Dr. Kevin Dysart is a neonatologist and associate medical director of the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Villanova University, Villanova, PA, and earned his medical degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Dysart completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he trained in pediatrics and neonatal/perinatal medicine.
Dr. Dysart's interests include newborn lung disease in both term and preterm infants and therapies directed at improving outcomes. He also has an interest in the outcomes of newborns and the ability of diagnostic tests to predict the presence or absence of diseases, as well as the future of newborns affected by a variety of conditions.
- Education and Training
MD - Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - Thomas Jefferson University and duPont Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - Thomas Jefferson University and duPont Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University and Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
American Board of PediatricsNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
- Titles and Academic Titles
Associate Medical Director of the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Centers and Programs
Peihui Liu, Keolamau Yee, Brenda B. Waber, Erik A. Jensen, Kevin C. Dysart, Huayan Zhang. Metabolic Bone Disease Remains Common in Infants with Moderate to Severe BPD. Poster 2013, Eastern SPR.
Elizabeth O'Donnell, Sharon Kirkby, Ursula Nawab, Kevin C. Dysart, Linda Genen, Jay S. Greenspan, Zubair H. Aghai. Laser Therapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity in Extremely Premature Infants: Frequency after the Revised
Guidelines. Platform 2013, Eastern SPR.
Dalal Taha, Sharon Kirkby, Ursula Nawab, Kevin C. Dysart, Linda Genen, Jay S. Greenspan, Zubair H. Aghai. Early Caffeine Therapy for Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants. Poster 2013, Eastern SPR.
Sharon Kirkby, Zubair Aghai, Kevin Dysart. Timing of Caffeine Initiation for Preterm Infants: Change in Trend. Poster 2013, SPR.
Kevin C. Dysart, Sharon Kirby, Zubair Aghai, Linda Genen, Jay S. Greenspan. Does a Single Course of Mechanical Ventilation (MV) Impart Respiratory Outcomes in Infants Born < 1000g? Poster 2013, SPR.
Kathyrn Maschhoff, Kevin Dysart, Erik A. Jensen, Andrew Mong, Huayan Zhang, David Muson Haresh M. Kirpalani. Comparison of Standard Chest X-Rays and CT Angiography for Evaluation of Cystic CLD. Poster 2013, SPR.
Sharon Kirkby, Linda Genen, Kevin Dysart, Wendy Turenne, Jay S. Greenspan. Does Duration of Antibiotics in Healthy Preterm Infants Increase Risk of Later Sepsis? Women's and Children' Health. Alere, Atlanta, GA; Pediatrics; Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours, Wilmington, DE; Neonatology, Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY; Neonatology, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Platform 2012 SPR.
Kevin C. Dysart, Noah Cook, Robin Roberts, Haresh Kirpalani. How Well Does Amplitude Integrated EG (aEEG) Predict Neurodevelopmental Delay (NDD) Following Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)? A Systematic Review. Neonatology, Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. Poster 2012 SPR.
Kevin C. Dysart, M.D., Sharon Kirkby MSN, Linda Genen M.D. and Jay Greenspan, MD, MBA. Defining Outcomes for Infant <1 ,000g; The Importance of Requiring Re-Intubation Beyond the First Days of Life. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia. PA, Women's and Children's Health, Alere, Atlanta, GA; Pediatrics, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE. Poster 2012, AAP Meeting, New Orleans, NO.
Linda H. Genen, Sharon Kirkby, Wendy Turenne. Kevin Dysart. Home Monitor and Pneumogram Utilization Based on Geographic Locale Alere. Atlanta, GA; Pediatrics, Cohcn Childrcn's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY; Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. Poster Presentation, 2011.
Linda H. Genen, Sharon Kirkby, Wendy Turenne, Kevin Dysart. Home Monitor U se in the “Healhty” Preterm Infant. Alere. Atlanta, GA: Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY; Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours Foundation. Philadelphia, PA. Poster Presentation, 2011.
Y. Zhu, K. Dysart, M.E. Rodriguez, J.J. Mosko, T.H. Shaffer. A. Chidekel. The Effects of Gas Humidification with High Flow Devices (HFD) on Cultured Human Airway Epithelial Cells. Nemours Research Lung Center, Wilmington, DE. Poster Presentation 2010.
