Theresa A Mikhailov, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 1999
  • Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Mikhailov is a board certified pediatric critical care specialist. She also has a PhD in Epidemiology. Dr. Mikhailov is particularly interested in improving clinical outcomes in critically ill and injured children through collaborative care and through quality improvement and clinical research.

Dr. Mikhailov’s research interests include early feeding and prevention of pressure ulcers in critically ill children. Dr. Mikhailov is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition Program.


  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Critical care
  • Nutrition of critically ill children
  • Pressure ulcer prevention
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Education and Awards


  • 1986, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), MD
  • 2011, University of Illinois Chicago, PhD


  • 1987, Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) - PEDIATRICS
  • 1989, McGaw Med Ctr of Northwestern Univ - PEDIATRICS


  • 1992, University of California (San Francisco, CA) - Critical Care


  • 2014 -- Included in M Magazine’s Top Doctors listing
  • 2014 -- Included in The Global Directory of Who’s Who (Top Doctors) listing
  • 2015 -- Included in M Magazine’s Top Doctors listing
  • 2014 -- Included in Best Doctors in America
  • 2013 -- Nomination-Based Award, Specialty Award (chosen as one of top ten abstracts in GI/Nutrition specialty) for Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2013 Annual Meeting
    • Panchal A, Manzi J, Connolly S, Christensen M, Wakeham M, Goday P, Mikhailov T. Safety of Enteral Feedings in critically ill children on vasoactive agents. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, 2013
  • 2013 -- Vars Candidate and Abstract of Distinction. Clinical Nutrition Week 2013
    • Goday PS, Kuhn EM, Mikhailov TA. Early parenteral nutrition is associated with significantly higher mortality in critically ill children. Presented as an oral abstract at Clinical Nutrition Week 2013. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 37:A5-6, 2013
  • 2014 -- Robert Chambliss Award for best abstract submitted, Section of Transport Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibit, October 2014
    • Meyer MT, Mikhailov TA, Kuhn EM, Collins MM, Scanlon MC. Pediatric specialty transport teams are not associated with lower mortality after 48 hours of PICU stay: A propensity analysis of the VPS database. Presented as a podium presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibit, October 2014, San Diego, CA
  • 2015 -- Nominated for Children’s Specialty Group Advanced Practice Provider Advocate Award, received 4 nominations

Research and publications