James A. Menke, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

James A. Menke, MD

James A. Menke, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Physician Team

Neonatology Fellowship

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4530
FX: (614) 722-4541

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


James A. Menke, MD, MS, is a member of the Section of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His research interests include computer applications and biophysical monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit. Currently, the main thrust of the research concerns computerized physician order entry and the alert system associated with it. Dr. Menke and others are data mining info about practices and medication errors. He is currently working to develop a data warehouse consisting of clinical documentation, order information, demographic information and financial information.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Albany Medical College
    Date Completed: 05/30/1973


  • Children's Hospital of Buffalo
    Date Completed: 06/30/1974


  • Children's Hospital of Buffalo
    Date Completed: 06/30/1975


  • Children's Hospital of Buffalo
    Date Completed: 06/30/1977


  • Pediatrics


  • Neonatology


  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/23/1981


  • hoffman j ,Menke J. 0. Breathing New Life Into the Asthma Action Plan. In Epic Physician Advisory Council
  • Patwardhan A, Kelleher K, Cunningham D, Menke J, Spencer C. 2011. The use of a mandatory best practice reminder in the electronic record improves influenza vaccination rate in a pediatric rheumatology clinic.  Clinical Governance: An International Journal (formerly British Journal of Clinical Governance. Vol. 16, no. 4. (January): 308-319.
  • Menke JA; Rich D; McClead RE. 2005. Physician response to CPOE allergy information alerts. In sda
  • Menke JA; Broner CW; Campbell DY; McKissick MY; Edwards-Beckett JA. 2001. Computerized clinical documentation system in the pediatric intensive care unit.  BMC Medical Informatics And Decision Making. Vol. 1, no. January: e3.
  • Ohler KH; Menke JA; Fuller L. 2000. Use of higher dose extended interval aminoglycosides in a neonatal intensive care unit.  American Journal Of Perinatology. Vol. 17, no. 6. (January): e285.
  • Mutabagani KH; Menke JA; McCoy KS; Besner GE. 1999. Bronchopexy for congenital bronchomalacia in the newborn.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 34, no. 8. (August): e1300.
  • Menke JA, McClead RE, Wheeler M. 1997. Pediatrics Faculty Practice Plan Looks to Managed Care Future. In Faculty Practice Plans: Models for a New Health Care Age. Edited by James E. Cassanova, MD. N/A: ACPE.
  • Lugo RA; Nahata MC; Menke JA; McClead RE Jr. 1996. Pharmacokinetics of dexamethasone in premature neonates.  European Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology. Vol. 49, no. 6. (January): e477.
  • McClead RE, Menke JA, Coury DL. 1996. Major Technological Breakthroughs in the Diagnosis of Mental Retardation. In Manual of Diagnosis and Professional Practice in Mental Retardation. Edited by John W. Jacobsen, PhD and James Mulick PhD. N/A: APA Books.
  • Allen CE; Menke JA; Hayes J. 1995. Nonlinearity of heart rate in the neonate.  American Journal Of Perinatology. Vol. 12, no. 2. (March): e116.
  • Menke JA. 1993. Research at Children's Hospital, Columbus Ohio.  Report of the Sixth Ross Planning Associates Symposium.
  • Hamoudi AC; Cecalupo AJ; Wolf ML; Coe SA; Menke JA. 1991. The use of LIS for blood usage review. Experience in a children's hospital.  American Journal Of Clinical Pathology. Vol. 95, no. 3. (March): e389.
  • Bhatt-Mehta V; Nahata MC; McClead RE; Menke JA. 1991. Dopamine pharmacokinetics in critically ill newborn infants.  European Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology. Vol. 40, no. 6. (January): e593.
  • Menke JA, McClead RE, Hansen NB. 1991. Perspectives on Perinatal Complications Associated with Mental Retardation. In Handbook of Mental Retardation, Second Edition. N/A: Pergamon Press, Inc.
  • Menke JA, McClead RE. 1990. Perinatal Grief and Mourning. In Advances in Pediatrics. Edited by Barness LA. N/A: Barness LA.
