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Matthew P Kirschen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 215-590-7430
Education:
B.S. (Neuroscience)
Brandeis University , 2000.
Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
Stanford University School of Medicine , 2006.
M.D. (Medicine)
Stanford University School of Medicine, 2007.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, 2007-2009.
Fellow in Child Neurology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2012.
Fellow in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012-2015.
Certifications
Pediatric Advanced Life Support , 2007.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support , 2012.
Advanced Trauma Life Support , 2012.
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (Child Neurology) , 2012.
American Board of Pediatrics, 2013.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, 2014.
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS), 2016.
American Board of Pediatrics (Critical Care Medicine), 2016.
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Selected Publications

Kirschen MP, Snyder M, Smith K, Lourie K, Agarway K, Didonato P, Doll A, Zhang B, Mensinger J, Shea J, Ichord R, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA: Inter-rater reliability of a new pediatric modification to the "Glasgow Coma Scale at 40" in the pediatric intensive care unit. Annual Meeting of Child Neurology Society October 2018 Notes: Poster Presentation at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, October 15-18, 2018, Chicago, IL.

DiDonato P, Lourie K, Agarwal K, Snyder M, Kraus B, Madu C, Topjian AA, Kirschen MP: Improving neurologic assessments in the PICU. American Association of Critical Care Nurses May 2018 Notes: Poster Presentation at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 2018, Boston, MA.

Kirschen MP, Snyder M, Winters M, Ichord R, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA: Survey of bedside clinical neurologic assessments in US PICUs. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19(4): 339-344, April 2018.

Yuan I, Topjian AT, Kirschen MP, Abend NS, Chen SL, Huh JW, Kurth CD: Isoelectric EEG events in young children under general anesthesia. International Anesthesia Research Society April 2018 Notes: Poster presentation at the International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium, April 28 – May 1, 2018, Chicago, Illinois.

Press CA, Kirschen M, LaRovere K, Risen S, Guilliams K, Chung M, Griffith J, Lee J, Peariso K, Ducharme-Crevier L, Alpern E, Shah S, Hall M, Wainwright MS: Variation in treatment and outcomes of children with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. American Academy of Neurology April 2018 Notes: Poster presentation at the American Academy of Neurology 70th Annual Meeting, April 21 to April 27, 2018, Los Angeles, CA.

Watt K, Kirschen MP, Friedlander JA: Evaluating the inpatient pediatric ethical consultation service. Hospital Pediatrics 8(3), March 2018.

Russell JA, Epstein LG, Bonnie RJ, Conwit R, Graf WD, Kirschen MP, Kurek JA, Larriviere DG, Pascuzzi RM, Rizzo M Sattin JA, Simmons Z, Taylor L, Tsou A, Williams MA on behalf of the Ethics Law, and Humanities Committee: Lawful physician-hastened death. Neurology 90(9): 420-422, February 2018.

Kirschen M, Snyder M, Winters M, Ichord R, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA: Survey of bedside neurologic assessments in U.S. pediatric intensive care units. Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress February 2018 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Kirschen M, Adams N, Chopra A, Lewis A: Use of ancillary tests when determining brain death in pediatric patients in the United States. Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress February 2018 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Kirschen MP, Lourie K, Snyder M, Agarwal K, DiDonato P, Kraus B, Madu C, Geddes K, Nadkarni VM, Davis DH, Wolfe HA, Topjian AA: Improving routine nursing neurologic assessments in the pediatric intensive care unit. Critical Care Nurse In Press 2018.

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