Kathleen A. Gibbs, MD

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Kathleen A. Gibbs, MD, is an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology, Medical Director of the Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program and the Associate Medical Director of the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Management of chronic lung disease of prematurity, Premature infant lung disease
Locations: Main Hospital; CHOP Newborn Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Internship

Pediatrics - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Residency

Pediatrics - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Fellowship

Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Board Certification

Neonatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Medical Director, Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program

Associate Medical Director, Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit

Medical Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, N/IICU

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2021

Nelin T, Lorch S, Jensen E, Alexiou S, Gibbs K, Napolitano N, Monk H, Furth S, Shults J, Bamat N.  The Association Between Diuretic Class Exposure and Enteral Electrolyte Use in Infants Developing Grade 2 or 3 Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in United States Children’s Hospitals.  Journal of Perinatology January 2021

2020

Gibbs K, Jensen EA, Alexiou A, Munson D, Zhang H.  Ventilation Strategies in Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.  Neoreviews 2020, 21(4): e226-237

Bamat N, Zhang H, Mckenna K, Morris H, Stoller J, Gibbs K.  The Clinical Evaluation of Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.  Neoreviews 2020, 21(7): e442-543

Bamat N, Nelin T, Eichenwald E, Kirpalani H, Laughon M, Jackson W, Jensen E, Gibbs K, Lorch S.  Loop Diuretics in Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Cumulative Use and Association with Mortality and Age at Discharge.  Journal of Pediatrics November 2020

2019

Szafranksi P, Liu Q, Karolak JA, Song X, de Leeuw N, Faas B, Gerychova R, Janku P, Jezova M, Valaskova I, Gibbs KA, Surrey LF, Poisson V, Berube D, Oligny LL, Michaud JL, Popek. E, Stankiewicz P.  Assocation of rare non-coding SNVs in the lung-specific FOXF1 enhancer with a mitigation of the lethal ACMPDV phenotype.  Human Genetics December 2019.

Sullivan MJ, Altman DR, Chacko KI, Ciferri B, Webster E, Pak TR, Deikus G, Lewis-Sandari M, Khan Z, Beckford C, Rendo A, Samaroo F, Sebra R, Karam-Howlin R, Dingle T, Hamula C, Bashir A, Schadt E, Patel G, Wallach F, Kasarskis A, Gibbs K*, van Bakel H*. A complete genome screening program of clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates identifies the origin and progression of a neonatal intensive care unit outbreak.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2019.

2018

Schumacher DJ, King B, Barnes MM, Elliott S, Gibbs K, McGreey JF, APPD LEARN CCC Study Group, et al: The Influence of the Review Process Utilized by Clinical Competency Committee Members on their Summative Assessment Decisions of Residents. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2018, August 2018, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 429-437.

Szafranski P, Kosmider E, Liu Q, Karolak JA, Currie L, Gibbs K, et al. LINE- and Alu-containing genomic instability hotspot at 16q24.1 associated with recurrent and nonrecurrent CNV deletions causative for ACDMPV. Human Mutation. August 2018. 

Friedman S, Moerdler S, Malbari A, Laitman B, Gibbs K.  The Pediatric Resident Teaching Group: the Development and Evaluation of a Longitudinal Resident as Teacher Program.  Medical Science Educator July 2018.

Gibbs K, DeMaria S, McKinsey S, Fede A, Harrington A, Hutchison D, Torchen C, Levine A, Goldberg A: A Novel In Situ Simulation Intervention Used to Mitigate an Outbreak of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Pediatrics March 2018.

2017

Gibbs K, Demaria S, McKinsey S, Fede A, Harrington A, Hutchison D, Torchen C, Levine A, Goldberg A. A novel in-situ simulation intervention utilized to mitigate an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.   Journal of Pediatrics, December 2017

Held M, Gibbs Kathleen, Lewin L, Weinstein A: Do Pre-Clinical Experiences Adequately Prepare Students for Their Pediatrics Clerkship: A Needs Assessment to Inform Curricular Development. Medical Science Educator  June 2017.

