Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Kenny delBarco Kronforst, MD, MS

Kenny delBarco Kronforst, MD, MS

Instructor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Focus of Work

Bio

I am interested in the quality and safety of neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and other stepdown nurseries. I believe that standardized, evidence-based care should be provided to all newborns such that outcomes are similar regardless of where that care is received. As part of this effort, I represent the Lurie Neonatology Outreach group and lead the division in neonate-specific quality improvement projects across all sites. Additionally, I am a champion for antimic...[Read full text]I am interested in the quality and safety of neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and other stepdown nurseries. I believe that standardized, evidence-based care should be provided to all newborns such that outcomes are similar regardless of where that care is received. As part of this effort, I represent the Lurie Neonatology Outreach group and lead the division in neonate-specific quality improvement projects across all sites. Additionally, I am a champion for antimicrobial stewardship in all of our nurseries. I am also interested in the outcomes of the late preterm population and other high-risk infants. I am currently participating in a clinical research endeavor looking at microRNAs as early biomarkers of cerebral palsy in infants less than 32 weeks gestational age and less than 1500 grams. Lastly, I am interested in exploring the role of telemedicine in supporting outreach sites both in the delivery room and during the transport of high-risk infants.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Texas (2006)
  • MS: Northwestern University, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (2016)
  • Internship: University of Texas, Houston, Pediatrics (2007)
  • Residency: Children's Hospital, Boston, Pediatrics (2009)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Boston, Pediatrics (2012)
  • Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-7413

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 152
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611