Phoebe Yager, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Pediatrician
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Dartmouth Medical School 2000
MD Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 2000
after-hours care; babesia microti; babesiosis; brain edema; brain injuries; complement c4; critical care; exchange transfusion whole blood; foramen ovale patent; infant; intensive care units pediatric; manikins; mannose-binding lectin; reperfusion injury Dr. Yager's research interests center on the use of innovative technologies to enhance the care  of critically ill and injured infants and children.  She has conducted clinical research on the use of telemedicine to enhance overnight communication betweeen the on-call attending and the bedside care team.  She has also studied the use of telemedicine to connect parents at work or home with the PICU team during and after patient care rounds to enahnce communication and support family-centered care.  Currently, she is conducting research on the use of telemedicine to facilitate remote simulation-based team training exercises for medical providers caring for children  in the outlying community.  Beyond her interests in telemedicine, Dr. Yager is conducting two additional studies focusing on the use of innovative technologies 1) to improve placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) with less sedation and radiation exposure; and 2) to improve the accuracy with which critical events  are documented in the hospital setting.