Kristin J. McKenna, MD, MPH

Kristin J. McKenna, MD, MPH

Kristin J. McKenna, MD, is an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; 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 - Ross University School of Medicine Dominica, West Indies/Edison, NJ

Residency

Pediatrics - Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY

Fellowship

Neonatal-Perinatal - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal Perinatal
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH - University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2012

Shah S, McKenna K, Hudak J, Cohen J: Respiratory function parameters in the peri-surfactant administration period normalize at earlier time-points with increased levels of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in the Sprague-Dawley rat. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 4(4), 2012.

Abstracts

2014

Flannery D, Brandsma E, Saslow J, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Imaging infants with urinary tract infection admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

Gayen nee Betal S, Taha D, Sandhu N, Vachhani A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Intrauterine LPS exposure and post natal hyperoxia reduces sirtuin1 and increases acetylated NFκB in the lungs of neonatal rats. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

Gayen nee Betal S, Taha D, Sandhu N, Vachhani A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Intrauterine LPS exposure and post natal hyperoxia reduces sirtuin1 and increases acetylated NFκB in the lungs of neonatal rats. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

Hollinger N, Hvisdas C, Samohod M, Roke L, DeCerbo T, Roke TM, McKenna K, Larson J: Neonatal abstinence syndrome and management of morphine therapy in the NICU. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

Hollinger N, Hvisdas C, Samohod M, Roke L, DeCerbo T, Roke TM, McKenna K, Larson J: Neonatal abstinence syndrome and management of morphine therapy in the NICU. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Characteristics of infants requiring phenobarbital for NAS. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Characteristics of infants requiring phenobarbital for NAS. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

Samohod M, McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Relationship of maternal methadone dose and short term neonatal outcomes. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

Samohod M, McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Relationship in maternal methadone dose and short terms neonatal outcomes. Eastern SPR 2014.

Sloane A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Utility of measuring direct bilirubin at 24-72 hours of age in neonates admitted to the NICU. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

Sloane A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Utility of measuring direct bilirubin at 24-72 hours of age in neonates admitted to the NICU. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

Taha D Gayen nee Betal S, Vacchani A, Sandhu N, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Resveratrol upregulates circadian proteins rev-erb-α and CLOCK in hyperoxia and LPS exposed neonatal rat lung. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014.

Taha D, Gayen nee Betal S, Vacchani A, Sandhu N, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Resveratrol upregulates circadian proteins rev-erb-α and CLOCK in hyperoxia and LPS exposed neonatal rat lung. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

Taha D, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Occult blood in stool does not predict occurrence of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

Taha D, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Occult blood in stool does not predict occurrence of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Accepted for poster presentation. PAS 2014. 

Vacchani A, Gayen nee Betal S, Taha D, Sandhu N, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Vitamin D increases the expression of circadian rhythm protein rev-erb-α in the lungs of LPS and hyperoxia exposed neonatal rats. Accepted for poster presentation. Eastern SPR 2014.

2012

Shah S, McKenna K, Hudak J, Cohen J. Respiratory function parameters in the peri-surfactant administration period normalize at earlier time-points with increased levels of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in the Sprague-Dawley rat. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 4:2012.