John Kinsella, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (1983)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Illinois Wesleyan University (IL) (1979)
Fellowships:
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (1989)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology

Professional Titles

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Pediatric Heart Lung Center, Colorado Fetal Care Center

Recognition & Awards

  • The James E. Strain Award for Contributions to Pediatrics, The James E. Strain Foundation (2002)
  • Award of tenure, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2001)
  • The Daniel C. Plunkett Award for Excellence in Resident Training, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (1991)
  • The Ogden Bruton Award for Basic Science Research in Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics; Section on Uniformed Services; 25th Annual Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar (1990)
  • The Colonel Robert Skelton Award for Outstanding Medical Officer in Residency Training, Letterman Army Medical Center (1986)
  • The Arthur E. McElfresh Award in Pediatrics, St. Louis University School of Medicine (1983)

Teaching

  • Professor, Section of Neonatology (1996)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics

Publications

  • Mandell E, Kinsella JP, Abman SH. Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32930508
  • Dyess NF, Albertz ML, Murphy ME, Kinsella JP. Severe Bronchoconstriction Caused by Administration of Rocuronium in a 3-Month-Old Infant: Case Report. J Pediatr. 2020 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32798566
  • Dyess NF, Kinsella JP. Cardiovascular Implications for Offspring Born to Mothers with Preeclampsia. J Pediatr. 2020 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32795476
  • Phillips RC, Shahi N, Leopold D, Levek C, Shirek G, Hilton S, Hyslop R, Gien J, Kinsella JP, Buckvold S, Liechty KW, Kim JS, Marwan AI. Thromboelastography-guided management of coagulopathy in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatr Surg Int. 2020 Sep;36(9):1027-1033. PubMed PMID: 32607833
  • Gien J, Nuxoll C, Kinsella JP. Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Emergency Medical Transport of the Newborn. Neoreviews. 2020 Mar;21(3):e157-e164. PubMed PMID: 32123120
  • Wehrmann M, Patel SS, Haxel C, Cassidy C, Howley L, Cuneo B, Gien J, Kinsella JP. Implications of Atrial-Level Shunting by Echocardiography in Newborns with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr. 2020 Apr;219:43-47. PubMed PMID: 32014282
  • Sherlock LG, Wright CJ, Kinsella JP, Delaney C. Inhaled nitric oxide use in neonates: Balancing what is evidence-based and what is physiologically sound. Nitric Oxide. 2020 Feb 1;95:12-16. PubMed PMID: 31866361
  • Mandell EW, Kinsella JP. Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Persistent Perfusion Abnormalities in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr. 2020 Apr;219:7-8. PubMed PMID: 31812295
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Kinsella JP, Krishnan US, Van Meurs K, Edwards EM, Bhatt DR, Chandrasekharan P, Oei JL, Manja V, Ramanathan R, Abman SH. Just Say No to iNO in Preterms-Really?. J Pediatr. 2020 Mar;218:243-252. PubMed PMID: 31810629
  • Leopold DK, Phillips RC, Shahi N, Gien J, Marwan AI, Kinsella JP, Mulligan J, Liechty KW, Moulton SL. Low postnatal CRI values are associated with the need for ECMO in newborns with CDH. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jan;55(1):39-44. PubMed PMID: 31679772
  • Singh JK, Wymore EM, Wagner BD, Thevarajah TS, Jung JL, Kinsella JP, Palestine AG, Lynch AM. Relationship between severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia and severe retinopathy of prematurity in premature newborns. J AAPOS. 2019 Aug;23(4):209.e1-209.e4. PubMed PMID: 31132481
  • Leopold DK, Phillips RC, Shahi N, Gien J, Marwan AI, Kinsella JP, Mulligan J, Liechty KW, Moulton SL. Low Postnatal CRI Values Are Associated with the Need for ECMO in Newborns with CDH. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31679772
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Kinsella JP, Krishnan US, Van Meurs K, Edwards EM, Bhatt DR, Chandrasekharan P, Oei JL, Manja V, Ramanathan R, Abman SH. Just Say No to iNO in Preterms-Really?. J Pediatr. 2019 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31810629
  • Tingay DG, Kinsella JP. Heart of the Matter? Early Ventricular Dysfunction in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Dec 15;200(12):1462-1464. PubMed PMID: 31600453
  • Singh JK, Wymore EM, Wagner BD, Thevarajah TS, Jung JL, Kinsella JP, Palestine AG, Lynch AM. Relationship between severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia and severe retinopathy of prematurity in premature newborns. J AAPOS. 2019 Aug;23(4):209.e1-209.e4. PubMed PMID: 31132481
  • Alvira CM, Steinhorn RH, Balistreri WF, Fineman JR, Oishi PE, Padbury JF, Kinsella JP, Abman SH. Enhancing the Development and Retention of Physician-Scientists in Academic Pediatrics: Strategies for Success. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep;200:277-284. PubMed PMID: 30055815
  • Venkataraman S, Kinsella JP. Airway Pressure Release Ventilation: A Therapy in Search of a Disease?. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Nov 1;198(9):1118-1119. PubMed PMID: 29757660
