Patrick C Drayna, MD

Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Dr. Drayna is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and is a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship-trained physician who provides patient care at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center.

He has past experience working with the Nashville Fire Department, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's LifeFlight air transport program, and the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Transport Team by providing prehospital patient transport, provider education, and quality assurance. He also served as a member of the Tennessee State EMS-C Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center educational team at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

He currently serves as a member of the MCW Department of Emergency Medicine’s Section of EMS & Disaster Medicine. He has given both local and invited regional lectures and educational workshop sessions to EMS and prehospital providers in both Tennessee and Wisconsin. His current academic interests are focused on prehospital care of critically ill and injured children, and more specifically, utilization of helicopter EMS transport services for injured pediatric patients.

Pediatrics - General
Areas of interest
  • Emergency medicine
  • Helicopter EMS utilization and transport for pediatric trauma

Education and awards

  • 2006, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, MD
  • 2009, Medical College of Wisconsin - Pediatrics
  • 2012, Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Ped Emerg Med
  • Milwaukee’s Top-Rated Doctors 2013

Research and publications

  • Helicopter Utilization for Interfacility Transport of Pediatric Trauma Patients
  • Ketamine and intraocular pressure.
  • Cerebral regional oxygen saturation monitoring in pediatric malfunctioning shunt patients.
  • Ketamine sedation is not associated with clinically meaningful elevation of intraocular pressure.
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy in the critical setting.