Chelseá Johnson, MD

Chelseá Johnson, MD
Fellow

Hometown: Burleson, TX

College/Medical School: La Sierra University/University of Texas Medical Branch

Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch

Career/Research Interests: 

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Maternal milk
  • Microbiome in neonatal health and disease

Awards:

  • President’s Award for Undergraduate Student of the Year
  • Humanism Award for Emergency Medicine
  • Resident of the Month
  • Arild E. Hansen Award for Outstanding Resident Research

Publications

Abstracts:

  • Johnson CB, Gopalakrishna KP, Sosa YA, Coffey KE, and Hand TW. Determining the heterogeneity of maternal milk immunoglobulin A antibacterial response. Poster-symposium presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2020. Invited and scheduled; however, canceled secondary to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Johnson CB, Gopalakrishna KP, Sosa YA, Coffey KE, and Hand TW. Determining the heterogeneity of maternal milk immunoglobulin A antibacterial response. Oral-platform presentation at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2020. Invited and scheduled; however, canceled secondary to the
    COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Johnson CB, Qasim A, Aly MA, and Aly AM. Idiopathic pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade in children with Trisomy 21. Poster-symposium presentation at the International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions, Boston, MA, 2018.
  • Johnson CB and Fonseca RA. Recurrence of necrotizing enterocolitis in a premature infant on an exclusive human milk diet. Poster-symposium presentation at the 67th Pediatrics by the Gulf, Galveston, TX, 2018.
  • Johnson CB, Arya S, Sagar JS, Burkholder DA, Uzoma-Uzo AC, Neibuhr BR, and Jain SK. A retrospective review of the outcome of very low birth weight and small for gestational age neonates. Poster-symposium presentation at the Southern Society of Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA, 2018.
  • Johnson CB and Kee DNT. The prevalence of type II diabetes mellitus in Penang, Malaysia, Oral-platform presentation at the 1st Annual Global Health Education Symposium, Galveston, TX, 2012.
  • Johnson CB, Grismer JL, and Grismer LL. Malaysian bent-toed gecko of the Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus complex: single locus phylogeny and morphological diversity, and description of one new species. Oral-platform presentation at La Sierra University Biology Symposium, Riverside, CA, 2011.
  • Johnson CB, Furuta K, and Ducsay CA. Effects of long-term hypoxia on key proteins regulating endothelial nitric oxide in ovine fetal adrenal. Poster-symposium presentation at the 10th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium, Riverside, CA, 2009.

Recent Presentations:

  • October 2020 – Improved Management of Harlequin Ichthyosis with Advances in the NICU, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • October 2020 – Management of Bleeding Complication on ECMO, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • September 2020 – Neonatal respiratory ECMO and primary diagnosis: trends between two decades, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • March 2020 – Determining the heterogeneity of maternal milk immunoglobulin A antibacterial response, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • January 2020 – Inhaled nitric oxide use in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • May 2019 – Inhaled nitric oxide use in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • March 2019 – Myelomeningocele prenatal vs. postnatal repair, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Current Scholarly Projects: Determining the heterogeneity of maternal milk immunoglobulin A antibacterial response

Career Goals: My goal in academic medicine is to translate the skills I have learned in laboratory research design to projects involving clinical research, quality improvement, and medical education to further improve outcomes in our neonatal population.

Scholarly mentor: Timothy Hand, PhD 

Hobbies/Interests: Volleyball, basketball, traveling, horseback riding, live music, cultural food enthusiast, and spending time with family and friends

S.O./Married/Kids/Pets: S.O.

Travels/Languages: Malaysia, Turkey, Germany, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Dubai, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Canada

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: The conducive learning environment with supportive colleagues, diverse patient presentations, and great clinical/research experience