  • Kinsella JP, Steinhorn RH, Mullen MP, Hopper RK, Keller RL, Ivy DD, Austin ED, Krishnan US, Rosenzweig EB, Fineman JR, Everett AD, Hanna BD, Humpl T, Raj JU, Abman SH. The Left Ventricle in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Implications for the Management of Pulmonary Hypertension. J Pediatr. 2018 Jun;197:17-22. PubMed PMID: 29628412
  • Carpenter TC, Kinsella JP. Waiting for Godot: Clinical Trials of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Pediatric Respiratory Failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 May 1;197(9):1103-1104. PubMed PMID: 29522693
  • Gien J, Meyers ML, Kinsella JP. Assessment of Carina Position Antenatally and Postnatally in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:93-98.e1. PubMed PMID: 29246364
  • Deeney S, Howley LW, Hodges M, Liechty KW, Marwan AI, Gien J, Kinsella JP, Crombleholme TM. Impact of Objective Echocardiographic Criteria for Timing of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair. J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:99-104.e4. PubMed PMID: 29106923
  • Deeney S, Howley LW, Hodges M, Liechty KW, Marwan AI, Gien J, Kinsella JP, Crombleholme TM. Impact of Objective Echocardiographic Criteria for Timing of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29106923
  • Buckvold SM, Kinsella JP. Bleeding and Thrombosis in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Can We Improve Anticoagulation Strategies?. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Sep 15;196(6):676-677. PubMed PMID: 28914572
  • Krishnan U, Feinstein JA, Adatia I, Austin ED, Mullen MP, Hopper RK, Hanna B, Romer L, Keller RL, Fineman J, Steinhorn R, Kinsella JP, Ivy DD, Rosenzweig EB, Raj U, Humpl T, Abman SH. Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. J Pediatr. 2017 Sep;188:24-34.e1. PubMed PMID: 28645441
  • Aschner JL, Gien J, Ambalavanan N, Kinsella JP, Konduri GG, Lakshminrusimha S, Saugstad OD, Steinhorn RH. Challenges, priorities and novel therapies for hypoxemic respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension in the neonate. J Perinatol. 2016 Jun;36 Suppl 2:S32-6. PubMed PMID: 27225964
  • Gien J, Kinsella JP. Management of pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Perinatol. 2016 Jun;36 Suppl 2:S28-31. PubMed PMID: 27225962
  • Kinsella JP, Steinhorn RH, Krishnan US, Feinstein JA, Adatia I, Austin ED, Rosenzweig EB, Everett AD, Fineman JR, Hanna BD, Hopper RK, Humpl T, Ivy DD, Keller RL, Mullen MP, Raj JU, Wessel DL, Abman SH. Recommendations for the Use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy in Premature Newborns with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar;170:312-4. PubMed PMID: 26703869
  • Gien J, Kinsella JP. Differences in preductal and postductal arterial blood gas measurements in infants with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2016 Jul;101(4):F314-8. PubMed PMID: 26514398
  • Aschner JL, Gien J, Ambalavanan N, Kinsella JP, Konduri GG, Lakshminrusimha S, Saugstad OD, Steinhorn RH. Challenges, priorities and novel therapies for hypoxemic respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension in the neonate. J Perinatol. 2016 Jun;36 Suppl 2:S32-6. PubMed PMID: 27225964
  • Gien J, Kinsella JP. Management of pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Perinatol. 2016 Jun;36 Suppl 2:S28-31. PubMed PMID: 27225962
  • Kinsella JP, Steinhorn RH, Krishnan US, Feinstein JA, Adatia I, Austin ED, Rosenzweig EB, Everett AD, Fineman JR, Hanna BD, Hopper RK, Humpl T, Ivy DD, Keller RL, Mullen MP, Raj JU, Wessel DL, Abman SH. Recommendations for the Use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy in Premature Newborns with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar;170:312-4. PubMed PMID: 26703869
  • Gien J, Kinsella JP. Differences in preductal and postductal arterial blood gas measurements in infants with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2016 Jul;101(4):F314-8. PubMed PMID: 26514398
  • Mourani PM, Sontag MK, Younoszai A, Miller JI, Kinsella JP, Baker CD, Poindexter BB, Ingram DA, Abman SH. Early pulmonary vascular disease in preterm infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 1;191(1):87-95. PubMed PMID: 25389562
  • Abman SH, Hansmann G, Archer SL, Ivy DD, Adatia I, Chung WK, Hanna BD, Rosenzweig EB, Raj JU, Cornfield D, Stenmark KR, Steinhorn R, Thébaud B, Fineman JR, Kuehne T, Feinstein JA, Friedberg MK, Earing M, Barst RJ, Keller RL, Kinsella JP, Mullen M, Deterding R, Kulik T, Mallory G, Humpl T, Wessel DL. Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: Guidelines From the American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society. Circulation. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26534956
  • Gien J, Kinsella JP. Differences in preductal and postductal arterial blood gas measurements in infants with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2015 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26514398
  • Mourani PM, Sontag MK, Younoszai A, Miller JI, Kinsella JP, Baker CD, Poindexter BB, Ingram DA, Abman SH. Early pulmonary vascular disease in preterm infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 1;191(1):87-95. PubMed PMID: 25389562
