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Kelly M. Austin, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

Job Title Program Director, Surgical Critical Care, Residency Program
Job Title Surgical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Job Title Co-Surgical Director of the Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation (ICARE) Center
Job Title Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-7280 Phone
412-692-6069 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1990 Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.


1995 Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio


2001 University of Missouri at Kansas City, The Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
1999 Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Functional Brain-Gut Research Group
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Shock Society
  • The American Physiology Society

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


  • American Pediatric Surgical Association Foundation, Grant Award Recipient
  • Recipient, Teacher of the Year Award, Pediatrics, St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Recipient, Rainbow Babies and Children's Board of Trustees new Investigator Grant: "Nutrition, Growth Factors and Intestinal Development", Cleveland, OH
  • Recipient, American Cancer Society St. George Summer Fellowship, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon (Honorary Chemistry Society)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)
  • Signa Xi (Scientific Research Society)
  • American Institute of Chemist Award
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, Honors Program Graduate, magna cum laude


  • Holcomb GW III, Ostlie DJ, Miller KA.  Laparoscopic patch repair of diaphragmatic hernias with Surgisis.  J Pediatr Surg 2005 Aug;40(8):E1-5.
  • Juang DJ, Feliz A, Miller KA, Gaines BA.  Sledding Injuries: A Rational for Helmet Usage.  J Trauma, Oct. 2010;69(4):S206-S208.
  • Shah S, Esni F, Jakub A, Malek M, Potoka DA, Houshmand G, Prasadan K, Mastroberardino PG, Shiota C, Guo P, Fong G, Miller KA, Hackam DJ, Burns RC, Tulachan S, Gittes GK.  Embryonic Mouse Blood Flow and Early Pancreatic Differentiation. Dev Biol. 2011 Jan 15;349(2):342-9. Epub 2010 Nov. 2.

Research Interests

  • The interaction of the enteric nervous system and intestinal inflammation, specifically; the interaction of the enteric glia cells and the intestinal barrier in Hirschsprung's Enterocolitis
  • Intestinal permeability in animal model of Hirschsprung's Enterocolitis short bowel syndrome, omegaven, and intestinal care

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Li L, Miller KA. Spatial Colonic Expression of Adiponectin in Normal, Inflamed and Hirschsprung's Disease Models in Mice. Gastro, Vol. 136, Issue 5, Suppl. 1, May 2009, pp A-904.
  • Castro E. Ozolek J, Miller KA. Comparison of GFAP Expression and Mucosal Mast Cell Numbers in Pediatric Intestinal Diseases. Gastro. 2008 134(4) A, supp 1: A901.
  • Holcomb GW 3rd, Ostlie DJ, Miller KA. Laparoscopic patch repair of diaphragmatic hernias with Surgisis. J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Aug;40(8):E1-5.
  • Stallion A, Kou TD, Latifi SQ, Miller KA, Dahms BB, Dudgeon DL, Levine AD. Ischemia/reperfusion: a clinically relevant model of intestinal injury yielding systemic inflammation. J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Mar;40(3):470-7.

    View Dr. Miller's full list of publications from PubMed.
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November 24, 2014
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November 24, 2014