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)

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. 14 available »

2005 Jun
Powers KS, Nazarian EB, Tapyrik SA, Kohli SM, Yin H, van der Jagt EW, Sullivan JS, Rubenstein JS. "Bispectral index as a guide for titration of propofol during procedural sedation among children." Pediatrics.. 2005 Jun; 115(6):1666-74.
2004 Sep
Maffei FA, van der Jagt EW, Powers KS, Standage SW, Connolly HV, Harmon WG, Sullivan JS, Rubenstein JS. "Duration of mechanical ventilation in life-threatening pediatric asthma: description of an acute asphyxial subgroup." Pediatrics.. 2004 Sep; 114(3):762-7.
2004 Apr
Maffei,F. A.; Powers,K. S.; van der Jagt,E. W.;. "Apparent life-threatening events as an indicator of occult abuse". Arch.Pediatr.Adolesc.Med.. 2004; 158(4): 402; author reply 402-3. Link
2000 Jun
Powers KS. "Diagnosis and management of common toxic ingestions and inhalations." Pediatric annals. 2000 Jun; 29(6):330-42.
1999 Sep
Powers KS, Rubenstein JS. "Family presence during invasive procedures in the pediatric intensive care unit: a prospective study." Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine.. 1999 Sep; 153(9):955-8.

Current Appointments

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


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


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