Kathy N. Shaw, MD, MSCE

Areas of Expertise: Clinical epidemiology
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Dr. Shaw is chief, Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and director, Emergency Medical Services at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    She earned her MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. After residency training, Dr. Shaw completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and earned an MS in Clinical Epidemiology as an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow within the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of Pennsylvania.

    She is a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics and subspecialty boarded in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Shaw is a professor of Pediatrics and an associate senior scholar for the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

    As Director of Emergency Medical Services, she is responsible for the operation of a 77,800 visit, high-acuity pediatric Emergency Department. In addition, she is actively involved in the practice and teaching of pediatric emergency medicine and clinical research. Dr. Shaw is currently an advisor and reviewer for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a pediatric consulting editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Shaw has developed or facilitated a number of Emergency Department and community-based epidemiology projects for the Emergency Department population, is a member of the Editorial Boards for Pediatric Emergency Care and Academic Emergency Medicine and serves as an advisor for fellows in Pediatric Emergency Medicine who are enrolled in the Masters Degree Program in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Her personal areas of research interest include clinical decision analysis; injury prevention, clinical epidemiology; diagnosis of urinary tract infection in the Emergency Department, predictors of need for hospitalization for children with bronchiolitis and asthma, clinical evaluation of laboratory tests and procedures and Emergency Department utilization. Learn more about Dr. Shaw's research.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    ATLS, PALS, ACLS

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Clinical Epidemiology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Division Chief

    Director, Emergency Medical Services

    Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

    Nicholas Crognale Endowed Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2007

    Ellison, A, Shaw, K.N.: Management of Vaso-Occlusive Pain Events in Sickle Cell Disease, Pediatric Emergency Care, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Nov 2007

    2006

    Shaw, K.N., Spandorfer, P.: Dehydration (revised chapter) in Fleisher, G.R., Ludwig, S. (eds). Textbook of Pediatric Medicine, 5th edition, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2006, pp 233-8.

    2004

    Christensen, A.M., Shaw, K.N.: Urinary Tract Infection in Childhood (Chapter 40) in Kaplan, B., Meyers, K. (eds). Requisite in Pediatrics: Nephrology/Urology, Elsevier Health Sciences, Mosby, 2004, pp 317-325. 

    2003

    Puchalski, A., Shaw, K.N.: An 18-Month-Old Girl Presents with Vomiting, Intermittent Shaking, and Refusal to Walk in Baren, J.M., Alpern, E.R. (eds). Emergency Medicine Pearls, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2003, pp 217-219.

    Friedlaender, E., Shaw, K.N.: A 2-Year-Old Girl with Fever and Rash in Baren, J.M., Alpern, E.R. (eds). Emergency Medicine Pearls, Hanley & Belfus, Inc, Philadelphia, PA, 2003, pp 194-196.

    2001

    Shaw, K.N.: Bronchiolitis in Harwood-Nuss, A., Wolfson, A.B., Linden, C.H., Moore Shepherd, S., Stenklyft, P. (eds). The Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, 3rd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2001, pp 1228-1230. Revised Chapter, 4th edition, 2005, pp 1284-1287.

    2000

    Shaw, K.N., Gorelick, M.H.: Fever as a Sign of Urinary Tract Infection. Clin Pediatr Emerg Med 1:117-123, 2000.

    Shaw, K.N.: Fluids and Electrolytes (Chapter 34) in Selbst, S.M., Cronan, K. (eds), Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets, Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA, 2000, pp 152-155. Revised chapter 34, 2007, pp 243-248.

    1999

    Shaw, K.N., Gorelick, M.H.: Urinary Tract Infection in the Pediatric Patient in Jaffe D (ed). Pediatr Clin N Am, 1999, 46(6):1111-1124.

    1997

    Shaw, K.N.: Urinary Tract Infection in Schwartz, W. (ed). The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 1997, pp 792-793. Revised chapter (2nd ed) 2000, pp 852-853, revised chapter (3rd ed) 2003, pp 860-861, revised chapter (4th ed) 2005, pp 882-883.

    Leonard, M., Shaw, K.N.: Urinary Tract Infection in Schwartz, W. (ed), Pediatric Primary Care, A Problem Oriented Approach, 3rd edition, Yearbook Medical Publishers, Inc., Chicago, 1997, pp 691-699.

