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Caitlin G. Peterson

Caitlin G. Peterson, DO

Languages spoken: English
  • Dr. Caitlin Peterson received her medical degree from Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She then completed her Pediatric residency training at Indiana University Riley Children’s Hospital and fellowship training in Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

    Dr. Peterson’s research interests have included examining cost effectiveness of initial imaging of the genitourinary tract after an initial urinary tract infection in young children. Her abstract regarding these data was received as a platform presentation at the 2018 Pediatric Academic Society Conference in Toronto, Canada. Additional interests focus around quality improvement of successful transition from pediatric/adolescent care to adult care settings for young patients with chronic kidney disease including renal transplantation. Her quality improvement project on medication education in adolescent kidney transplant patients won best project through the Wolff Center at UPMC Quality Education Series. Dr. Peterson is currently interested in developing a multidisciplinary and comprehensive transition program for the adolescent kidney transplant patients. Additional interests include quality improvement of blood pressure monitoring in pediatrics and adolescents.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Nephrology)
  • Dr. Caitlin Peterson received her medical degree from Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She then completed her Pediatric residency training at Indiana University Riley Children’s Hospital and fellowship training in Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

    Dr. Peterson’s research interests have included examining cost effectiveness of initial imaging of the genitourinary tract after an initial urinary tract infection in young children. Her abstract regarding these data was received as a platform presentation at the 2018 Pediatric Academic Society Conference in Toronto, Canada. Additional interests focus around quality improvement of successful transition from pediatric/adolescent care to adult care settings for young patients with chronic kidney disease including renal transplantation. Her quality improvement project on medication education in adolescent kidney transplant patients won best project through the Wolff Center at UPMC Quality Education Series. Dr. Peterson is currently interested in developing a multidisciplinary and comprehensive transition program for the adolescent kidney transplant patients. Additional interests include quality improvement of blood pressure monitoring in pediatrics and adolescents.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pediatrics -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Nephrology)

    Education history

    Post Graduate Training Clinical Research, Quality Improvement Education - University of Pittsburgh Postgraduate Studies
    Pediatric Nephrology - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fellow
    Residency Pediatrics - Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Resident
    Osteopathic Medicine - Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine D.O.
    Graduate Training Medical Sciences - Boston University M.A.
    Kinesiology - University of Maryland B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Engen RM, Weiss S, Peterson CG (2023). Continuous allocation: The problem with EPTS and pediatric kidney candidates. Pediatr Transplant, e14608.
    2. Lerret SM, Flynn E, White-Traut R, Alonso E, Mavis AM, Jensen MK, Peterson CG, Schiffman R (2022). Acceptability of an mHealth Family Self-management Intervention (myFAMI) for Pediatric Transplantation Families: Qualitative Focus. JMIR Nurs, 5(1), e39263.
    3. Varnell C Jr, Harshman LA, Liu C, Smith L, Al-Akash S, Barletta GM, Brakeman P, Chaudhuri A, Fadakar P, Galea L, Garro R, Gluck C, Kershaw DB, Matossian D, Patel HP, Peterson C, Pruette C, Ranabothu S, Rodig N, Singer P, Sebestyen VanSickle J, Weng PL, Danziger-Isakov L, Seifert ME, Hooper DK (2022). COVID-19 in pediatric kidney transplantation: a follow-up report of the Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative. Pediatr Nephrol.
    4. Lerret SM, Schiffman R, White-Traut R, Medoff-Cooper B, Ahamed SI, Adib R, Liegl M, Alonso E, Mavis A, Jensen K, Peterson CG, Neighbors K, Riordan MK, Semp MC, Vo T, Stendahl G, Chapman S, Unteutsch R, Simpson P (2021). Feasibility and Acceptability of a mHealth Self-Management Intervention for Pediatric Transplant Families. West J Nurs Res, 1939459211024656.
    5. Shaikh N, Rajakumar V, Peterson CG, Gorski J, Ivanova A, Gravens Muller L, Miyashita Y, Smith KJ, Mattoo T, Pohl HG, Mathews R, Greenfield SP, Docimo SG, Hoberman A (2020). Cost-Utility of Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Treatment of Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux. Front Pediatr, 7, 530.
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