Drayna Patrick

Patrick C Drayna, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2012
  • Assistant professor, Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Drayna is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and is a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship-trained physician who provides patient care at the Children's Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center.

He completed post-fellowship training in ultrasound in 2018 and currently focuses on clinical emergency point-of-care education of medical trainees in the Children's Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center.

He has experience working with the Nashville Fire Department, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's LifeFlight air transport program, and the Vanderbilt Children's Wisconsin Transport Team by providing prehospital patient transport, provider education, and quality assurance. He also served as a member of the Tennessee State EMS-C Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center educational team at Vanderbilt Children's Wisconsin. He served as pediatric medical director for Flight For Life in southeastern Wisconsin from 2013-2019 and has been an advisory board member for the Wisconsin State EMS-C program.


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency medicine
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Education and Awards


  • 2006, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, MD


  • 2009, Medical College of Wisconsin - Pediatrics


  • 2012, Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Ped Emerg Med


  • Milwaukee’s Top-Rated Doctors 2013
  • CHW/MCW Pediatrics & Med-Peds Residency Teaching Award 2015
  • MCW Dept of Emergency Medicine’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award: 2015, 2017, 2019
  • MCW Department of Pediatrics ‘Expert Teacher’ Award: 2016, 2018
  • MCW Department of Pediatrics ‘Expert Clinician’ Award: 2017, 2018, 2019

Research and publications


  • Helicopter Utilization for Interfacility Transport of Pediatric Trauma Patients
  • Ketamine and intraocular pressure.
  • Cerebral regional oxygen saturation monitoring in pediatric malfunctioning shunt patients.
  • Ketamine sedation is not associated with clinically meaningful elevation of intraocular pressure.
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy in the critical setting.
  • Pediatric emergency medicine ultrasound