Kathy N. Shaw, MD, MSCE


B.S. (Biology-Summa Cum Laude) Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1978. M.D. Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, New York, NY, 1982. M.S. (Clinical Epidemiology) University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987. Cert. (Executive Training Program In Patient Safety ) Institute For Healthcare Improvement, Boston, MA, 2009. Cert. (Certificate In Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety) Northwestern University, 2010.

Description of Expertise

Clinical epidemiology, Healthcare quality and patient safety

Selected Publications

Alessandrini, E.A., Lavelle, J.M., Grenfell, S., Jacobstein, C.R., Shaw, K.N.Return Visits within 48 Hours to a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care 20(3): 166-171, March 2004.

Levine, D.A., Platt, S.L, Dayan, P.S., Macias, C.G., Zorc, J.J., Krief, W., Schor, J., Bank, D., Fefferman, N., Shaw, K.H., Kuppermann, N.Multicenter RSV-SBI Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Risk of serious bacterial infection in young febrile infants with respiratory syncytial virus infection. Pediatrics 113(6): 1728-1734, June 2004.

Spandorfer, P.R., Alessandrini, E.A., Shaw, K.N., Ludwig, S.Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research: a critical evaluation. Pediatric Emergency Care 19(5): 293-301, October 2003.

Shaw, K.N., Ruddy, R.M., Gorelick, M.H.Pediatric Emergency Department Directors’ Benchmarking Survey-Fiscal Year 2001. Pediatric Emergency Care(19), 143-147, 2003.

Gorelick, M.H., Hoberman, A., Kearney, D., Wald, E., Shaw, K.N.Validation of a Decisions Rule Identifying Febriel Young Girls at High Risk for Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatric Emergency Care(19), 162-164, 2003.

Allessandrini, E.A., Mandell, D.S., Shaw, K.N.Emergency Department Reliance In An Urban Medicaid Population. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Socieities Meeting March 2003.

Alessandrini, E.A., Bilker, W.B., Shaw, K.N.Measures of Emergency Department Use In Suburban Versus Urban Infants Enrolled In Medicaid. Poster Presentation Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting March 2003.

Psoner, J.C., Liao, E., Winston, F.K., Cnaan, A., Shaw, K.N., Durbin, D.R.Exposure to Traffic Among Urban Children Injured as Pedestrians. Injury Prevention(8), 231-235, 2002.

Nadel, F.M., Aronson, S.A., Giardino, A.P., Shaw, K.N.Childcare In Pennsylvannia 2000: Policy, Practice, and Procedure. Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting May 2002.

Alessanadrini, E.A., Shaw, K.N., Bilker, W.B., Schwarz, D.F.,Schwartz, J.S.Predicting Emergency Department Reliance in Medicaid Newborns. Platform, Pediatric Academic Socieities May 2002.


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