Mark G. Roback, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is the Co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics and spends his clinical time caring for ill and injured children in the Emergency Department of the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Dr. Roback received his BS and MD, and was a Pediatric Resident and Chief Resident at the University of Minnesota. He went on to complete his Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After fellowship, Dr. Roback was a faculty member of The Children's Hospital and the University of Colorado Medical School from 1994-2006. While in Denver, Dr. Roback served as Fellowship and Research Director for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He also was an attending physician in the Emergency Department which served 5 states as the regional referral center for pediatrics, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, and regional burn center.
Since his return to the University of Minnesota in 2006, Dr. Roback has continued his work in resuscitation and fellow education. He initiated the Mock Code Program for residents, medical students and nurses and is the director of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course. Dr. Roback is also the co-chair of the Fellowship Oversight Committee which provides support for the subspecialty fellowships of the Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Roback has gained national recognition for his research interest in pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work in pediatric resuscitation education. He has co-edited two textbooks on pediatric resuscitation, presented workshops at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibits on Office Preparedness for Emergencies and has performed numerous invited lectures on pediatric resuscitation.