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UW Pediatrics

Megan Mariner Gray, MD

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Box 359300 M/S FA.2.113
Seattle, WA 98105

Associated with Fellowship(s)
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
Professional Bio

Clinical Interests:

Is applying evidence‐based medicine to optimize growth and healing for all infants requiring intensive care. In addition, she focuses on maximizing the breastmilk and/or breastfeeding experience for mothers, babies, and dads and preserving early family bonding.  

Scholarly Focus:

Dr. Gray is improving education, communication, and emergency preparedness for all Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team members. In addition, she is investigating how interdisciplinary simulation can lead to improvements in clinically relevant outcomes and measures of teamwork. Dr. Gray is the Director of the Neonatal Education and Simulation‐Based Training Program (NEST), where she is investigating how e‐learning and blended learning approaches to speaking up for safety, prenatal counseling, teamwork skills, and resuscitation education. She co‐leads the Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors (ONTPD) National Curriculum Committee with a focus on innovating the landscape of fellowship education on a national level and is a council member of the ONTPD. In addition, she sits on multiple hospital and regional disaster preparedness committees and contributes to policies and research around best practices in responding to large-scale emergencies. 

Research Funding: 

  • 2022-2023 - Communicating and Connecting: Implementing and Evaluating a Curriculum on Prenatal Counseling for Residents. Center for Leadership % Innovation in Medical Education Grant. Role: Primary Investigator. Total Award: $5,000. 
  • 2021-2022 - Identifying Family Factors that Impact Discharge Needs for Neonatal and their Families in Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Resident & Fellow Physician Union Northwest Grant. Role: Senior Investigator. Total Award: $1,4000 
  • 2021-2023 - Antenatal Consult Training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship. The AAP Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Educational Grant. Role: Senior Investigator. Total Award: $4,000 
  • 2018‐2022 - Patient Safety Learning Laboratory to Improve the  Safety  of  Neonatal  Interfacility Transfers in a Regional Care Network, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Role: Co‐Investigator, Total Award: $2,400,000

Administration/Education Roles:

Dr. Gray is the program director for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship. She supports resident, fellow, and interdisciplinary education through simulation and other technology‐based platforms. In addition, she works as part of the NEST Program to provide education for neonatal care teams within the WWAMI region. 

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