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Chair Members Howard Kilbride, MD
KillbrideDr. Kilbride is Vice Chair for Perinatal Services for the Department of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of Neonatology for Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics (CMH&C), and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

As Vice Chair for Perinatal Services, Dr. Kilbride has provided leadership in development of the Fetal Health Program at CMH&C, which offers integrated prenatal services for families with anticipated congenital fetal anomalies, and on-site delivery for selected newborns who will benefit from high level neonatal and pediatric subspecialty services uniquely available at CMH&C.

As the Chief of Neonatology, Dr. Kilbride oversees clinical services at 9 venues, including the 65-bed CMH&C regional referral Intensive Care Nursery, the perinatal delivery services and NICU at Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, and 7 contracted hospital nurseries in the metropolitan area. The neonatology section has both clinical and laboratory research services and a large educational commitment, including the long-standing neonatal-perinatal fellowship program, resident and medical student curricula, and community outreach educational offerings. Dr. Kilbride is the medical educator for the Perinatal Continuing Education Program (PCEP), the primary outreach program for referring hospitals.

Dr. Kilbride has served the medical school with two terms as an elected member on the selection committee, with responsibility as a primary reviewer for student applicants for over 10 years. He has been active regionally with the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research as a council member for 2 terms and president of the society in 2009, serving as coordinator for the 50th Anniversary of the society that year. In 2006, he was elected to represent District VI on the Executive Committee of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is currently serving in a second term on that committee, and is the program chair for the 2011 national meeting at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition (NCE) in Boston. He initiated a regional neonatology meeting for District VI, held annually each fall in Chicago in 2008, and has been program chair for that meeting for each of the past 3 years.

In addition to providing peer review for submitted manuscripts for over 10 journals annually, Dr. Kilbride serves as associate editor for the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. He has authored or coauthored over 50 publications, with focused interest on long-term outcomes of high-risk newborns, including neurodevelopmental, growth, and pulmonary function of extremely preterm infants, and studies of the impact of perinatal substance exposure in later childhood.


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Current Appointments
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Vice Chair, Perinatal Services

BS University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1968
MD University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1972

Residency and Fellowship
Internship, Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO 1973
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO 1975
Fellowship, Child Development, J. F. Kennedy Center, Denver, CO 1975
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO 1980

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics 1978
American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 1981, 2009

Recent Publications
Kilbride H, Castor C, Andrews W. Congenital duodenal obstruction: timing of diagnosis during the newborn period. J Perinatol 2010;30:197-200.
Yu S, Shao L, Kilbride H, Zwick DL. Haploinsufficiencies of FOXF1 and FOXC2 genes associated with lethal alveolar capillary dysplasia and congenital heart disease. Am J Med Genet 2010;May;152A(5):1257-62.
Truog WE, Kurth G, Haney B, Kilbride HW. Hypoxic respiratory failure: etiology and outcomes at one referral center 2000 through 2005. J Perinatol 2007;27:371-374.

Kilbride HW, Castor CA, Fuger KL. School-age outcome of children with prenatal cocaine exposure following early case management. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2006;27:181-187.

Kilbride HW, Thorstad K, Daily DK. Preschool outcome of less than 801-gram preterm infants compared with full-term siblings. Pediatrics 2004;113:742-747

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