Background

Kesi Yang is the Associate Medical Director and the Director of Simulation in the Intensive Care Nursery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). As part of her role, she oversees the High-Risk prenatal consult program at HUP. She is also the Director of Resident Education and oversees the medical student and resident NICU rotations at both CHOP and HUP.

Her scholarly interests are in interprofessional simulation, within the NICU and across the Women's Health spectrum, as well as improving critical communication skills for NICU trainees.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Internship

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Director, NICU Resident Education

Coordinator, Chinese Observership

Associate Medical Director, Intensive Care Nursery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Director of Simulation, Intensive Care Nursery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

Yang KC, Te Pas AB, Weinberg DD, Foglia EE. Corrective steps to enhance ventilation in the delivery room. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2020 Mar 9. pii: fetalneonatal-2019-318579. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-318579. PMID: 32152191.

2012

Chen K, Cheung K, Sosa JA: Surgeon Volume Trumps Specialty: Outcomes from 3,569 Pediatric Cholecystectomies. J Ped Surg 2012.

2008

Chen K, Ohkuno Y, Shin, D, Doetschman T, Sanford L, Li H, Vaccarino FM.: Decrease in Excitatory Neurons, Astrocytes and Proliferating Glial Progenitors in Mice Lacking Exon 3 from Fgf2 Gene. BMC Neurosci 2008.

2006

Zou L, Zhang W, Wang H, Zen M, Chen K, Mix E.: Maternal IgG Suppresses NMDA-Induced Spasms in Infant Rats and Inhibits NMDA-Mediated Neurotoxicity in Hippocampal Neurons. J Neuroimmunology 2006.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Yang, KC, Zhang H, Ades A.: Uncovering the Hidden Impact of Neonatology Boot Camp. Platform Presentation, Poster Presentation 2018.

Invited Lectures

2018

Yang, KC. "Uncovering the Hidden Impact of Neonatology Boot Camp". Platform Presentation, International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands. May 2018.

2017

Yang, KC. "Pulmonary Hemorrhage: A Case Presentation." Einstein Montgomery NICU Case Conference, Philadelphia, PA. May 2017.

Awards and Honors

2019, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Trainee Travel Award
2010-2011, Richard Alan Hirschfield Memorial Research Fellowship, Yale University

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2012-present, American Academy of Pediatrics