    Shaw, K.N.: Near Drowning in Schwartz, W. (ed), The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 1997, pp 510-511. Revised chapter (2nd ed) 2000, pp 556-557, revised chapter (3rd ed), 2003, pp 556-557, revised chapter (4th ed) 2005, pp 570-571.

    Shaw, K.N.: Converting Stable SVT: Converting Stable Supraventricular Tachycardia Using Vagal Maneuvers in Henretig, F.M., King, C. (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1997, pp 771-775. Revised chapter, in press, 2005.

    Shaw, K.N., Gorelick, M.H.: Burn Management in Henretig, F.M., King, C. (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1997, pp 1189-1198. Revised chapter, in press, 2005.

    Shaw, K.N.: Prepubertal Vaginal Bleeding in Dieckmann, R.A., Fiser, D.H., Selbst, S.M. (eds), Illustrated Textbook of Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Procedures, Mosby Year-Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1997, pp 437-438.

    Shaw, K.N.: Priapism: Aspiration of the Corpus Cavernosum in Dieckmann, R.A., Fiser, D.H., Selbst S.M. (eds), Illustrated Textbook of Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Procedures, Mosby Year-Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1997, pp 439-441.

    Shaw, K.N.: Prepubertal Genital Exam in Dieckmann, R.A., Fiser, D.H., Selbst, S.M. (eds), Illustrated Textbook of Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Procedures, Mosby Year-Book, Inc, St. Louis, MO, 1997, pp 427-430.

    Shaw, K.N.: Reduction of Paraphimosis in Dieckmann, R.A., Fiser, D.H., Selbst, S.M. (eds), Illustrated Textbook of Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Procedures, Mosby Year-Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1997, pp 435-436.

    Shaw, K.N: Phimosis: Dorsal Slit Procedure in Dieckmann, R.A., Fiser, D.H., Selbst, S.M. (eds), Illustrated Textbook of Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Procedures, Mosby Year-Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1997, pp 434.

    Shaw, K.N., Lavelle, J.M.: The Drowned and Near-Drowned Patient in Paradis, N.A., Halperin, H.R., Nowak, R.M. (eds), Cardiac Arrest: The Science and Practice of Resuscitation Medicine, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1996, pp 820-829.

    1993

    Shaw, K.N.: Dehydration in Fleisher, G.R., Ludwig, S. (eds). Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 3rd edition, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1993, pp 147-151. (Chapter 18 –revised chapter) 4th edition, 2000, pp 197-201.

    1989

    Shaw, K.N., Briede, C.B.: Submersion injuries: drowning and near-drowning. Emerg Med Clin of N Amer 7(2):355-370, 1989.

    1988

    Shaw, K.N.: Burns in Selbst, S.M., Torrey, S.B. (eds), Pediatric Emergency Medicine for the House Officer. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1988.

    Abstracts

    2011

    Reay, Trish; Shaw, Kathy; Rickard, Sean; The building blocks of safety: creating multi-disciplinary micro-systems and departmental PSOs as the foundation for a successful patient safety program, Cochrane Colloquia, Madrid, Spain, October 2011

    Sesok-Pizzini D; Shaw, Kathy; Integrating Safety at Another Level: Departmental Patient Safety Officers, HPI Safety Summit, Grand Rapids Michigan, September 2011

    Teets, J; Shaw, K Family Involvement in Bedside Rounds, HPI Safety Summit, Grand Rapids Michigan, September 2011

    Teets, J; Shaw, K; Pushing the Pen: Transparency Through Intranet Story Telling, HPI Safety Summit, Grand Rapids Michigan, September 2011

    Osterhoudt, Kevin C; Peranteau, William; Shaw, Kathy; Flake, Alan; Dangerous Attraction: A 2-Year-Old Girl with Enteric and Mesenteric Fistulae after Ingestion of Spherical Magnetic Toys. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology 2011 (NACCT), Washington DC, September 2011

    Papers

    2012

    American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Committee; Emergency Nurses Association, Pediatric Committee. Joint policy statement--guidelines for care of children in the emergency department. J Emerg Nurs. 2013 Mar;39(2):116-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2013.01.003. PubMed PMID: 23498882.

