Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD

Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD

Karen Puopolo, MD, PhD, is an Attending Neonatologist and Medical Director of CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Locations: Main Campus; CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (Alpha Omega Alpha)

Residency

Pediatrics - Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Research) - The Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

PhD in Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology - Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (Alpha Omega Alpha)

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician in Neonatology

Chief, Section on Newborn Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Hospital

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

Kuzniewicz MW, Puopolo KM, Fischer A, Walsh EM, Li S, Newman TB, Kipnis P, Escobar GJ. A Quantitative, Risk-Based Approach to the Management of Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Apr 1;171(4):365-371.

2014

Escobar GJ, Puopolo KM, Wi S, Turk BJ, Kuzniewicz MW, Walsh EM, Newman TB, Zupancic J, Lieberman E, Draper D. Stratification of risk of early-onset sepsis in newborns >=34 weeks' gestation. Pediatrics. 2014 Jan;133(1):30-6.

Mukhopadhyay S, Dukhovny D, Mao W, Eichenwald EC, Puopolo KM. 2010 Perinatal GBS Prevention Guideline and Resource Utilization. Pediatrics. 2014 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print].

Little SE, Robinson JN, Puopolo KM, Mukhopadhyay S, Wilkins-Haug LE, Acker DA, Zera CA. The effect of obstetric practice change to reduce early term delivery on perinatal outcome. J Perinatol. 2014 Jan 9.[Epub ahead of print]

Newman TB, Draper D, Puopolo KM, Wi,S, Escobar GJ. Combining Immature and Total Neutrophil Counts to Predict Early Onset Sepsis in Term and Late Preterm Newborns: Use of the I/T2. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, accepted for publication, 2014.

Puopolo KM and Escobar GJ. Neonatal Sepsis. In Workbook in Practical Neonatology, 5th edition, 2014. Eds. Polin RA and Yoder MC.

2013

Mukhopadhyay S, Eichenwald EC, Puopolo KM. Neonatal early-onset sepsis evaluations among well-appearing infants: projected impact of changes in CDC GBS guidelines. J Perinatol. 2013 33(3):198-205.

Cape A, Tuomala RE, Taylor C, Puopolo KM. Peripartum Bacteremia in the Era of Group B Streptococcus Prophylaxis. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 121(4):812-818.

Klinzing DC, Ishmael N, Dunning Hotopp JC, Tettelin H, Shields KR, Madoff LC, Puopolo KM. The Two-Component Response Regulator LiaR Regulates Cell Wall Stress Responses, Pili Expression and Virulence in Group B Streptococcus. Microbiology. 2013 Jul;159(Pt 7):1521-34.

Puopolo KM and Escobar GJ. Early-Onset Sepsis: A Predictive Model Based on Maternal Risk Factors. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 25(2):161-166.
 

Posters and Presentations

2013

Neonatal Sepsis Club: Early-Onset Sepsis: What to do with the Asymptomatic Infant with Risk Factors for Sepsis and Can a Neonatal Sepsis Calculator Help Us? American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, D.C.

Early and Late-Onset Neonatal Sepsis. American Academy of Pediatrics NeoPREP course, San Diego, California.

Mukhopadhyay S., Dukhovny D, Eichenwald EC, Puopolo KM. “Neonatal Sepsis Risk Calculator: Projected Impact on a Retrospective Cohort.” American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, DC, May 6, 2013.

Cummings M, Patnode R, Puopolo KM. “Minimizing Central Venous Access Duration in Very−Low Birth Weight NICU Infants.” American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, DC, May 7, 2013.

2012

Neonatal Fluconazole Prophylaxis at a Low-Incidence Center / Platform Presentation (abstract) American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research, Boston, Massachusetts

Minimizing Central Venous Access Duration in Very-Low Birth Weight Infants Massachusetts Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative, and March of Dimes Healthy Baby Symposium, Marlborough, Massachusetts

Mukhopadhyay S., Dukhovny D, Eichenwald EC, Puopolo KM. “Impact of Applying the 2010 CDC Prevention of Perinatal GBS Disease Guidelines.” American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research, Boston, Massachusetts, April 29, 2012

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2013-2016, NeoReviews, Editorial Board Member

2012-2013, Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract reviewer, Invited reviewer

Pediatrics, Ad hoc reviewer

Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Ad hoc reviewer

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ad hoc reviewer

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Ad hoc reviewer

American Journal of Perinatology, Ad hoc reviewer

Medical Science Monitor, Ad hoc reviewer

Pediatric Research, Ad hoc reviewer

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Ad hoc reviewer

Journal of Infectious Diseases, Ad hoc reviewer

PLOS ONE, Ad hoc reviewer