Kiona Y. Allen, MD

Kiona Y. Allen, MD

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

Language: English

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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

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Research

Publications

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in congenital heart disease 
Semin Perinatol42 (2): 104-110 

Surgical and Catheter-Based Reinterventions Are Common in Long-Term Survivors of the Fontan Operation 
Circ Cardiovasc Interv10 (9): 

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. 

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. 

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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