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Alison L. Kent, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2972

Fax: (585) 461-3614

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Pediatrics

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

1987-0
| 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 Postgraduate Medical Education Office

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

2019
Panda M, McIntosh J, Chaudhari T, Kent AL. "Do Maternal Vitamin D Levels Influence Vitamin D Levels in Preterm Neonates?" International journal of pediatrics.. 2019 2019:8613414. Epub 2019 Jan 01.

2018
Harer, M. W.; Kent, A. L.;. "Neonatal hypertension: an educational review". Pediatr.Nephrol. 2018; .

2018
Inati, V.; Matic, M.; Phillips, C.; Maconachie, N.; Vanderhook, F.; Kent, A. L.;. "A survey of the experiences of families with bereavement support services following a perinatal loss". Aust.N.Z.J.Obstet.Gynaecol. 2018; 58(1): 54-63.

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