Eimear Kitt, MBBCh BAO (Hons), FAAP

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Eimear Kitt, MBBCh BAO (Hons), FAAP, is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Antimicrobial stewardship, Care of the immunocompromised host, Global health research
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Residency

Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program - Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University, Springfield, MA

Additional Training

Clinical Research Certificate - Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Internal Medicine
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Clinical Epidemiology Candidate - Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Outcomes related to antimicrobial use in high risk populations
Antimicrobial resistance
Epidemiology of pediatric influenza

Publications

Papers

2017

Kitt E, May, RM, Steenhoff, AP. Rash and Hepatosplenomegaly in a Newborn. Published in Journal of Medical Microbiology Case Reports. 2017, 6(4). doi: 10.1099/jmmcr.0.005098

Kitt E, Brannock KR, VonHoltz LA, Planet Paul J, Graf Erin H, Pillai V. A case report of Pediatric Brucellosis in an Algerian immigrant. Open forum infectious diseases. 2017 February 10; 4(1). doi:10.1093/ofid/ofw263

2016

Kitt E, Keaton AA, Graf EH. The Brief Case: Probable Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis in a Transplant Recipient. Journal of clinical microbiology. 2016; 54(11):2632-2634. PubMed [journal] PMID: 27935831, PMCID: PMC5078536

Kitt E, Keaton AA, Graf EH. Closing the Brief Case: Probable Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis in a Transplant Recipient. Journal of clinical microbiology. 2016; 54(11):2842.l PubMed [journal] PMID: 27935832, PMCID: PMC5078567

2015

Kitt E, Friderici J, Kleppel R, Canarie M. Procedural sedation for MRI in children with ADHD. Paediatric anaesthesia. 2015; 25(10):1026-32. PubMed [journal] PMID: 26201684

2011

Das JP, Chew N, Kitt E, Murphy C, O'Rourke J, Power M, McConkey SJ. Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation in the management of 2009 influenza A (H1N1) refractory respiratory failure. Irish medical journal. 2011; 104(3):90-1. PubMed [journal] PMID: 21667616

Books

Chapters

2018

Kitt E, Steenhoff A, Rutstein R. Chapter 55 Preventing HIV infection. In: Shah, Samir S editor. Pediatric Practice: Infectious Diseases 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2018.

Kitt E, Steenhoff AP. Meningococcemia. In: Cabana MD, ed. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2018

Kitt E, Steenhoff AP. Anthrax. In: Cabana MD, ed. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2018

Kitt E, Bassiri H. Smallpox: In: Cabana MD, ed. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2018

Kitt E, Bassiri H. Anaerobic Infections: In: Cabana MD, ed. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2018.

Kitt E, Bassiri H. Tetanus: In: Cabana MD, ed. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2018

Posters and Presentations

2018

Kitt E, Drew, RJ, K. Butler, R. Cunney, T. Zaoutis, S. Coffin. An International Survey on Current Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches to Pediatric Influenza. Oral presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Sweden May 2018.

Kitt E, Ulloa ER, Geoghegan S. Aseptic Abscesses in an Immunocompromised Host. Poster presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Sweden May 2018.

Ulloa ER, Kitt E, Planet P. A Head Scratcher: Tularemia presenting as Cervical Lymphadenopathy. Poster presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Sweden May 2018.

Ulloa ER, Kitt E, Planet P. Pulmonary Nocardiosis in Cystic Fibrosis: Colonizer or Pathogen? Poster presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Sweden May 2018.

2017

Kitt E, Ross R, Gerber JS. Reasons for broad-spectrum antimicrobial use for bacterial ARTI in the outpatient setting. Oral presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Madrid May 2017.

Kitt E, Vella LA, Cardenas AM, Fisher BT. Transfusion-Acquired Babesiosis in an Immunocompromised Host. Poster presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Madrid May 2017.

Kitt, Graf EH, Bergelson JM. Dengue Associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Poster presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Madrid May 2017.

Ulloa ER, Kitt E, Cardenas AM, Silverman M. Malaria’ Trojan Horse: A case of mixed-species malaria infection. Poster presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Madrid May 2017.

Ulloa ER, Kitt E, Planet PJ. Non-neonatal Herpes-Simplex Virus-1 disguised as Bilateral ACA and MCA strokes. Poster presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Madrid May 2017.

Ulloa ER, Kitt E, Offit P. Typhoid Redux. Poster presentation at ESPID (European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Annual Meeting Madrid May 2017.

Chiotos K, Fowler J, Kitt E, Wolfe H, Yehya N, Kilbaugh T. Severe Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in an immunocompromised child. Oral presentation at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, January 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Awards and Honors

2017-2018, ESPID Travel Award

2017-2018, PIDS/St Jude’s Travel Award

2013, Physician Communication Champion and Second place winner of the Baystate Health President’s Quality Award

2012-2014, Notable Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine

2009, Corrigan Prize for Excellence in Clinical Medicine

Melissa Ketunuti Global Health Fellowship Endowment

Baystate Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program Healthy Relationships Graduation Award

Shortlisted for National Stewart Scholarship in Microbiology and Pathology

Awarded a 5-year full scholarship for Academic Distinction at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

European Academy of Pediatric Societies
European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases
 - United States Representative, Young ESPID
The International Pediatric Transplant Society

National

American Academy of Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society