Kiona Y. Allen, MD

Kiona Y. Allen, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Medical Director, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit; Medical Director, Single Ventricle Center of Excellence; Co-Director, NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English

Appointments & Referrals

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About Me

Dr. Allen is a pediatric cardiac intensivist and a leading specialist in the care of patients with single ventricle physiology. In addition to her clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, her research focuses on longitudinal medical, neurodevelopmental, and psychosocial care of patients with critical cardiac disease. 

As the Interim Medical Director of the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Allen's primary clinical focus is the inpatient care of patients with prolonged length of stay (including patients receiving mechanical circulatory support and single ventricle physiology). Her clinical work involves collaboration with the multidisciplinary health care team including developmental specialists, cardiac rehabilitation and exercise physiologists, Child Life, case managers, social workers, and chaplains. Coinciding with her work in the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit, Dr. Allen directs Lurie Children's Comprehensive Single Ventricle Program and co-directs the NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program. 

Clinical Interests: ​Pediatric cardiac intensive care, single ventricle heart defects, mechanical circulatory support, neurodevelopmental outcomes

Education & Training

Education: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2014-2015; Fellowship in pediatric cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2011-2014; Residency in pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2008-2011

Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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Research

Publications

Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum: Midterm Outcomes from a Multicenter Cohort.
Iliopoulos I, Mastropietro CW, Flores S, Cheung E, Amula V, Radman M, Kwiatkowski D, Puente BN, Buckley JR, Allen KY, Loomba R, Karki KB, Chiwane S, Cashen K, Piggott K, Kapileshwarkar Y, Gowda KMN, Badheka A, Raman R, Zang H, Costello JM
Pediatr Cardiol. 2022 Jun; doi: 10.1007/s00246-022-02954-5

SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Associated Cardiovascular Manifestations and Complications in Children and Young Adults: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
Jone P-N, John A, Oster ME, Allen K, Tremoulet AH, Saarel EV, Lambert LM, Miyamoto SD, de Ferranti SD
Circulation. 2022 May; 145(19): e1037-e1052. doi: 10.1161/ CIR.0000000000001064

Clinical Commentary on From Patient to Physician: a Journey of Resilience.
Lemley BA, Allen KY
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2022 Apr; 15(4): e008798-. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.122.008798

Erector spinae plane blocks for postoperative pain control after single ventricle Norwood palliation: A case report.
Zouki CC, Allen KY, Brady KM, Kaushal S, Vargas AA, Krodel DJ
2021 Dec; 75: 110505-. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2021.110505

Targeted Temperature Management Protocol in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project.
Prendergast E, Allen KY, Mills MG, Moran T, Harris ZL, Malakooti M, Smith CM, Wainwright MS, McCarthy-Kowols M
Crit Care Nurse. 2021 Oct; 41(5): 41-50. doi: 10.4037/ccn2021554

Integrated Multimodality Telemedicine to Enhance In-Home Care of Infants During the Interstage Period.
Foster CC, Steltzer M, Snyder A, Alden C, Helner K, Schinasi DA, Bohling K, Allen K
Pediatr Cardiol. 2021 Feb; 42(2): 349-360. doi.org: 10.1007/s00246-020-02489-7

The hard talk: Managing conflict in the cardiac intensive care unit.
Allen KY, Davis A
Prog Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Dec; 59: 101306-. doi.org: 10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101306

The Fontan outcomes network: first steps towards building a lifespan registry for individuals with Fontan circulation in the United States - CORRIGENDUM.
Alsaied T, Allen KY, Anderson JB, Anixt JS, Brown DW, Cetta F, Cordina R, D'udekem Y, Didier M, Ginde S, Di Maria MV, Eversole M, Goldberg D, Goldstein BH, Hoffmann E, Kovacs AH, Lannon C, Lihn S, Lubert AM, Marino BS, Mullen E, Pickles D, Rathod RH, Rychik J, Tweddell JS, Wooton S, Wright G, Younoszai A, Glenn T, Wilmoth A, Schumacher K
Cardiol Young. 2020 Sep; 30(9): 1381-. doi.org: 10.1017/S1047951120002462

The Fontan outcomes network: first steps towards building a lifespan registry for individuals with Fontan circulation in the United States.
Alsaied T, Allen KY, Anderson JB, Anixt JS, Brown DW, Cetta F, Cordina R, D'udekem Y, Didier M, Ginde S, Di Maria MV, Eversole M, Goldberg D, Goldstein BH, Hoffmann E, Kovacs AH, Lannon C, Lihn S, Lubert AM, Marino BS, Mullen E, Pickles D, Rathod RH, Rychik J, Tweddell JS, Wooton S, Wright G, Younoszai A, Glenn T, Wilmoth A, Schumacher K
Cardiol Young. 2020 Aug; 30(8): 1070-1075. doi.org: 10.1017/S1047951120001869

