Karen S. Powers, M.D.

Karen S. Powers, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-8138
Fax: (585) 276-1128

Research Bio

Dr. Powers has been active in investigating the effects of parental presence during invasive procedures. As a result of this work, she was invited to serve on the task force sponsored by the Society for Critical Care Medicine to establish family centered guidelines in the intensive care environment. Dr. Powers was a primary author of the recommendations that stemmed from this work.



She has served as Primary Investigator for comparing Fick and Costatus cardiac output techniques on patients undergoing cardiac catheterization as well as the effects of that diuresis has on circulating blood volumes. She continues to collaborate with Dr. Jill Cholette on blood utilization on infants and children with congenital heart disease.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine 2011
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Clinical Services 2010
Presidential Citation from Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the society 2006
Best Doctors 2004 - Present
Miracle Maker Award (for outstanding commitment by a physician) 2003
AOA - Elected by Fourth Year Medical Students 1999
Most Valuable Player at Pediatric Morning Report 1994
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award 1993
Most Valuable Player at Pediatric Morning Report 1993

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 19 available »

2014
Cholette JM, Pietropaoli AP, Henrichs KF, Alfieris GM, Powers KS, et al. "Longer red blood cell storage duration is associated with increased post-operative infections in pediatric cardiac surgery. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine." Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2014; .
2013 Feb
Cholette JM, Powers KS, Alfieris GM, Angona R, Henrichs KF, Masel D, Swartz MF, Daugherty LE, Belmont K, Blumberg N. "Transfusion of cell saver salvaged blood in neonates and infants undergoing open heart surgery significantly reduces RBC and coagulant product transfusions and donor exposures: results of a prospective, randomized, clinical trial." Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.. 2013 Feb; 14(2):137-47.
2012 May
Cholette JM, Henrichs KF, Alfieris GM, Powers KS, Phipps R, Spinelli SL, Swartz M, Gensini F, Daugherty LE, Nazarian E, Rubenstein JS, Sweeney D, Eaton M, Lerner NB, Blumberg N. "Washing red blood cells and platelets transfused in cardiac surgery reduces postoperative inflammation and number of transfusions: results of a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial." Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.. 2012 May; 13(3):290-9.
2011
Cholette JM, Rubenstein JS, Powers KS, Eaton M, Alfieris GM, Lerner NB. "Ventricle Physiology Following Open Heart Surgery Do Not Benefit From Higher Hemoglobin Levels: Results of a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of a Restrictive Versus Liberal Red Blood Cell Transfusion Protocol". Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2011; 12(1): 39-45.
2007 Feb
Davidson JE, Powers K, Hedayat KM, Tieszen M, Kon AA, Shepard E, Spuhler V, Todres ID, Levy M, Barr J, Ghandi R, Hirsch G, Armstrong D, . "Clinical practice guidelines for support of the family in the patient-centered intensive care unit: American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force 2004-2005." Critical care medicine.. 2007 Feb; 35(2):605-22.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

MD | Medicine | Medical University of South Carolina1984
BS | Biology | College of Charleston1978

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni07/01/1988 - 06/30/1990
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Me07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Residency in Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina College of Me07/01/1985 - 06/30/1987
Internship in Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina College of Me07/01/1984 - 06/30/1985