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Scott A. Lorch, MD, MSCE

Attending Neonatologist

Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Abstracts

2014

Enlow E, Macheras M, Lorch SA: Outpatient continuity of care for premature infants: Impact on healthcare utilization and primary care outcomes. Plenary presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2014.

Enlow E, Macheras M, Lorch SA: Parent satisfaction with infant care and its correlation to health care attitudes and clinical outcomes. Platform presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2014.

Greubel AJ, Lioy J, Lorch SA: SPR Student Research Awards - Andrew Greubel: Willingness to use an AED during SCA in community youth sports: Simple education removes barriers. Poster presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2014.

Enlow E, Macheras M, Lorch SA: Parent satisfaction with infant care and its correlation to health care attitudes and clinical outcomes. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada May 2014.

Enlow E, Macheras M, Lorch SA: Outpatient continuity of care for premature infants: Impact on healthcare utilization and primary care outcomes. Platform presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada May 2014.

Greubel AJ, Lioy J, Lorch SA: SPR Student Research Awards - Andrew Greubel: Willingness to use an AED during SCA in community youth sports: Simple education removes barriers. Platform presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada May 2014.

Jensen EA and Lorch SA: The effect of Neonatal Intensive Care level and delivery volume on bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada May 2014.

Lorch SA, Passarella M, Zeigler A, Silber JH: State variation in hospital readmission rates of Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Patients. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada May 2014.

Lorch SA, Macheras M, D'Agostino J, Martin A: Racial differences in attitudes toward physicians and the health care system by parents of high-risk infants. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada May 2014.

Lorch SA, Zubizarreta JR, Marshall G, D'Apremont I, Tapia JL: The effect of prophylactic CPAP on the outcomes of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants in South America. Platform presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada May 2014.

2013

Apenteng T and Lorch SA: Cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve neonatal mortality in Ghana. Poster presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2013.

Hogan A, Karavite D, Fiks AG, Lorch SA, Song L, Ramos MJ; Localio R, Grundmeier RW: Clinical decision support and premature infants: A means to protect from respiratory syncytial virus. Platform presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2013.

Melendi M, Macheras M, Lorch SA: Assessment of perinatal regionalization: Antenatal transfer of mothers between 23 and 32 weeks gestation. Poster presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2013.

Apenteng T and Lorch SA: Cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve neonatal mortality in Ghana. Platform presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2013.

D'Agostino J, Saynisch P, Martin A, Lorch SA: Non-compliance with health supervision visits in premature infants. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2013.

Hogan A, Karavite D, Fiks AG, Lorch SA, Song L, Ramos MJ; Localio R, Grundmeier RW: Clinical decision support and premature infants: A means to protect from respiratory syncytial virus. Platform presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2013.

Lorch SA, Zeigler A, Moon J, Pati S, Silber JH: Impact of eligibility requirements and disenrollment on quality measures of pediatric care. Platform presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2013.

Melendi M, Macheras M, Lorch SA: Assessment of perinatal regionalization: Antenatal transfer of mothers between 23 and 32 weeks gestation Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2013.

Murthy K, Macheras M, Grobman WA, Lorch SA: The effect of birth hospital on the racial differences in induction of labor (IOL) from 34-39 weeks' gestation. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2013.

Patrick SW, Kaplan H, Passarella M, Lorch SA: Variation in treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in US children's hospitals. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2013.

Rabner M, Martin A, Saynisch P, Lorch SA: The impact of changes to recommended growth curves in assessing the post-discharge growth of premature infants. Platform presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC May 2013.

2012

Lorch SA, Fieldston E,Apkon M: Variability in the age at discharge as a measure of neonatal intensive care (NICU) performance. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA April 2012.

Lorch SA, Gould J, Profit J: The impact of excluding racial/ethnic status (RES) from risk adjustment models of neonatal intensive care (NICU) performance. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA April 2012.

Lorch SA, Gould J, Profit J: The impact of excluding racial/ethnic status (RES) from risk adjustment models of neonatal intensive care (NICU) performance. Platform presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL June 2012.

Lorch SA, Martin AE, Ranade R, Grande D, Srinivas S: Provider and hospital response to closure of obstetric units. Poster presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL June 2012.

