Rochester, Minnesota


Arteaga.Grace@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research of Grace M. Arteaga, M.D., focuses on cardiovascular physiology, from the molecular level to the patient's bedside management. Dr. Arteaga's research includes the molecular interaction of contractile proteins and their role in physiologic and pathophysiologic conditions. This research on contractile proteins addresses cellular physiology at the subcellular level, including mitochondrial function.

Other areas of interest also include the use of simulation as a tool in educational science when new educational theorems are evaluated and accepted. There is still a significant gap between the translation of efforts and methodologies to measurable clinical outcomes in patient care. Simulation education has proven to be an excellent platform for education to increase knowledge, critical thinking, team development and interprofessional collaboration.

Dr. Arteaga's research interest combines medical education with effective simulation techniques and includes patient safety and leadership skills.

Focus areas

Current areas of investigation include:

  • The effects of hypothermia and rewarming in myocardial contraction.
  • Data collection of the effect of COVID-19 in the pediatric population.
  • Pediatric quality excellence in the critical care setting through virtual and in-person education.

Significance to patient care

The understanding of cardiac contractility continues to evolve. Dr. Arteaga studies the impact of hypothermia and reperfusion in relation to cardiac contractility. Dr. Arteaga's research in patient safety and the use of simulated clinical scenarios provides a platform to understand factors associated with critical thinking.

Professional highlights

  • Co-editor, Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2022-present.
  • Director, Pediatric Simulation Program, Mayo Clinic, 2014-present.
  • Member, national simulation group, International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research & Education. 2012-present.
  • Chair, Pediatric Patient Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic, 2018-2022.
  • Pediatric patient safety officer, Mayo Clinic, 2014-2022.
  • Chair, Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2019-2021.
  • Chair, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 2013-2016.
  • Director, pediatric transport, Children's Center, Mayo Clinic, 2006-2016.
  • Director, fellowship program, Pediatric Critical Care Division, Pediatric Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, 2010-2014.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  2. Assistant Professor of Physiology


  1. Fellow - Pediatric Critical Care Children's Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
  2. Chief Resident - Pediatrics University of Illinois at Chicago
  3. Resident - Pediatrics University of Illinois at Chicago
  4. Social Service - General Practitioner in a rural town of Gilita, Coahuila Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
  5. Internship Specialty Clinic, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
  6. MD Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila
  7. BS Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores

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