  • Bashiru M, Miller RR, Wheller J, Menke JA. 1990. Cerebral Blood Flow in Neonates: Analysis by Duplex Ultrasound.  J Vascular Tech. Vol. 4, no. 14. (January): 181-186.
  • Hansen NB; Kopechek J; Miller RR; Menke JA; Cordero L. 1989. Prognostic significance of cystic intracranial lesions in neonates.  Journal Of Developmental And Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP. Vol. 10, no. 3. (June): e129.
  • Wheller JJ, Menke JA, Bashiru M. 1989. Two-Dimensional and Doppler Evaluation of the Infant with a Large Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation.  J Diag Med Sonog. Vol. 6, no. 5. (January): 330-333.
  • Wheller JJ, Menke JA, Bashiru M. 1989. Two-Dimensional and Doppler Evaluation of the Infant with a Large Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation.  JDMS. Vol. 6, no. January: 330-334.
  • Edwards RC; Menke JA; Thompson M. 1988. Administration of vitamin A to preterm infants.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 112, no. 2. (February): e332.
  • Menke JA; McClead RE. 1987. On-line with medline: an introduction for the pediatrician.  Pediatrics. Vol. 80, no. 5. (November): e605.
  • Miles RD; Menke JA; Bashiru M; Colliver JA. 1987. Relationships of five Doppler measures with flow in an in vitro model and clinical findings in newborn infants.  Journal Of Ultrasound In Medicine: Official Journal Of The American Institute Of Ultrasound In Medicine. Vol. 6, no. 10. (October): e597.
  • Nowicki PT; Hansen NB; Menke JA. 1987. Intestinal blood flow and oxygen uptake in the neonatal piglet during reduced perfusion pressure.  The American Journal Of Physiology. Vol. 252, no. 2 Pt 1. (February): eG190.
  • Morrow III G, Johnson CF, Menke JA. 1987. Guidelines For Identifying What Constitutes Whihholding of Appropriate Nutrition, Hydration, Medication, or Medically Indicated Treatment From Disabled Infants With Life-Threatening Conditions and Examples of Types of Reportable Cases. In Withholding of Medically Indicated Treatment Handbook. Edited by Ohio Department of Human Services, Bureau of Children's Protective Services. Columbus, OH: Department of Human Services, Bureau of Children's Protective Services.
  • McClead RE, Menke JA. 1987. Neonatal Iatrogenesis. In Advances in Pediatrics. N/A: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc.
  • Menke JA, Wheller J, Miller RR, Bashiru M. 1987. Real-Time Spectral Analysis of Brachial Doppler Signals in Neonates with Patent Ductus Arteriosus.  J Diag Med Son. Vol. 3, no. 3. (January): 131-135.
  • Miller RR; Menke JA; Hansen NB; Zwick DL; Bickers RG; Nowicki PT. 1986. The effect of naloxone on the hemodynamics of the newborn piglet with septic shock.  Pediatric Research. Vol. 20, no. 8. (August): e707.
  • Menke JA, Liu PH, Bashiru M, Bickers RG, McClead RE. 1986. Duplex Ultrasound Scanning in the Neonate: A Preliminary Report.  Bruit. Vol. 10, no. July: 157-160.
  • Nowicki PT; Hansen NB; Hayes JR; Menke JA; Miller RR. 1986. Intestinal blood flow and O2 uptake during hypoxemia in the newborn piglet.  The American Journal Of Physiology. Vol. 251, no. 1 Pt 1. (July): eG19.
  • McClead RE; Birken G; Wheller JJ; Hansen NB; Bickers RG; Menke JA. 1986. Budd-Chiari syndrome in a premature infant receiving total parenteral nutrition.  Journal Of Pediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition. Vol. 5, no. 4. (July): e655.
  • Hansen NB; Nowicki PT; Miller RR; Malone T; Bickers RG; Menke JA. 1986. Alterations in cerebral blood flow and oxygen consumption during prolonged hypocarbia.  Pediatric Research. Vol. 20, no. 2. (February): e147.
  • McClead RE, Rozen R, Fox J, Rosenberg L, Menke JA, Bickers RG, Morrow GM. 1986. Clinical Application of DNA Anaylsis in a Family with Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency.  Am J Med Genetics. Vol. 3, no. 25. (January): 513-518.
  • Wheller JJ; Menke JA. 1985. Continuous wave Doppler ultrasound in the detection of abnormal arterial flow in patients with unusual defects.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 107, no. 4. (October): e569.
  • Hayes JR; Menke JA. 1985. A microcomputer-based tutorial program for computer-based training and patient care.  American Journal Of Perinatology. Vol. 2, no. April: 163-165.