Lorch SA, Profit J, Gould J: The impact of excluding racial/ethnic status from risk adjustment models of neonatal intensive care performance. Best Abstracts, Child Health Call for Papers, AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL June 2012.

Awards

2013, Visiting Professor, Division of Neonatology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill
2012, Best Abstracts, Child Health Call for Papers, AcademyHealth Annual Meeting
 

Books

Chapters

2013

Lorch SA: Quality measurements in pediatrics: What do they assess? JAMA Pediatr 167(1): 89-90, January 2013.

2012

Lorch SA: Neonatology enters the 21st century for health care oversight: The public reporting of health care outcomes. J Perinatol 32(4): 245-246, April 2012.

2011

Lorch SA, Mollen T: Part II. Fetal Development. Chapter 8. Non-immune hydrops. Avery's Diseases of the Newborn, 9th Edition. Gleason CA, Devaskar S (eds.). Philadelphia: Elsevier, Page: 67-74, 2011.

2007

Lorch SA: BIOETHICS: The most fragile of newborns. Science 316(5823): 374-375, April 2007.

2005

Lorch SA, Mollen TJ, Ballard RA: Part II. Fetal Development. Chapter 8. Non-immune hydrops. In: Avery's Diseases of the Newborn, 8th ed. Taeusch HW, Ballard RA, Gleason CA. (eds.). Philadelphia: Elsevier, Page: 63-71, 2005.

2001

Souza JM, Chen Q, Blanchard-Fillion B, Lorch SA, Hertkorn C, Lightfoot R, Weisse M, Friel T, Paxinou E, Themistocleous M, Chov S, Ischiropoulos H: Reactive nitrogen species and proteins: biological significance and clinical relevance. Adv Exp Med Biol 500: 169-174, 2001.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

Editorial Board

  • 2013-present, Pediatrics
  • 2013-present, Open Journal of Pediatrics

Reviewer

  • 2010-present, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • 2009-present, Medical Care
  • 2009-present, JAMA
  • 2009-present, American Journal of Public Health
  • 2009-present, Medical Decision Making
  • 2007-present, Academic Pediatrics
  • 2006-present, Journal of Pediatrics
  • 2004-present, Health Services Research
  • 2003-present, Pediatrics

Academic and institutional committees

2012-present, Member, Neonatology Innovation Committee, CHOP Strategy Planning Committee
2009-present, Reviewer: Pilot Projects Program, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
2007-present, Career Advisor: Department of Pediatrics
2007-present, Member: Clinical Research Committee, Division of Neonatology

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

AcademyHealth

  • June 2014, Chairperson, Steering Committee: Child Health Services Research Conference, AcademyHealth
  • Feb 2014, Organizer, National Child Health Policy Conference

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
American Pediatric Society
Child Health Interest Group, AcademyHealth

  • Chairperson, 2013-present

Pediatric Academic Society

  • May 2014, Moderator, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, "Assessment of Ventilatory & Cardiovascular Outcomes" platform session
  • May 2014, Moderator, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, "Neonatal Epidemiology & Health Services Research" platform session

Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology Research
Society for Pediatric Research

Original Papers

2014

Rabner M, Meurling J, Ahlberg C, Lorch SA: The impact of growth curves changes in assessing premature infant growth. J Perinatol 34: 49-53, Jan 2014.

Liu Y, Traskin M, Lorch SA, George E, Small D: Ensemble of trees approaches to risk adjustment for evaluating a hospital's performance. Special Issues: Health Analytics of Health Care Manag Sci Page: [Epub ahead of print] Apr 2014.

Tucker Edmonds B, Ahlberg C, McPherson K, Srinivas S, Lorch SA: Predictors and adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with antepartum discharge against medical advice. Matern Child Health J 18(3): 640-647, Apr 2014.

DeMauro SB, Abbasi S, Lorch SA: Enteral feeding strategies in low birth weight infants: A retrospective analysis. J Perinatol in press.

Enlow E, Herbert S, Jovel I, Lorch SA, Anderson C, Chamberlain L: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to home: The transition from parent and pediatrician perspectives, a Prospective Cohort Study. J Perinatol in press.

Kozhimannil K, Macheras M, Lorch SA: Trends in childbirth before 39 weeks' gestation without medical indication. Med Care in press.

Patrick S, Kaplan H, Passarella M, Davis M, Lorch SA: Variation in treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome in US children's hospitals, 2004-2011. J Perinatol in press.

