Pamela Joy Okada, MD $$

Emergency Medicine Physician

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Interim Division Director at Children's Health

Languages Spoken:


UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine (1990)
Harbor General Hospital (1993), Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center Dallas (1996), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Harbor General Hospital (1994), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Graduate School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2016)
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Pediatric trauma outcomes research
    • Traumatic brain injury
  • Publications

    • Elevated Cerebrospinal Fluid Levels of Glutamate in Children with Bacterial Meningitis as a Predictor of the Development of Seizures or Other Adverse Outcomes, Ma W, Shang-Feaster G, Okada P, Kernie S Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2003 4(2) 260-1
    • Surgical Emergencies in the Neonate, Okada PJ, Hicks B Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine March 2002 3 (1) 3-13
    • Drowning and Near Drowning, Okada PJ, Levin D Essentials of Pediatric Intensive Care 1996 Textbook
    • The Pneumatic Antishock Garment, Okada PJ, Lewis RJ Illustrated Textbook of Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Procedures 1996 Textbook
  • Professional Activities

    • Ambulatory Pediatric Association
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American College of Emergency Physicians
    • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Awards and Honors

    • Alpha Omega Alpha - (1989)

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