Michael Shoykhet, M.D., Ph.D.  shoykhet_m@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care MedicineDevelopmental Biology

phone: (314) 454-2527

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Arrest, Neurocritical Care, Resuscitation


  • BA, Cornell University 1996
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh2003
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh2005


  • Internship in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC2005 - 2006
  • Residency, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC2006 - 2007
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC2007 - 2010

Licensure and Board Certification

  • PA, Pennsylvania MD 2007
  • General Pediatrics 2009
  • MO, Missouri 2010
  • Pediatric Critical Care 2010


  • Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship Cornell University1995
  • Cum Laude, Cornell University1996
  • NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine1996
  • Morris H. and Gertrude M. Harris Foundation Scholarship University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2004
  • Alpha Omega Alpha University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2005
  • Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2005
  • Richard L. Day Prize in Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2005
  • “Praise from Patients” Certificate of Recognition Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC2009
  • McGrevin Foundation Award for Excellence in Patient-Centered Research Department of Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2009
  • Young Investigator’s Travel Award Pediatric Academic Societies/Society for Pediatric Research2009
  • Child Health Research Center in Developmental Biology Fellow2011
  • Children’s Discovery Institute Faculty Fellow, St Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine2011
  • Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Program Fellow2011
  • Child Health Research Center in Developmental Biology Fellow2011 - 2013
  • NIH Loan Repayment Fellow2014 - 2016

Recent Publications view all (15)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Cardiac Arrest-Induced Global Brain Hypoxia-Ischemia during Development Affects Spontaneous Activity Organization in Rat Sensory and Motor Thalamocortical Circuits during Adulthood. Front Neural Circuits. 2016;10:68. PMCID:PMC4996986  PMID:27610077 
  2. Emergency Neurological Life Support: Intracranial Hypertension and Herniation. Neurocrit Care. 2015;23 Suppl 2:S76-82. PMCID:PMC4791176  PMID:26438459 
  3. Long-term increase in coherence between the basal ganglia and motor cortex after asphyxial cardiac arrest and resuscitation in developing rats. Pediatr Res. 2015;78(4):371-9. PMCID:PMC4791178  PMID:26083760 
  4. Retinoblastoma protein prevents enteric nervous system defects and intestinal pseudo-obstruction. J Clin Invest. 2013;123(12):5152-64. doi:10.1172/JCI67653  PMCID:PMC3859411  PMID:24177421 
  5. Hypothermia for pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2013;54(9):1586-94. doi:10.1111/epi.12331  PMCID:PMC3975144  PMID:23906244 
  6. Conditional mutagenesis of Gata6 in SF1-positive cells causes gonadal-like differentiation in the adrenal cortex of mice. Endocrinology. 2013;154(5):1754-67. doi:10.1210/en.2012-1892  PMCID:PMC3628026  PMID:23471215 
  7. Dysautonomia after pediatric brain injury. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012;54(8):759-64. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8749.2012.04322.x  PMCID:PMC3393822  PMID:22712762 
  8. Thalamocortical dysfunction and thalamic injury after asphyxial cardiac arrest in developing rats. J Neurosci. 2012;32(14):4972-81. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5597-11.2012  PMCID:PMC3350787  PMID:22492052 
  9. Severe hypernatremia in a hospitalized child: munchausen by proxy. Pediatr Neurol. 2010;43(4):270-3. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2010.05.002  PMCID:PMC3095029  PMID:20837306 
  10. Neurological sequelae of 2009 influenza A (H1N1) in children: a case series observed during a pandemic. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010;11(2):179-84. doi:10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181cf4652  PMID:20081552 
  11. Development of thalamocortical response transformations in the rat whisker-barrel system. J Neurophysiol. 2008;99(1):356-66. doi:10.1152/jn.01063.2007  PMID:17989240 
  12. Whisker trimming begun at birth or on postnatal day 12 affects excitatory and inhibitory receptive fields of layer IV barrel neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2005;94(6):3987-95. doi:10.1152/jn.00569.2005  PMID:16093330 
  13. Protracted development of responses to whisker deflection in rat trigeminal ganglion neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2003;90(3):1432-7. doi:10.1152/jn.00419.2003  PMID:12801899 
  14. Whisker plucking alters responses of rat trigeminal ganglion neurons. Somatosens Mot Res. 2003;20(3-4):233-8. doi:10.1080/08990220310001622951  PMID:14675962 
  15. Coding of deflection velocity and amplitude by whisker primary afferent neurons: implications for higher level processing. Somatosens Mot Res. 2000;17(2):171-80. PMID:10895887 
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