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Karen S. Powers, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-8138

Fax: (585) 276-2627

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Pediatrics

Biography

Dr. Powers main clinical interests are Cardiac Critical Care and Pain Management in Pediatric patients.

Research

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.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

1984
MD | Medical University of South Carolina College of Me

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1990
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Me

07/01/1985 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina College of Me

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1985
Internship in Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina College of Me

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Awards

2015
Section V NY State Athletic Administrators Association Appreciation Award

2014
"The Karen Powers" Victor Basketball Program Award

2011
Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine

2010
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Clinical Services

2006
Presidential Citation from Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the society

2004 - Present
Best Doctors

2003
Miracle Maker Award (for outstanding commitment by a physician)

1999
AOA - Elected by Fourth Year Medical Students

1994
Most Valuable Player at Pediatric Morning Report

1993
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

1993
Most Valuable Player at Pediatric Morning Report

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/29/2019
Swartz MF, Makhija P, Rubenstein J, Henrichs KF, Powers KS, Wang HY, Simon BV, Alfieris GM, Blumberg N, Cholette JM. "Met-Hemoglobin Is a Biomarker for Poor Oxygen Delivery in Infants Following Surgical Palliation." World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery.. 2019 May 29; :2150135119852327. Epub 2019 May 29.

7/2018
Cholette JM, Pietropaoli AP, Henrichs KF, Alfieris GM, Powers KS, Gensini F, Rubenstein JS, Sweeney D, Phipps R, Spinelli SL, Refaai MA, Eaton MP, Blumberg N. "Elevated free hemoglobin and decreased haptoglobin levels are associated with adverse clinical outcomes, unfavorable physiologic measures, and altered inflammatory markers in pediatric cardiac surgery patients." Transfusion.. 2018 Jul 0; 58(7):1631-1639. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

1/2017
Cholette JM, Swartz MF, Rubenstein J, Henrichs KF, Wang H, Powers KS, Daugherty LE, Alfieris GM, Gensini F, Blumberg N. "Outcomes Using a Conservative Versus Liberal Red Blood Cell Transfusion Strategy in Infants Requiring Cardiac Operation." The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2017 Jan 0; 103(1):206-214. Epub 2016 Aug 03.

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Acute Pulmonary Infections
Book Title: Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review
Author List: Powers KS, Barker E
Edited By: Lucking SE, Maffei FA, Tamburro RF, Thomas NJ
Published By: Springer - Verlag 2020 in London

2012
Chapter Title: Acute Pulmonary Infections
Book Title: Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide
Author List: Powers KS
Edited By: Lucking SE, Maffei FA, Tamburro RF, Thomas NJ (eds)
Published By: Springer-Verlag 2012 in London

2007
Chapter Title: Toxic Exposures: Diagnosis and Management.
Book Title: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence
Author List: Powers KS, Cholette JM, Abboud P.
Published By: Springer-Verlag 2007 in London

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