Dysart K, Hesek A, Rodriguez E, Zhu Y, Greenspan JS, Shaffer T. A randomized-controlled trial comparing heliox (HeOx) to nitrox (NOx) breathing in a neonatal RDS model [platform presentation]. Society for Pediatric Research annual meeting; 2010.
Renee M. Behme, Sharon Kirkby, Wendy Turenne, Linda Genen, Jay Greenspan, Kevin Dysart. Incidence of Risk Factors for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Non-Ventilated Preterm Infants. Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University. Philadelphia, PA ; Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children/Nemours Foundation, Wilmington, DE; Alere, Atlanta. GA. Platform Presentation ESPR, Poster Presentation SPR 2010.
Kevin C. Dysart, Elena Rodriguez, Anne Hesek, Aaron ChidekeI. Yan Zhu, Thomas Shaffer. Optimization of Nasal Cannula (NC) Therapy in a Neonatal RDS Model: Gas exchange and Work of Breathing (WOB) Indices Pediatrics, Tomas Jefferson University/Nemours Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; Nemours Lung Research Center, Nemours Foundation. Wilmington. DE. Poster Presentatlon 2010.
Kevin C. Dysart, Sharon Kirkby, Wendy Turenne, Linda Genen. Jay S. Greenspan. Use of Systemic Corticosteroid In Extremely Low Birth Weight lnfant ( LBW) Pediatric. Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours Foundation Philadelphia. PA; Alere, Atlanta, GA. Poster Presentation 2010.
Ksenia Zukowsky, Sharon Kirkby, Linda Genen, Kevin Dysart. Human Milk Versus Formula: Patterns of Use tor Healthy Preterm Infant. Jefferson School of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. PA: Women's and Children's Health. Alere, Atlanta. GA. Poster Presentation 2010.
Almario C, Seligman N, Hayes E, Dysart K, Berghella V, Baxter J. Polysubstance abuse by women in a methadone treatment program increases the risk for preterm birth [poster]. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 29th Annual Meeting; January 26-31, 2009; San Diego, CA.
Riley K, Seligman N, Wood D, Dysart K, Weiner S. Pulmonary vascular reactivity as a predictor of neonatal outcome in congenital cystic adenomatous malformations [poster]. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 29th Annual Meeting; January 26-31, 2009; San Diego, CA.
Seligman N, Nnoli A, Dysart K, Baxter JK, Axelrod D, Riggio J, et al. Opioids used to treat pregnant women with sickle cell disease may cause neonatal abstinence syndrome [poster]. 3rd Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium, 2009 Feb 15-20, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Berzolla C, Seligman NS, Dysart K, Baxter JK, Axelrod D, Riggio J, et al. Obstetrical outcomes of pregnancies complicated by episodes of acute pain [abstract]. 3rd Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium, 2009 Feb 15-20, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Almario C, Salva N, Seligman N, Dysart K, Hayes T, Baxter J. The impact of maternal medical comorbidities on the preterm birth rate of women in a methadone treatment program [poster]. Society for Pediatric Research; 2009.
Seligman NS, Salva N, Grimes-Dennis J, Baxter J, Dysart K. Race is not a determinant of the outcome of methadone exposed neonates [poster]. Society for Pediatric Research; 2009.
Dysart KC, Kirkby S, Genen L, Greenspan J. Inhaled nitric oxide use in premature infants born small for gestational age [poster]. Society for Pediatric Research; 2009.
Dysart KC, Hesek A, Rodriguez E, Zhu Y, Chidakel A, Shaffer T. High flow nasal cannula for delivery of a helium-oxygen (HeOx) mixture in a newborn piglet RDS model [poster]. Society for Pediatric Research; 2009.
Zhu Y, Dysart K, Shaffer TS, Chidekel A. A comparison of the effects of short term CPAP or mechanical ventilation and moderate hyperoxia on cultured human airway epithelial cells [poster]. Society for Pediatric Research; 2009.
