Kathleen A. Montgomery, MSN, CRNP, PNP-BC

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Kathleen A. Montgomery, MSN, CRNP, PNP-BC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Diabetes Center and the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Areas of Expertise: Adolescent transition to adult care, Chronic illness management, Diabetes self-care management, Psychosocial issues impacting health and wellness, Diabetes, Diabetes education
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Additional Training

MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Microalbuminuria and diabetic nephropathy
Use of SMS/texting to promote behavioral change




Dougherty JP, Lipman TH, Hyams S, Montgomery KA. Telemedicine for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. West J Nurs Res. 2014 Oct;36(9):1199-221.

Montgomery KA, Ratcliffe SJ, Baluarte HJ, Murphy KM, Willi S, Lipman TH. Implementation of a clinical practice guideline for identification of microalbuminuria in the pediatric patient with type 1 diabetes. Nurs Clin North Am. 2013 Jun;48(2):343-52.

Posters and Presentations


Montgomery, KA, Simon, R, Lord, K, Hanrahan, N, & Lipman, TL. MyDiaText: Feasibility of a Text Messaging System for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes. 14th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting, Bethesda, MD. (November 2014)


Montgomery, KA. Diabetes: Working with the Family and Medical Team to Support Child and Family. Department of Human Services, Philadelphia, PA. (March 2011)

Awards and Honors

2012, First Place – Dean’s Innovation Award, Year of the Games – for MyDiaText - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

2007, Best Leader of Family-centered Care in Action, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia network

2007, First Place, PENS Research Poster, "Prevalence of microalbuminuria in a population of children with type 1diabetes," Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society

2006, First Place, PENS Research Poster, “Implementation of a clinical practice guideline for identification of microalbuminuria in the pediatric patient with type 1 diabetes," Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society.


Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

2006-present, Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society

2013-present, American Association of Diabetes Educators