Marion Pierson, MD, FAAP
Dr. Pierson is a partner in pediatric private-practice in Prairie Village, Kansas. As a 17-year-old medical student, she discovered early on that hard work and determination are only the beginning of achieving your goals. Persistence, team-building and networking are also extremely important. Dr. Pierson has been involved in the field of pediatric device innovation since completing her residency at Georgetown University Children’s Medical Center in 1996. Her work with fragile neonates requiring intubation fueled her passion to improve infant endotracheal tube securement. Accordingly, Dr. Pierson founded EM Medical Products in 2007. She has collaborated with several organizations including the Institute for Pediatric Innovation to further develop her securement concepts and was even recently recognized by the Central Exchange of Greater Kansas City as a Rising Trendsetter, in part for her work with medical device development. She remains active in her local medical community volunteering on hospital Quality Control committees, in Pediatric Department Chair positions as well as service as Medical Staff President. Dr. Pierson served two terms as a Gubernatorial appointee to the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee. Dr. Marion Pierson comes to NEPDC to share expertise from a physician-inventor perspective.