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Karen S. Powers, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Critical Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Fax: (585) 276-1128

Office: (585) 275-8138

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

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

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1978
BS | College of Charleston
Biology

1984
MD | Medical University of South Carolina
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1985
Internship in Pediatrics 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

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

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

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Awards

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

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; .

2/2013
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 0; 14(2):137-47.

5/2012
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 0; 13(3):290-9.

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Acute Pulmonary Infections
Book Title: Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide
Author List: Lucking SE, Maffei FA, Tamburro RF, Thomas NJ (eds)
Published By: Springer-Verlag2012 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-Verlag2007 in London

2007
Chapter Title: Dehydration
Book Title: Pediatric Clinical Advisor
Author List: Garfunkel L, Kaczorowski J, Christy C, (eds)
Published By: Mosby2007 in St. Louis

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