Kristin J. McKenna, MD, MPH

Kristin J. McKenna, MD, is an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Ross University School of Medicine Dominica, West Indies/Edison, NJ

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY

    Fellowship

    Neonatal-Perinatal - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

    Board Certification

    Neonatal Perinatal
    Pediatrics

    Graduate Degree

    MPH - University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Neonatologist

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Abstracts

    2014

    Flannery D, Brandsma E, Saslow J, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Imaging infants with urinary tract infection admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

    Gayen nee Betal S, Taha D, Sandhu N, Vachhani A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Intrauterine LPS exposure and post natal hyperoxia reduces sirtuin1 and increases acetylated NFκB in the lungs of neonatal rats. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

    Gayen nee Betal S, Taha D, Sandhu N, Vachhani A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Intrauterine LPS exposure and post natal hyperoxia reduces sirtuin1 and increases acetylated NFκB in the lungs of neonatal rats. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 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. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 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. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

    McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Characteristics of infants requiring phenobarbital for NAS. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

    McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Characteristics of infants requiring phenobarbital for NAS. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

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

    Samohod M, McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Relationship in maternal methadone dose and short terms neonatal outcomes. Eastern SPR 2014.

    Sloane A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Utility of measuring direct bilirubin at 24-72 hours of age in neonates admitted to the NICU. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

    Sloane A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Utility of measuring direct bilirubin at 24-72 hours of age in neonates admitted to the NICU. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

    Taha D Gayen nee Betal S, Vacchani A, Sandhu N, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Resveratrol upregulates circadian proteins rev-erb-α and CLOCK in hyperoxia and LPS exposed neonatal rat lung. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

    Taha D, Gayen nee Betal S, Vacchani A, Sandhu N, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Resveratrol upregulates circadian proteins rev-erb-α and CLOCK in hyperoxia and LPS exposed neonatal rat lung. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

    Taha D, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Occult blood in stool does not predict occurrence of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

    Taha D, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Occult blood in stool does not predict occurrence of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014. 

    Vacchani A, Gayen nee Betal S, Taha D, Sandhu N, Nawab U, McKenna K, LarsonJ, Aghai Z: Vitamin D increases the expression of circadian rhythm protein rev-erb-α in the lungs of LPS and hyperoxia exposed neonatal rats. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

    2012

    Shah S, McKenna K, Hudak J, Cohen J. Respiratory function parameters in the peri-surfactant administration period normalize at earlier time-points with increased levels of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in the Sprague-Dawley rat. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 4:2012.

    Papers

    2012

    Shah S, McKenna K, Hudak J, Cohen J: Respiratory function parameters in the peri-surfactant administration period normalize at earlier time-points with increased levels of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in the Sprague-Dawley rat. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 4(4), 2012.