Martha F. Kienzle, MD

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Martha F. Kienzle, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Additional Training

Pre-medical Studies, Penn Alumni Post-Baccalaureate Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Study Abroad, National University of Ireland, Galway

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services



Loftin LM, Kienzle MF, Yi Y, Collman RG. R5X4 HIV-1 coreceptor use in primary target cells: implications for coreceptor entry blocking strategies. J Transl Med. 2011 Jan 27;9.

Loftin LM, Kienzle MF, Yi Y, Lee B, Lee FH, Gray L, Gorry PR, Collman RG. Constrained use of CCR5 on CD4+ lymphocytes by R5X4 HIV-1: efficiency of Env-CCR5 interactions and low CCR5 expression determine a range of restricted CCR5-mediated entry. Virology. 2010 Jun 20;402(1):135-48.

Malik M, Chen YY, Kienzle MF, Tomkowicz BE, Collman RG, Ptasznik A. Monocyte migration and LFA-1-mediated attachment to brain microvascular endothelia is regulated by SDF-1 alpha through Lyn kinase. J Immunol. 2008 Oct 1;181(7):4632-7.

Hoffmann DS, Weydert CJ, Lazartigues E, Kutschke WJ, Kienzle MF, Leach JE, Sharma JA, Sharma RV, Davisson RL. Chronic tempol prevents hypertension, proteinuria, and poor feto-placental outcomes in BPH/5 mouse model of preeclampsia. Hypertension. 2008 Apr;51(4):1058-65.

Dokras A, Hoffmann DS, Eastvold JS, Kienzle MF, Gruman LM, Kirby PA, Weiss RM, Davisson RL. Severe feto-placental abnormalities precede the onset of hypertension and proteinuria in a mouse model of preeclampsia. Biol Reprod. 2006 Dec;75(6):899-907.



Kienzle MF, Morgan RW, Landis WP, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Kilbaugh TJ, Wolfe HA, Topjian AA, Sutton RM. Shorter Epinephrine Dosing Intervals are Associated with Improved Neurologic Outcome from Pediatric Cardiac Arrest, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Congress 2019, San Diego, CA


Kienzle MF, Attebery JE, Custer JW, Remy KE. High Flow Nasal Oxygen Does Not Reduce Intubation in Children with Respiratory Failure, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Congress 2017, Honolulu, HI 

Awards and Honors

Preclinical honors: Foundations of Pathology and Pharmacology; Immunity, Infection and Disease; Cardiology; Gastroenterology, Pulmonology: Nephrology, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Dermatology; Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Neurology; Clinical Honors: Family Medicine, Neurology, Inpatient Pediatrics Sub-Internship, Intensive Care Nursery, Emergency Medicine

Leadership and Memberships

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019 Member, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Resuscitation Committee
2018 – present Member, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia House Staff Quality Improvement Group
2016 – 2017 Member, Quality Improvement for the Management of Children Hospitalized with UTI (Q-UTI) Committee
2013 – 2014 Editor of Finance, Jefferson Class of 2014 Yearbook Committee
2011 – 2012 Chair, Jefferson Pediatrics Society Fundraising Committee
2010 – 2012  Member, Jefferson Medical College Admissions Committee

Membership in Professional Societies

2016 – present, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2014 – present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2010 – 2014, Pennsylvania Medical Society
2006 – 2012, American Medical Student Association