2015

Gibbs K, Kleinman LC, Jenkins SG, Herold BC, Holzman IR: The vulnerable very low birth weight infant: Late onset bloodstream infections. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 3(2): 117-125, 2015.

2013

Deluca L, Fox N, Green RS, Stroustrup A, Harris M, Holzman IR, Gibbs K: Ovulation induction and small for gestational age neonates in twin pregnancies. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 6(3): 217-224, 2013.

Bibbo C, Deluca L, Gibbs K, Saltzman D, Rebarber A, Green R, Fox N: Rescue corticosteroids in twin pregnancies and short term neonatal outcomes. BJOG 120(1): 58-63, Jan 2013.

2012

Deluca L, Holzman I, Gibbs K: Newborn ventilatory response to maternal chronic hypercapnia. J Perinatol 32(10): 804-806, Oct 2012.

Gibbs K, Holzman IR. Endotracheal tube: friend or foe? Bacteria, the endotracheal tube, and the impact on colonization and infection.  Semin Perinatol 2012 36(6): 454-61

2011

Schulman J, Stricof R,  Stevens, T, Horgan M, Gase K, Holzman I, Koppel R, Nafday S, Gibbs K, Angert R, Simmonds A, Furdon S, Saiman L: Statewide NICU central-line-associated bloodstream infection rates decline after bundles and checklists. Pediatrics 127(3): 436-444, Mar 2011.

2010

Gibbs K, Kleinman LC, Jenkins SG, Herold BC, Holzman IR: The vulnerable very low birth weight infant: Late onset bloodstream infections. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 3(2): 117-125, 2010.

2007

Gibbs K, Lin J, Holzman I.  Necrotizing Enterocolitis: The State of the Science. Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2007; 74 (1): 67-72.

Books

Chapters

2019

Connors J, Gibbs K.  Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Management.  Current Pediatrics Reports September 2019.

Posters and Presentations

2021

Gibbs K, Jensen E, Dysart K, Bamat N, Nilan K, DeMauro S, Stoller J, Zhang H. 10 Year Experience of a Referral Newborn/Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program.  Poster Presentation, Hot Topics 2020, Platform Presentation ESPR Annual Meeting 2021 

2019

Zhang H, Kleinman S, Morris H, Dysart K, Munson D, Jensen E, Napalitano N, Peterside I, McKenna K, Gibbs K, Maschoff K, Nilan K, Devine M, Fox W.  Partial Liquid Ventilation in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia – A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.  Poster Presentation, PAS Annual Meeting 2019

Bamat N, Nelin T, Eichenwald E, Kirpalani H, Shults J, Furth S, Laughon M, Jakcson W, Jensen E, Gibbs K, Lorch S.  Variation in Chronic Loop Diuretic Use for Infants with Severe BPD among United States Children’s Hospitals.  Poster Presentation, PAS Annual Meeting 2019

Gibbs K, Fox W, Dysart K, Kleinman S, Nilan K, Morris H, Napalitano N, Alexiou S, Bamat N, McKenna K, Jensen E, Maschoff K, Peterside I, Munson D, Panitch H, Zhang H.  Patterns of PEEP Use in Infants Referred to the NeoCLD Program at CHOP: Characteristics and Outcome Prediction.  Poster Presentation, PAS Annual Meeting 2019 and Hot Topics 2019

Nelin T, Lorch S, Jensen E, Gibbs K, Alexiou S, Napalitano N, Bodenstab H, Furth S, Shults S Bamat N,  Impact of Chronic Diuretic Exposures on Enteral Electrolyte Use in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia admitted to United States Children’s Hospitals.  Platform Presentation, ESPR Annual Meeting 2019, Poster Presentation PAS Annual Meeting 2019

Taha, D McKenna K, Warren K, Zhang H, Gibbs K.  Central Lymphatic Flow Disorder is Associated with Worse Outcomes in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.  Platform Presentation, ESPR Annual Meeting 2019, Poster Presentation PAS Annual Meeting 2019 and Hot Topics 2019

