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Heidi Herrick, MD, MSCE
Heidi Herrick
Clinical Instructor

Dr. Herrick is an attending neonatologist and a clinical investigator in the field of Human Factors and its application to neonatal acute care including resuscitation and tracheal intubation.

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Bio

Dr. Herrick earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University in 2006 and graduated from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) medical school in 2012. She completed residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at UCSF in 2016 where she participated in the Global Health and Critical Care Tracks. In 2019, she completed her fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. During her fellowship, Dr. Herrick completed her Master's in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Herrick is now a neonatologist at CHOP and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is also a clinical investigator in the field of Human Factors and its application to neonatal acute care including resuscitation and tracheal intubation. The overall goals of her research are to integrate Human Factors tools, methodology, and approaches into neonatal acute care to improve patient safety and outcomes and optimize human performance. Dr. Herrick's research employs video recording of resuscitations and intubations to understand system factors that impact neonatal care and team performance.

She is the Director of Neonatal Audiovisual Recording at both CHOP and HUP. In 2022, Dr. Herrick was awarded an AHRQ K08 for her project, "Leveraging Human Factors to Evaluate Quality of Neonatal Delivery Room Care." The objective of this study is to create a comprehensive Human Factors quality approach to evaluate delivery room care.

Education and Training

BA, Stanford University (Human Biology), 2006

MD, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2012

Residency, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (Pediatrics), 2015

Chief Residency, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (Pediatrics), 2016

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Neonatology), 2019

MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Epidemiology), 2020

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Clinical Instructor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Director, Neonatal Audiovisual Recording, CHOP and HUP

Lead, Neonatal Tracheal Intubation Safety Committee at CHOP

Lead, NICU Codes Committee at HUP

CHOP Site PI for NEAR4NEOS, an international neonatal airway registry

Professional Memberships

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2018-

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2016-

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012-

Professional Awards

Outstanding Teaching by a Fellow in Neonatology, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2018

CHNC Trainee Travel Award Recipient, 2019

ESPR Travel Award Recipient, 2019

Publication Highlights

Active Grants/Contracts

Leveraging Human Factors to Evaluate Quality of Neonatal Delivery Room Care

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality K08HS029029-01

6/2022 - 5/2027

The objective of this study is to create a comprehensive Human Factors quality approach to evaluate delivery room care. Employing rigorous human factors methodology, this multicenter study will (1) create comprehensive delivery room models, (2) create delivery room quality metrics, and (3) test reliability and validity of consensus delivery room quality metrics.

Herrick H (PI)

Delivery Room Peak Performance for Neonates with Congenital Anomalies

ZOLL Foundation Grant

01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022

The objectives of this observational study are to identify and classify care disruptions during delivery room resuscitations of neonates with congenital anomalies and to characterize the impact of care disruptions on resuscitation process and outcome measures.

Herrick H (PI)

Apneic Oxygenation to Prevent Oxygen Desaturation Intubation in the NICU

NIH R21HD103927-01A1

12/01/21 - 11/30/23

The objective of this randomized control trial is to determine whether apneic oxygenation, compared with no respiratory support or oxygenation during laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation attempts (standard of care), reduces the magnitude of oxygen desaturation during neonatal tracheal intubation encounters.

Foglia E (PI); Role: Co-I

The Delivery Room of the Future

Frontier Program (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

7/01/2022 - 6/30/2025

This program will focus on characterizing transitional physiology for infants with congenital anomalies, improving team performance during high risk resuscitation, and developing a novel "digital coach" cognitive aid for delivery room resuscitation.

Foglia E (PI); Role: Co-I

Personal Interests

Cape making, Soccer, Cooking, Reading, Camping