Kristin J. McKenna, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neonatology
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215.590.1653
Fax: 215.590.3051
Education:
BS (Behavioral Neuroscience)
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 2000.
MD
Ross University School of Medicine Dominica, West Indies/Edison, NJ , 2005.
MPH (Public Health)
University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

2016-Present:
Title: Congenital renal and urinary tract anomalies with associated pulmonary hypoplasia: A case series (IRB 17-013902)
2017-Present:
Management Variations and Outcomes of Vein of Galen Malformations and Cerebral A-V Malformations
2017-Present:
Management and Outcomes of Neonatal Urinary Tract Dilation (UTD)

Description of Research Expertise

Research Projects:
Jan 2013-2015: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Anthropometrics and Short and Long Term Follow Up. Nemours at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Aug 2013-2014: The Role of Aminophylline and Caffeine on Cytokines Release from Fetal Membranes and Cord Blood Leukocytes. Nemours at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Jul 2013–2015: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Characteristics and Management Challenges

November 2014 - 2015: Dumping Syndrome Post Fundoplication

November 2014-2016: Postnatal Steroids and Effect on Growth Parameters

November 2014- 2016: Association of Vitamin D on Short and Long Term Outcomes in the Neonate

Selected Publications

Sonia Shastry, Krintin McKenna, Dalal Taha, Ursula Nawab: Growth Trends After Steroid Exposure in the NICU. Poster presentation, AAP Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA October 2016.

Katherine Guttmann, Kelley Kovatis, Kristin McKenna, Kevin Dysart, Ursula Nawab: Risk Factors Associated With CLABSI in Critically Ill Neonates. Poster presentation, Eastern SPR, Philadelphia, PA 2016.

Katherine Guttmann, Kelley Kovatis, Kristin McKenna, Devin Dysart, Ursula Nawab: Risk Factors Associated With CLABSI in Critically Ill Neonates. Poster presentation, PAS, Baltimore, MD 2016.

Sonia Shastry, Kristin McKenna, Dala Taha, Ursula Nawab: Growth Trends After Steroid Exposure in the NICU. Poster presentation, Eastern SPR 2016.

Suhita Gayen nee Betal, Swati Murthy, Mendira Chawla, Apryle Funderburk, Sam Soundar, Ursula Nawab, Kristin McKenna, Janet Larson, Zubair Aghai: Effects of Hyperoxia and Caffeine on Inflammatory Mediators in Cord Blood Monocytes Poster presentation, PAS, San Diego, CA 2015.

Deepthi Alapati, Suhita Gayen nee Betal, Mendira Chawla, Avani Vachhani, Dalal Taha, Ursula Nawab, Kristin Mckenna, Swati Murthy, Janet Larson, Zubair H. Aghai: High Dose of Vitamin D Decreases Lung Alveolarization in a Rat Model of LPS and Hyperoxia-Induced Lung Injury Poster presentation, PAS, San Diego, CA 2015.

Kiser C, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai ZH: Role of Guidelines on Length of Therapy in Chorioamnionitis and Neonatal Sepsis. Pediatrics 133(6): 992-998, Jun 2014.

Flannery D, Brandsma E, Saslow J, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Imaging infants with urinary tract infection admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Poster presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA 2014.

Hollinger N, Hvisdas C, Samohod M, Roke L, DeCerbo T, Roke TM, McKenna K, Larson J: Neonatal abstinence syndrome and management of morphine therapy in the NICU. Poster presentation, Eastern SPR 2014.

Samohod M, McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Relationship of maternal methadone dose and short term neonatal outcomes. Poster presentation, PAS, Vancouver, BC 2014.

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