Mary Kathleen Claiborne, MD

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Mary Kathleen Claiborne, MD, is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Board Certification

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Departments and Services

Selected Publications


Gandhi G, Claiborne MK, Gross T, MPH, Sussman B, Davenport K, Ostlie D, Bulloch B.: Predictive value of the shock index (SI) compared to the age-adjusted pediatric shock index (SIPA) for identifying children that needed the highest-level trauma activation based on the presence of consensus criteria. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Page: doi: 10.1016, Oct 2019 Notes: epub ahead of print.


Nassif A, Ostermayer DG, Hoang KB, Claiborne MK, Camp EA, Mondragon JA, Shah MI.: Implementation of a Prehospital Protocol Change for Asthmatic Children. Prehospital Emergency Care(19), 1-9, Jan 2018.

Ugalde I, Claiborne MK, Cardenas-Turanzas M, Shah M, Langabeer JR, Patel J.: Risk factors in pediatric blunt cervical vascular injury and significance of seatbelt sign. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (WestJEM). 19(6): 961-969. Nov 2018.

Leadership and Memberships


2010-present, Mensa International High IQ Society (Member)


2013-Present, American Academy of Pediatrics (Member)

2018-Present, American Medical Association (Member)