Kristin J. McKenna, MD, MPH

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Associate 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

Taha D, McKenna K, Zhang H, Gibbs K: Central Lymphatic Flow Disorder is Associated with Worse Outcomes in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Platform presentation by collaborator, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR), Philadelphia, PA March 2019.

Gibbs K, Fox W, Dysart K, Kleinman S, Nilan K, Morris M, Napolitano N, Alexiou S, Bamat N, Mckenna K, Jensen E, Maschhoff K, Peterside I, Munson D, Panitch H, Zhang H: Patterns of PEEP Use in Infants Referred to the NeoCLD Program at CHOP: Characteristics and Outcome Prediction. Poster presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR), Philadelphia, PA March 2019.

Katherine M. Fischer, Joan S. Ko, Dana A. Weiss, Kristin J. McKenna : Initial Postnatal Management of Antenatally Detected Hydronephrosis. Poster, CHNC October 2019 2019.

Grayson S, McKenna K, Carroll JM, Koran J, Chuo J: Implementation of a Neonatal Audit Tool to Drive Quality Initiatives. Pediatric Quality and Safety Page: Online only, In press 2019 Notes: Accepted for publication in June 2019.

Milet B, Chuo J, Nilan K, Warren K, McKenna K, Carroll JM, Evans J, Zhang H: Increasing Immunization Rates in Infants with Severe Chronic Lung Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Hosp Pediatr 8(11): 693-698, November 2018.

Olive A, McKenna K, Ades A, Rintoul N: Immediate Outcomes of Neonates with Prenatally Diagnosed Congenital Renal and Urinary Tract Anomalies and Associated Pulmonary Hypoplasia. Platform presentation by collaborator, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR), Philadelphia, PA March 2018.

Olive A, McKenna K, Ades A, Rintoul N: Immediate Outcomes of Neonates with Prenatally Diagnosed Congenital Renal and Urinary Tract Anomalies and Associated Pulmonary Hypoplasia. Poster, PAS, Toronto, ON 2018.

Shastry S, McKenna K, Taha D, Nawab U: Growth Trends After Steroid Exposure in the NICU. Poster presentation, AAP Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA October 2016.

Guttmann K, Kovatis K, McKenna K, Dysart K, Nawab U: Risk Factors Associated With CLABSI in Critically Ill Neonates. Poster presentation, Eastern SPR, Philadelphia, PA 2016.

Guttmann K, Kovatis K, McKenna K, Dysart K, Nawab U: Risk Factors Associated With CLABSI in Critically Ill Neonates. Poster presentation, PAS, Baltimore, MD 2016.

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