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Karin Plummer Potoka, MD

Personal Information


Albuquerque, NM

College/Medical School

University of Pittsburgh
Jefferson Medical College (yrs 1 & 2); University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (graduated 2008)


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Career/Research Interests

Academic Medicine in Neonatology; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia/Pulmonary Hypertension/Sickle Cell Disease/Nitric Oxide and treatment methods to alter vasculopathy in Chronic Lung Disease of preterm infants.


Skiing, Hiking, Running.  I enjoy many of the Major and Collegiate sports events that take place in Pittsburgh. I also enjoy visiting the Cultural District with all the shows and food it has to offer.


Married to Douglas Potoka, MD:  General Pediatric and Thoracic Surgeon and Physician-Scientist, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Department of General Surgery UPMC). Daughter Madison (6 yrs old), Son Jackson (4 yrs old)

Likes About Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Children's Hospital has a multitude of multi-disciplinary specialties which provide excellent care for families.  This provides expanded teaching and research opportunities for training physicians.  Pittsburgh is a city rich with cultural and sports venues. Additionally it has a strong restaurant scene and multiple outdoor adventure options. It is a family friendly region with excellent schools and extracurricular activities for kids also.
Last Update
November 8, 2013
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Last Update
November 8, 2013