Gadin E, Kirkby S, Dysart K, Genen L. Current trend in high flow nasal cannula usage and its impact on NICU milestones in preterm infants, 32-36 weeks gestation [poster]. Society for Pediatric Research; 2009.
Gadin E, Kirkby S, Dysart K, Genen L. Does the increasing trend in the usage of high flow nasal cannula impact NICU milestones in infants <32 weeks GA? [poster]. Society for Pediatric Research; 2009.
Schneiderman R, Dysart K, Kirkby S, Genen L. Characteristics of patients less than 30 weeks gestation exposed to inhaled nitric oxide (2006-2008) [poster]. Society for Pediatric Research; 2009.
Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Pappas A, McDonald SA, Das A, Tyson JE, Poindexter BB, Schibler K, Bell EF, Heyne RJ, Pedroza C, Bara R, Van Meurs KP, Grisby C, Huitema CM, Garg M, Ehrenkranz RA, Shepherd EG, Chalak LF, Hamrick SE, Khan AM, Reynolds AM, Laughon MM, Truog WE, Dysart KC, Carlo WA, Walsh MC, Watterberg KL, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Effect of depth and duration of cooling on deaths in the NICU among neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014 Dec 24-31;312(24):2629-39. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.16058. Read the abstract.
Taha D, Kirkby S, Nawab U, Dysart KC, Genen L, Greenspan JS, Aghai ZH. Early caffeine therapy for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.
Dysart, Kevin C et al. “Amplitude-Integrated Electroencephalography: a Runaway Horse?." The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques 39.3 (2012): 267-268. Print.
Anagnostis, Elena A et al. "Formulation Buprenorphine for Sublingual Use in Neonates," The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics: JPPT: the official journalof PPAG 16.4 (2011): 281-284.
Oshodi A, Dysart K, Cook A, Rodriguez E, Zhu Y, Shaffer TH, et al. Airway injury resulting from repeated endotracheal intubation: Possible prevention strategies. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Jan;12(1):e34-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20375754. Read the abstract
Frizzola M, Miller TL, Rodriguez ME, Zhu Y, Rojas J, Hesek A, et al. High-flow nasal cannula: impact on oxygenation and ventilation in an acute lung injury model. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 Jan;46(1):67-74. Epub 2010 Nov 23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21171186. Read the abstract
Zisk JL, Genen LH, Kirkby S, Webb D, Greenspan J, Dysart K. Do premature female infants really do better than their male counterparts? Am J Perinatol. Epub 2010 Nov 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21046537. Read the abstract
Kraft WK, Dysart K, Greenspan JS, Gibson E, Kaltenbach K, Ehrlich ME. Revised dose schema of sublingual buprenorphine in the treatment of the neonatal opioid abstinence syndrome. Addiction. Epub 2010 Oct 6. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03170.x. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20925688. Read the abstract
Kumar MA, Jain A, Dechant VE, Saito T, Rafael T, Aizawa H, et al. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis during pregnancy. Arch Neurol. 2010 Jul;67(7):884-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20625099. Read the article
Seligman NS, Almario CV, Hayes EJ, Dysart KC, Berghella V, Baxter JK. Relationship between maternal methadone dose at delivery and neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):428-33, 433.e1. Epub 2010 May 15. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20472252. Read the abstract
Almario CV, Seligman NS, Dysart KC, Berghella V, Baxter JK. Risk factors for preterm birth among opiate-addicted gravid women in a methadone treatment program. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;201(3):326.e1-6. Epub 2009 Jul 24. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19631928. Read the abstract
Dysart K, Miller TL, Wolfson MR, Shaffer TH. Research in high flow therapy: mechanisms of action. Respir Med. 2009 Oct;103(10):1400-5. Epub 2009 May 21. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19467849. Read the abstract
Chong E, Dysart KC, Chidekel A, Locke R, Shaffer TH, Miller TL. Heat shock protein 70 secretion by neonatal tracheal tissue during mechanical ventilation: association with indices of tissue function and modeling. Pediatr Res. 2009 Apr;65(4):387-91. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19127221. Read the article
- Editorial and Academic Positions
2013, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Perinatology
2013, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Pediatrics
2012, Cochrane Review Board
2011, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care
- Editorial and Academic Positions