Karen Marie Puopolo, MD, PhD

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Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology & Newborn Services) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician (Neonatology), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Medical Director, NICU and Well Nursery, Pennsylvania Hospital
Research Faculty, Clinical Futures (former Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Section Chief, Newborn Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street - 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-3301
Fax: 215-829-7211
BS (Physics and Applied Physics)
Yale University, 1985.
MD (Medicine)
Tufts University School of Medicine, 1993.
PhD (Cellular and Molecular Physiology)
Tufts University School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, 1993.
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Selected Publications

Coggins SA, Edwards EM, Flannery DD, Gerber JS, Horbar JD, Puopolo KM: Serratia Infection Epidemiology Among Very Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J 42(2): 152-158, Nov 2023 Notes: Online ahead of print, Nov 2022.

Coggins SA, Mukhopadhyay S, Triebwasser J, Downes KJ, Christie JD, Puopolo KM. : Association of delivery risk phenotype with early-onset sepsis in preterm infants. J Perinatol Aug 2023 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Coggins SA, Willis Z, Benjamin DK, Mukhopadhyay S, Laughon M, Greenberg RG, Clark RH, Puopolo KM: Early antibiotic exposure in very-low birth weight infants and infection risk at 3-7 days after birth. J Perinatol Jul 2023 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Sidell MA, Getahun D, Tartof SY, Xiang AH, Sharma AJ, Mukhopadhyay S, Puopolo KM, Schrag SJ, Kunani P, Koebnick C. : Higher body mass index after intrapartum antibiotic exposure in children persists over 10-years. Pediatr Obes Jul 2023 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Young LW, Ounpraseuth ST, Merhar SL, Hu Z, Simon AE, Bremer AA, Lee JY, Das A, Crawford MM, Greenberg RG, Smith PB, Poindexter BB, Higgins RD, Walsh MC, Rice W, Paul DA, Maxwell JR, Telang S, Fung CM, Wright T, Reynolds AM, Hahn DW, Ross J, McAllister JM, Crowley M, Shaikh SK, Puopolo KM, Christ L, Brown J, Riccio J, Wong Ramsey K, Akshatha, Braswell EF, Tucker L, McAlmon KR, Dummula K, Weiner J, White JR, Howell MP, Newman S, Snowden JN, Devlin LA; ACT NOW Collaborative: Eat, Sleep, Console Approach or Usual Care for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal. N Engl J Med. 388(25): 2326-2337, Jun 2023.

Dhudasia MB, Benitz WE, Flannery DD, Christ L, Rub D, Remaschi G, Puopolo KM, Mukhopadhyay S: Diagnostic Performance and Patient Outcomes With C-Reactive Protein Use in Early-Onset Sepsis Evaluations. J Pediatr 256: 98-104, May 2023.

Hudak ML, Flannery DD, Barnette K, Getzlaff T, Gautam S, Dhudasia MB, Mukhopadhyay S, Pfeifer MR, Ellington SR, Galang RR, Snead MC, Woodworth KR, Zapata LB, Puopolo KM; American Academy of Pediatrics NPC-19 Registry Investigators. : Maternal and Newborn Hospital Outcomes of Perinatal SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A National Registry. Pediatrics 151(2): e2022059595, Feb 2023.

Flannery DD, Zevallos Barboza A, Wade KC, Pfeifer MR, Gerber JS, Morris JS, Puopolo KM. : Measles Serostatus Among Parturient Patients at 2 Philadelphia Hospitals in 2021. JAMA 329(8): 682-684, Feb 2023.

Brumbaugh JE, Bell EF, Do BT, Greenberg RG, Stoll BJ, DeMauro SB, Harmon HM, Hintz SR, Das A, Puopolo KM; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. : Incidence of and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After Late-Onset Meningitis Among Children Born Extremely Preterm. JAMA Netw Open 5(12): e2245826, Dec 2022.

Flannery DD, Edwards EM, Coggins SA, Horbar JD, Puopolo KM. : Late-Onset Sepsis Among Very Preterm Infants. Pediatrics 150(6): e2022058813, Dec 2022.

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