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Alison L. Kent, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2972

Fax: (585) 461-3614

Faculty Appointments

Biography

My clinical interests are the management of critically ill preterm and term newborns. This includes babies with both medical and surgical conditions requiring intensive care with multidisciplinary services involved in their management.

Along with management of critically ill newborns, my clinical focus has also been around neonatal and maternal mortality. It is important to determine accurate causes of death and examine systems issues that may be improved to reduce perinatal mortality.

Research

Current research interests include the following:

1. Cardiovascular health of children after preterm birth associated with maternal disease
states.
2. Investigating causes of stillbirths: a prospective cohort study examining use
and effectiveness of a comprehensive investigation protocol.
3. Randomised controlled trial of the effect of 670nm Red Light on Retinopathy of
Prematurity (RED Light for ROP study).
4. Reducing stillbirth by detection of decreased fetal movements.
5. Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury – Neonatal Kidney Collaborative.

Credentials

Education

1982-1985
| Royal Adelaide Hospital
Registered Nurse Training

| Adelaide University
Bachelor of Science (First year)

1988-1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) | Flinders University of South Australia

1993
BMBS | Flinders University of South Australia, South Australia

1995-2000
| Royal Australian College of Physicians
Trainee in paediatrics

1999-2000
| McMaster University Medical Centre
Neonatal Fellow

2009
MD | Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

02/01/1999 - 01/31/2001
Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at McMaster University

01/05/1995 - 12/07/2000
Residency in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at The Royal Australian College of Physicians

Awards

2012
Professor Guan Chong Award for Best Clinical Research Oral Presentation, Canberra Health Area Research Meeting

2011
ANUMS Dean's Award for Leadership in Medical Student Research Project

1993
CIBA GEIGY prize for Graduating First in Class, Flinders University, South Australia

1993
Commendation from Chancellor of Flinders University, South Australia

1993
Department of Surgery – Staff Surgical Prize, Flinders University, South Australia

1993
Commonwealth Serum Laboratories Prize – Best Clinical Presentation, Flinders University, South Australia

1992
Commendation from Chancellor of Flinders University, South Australia

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/15/2022
Gentle SJ, Carper B, Laughon MM, Jensen EA, Williams A, Travers CP, Ambalavanan N, Lal CV, Carlo WA, , Polin RA, Laptook AR, Keszler M, Hensman AM, Vieira E, Little E, Pierre LS, Walsh MC, Hibbs AM, Newman NS, Truog WE, Pallotto EK, Kilbride HW, Gauldin C, Holmes A, Johnson K, Parimi PS, Gaetano L, Poindexter BB, Schibler K, Merhar SL, Alexander B, Grisby C, Kirker K, Cotten CM, Goldberg RN, Finkle J, Fisher KA, Bose CL, Bernhardt J, Bose G, Clark C, Kicklighter SD, Rhodes-Ryan G, White D, Carlton DP, Stoll BJ, Patel RM, Loggins Y, Hale EC, Bottcher DI, Mackie C, Bremer AA, Higgins RD, Archer SW, Sokol GM, Herron DE, Joyce J, Tyson JE, Khan AM, Kennedy KA, Eason E, Stephens EK, McDavid GE, Arldt-McAlister J, Burson K, Garcia C, Hall D, Martin K, Martin SC, Rodgers S, Tate PLP, Wright SL, Sánchez PJ, Nelin LD, Jadcherla SR, Luzader P, Clark E, Fortney CA, Gutentag J, Park C, Shadd JC, Stein M, Grothause JL, Baugher H, Yosseff-Salameh L, McCool J, Das A, Gantz MG, Bann CM, Wallace D, Crawford M, Gabrio J, Leblond D, O'Donnell Auman J, Huitema CMP, Zaterka-Baxter KM, Van Meurs KP, Chock VY, Stevenson DK, Ball MB, Proud MS, Reichert EN, Williams RJ, Collins MV, Cosby SS, McNair T, Estes M, Hagood K, Devaskar U, Garg M, Chanlaw T, Geller R, Bell EF, Colaizy TT, Baack ML, Ellsbury DL, Brumbaugh JE, Johnson KJ, Henning MM, Elenkiwich C, Goeke CA, Broadbent M, Hogden LA, Klein JM, Dagle JM, Schmelzel ML, Walker JR, Bass DB, Tud TL, Watterberg KL, Fuller J, Ohls RK, Lacy CB, Beauman SS, Hartenberger C, Hanson M, Kuan E, Eichenwald EC, Schmidt B, Kirpalani H, DeMauro SB, Abbasi S, Catts C, Chaudhary AS, Ghavam S, Mancini T, Snyder J, D'Angio CT, Guillet R, Reynolds AM, Lakshminrusimha S, Kent A, Binion K, Bowman M, Donato J, Guilford S, Hunn J, Jensen RL, Li E, Maffett D, Orme C, Prinzing D, Reubens L, Rochez D, Rowan M, Sabaratnam P, Sacilowski M, Scorsone AM, Wadkins HIM, Williams A, Wynn K, Jones R, Wyckoff M, Sánchez PJ, Brion LP, Vasil DM, Chen L, DeLeon MM, Eubanks F, Pavageau L, Sepulveda P, Yoder BA, Baserga M, Minton SD, Sheffield MJ, Rau CA, Burnett J, Davis B, Christensen S, Loertscher MC, Marchant T, Maxson E, McGrath K, Elmont JO, Parry M, Schaefer ST, Weaver-Lewis K, Woodbury KD, Shankaran S, Natarajan G, Chawla S, Sood BG, Childs K, Panaitescu B, Bara R, Barks J, Christensen MK, Wiggins SA, White DF. "Duration of noninvasive respiratory support and risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.. 2022 Jan 15; Epub 2022 Jan 15.

11/13/2021
Basalely AM, Griffin R, Gist KM, Guillet R, Askenazi DJ, Charlton JR, Selewski DT, Fuloria M, Kaskel FJ, Reidy KJ, . "Association of early dysnatremia with mortality in the neonatal intensive care unit: results from the AWAKEN study." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.. 2021 Nov 13; Epub 2021 Nov 13.

10/29/2021
Broom M, Youseman ME, Kent AL. "Impact of introducing a lactation consultant into a neonatal unit." Journal of paediatrics and child health.. 2021 Oct 29; Epub 2021 Oct 29.

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