Correction to: Providing Compassionate End of Life Care in the Setting of Mechanical Circulatory Support (Current Pediatrics Reports, (2019), 7, 4, (168-175), 10.1007/s40124-019-00206-4)
Joong A, Derrington SF, Patel A, Thrush PT, Allen KY, Marino BS
Current Pediatrics Reports. 2020 Mar; 8(1): 36-. doi.org: 10.1007/s40124-020-00211-y
 
Successful Bridge to Transplant in a Pediatric Patient Using the SynCardia 50 cc Total Artificial Heart.
Beasley GS, Allen K, Pahl E, Jackson L, Eltayeb O, Monge M, Backer C, Thrush P
ASAIO J. 2020 Feb; 66(2): e33-e35. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000968

Providing Compassionate End of Life Care in the Setting of Mechanical Circulatory Support
Joong A, Derrington SF, Patel A, Thrush PT, Allen KY, Marino BS
Current Pediatrics Reports. 2019 Dec; 7(4): 168-175. doi: 10.1007/s40124-019-00206-4

Paediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome incidence and epidemiology (PARDIE): an international, observational study.
Khemani RG, Smith L, Lopez-Fernandez YM, Kwok J, Morzov R, Klein MJ, Yehya N, Willson D, Kneyber MCJ, Lillie J, Fernandez A, Newth CJL, Jouvet P, Thomas NJ
Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Feb; 7(2): 115-128. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(18)30344-8

Neonatal Cardiac Emergencies
Allen KY, Pittsenbarger Z, Roben E
Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2018 Dec; 19(4): 340-344. doi: 10.1016/j.cpem.2018.12.007

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in congenital heart disease.
Allen KY, Allan CK, Su L, McBride ME. 
Semin Perinatol. 2018 Mar;42(2):104-110. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2017.12.006. Epub 2018 Jan 2. Review. 

Surgical and Catheter-Based Reinterventions Are Common in Long-Term Survivors of the Fontan Operation.
Downing TE, Allen KY, Goldberg DJ, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Rychik J, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Steven JM, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Glatz AC. 
Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Sep;10(9). pii: e004924. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.116.004924. 

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Among Children With Congenital Heart Disease: At-Risk Populations and Modifiable Risk Factors. 
Ryan KR, Jones MB, Allen KY, Marino BS, Casey F, Wernovsky G, Lisanti AJ. 
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 Nov;10(6):750-758. doi: 10.1177/2150135119878702. Epub 2019 Oct 28. 

Echocardiographic Screening of Cardiovascular Status in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease.
Allen KY, Jones S, Jackson T, DeCost G, Stephens P, Hanna BD, Cohen MS, Smith-Whitley K, Mercer-Rosa L, Natarajan SS. 
Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Dec;40(8):1670-1678. doi: 10.1007/s00246-019-02202-3. Epub 2019 Sep 21. 

Neurologic outcomes after heart surgery. 
Fang A, Allen KY, Marino BS, Brady KM. 
Paediatr Anaesth. 2019 Nov;29(11):1086-1093. doi: 10.1111/pan.13744. Epub 2019 Oct 8. No abstract available. 

Long-term survival after the Fontan operation: Twenty years of experience at a single center. 
Downing TE, Allen KY, Glatz AC, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Rychik J, Faerber JA, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Steven JM, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Goldberg DJ. 
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul;154(1):243-253.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.01.056. Epub 2017 Mar 6. 

Effect of Fontan-Associated Morbidities on Survival With Intact Fontan Circulation. 
Allen KY, Downing TE, Glatz AC, Rogers LS, Ravishankar C, Rychik J, Fuller S, Montenegro LM, Steven JM, Spray TL, Nicolson SC, Gaynor JW, Goldberg DJ. 
Am J Cardiol. 2017 Jun 1;119(11):1866-1871. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.03.004. Epub 2017 Mar 16. 

Familial long QT syndrome and late development of dilated cardiomyopathy in a child with a KCNQ1 mutation: A case report. 
Allen KY, Vetter VL, Shah MJ, O'Connor MJ. 
HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2015 Dec 18;2(2):128-131. doi: 10.1016/j.hrcr.2015.10.011. eCollection 2016 Mar. No abstract available. 

Non-cameral coronary artery fistulae after pediatric cardiac transplantation: a multicenter study. 
Allen KY, Goldstein BH, Pahl E, Schumacher KR, Gajarski RJ, Backer CL, Wax DF, Kaushal S, Gossett JG. 
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Jul;31(7):744-9. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.02.026. Epub 2012 Mar 22.

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