Robert Dietz, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of New Mexico (NM) (2003)
Residency:
  • University of Chicago/Comer Children's Hospital Program, Pediatrics (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology
  • Faculty, Neuronal Injury Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Associate Member Paper Prize, Perinatal Research Society, (2017)
  • Young Investigator Award, Perinatal Research Society, (2016)
  • Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society, (2014)

Publications

  • Paulsen ME, Dietz RM. Antenatal magnesium for preterm delivery reduces risk of cerebral palsy among surviving very preterm infants. Acta Paediatr. 2017 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29083069
  • Joksimovic SM, Eggan P, Izumi Y, Joksimovic SL, Tesic V, Dietz RM, Orfila JE, DiGruccio MR, Herson PS, Jevtovic-Todorovic V, Zorumski CF, Todorovic SM. The role of T-type calcium channels in the subiculum: to burst or not to burst?. J Physiol. 2017 Oct 1;595(19):6327-6348. PubMed PMID: 28744923
  • Deng G, Orfila JE, Dietz RM, Moreno-Garcia M, Rodgers KM, Coultrap SJ, Quillinan N, Traystman RJ, Bayer KU, Herson PS. Autonomous CaMKII Activity as a Drug Target for Histological and Functional Neuroprotection after Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest. Cell Rep. 2017 Jan 31;18(5):1109-1117. PubMed PMID: 28147268
  • Dietz RM, Deng G, Orfila JE, Hui X, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Therapeutic hypothermia protects against ischemia-induced impairment of synaptic plasticity following juvenile cardiac arrest in sex-dependent manner. Neuroscience. 2016 Jun 14;325:132-41. PubMed PMID: 27033251
  • Shimizu T, Dietz RM, Cruz-Torres I, Strnad F, Garske AK, Moreno M, Venna VR, Quillinan N, Herson PS. Extended therapeutic window of a novel peptide inhibitor of TRPM2 channels following focal cerebral ischemia. Exp Neurol. 2016 Sep;283(Pt A):151-6. PubMed PMID: 27317297
  • Dietz RM, Wright CJ. 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: Hypothermia and the Resuscitation of Asphyxiated Fetal Rhesus Monkeys. J Pediatr. 2016 Jan;168:87. PubMed PMID: 26719178
  • Dietz RM, Stewart MS, Fuller EN, Paugh HC, Morelli JG, Wright R. An unusual presentation of dermatophytosis in a premature infant. J Pediatr. 2014 Nov;165(5):1063.e1. PubMed PMID: 25129642
  • Stewart MS, Dietz RM, Landman MP, Moulton SL, Wright CJ. Abdominal Radiograph with Intravesical Air and Possible Small Bowel Atresia. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24472230
  • Carter RE, Aiba I, Dietz RM, Sheline CT, Shuttleworth CW. Spreading depression and related events are significant sources of neuronal Zn2 release and accumulation. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011 Apr;31(4):1073-84. PubMed PMID: 20978516
  • Dietz RM, Weiss JH, Shuttleworth CW. Contributions of Ca2 and Zn2 to spreading depression-like events and neuronal injury. J Neurochem. 2009 May;109 Suppl 1:145-52. PubMed PMID: 19393021
  • Dietz RM, Weiss JH, Shuttleworth CW. Zn2 influx is critical for some forms of spreading depression in brain slices. J Neurosci. 2008 Aug 6;28(32):8014-24. PubMed PMID: 18685026
  • Dietz RM, Kiedrowski L, Shuttleworth CW. Contribution of Na( )/Ca(2 ) exchange to excessive Ca(2 ) loading in dendrites and somata of CA1 neurons in acute slice. Hippocampus. 2007;17(11):1049-59. PubMed PMID: 17598158
  • Mercier RC, Dietz RM, Mazzola JL, Bayer AS, Yeaman MR. Beneficial influence of platelets on antibiotic efficacy in an in vitro model of Staphylococcus aureus-induced endocarditis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004 Jul;48(7):2551-7. PubMed PMID: 15215108
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Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Member
  • Society for Pediatric Research, Member
  • Western Society for Pediatric Research, Member
  • American Heart Association, Member
  • Society for Neuroscience, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Member
  • American Physician Scientist Association, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Parker Perinatal Center - Specialty Clinic
9397 Crown Crest Blvd
Suite 401
Parker, CO 80138
303-407-7920

Lutheran Medical Center
8300 W. 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303-425-4500

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Board Certified - Pediatrics, Board Certification (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Critical Care
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Hydrocephalus
  • Brain and Nervous System - Stroke
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
Public Speaking
Yes
I have spoken at national and international conferences on ischemia in the developing brain.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of New Mexico (NM) (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Chicago/Comer Children's Hospital Program, Pediatrics (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology
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