • Member International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation
  • Outstanding Child Abuse Research Project of the Year (OSCAR), awarded at the 2003 San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment
  • Vice-Chairperson, Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, American Heart Association
  • Chairperson, Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, American Heart Association


  • Lai Y, Hickey RW, Chen Y, Bayir H, Sullivan M, Chu CT, Kochanek PM, Dixon CE, Jenkins LW, Graham SH, Watkins SC, Clark RSB. Autophagy is increased after traumatic brain injury in mice is partially inhibited by the antioxidant ?-glutamylcysteinyl ethyl ester. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab, In Press.
  • Hickey RW, Adelson PD, Johnnides MJ, Davis DS, Yu Z, Rose ME, Chang YF, and Graham SH, Cyclooxygenase-2 Activity following Traumatic Brain Injury in the Developing Rat. Pediatr Res, 2007, In Press.
  • Yin W, Signore AP, Iwai M, Cao G, Gao Y, Johnnides MJ, Hickey RW, and Chen J. Preconditioning suppresses inflammation in neonatal hypoxic ischemia via Akt activation. Stroke. 2007;38(3):1017-24

Research Interests

  • Resuscitation
  • Brain injury following cardiac arrest

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Divergent Pathways of Cell Death after Brain Injury
  • Gender Specific Treatment of Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Last Update
February 23, 2009
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Last Update
February 23, 2009