McKenna, R.A. Lee, A.L., Yan, C., Vu, G.H., Jantzen, E.C., Brennan, P.J, Waston A., Burlingame, C., Lin, I. C. (2021). Effective Reduction in Opioid Prescriptions for Ambulatory Lesion Excisions in Pediatric Patients: A Low-Cost, Self-Sustaining Quality Improvement Project. Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery- Global Open. Accepted for publication
Patel, V., Shakir. S., Yang, R., Humphries, L., McKenna, R.A., Heuer, G., Lang, S., Bartlett, S.P., Taylor, J.A., Swanson, J.W., (2020). Perioperative Outcomes in the Treatment of Isolated Sagittal Synostosis: Cranial Vault Remodeling Versus Spring Mediated Cranioplasty. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 31(7): 2106-2111.
Lin, L.O., McKenna, R.A., Zhang, R.S., Hoppe, I.C., Swanson, J.W., Bartlett, S.P., Taylor, J.A., (2019). A Standardized Perioperative Clinical Pathway for Uncomplicated Craniosynostosis Repair is Associated with Reduced Hospital Resource Utilization. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 30(1), 105-109. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004871
Liu, T., Wan, J., McKenna, R.A., Jackson, O.A., Treat, J.R., (2018). Allergic contact dermatitis caused by Dermabond in a paediatric patient undergoing skin surgery. Contact Dermatitis, 80(1). doi.org/10.1111/cod.13125
McKenna R. A., Swanson JW: "Post-operative management of palate repair." Surgical Atlas of Cleft Palate and Palatal Fistulae. Fayyaz G (eds.). Springer, 2021.
Posters and Presentations
2019, October, “Carbonated Calcium Phosphate Cement for Secondary Cranioplasty: A Long-Term Institution Experience. 18th Biennial Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Paris, France (Podium)
2017, October, “Craniosynostosis Surgery: Does Hospital Case Volume Impact Outcomes or Cost?” 17th Biennial Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Cancun, Mexico (Poster)
2109, May, “Reducing Opioid Prescriptions for Outpatient Lesion Excisions Performed by the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Quality Improvement Report” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality and Safety Day. Philadelphia, PA (Poster)
2107, February, “Success in Capacity Management: Saving PICU Days” CHOP Leadership Improvement Advisors Success Stories. Philadelphia, PA (Podium
2016 December, CHOP Talks: Pediatric Hand Burns; Triage and Management. December 22, 2016. CHOP Care Network Provider Series.
2016 November, What is New in Craniosynostosis, Orthomeria Star Summit, Orlando, FL. November 9, 2016.
2016 April, CHOP Talks: Plagiocephaly. April 26, 2016. CHOP Care Network Provider Series.
2016, February, Plagiocephaly Management for the Pediatrician: Reading Hospital Grand Rounds. February 18, 2016.
2016, February, Plagiocephaly and Craniosynostosis for the Pediatrician. February 18, 2016. Grand Rounds at Reading Health Care, Reading Hospital, PA.
2016, January, Atypical Lesion Identification and Burns in Children. January 13, 2016. New Jersey Association of School Nurses.
Awards and Honors
Graduated Summa cum laude - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2020-present, Member, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Board of Ethics
2018-present, Member, American Nurses Association
2018-present, Member, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
2018-present, Member, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality Improvement Leadership
2017-present, Member, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
2017-present, Member, CHOP Plastic Surgery Divisional Scientific Research Committee
2010-present, Member, American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses
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