Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Dianne Atkins, MD


Professor of Pediatrics  - Cardiology

Contact Information

Primary Office:  BT
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-3540



Goucher College
BA, Human Biology, The Johns Hopkins University
MD, Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University

Residency, Pediatrics, University of Kentucky
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Special Competency in Cardiac Pacing
Sub-Board, Pediatric Cardiology
American Board of Pediatrics
Iowa Medical License
National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Summary

My expertise lies in clinical pediatric cardiology and, specifically, cardiac electrophysiology. I am involved in diagnostic evaluations, pharmacotherapy, pacer and ICD follow-up. My research interests lie in resuscitation of children and specifically cardiac arrhythmias and defibrillation. I have most actively been involved in optimizing defibrillation techniques in children and evaluating automated defibrillation for children. Along with Dr. Denice Hodgson-Zingman, Department of Internal Medicine, I have recently established the UICH Familial Arrhythmia Clinic to provide information and care to families with inherited cardiac arrhythmia syndromes. I have been an investigator on several industry trials evaluating AED algorithms in children. I have previously been funded by EMS-C to study defibrillation in children and was a co-investigator on the NIH Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a multi-center clinical trial of interventions in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and severe trauma. I am currently the Vice-Chair of the Pediatric Sub-Committee of Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee of the American Heart Association.

Date Last Modified: 08/11/2016 - 15:05:01