2018

Nawab U, Gibbs K, Munson D, O’Connor T, Cunningham M, Donnelly K, Tallent C, Wei B, Monk H.  Stomping Harm and Reducing Preventable Infections (SHARPI) Rounds – A Novel Strategy for Harm Prevention.  Poster Presentation, ESPR and PAS Annual Meeting 2018, VON Annual Meeting 2018

2017

Southwick K, Gibbs K, Quinn M, Ostrowsky B, Adams E, Saiman L.  Developing a Checklist to Identify and Manage MRSA Outbreaks in the Neonatal ICU using a Multi-Disciplinary Approach. ID Week 2017 San Diego, CA.  Poster Presentation

Gibbs K, Demaria S, McKinsey S, Fede A, Harrington A, Hutchison D, Torchen C, Levine A, Goldberg A A novel in-situ simulation intervention utilized to mitigate an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Platform presentation, PAS Annual Meeting 2017

Lectures by Invitation

2021

Gibbs K. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: A Modern Approach to Diagnosis, Opportunities for Prevention, and Health Implications Beyond the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.  York Hospital (PA) Pediatric Grand rounds, January 2021

Avitabile K and Gibbs K.  Approaching Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.  Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger (PA) Pediatric Grand Rounds April 2021

Gibbs K.  One Decade Down, Many to Go: The Evolution of the Newborn/Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program at CHOP.  Nationwide Children’s Hospital (OH) Division of Neonatology, May 2021

2020

Gibbs K, Wood A, Harris K, Ball A.  How much CPAP Do I Need? A Multidisciplinary Approach to Assessing Adequacy of Support.  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Chronic Lung Disease Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2020

Gibbs K. Severe Chronic Lung Disease: A Review of 2 Cases.  Crouse Hospital (NY) Division of Neonatology, July 2020

Gibbs K. Caring for Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Guiding Principles.  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Division of Newborn Medicine (NY), October 2020

Gibbs K. Multi-disciplinary Care of Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension.  Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone Division of Neonatology, November 2020 

Gibbs K. Update on BPD and Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity.  St. Peter’s University Hospital (NJ) Pediatric Grand Rounds, December 2020

2019

Taha D, Gibbs K.  A Case of Chylothorax and Chronic Lung Disease: An Innovative Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care.  Mount Sinai West, April 2019

2017

Gibbs KA. Match Frenzy. Workshop presented at: Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics; 2017 Mar; Portland, OR.

Gibbs KA. Planting the Seed Early: Cultivating Pre-Clinical Activities at Your Institution. Workshop presented at: Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics; 2017 Mar; Portland, OR.

Gibbs KA. Use of Workflow Observation and Low Fidelity Simulation to Identify Barriers and Solutions to Optimize Infection Control Practices. Presented at: NY State Department of Health sponsored workshop for NY Metropolitan area NICUs; 2017 Jan; New York, NY.

Gibbs KA. Prevention and Control of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: It Takes a Team! Workshop Co-lead and Speaker at: New York State Department of Health sponsored workshop for New York City Metropolitan area NICUs; 2017 Jan; New York, NY.

Gibbs KA. Mt Sinai Case Presentation: Use of Whole Genome Sequencing. Presented at: NY State Department of Health sponsored workshop for NY Metropolitan area NICUs; 2017 Jan; New York, NY.

Awards and Honors

2018, Istvan Seri Faculty Teaching Award
2015, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Institute for Medical Education Master Educator
2015, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2012, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Institute for Medical Education Excellence in Teaching Award
2012, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Faculty Council Junior Faculty Award for Academic Excellence
2010, Attending of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2006, Fellow of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Editorial and Academic Positions

2015-present, Abstract reviewer, Eastern Society for Pediatrics annual meeting
2015-present, Abstract reviewer, Pediatric Academic Society annual meeting

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2009, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics Member, Perinatal Section