    Chamberlain JM, Shaw KN, Lillis KA, Mahajan PV, Ruddy RM, Lichenstein R, Olsen CS, Dean JM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Creating an infrastructure for safety event reporting and analysis in a multicenter pediatric emergency department network. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Feb;29(2):125-30. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31828043a5. PubMed PMID: 23364372.

    Shaw KN. Call for a rational approach for testing for urinary tract infection as a source of Fever in infants. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 May;61(5):566-8. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.11.015. Epub 2013 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 23332612.

    2012

    Osterhoudt KC, Peranteau WH, Shaw KN, Flake AW. A 2-year-old girl with abdominal pain after an action sure to attract attention. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Dec;28(12):1406-8. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182795f80. PubMed PMID: 23222115.

    Shaw KN, Lillis KA, Ruddy RM, Mahajan PV, Lichenstein R, Olsen CS, Chamberlain JM; for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Reported medication events in a paediatric emergency research network: sharing to improve patient safety. Emerg Med J. 2012 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23117714.

    Fein JA, Zempsky WT, Cravero JP; Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; American Academy of Pediatrics. Relief of pain and anxiety in pediatric patients in emergency medical systems. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):e1391-405. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2536. Epub 2012 Oct 29. PubMed PMID: 23109683.

    Moore B, Sapien R; Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The role of the pediatrician in rural emergency medical services for children. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):978-82. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2547. Epub 2012 Oct 29. PubMed PMID: 23109681.

    Conners GP, Melzer SM; Committee on Hospital Care; Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Betts JM, Chitkara MB, Jewell JA, Lye PS, Mirkinson LJ, Shaw KN, Ackerman AD, Chun TH, Conners GP, Dudley NC, Fein JA, Fuchs SM, Moore BR, Selbst SM, Wright JL. Pediatric observation units. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul;130(1):172-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1358. Epub 2012 Jun 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 22732171.

    Mittal MK, Zorc JJ, Garcia-Espana JF, Shaw KN. An assessment of clinical performance measures for pediatric emergency physicians. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb;28(1):33-9. doi: 10.1177/1062860612443849. Epub 2012 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 22679126.

    Yamamoto LG, Manzi S; COMMITTEE ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, Shaw KN, Ackerman AD, Chun TH, Conners GP, Dudley NC, Fein JA, Fuchs SM, Moore BR, Selbst SM, Wright JL. Dispensing medications at the hospital upon discharge from an emergency department. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e562. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-3444. Epub 2012 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 22291122.

    2011

    Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Committee on Bioethics. Consent for emergency medical services for children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):427-33. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-1166. Epub 2011 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 21788221.

    Dolan MA, Fein JA; Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Pediatric and adolescent mental health emergencies in the emergency medical services system. Pediatrics. 2011 May;127(5):e1356-66. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0522. Epub 2011 Apr 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 21518712.

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    April 2012 - “Two Wrongs Don't Make it Right: Teaching the Art of Managing Medical Errors (ME) Using High-Fidelity Simulation”, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA  

    2011

    March 2011 - “Medical Safety”, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference, Grapevine, TX

    January 2011 - “Pediatric Patient Safety in Emergency Departments”, Keynote speaker, Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC), Banff Alberta, Canada

    September 2011 - “Departmental Patient Safety Officers: Transforming the Culture of Safety”, Healthcare Performance Improvement Safety Summit, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    2002 -   Member, Protocol Concept Review and Development Subcommittee (PCRADS), Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), Maternal and Child Health Bureau

    2002 -   Associate Editor, Annals of Emergency Medicine

    1999 -   Reviewer – Journal of Pediatrics

    1999 -   Reviewer - Ambulatory Pediatrics

    1998 -   Editorial Board, Pediatric Emergency Care

    1988 -   Reviewer - Pediatrics

    1988 -   Reviewer - Clinical Pediatrics

    1986 -   Reviewer - Pediatric Emergency Care

    Academic Committees at the University of Pennsylvania and Affiliated Hospitals

    2008 -   Executive Committee Department of Pediatrics, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

    2002 -   Chair, Quality Improvement Committee of the ECMS The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2002 -   Member, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia