Meet the Team

ECMO Specialists

ECMO (ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) is a procedure that uses a machine to take over the work of the lungs and sometimes the heart. Patients who benefit from ECMO therapy include those with very bad infections, congenital heart defects or inhalation injuries to the lungs. The ECMO team is composed of specially trained physicians, registered respiratory therapists and registered nurses devoted to the care of the patient requiring ECMO support.

Michael Auth, D.O. – Medical Director, ECMO Program


Dr. Michael Auth received a doctorate in osteopathy (DO) at Oklahoma State University College of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma. He then went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Auth is the Medical Director of the ECMO program at Dell Children’s. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care.

Pediatric Intensive Care

Clinical Interest
Post Operative Management of Patients with Congenital Heart Defects and ECMO

Contact Info
Pediatric Critical Care Associates
4900 Mueller Blvd
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: (512) 324-0000, ext. 86312
Fax: (512) 324-0721

Nursing Leadership

Anke WinklerPrins, BS, BSN, RN
ECMO Program Coordinator


Richard Toney, RN
ECMO Co-Coordinator