Dr. Mark Bugnitz, Professor of Pediatrics

The ACGME is proud to announce that Mark Bugnitz is one of the recipients of the 2011 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, which honors program directors who find innovative ways to teach residents and to provide quality health care while remaining connected to the initial impulse to care for others in this environment. Parker J. Palmer is the author of the book The Courage to Teach and whose promotion of the concept of "living divided no more" has proven relevant to teaching in academic health centers. Congratulations to this year's recipients!

Dr. Bugnitz received his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia, then completed Pediatric Residency training at St. Louis University Hospital and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship training at Denver Children’s Hospital, Colorado. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Bugnitz has been a faculty member at University of Tennessee Health Science Center for the past 22 years and served as Medical Director of the ECMO program for 15 years. He currently serves as Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and is the Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Bugnitz has been Chair of the Southeast Region Association of Pediatric Program Directors since 2007. His clinical and research emphasis remains on pediatric respiratory failure and the use of ECMO support in children.

Selected Publications

  1. Elbahlawan, LM, Stidham GS, Bugnitz MC, Storgion SA, Quasney MW. Severe systemic reaction to Loxosceles Recluse spider bites in a pediatric population. Pediatric Emergency Care, 2005; 21(3):177-80.
  2. Hak EB, Crill CM, Bugnitz MC, Mouser JF, Chesney RW. Dysregulation of vitamin D – endocrine system during neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Intensive Care Medicine 2005; 31(2):264-70.
  3. Crill CM, Bugnitz MC, Hak EB. Evaluation of gastric pH and guaiac measurements in neonates receiving acid suppression therapy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pharmacotherapy 2004; 24(9):1130-6.
  4. Bryowsky JJ, Bugnitz MC, Hak EB. Pamidronate treatment for hypercalcemia in an infant receiving parenteral nutrition. Pharmacotherapy. 2004; 24(7):939-44.
  5. Leggiadro RJ, Bugnitz MC, Peck BA, Luedtke GS, Kim MH, Kaplan EL, Schlievert PM. Group A streptococcal bacteremia in a mid-south children's hospital. South Med J. 1993; 86(6):615-8.
  6. Leggiadro RJ, Luedtke GS, Anderson MS, Storgion SA, Bugnitz MC, Barrett FF. Persistent, unusual gram-negative bacteremia associated with arterial pressure monitoring in a pediatric intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1992; 13(9):556-8.
  7. Tamburro RF, Bugnitz MC, Stidham GL. Alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient as a predictor of outcome in patients with nonneonatal pediatric respiratory failure. J Pediatr. 1991; 119(6):935-8
Dr. Mark Bugnitz photo

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics

Critical Care Division

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Children's Foundation
Research Center
50 N Dunlap, 3rd Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6303