  • Miller RR; Menke JA; Mentser MI. 1984. Hypercalcemia associated with phosphate depletion in the neonate.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 105, no. 5. (November): e814.
  • Furman WL; Menke JA; Barson WJ; Miller RR. 1984. Continuous naloxone infusion in two neonates with septic shock.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 105, no. 4. (October): e649.
  • Nahata MC; Powell DA; Gregoire RP; McClead RE; Menke JA; Bickers RG; Glazer JP. 1983. Tobramycin kinetics in newborn infants.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 103, no. 1. (July): e136.
  • Menke JA; Bashiru M; Bada HS; Menten TG; Khanna NN; Chua C. 1983. Microcomputer evaluation of cerebral blood flow velocity studies in the neonate.  Computers In Biology And Medicine. Vol. 13, no. 4. (January): e257.
  • Menke JA, Bashiru M, Bada HS, Menten TG, Hkanna NN, Chua C. 1983. Microcomputer Evaluation of the Pediatric Echocardiogram.  Seminars in Ultrasound. Vol. 4, no. January: 280-285.
  • Bashiru M; Mongkolsmai C; Von Behren PA; Menke JA; Chua C; Khanna NN. 1982. Microcomputer-assisted evaluation of pediatric echocardiograms.  Applied Radiology. Vol. 11, no. 5. (September): e55.
  • Menke JA; Miles R; McIlhany M; Bashiru M; Chua C; Schwied E; Menten TG; Khanna NN. 1982. The fontanelle tonometer: a noninvasive method for measurement of intracranial pressure.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 100, no. 6. (June): e960.
  • Bada HS; Miller JE; Menke JA; Menten TG; Bashiru M; Binstadt D; Sumner DS; Khanna NN. 1982. Intracranial pressure and cerebral arterial pulsatile flow measurement in neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 100, no. 2. (February): 291-296.
  • Bashiru M, Mongkolsmai C, Von Behren PA, Menke JA, Chua C, and Khanna NN. 1982. Microcomputer Assisted Evaulation of Pediatric Echocardiograms.  Perinatology-Neonatology.
  • Menke JA; Stallworth RE; Binstadt DH; Strano AJ; Wallace SE. 1982. Medication bezoar in a neonate.  American Journal Of Diseases Of Children (1960). Vol. 136, no. 1. (January): e72.
  • Bashiru M, Mongkolsmai C, Von Behren PA, Menke JA, Chua C, Khanna NN. 1982. Microcomputer Assisted Evaluation of Pediatric Echocardiograms. In Perinatology-Neonatology
  • Khanna NN; Somani SM; Boyer A; Miller J; Chua C; Menke JA. 1982. Cross validation of serum to saliva relationships of caffeine, theophylline and total methylxanthines in neonates.  Developmental Pharmacology And Therapeutics. Vol. 4, no. 1-2. (January): e18.
  • Bashiru M, Menke JA, Mongkolsmai C, Von Behran PA, Chua C, Khanna NN, Bada HS, Sumner DS. 1981. Noninvasive Evaluation of Patent Ductus Arteriosus Using a Doppler Velocitometer.  Bruit. Vol. 5, no. December: 13-16.
  • Bashiru M, Russell JB, Bada HS, Menke JA, Miles R, Sumner DS. 1980. Noninvasive Detection of Neonatal Cerebrovascular Disease.  Bruit. Vol. 4, no. December: 42-46.
  • Menke JA; Von Behren PA; Bashiru M; Bada HS; Khanna NN. 1980. The use of a microcomputer in the evaluation of echocardiograms.  Catheterization And Cardiovascular Diagnosis. Vol. 6, no. 4. (January): e469.
  • Menke JA; Giacoia GP; Jockin H. 1979. Group B beta hemolytic streptococcal sepsis and the idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome: a comparison.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 94, no. 3. (March): e467.
  • Vaughan RS; Menke JA. 1978. Pneumothorax: a complication of endotracheal tube suctioning.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 92, no. 4. (April): e633.
  • Cooney DR; Menke JA; Allen JE. 1977. "Acquired" lobar emphysema: a complication of respiratory distress in premature infants.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 12, no. 6. (December): e897.
  • Giacoia GP, Jusko WJ, Menke JA, Kaup JR. 1976. Theophylline Phamacokinetics in Premature Infants With Apnea.  J Peds. Vol. 89, no. November: 829-832.
  • Menke JA; Shaher RM; Wolff GS. 1972. Ejection fraction in anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.  American Heart Journal. Vol. 84, no. 3. (September): e325.
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