Yang F, Lorch SA, Small DS: Estimation of causal effects using instrumental variables with nonignorable missing covariates: Application to effect of type of delivery NICU on premature infants. Ann Appl Stat in press.

2013

Goyal N, Zubizarreta JR, Small DS, Lorch SA: Length of stay and readmissions among late preterm infants: an instrumental variable approach. Hospital Pediatrics 38(1): 7-15, Jan 2013.

Lorch SA, Srinivas SK, Ahlberg C, Small DS: The impact of obstetric unit closures on maternal and infant pregnancy outcomes. Health Serv Res 48(2 Pt 1): 455-75, Apr 2013.

Ray KN and Lorch SA: Hospitalization of early preterm, late preterm, and term infants during the first year of life by gestational age. Hospital Pediatrics 3(3): 194-203, Jul 2013.

Srinivas SK, Fager C, Lorch SA: Variations in postdelivery infection and thrombosis by hospital teaching status. Am J Obstet Gynecol 209(6): e1-7, Dec 2013.

Zubizarreta JR, Small DS, Goyal N, Lorch SA, and Rosenbaum PR: Stronger instruments via integer programming in an observational study of late preterm birth outcomes. Ann Appl Stat 7(1): 25-50, 2013.

2012

Lorch SA, Maheshwari P, Even-Shoshan O: The impact of certificate of need programs on neonatal intensive care units. J Perinatol 32(1): 39-44, January 2012.

Rausch M, Lorch S, Chung K, Frederick M, Zhang J, Barnhart K.: A cost-effectiveness analysis of surgical versus medical management of early pregnancy loss. Fertil Steril 97(2): 355-360, Feb 2012.

Srinivas SK, Shocksnider J, Caldwell D, Lorch S: Laborist model of care: Who is using it? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25(3): 257-260, Mar 2012.

Pati S, Lorch S, Lee GE, Sheffler-Collins S, Shah S: Health insurance and length of stay for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. J Hosp Med 7(4): 304-310, Apr 2012.

Goyal N, Fiks A, Lorch SA: Persistence of underweight status among late preterm infants. Arch Ped Adoles Med 166(5): 424-30, May 2012.

Srinivas SK, Lorch SA: The laborist model of obstetric care: We need more evidence. Am J Obstet Gynecol 207(1): 30-35, July 2012.

Foglia E. and Lorch S. A.: Clinical predictors of urinary tract infection in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 5(4): 327-333, Oct 2012.

Lorch SA, Kroelinger CD, Ahlberg C, Barfield WD: Factors that mediate racial/ethnic disparities in US fetal death rates. Am J Pub Health 102(10): 1902-1910, October 2012.

Hsu Y, Lorch SA, Small D: Perils and prospects of using aggregate area level socioeconomic information as a proxy for individual level socioeconomic confounders in instrumental variables regression. Hlth Serv Outcomes Res Methodol 12(2-3): 119-140, 2012.

Lorch SA, Baiocchi M, Ahlberg CE, Small, DS: The differential impact of delivery hospital on the outcomes of premature infants. Pediatrics Page: Available online: doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2820, 2012.

Ray KN and Lorch SA: Hospitalization of rural and urban infants during the first year of life. Pediatrics 130(6): 1084-93, Dec 2012.

2011

Goyal NK, Fager C, Lorch SA. Adherence to discharge guidelines for late-preterm newborns. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):e366-73. Epub 2011 Jul 11. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21746726. Read the abstract

Lorch SA, Maheshwari P, Even-Shoshan O. The impact of certificate of need programs on neonatal intensive care units. J Perinatol. Epub 2011 Apr 28.  Cited in PubMed; PMID 21527902. Read the abstract

Tucker Edmonds B, Fager C, Srinivas S, Lorch S. Predictors of cesarean delivery for periviable neonates. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jul;118(1):49-56. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21691162. Read the abstract

 Lorch SA, Srinivasan L, Escobar GJ. Epidemiology of apnea and bradycardia resolution in premature infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):e366-73. Epub 2011 Jul 11. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21746726. Read the abstract

Tucker Edmonds B, Fager C, Srinivas S, Lorch S. Racial and ethnic differences in use of intubation for periviable neonates. Pediatrics. 2011 May;127(5):e1120-7. Epub 2011 Apr 18. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21502221. Read the abstract

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