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Katherine Kosiv, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology); Associate Director of Fetal Cardiology, Pediatrics

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Katherine Kosiv, MD

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Katherine (“Katya”) is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist with expertise in cardiac imaging and fetal cardiology. After obtaining her medical degree from Ross University, she completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Illinois and her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She then went on to complete an advanced imaging fellowship at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital where she trained with international experts in fetal cardiology.

During her fellowship, she investigated outcomes of congenital heart surgery in patients with trisomy 13 and 18. That work culminated in an important publication highlighting that congenital heart surgery improves in-hospital mortality in children with trisomy 13 and 18 (Kosiv et al, Pediatrics, 2017). She continues to engage in research with her mentor to devise recommendations for congenital heart surgery in trisomy 13 and 18. In addition, Dr. Kosiv has investigated the effect of congenital diaphragmatic hernia on the fetal heart and fetal brain and continues to be interested in the effects of non-cardiac diseases on the fetal heart such as in twin-twin transfusion syndrome and lower urinary tract obstruction. She is currently planning an investigation of the genetic predictors of left sided obstructive heart diseases such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome and aortic stenosis. She hopes that with this information in hand, cardiologists will be able to better predict which patients will go on to develop severe left sided obstruction.

Education & Training

  • Advanced Fellow
    University of California, San Francisco (2019)
  • Fellow
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2018)
  • Resident
    University of Illinois, College of Medicine-Peoria (2015)
  • Intern
    University of Illinois, College of Medicine-Peoria (2013)
  • MD
    Ross University School of Medicine (2012)

Honors & Recognition

Fulbright Scholar2006

Professional Service

Junior Faculty DevelopmentPeer leader and facilitator of Junior Faculty group focused on clinical practice. I organize monthly ZOOM conferences for junior faculty to discuss issues related to clinical practice such as building a new practice, establishing presence in the local community, mentorship and mentoring, work/life balance, etc. I invited senior faculty to advice and provide advice and feedback on these topic. Junior faculty have reported that they enjoy this forum to connect and receive mentorship.2020 - 2022
The Journal of PerinatologyReviewer2019 - Present
Journal of Obstetrics and GynecologyReviewer2019 - Present

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