  • Abman SH, Hansmann G, Archer SL, Ivy DD, Adatia I, Chung WK, Hanna BD, Rosenzweig EB, Raj JU, Cornfield D, Stenmark KR, Steinhorn R, Thébaud B, Fineman JR, Kuehne T, Feinstein JA, Friedberg MK, Earing M, Barst RJ, Keller RL, Kinsella JP, Mullen M, Deterding R, Kulik T, Mallory G, Humpl T, Wessel DL. Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: Guidelines From the American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society. Circulation. 2015 Nov 24;132(21):2037-99. PubMed PMID: 26534956
  • Mourani PM, Sontag MK, Younoszai A, Miller JI, Kinsella JP, Baker CD, Poindexter BB, Ingram DA, Abman SH. Early pulmonary vascular disease in preterm infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 1;191(1):87-95. PubMed PMID: 25389562
  • Kinsella JP, Cutter GR, Steinhorn RH, Nelin LD, Walsh WF, Finer NN, Abman SH. Noninvasive inhaled nitric oxide does not prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature newborns. J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;165(6):1104-1108.e1. PubMed PMID: 25063725
  • Acker SN, Kinsella JP, Abman SH, Gien J. Vasopressin improves hemodynamic status in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr. 2014 Jul;165(1):53-58.e1. PubMed PMID: 24840762
  • Gien J, Ing RJ, Twite MD, Campbell D, Mitchell M, Kinsella JP. Successful Surgical Management of Airway Perforation in Preterm Infants. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep. 2014 Feb 1;2(2):47-51. PubMed PMID: 24791225
  • Smith KM, McMullan DM, Bratton SL, Rycus P, Kinsella JP, Brogan TV. Is age at initiation of extracorporeal life support associated with mortality and intraventricular hemorrhage in neonates with respiratory failure?. J Perinatol. 2014 May;34(5):386-91. PubMed PMID: 24603452
  • Gadhia MM, Cutter GR, Abman SH, Kinsella JP. Effects of early inhaled nitric oxide therapy and vitamin A supplementation on the risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature newborns with respiratory failure. J Pediatr. 2014 Apr;164(4):744-8. PubMed PMID: 24388327
  • Mourani PM, Kinsella JP, Clermont G, Kong L, Perkins AM, Weissfeld L, Cutter G, Linde-Zwirble WT, Abman SH, Angus DC, Watson RS, Prolonged Outcomes after Nitric Oxide (PrONOx) Investigators. Intensive care unit readmission during childhood after preterm birth with respiratory failure. J Pediatr. 2014 Apr;164(4):749-755.e3. PubMed PMID: 24388320
  • Gadhia MM, Cutter GR, Abman SH, Kinsella JP. Effects of Early Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy and Vitamin A Supplementation on the Risk for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Premature Newborns with Respiratory Failure. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24388327
  • Mourani PM, Kinsella JP, Clermont G, Kong L, Perkins AM, Weissfeld L, Cutter G, Linde-Zwirble WT, Abman SH, Angus DC, Watson RS, Prolonged Outcomes after Nitric Oxide (PrONOx) Investigators. Intensive Care Unit Readmission during Childhood after Preterm Birth with Respiratory Failure. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24388320
  • Steinhorn RH, Kinsella JP, Abman SH. Beyond pulmonary hypertension: sildenafil for chronic lung disease of prematurity. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Feb;48(2):iii-v. PubMed PMID: 23378489
  • Abman SH, Kinsella JP, Rosenzweig EB, Krishnan U, Kulik T, Mullen M, Wessel DL, Steinhorn R, Adatia I, Hanna B, Feinstein J, Fineman J, Raj U, Humpl T, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet). Implications of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning against the use of sildenafil for the treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar 15;187(6):572-5. PubMed PMID: 23220921
  • Abman SH, Kinsella JP, Rosenzweig EB, Krishnan U, Kulik T, Mullen M, Wessel DL, Steinhorn R, Adatia I, Hanna B, Feinstein J, Fineman J, Raj U, Humpl T, On behalf of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet). Implications of the FDA Warning Against the Use of Sildenafil for the Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23220921
  • Delaney CA, Rozance PJ, Sandoval JA, Bealer JF, Kinsella JP. Late onset diaphragmatic hernia complicated by intestinal strangulation. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Apr;24(2):274-6. PubMed PMID: 22327952
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Professional Memberships

  • Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, Assistant Adjunct Scientist
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Perinatal Section, Member
  • Western Society for Pediatric Research (WSPR), Member
  • Society For Pediatric Research (SPR), Member
  • American Pediatric Society (APS), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Anschutz
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5224

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave, B735
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-4463

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Board Certification (1990)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1983)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
Care Philosophy
My clinical and research interests are in the management of severe hypoxemic respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension in the newborn, including evolving and novel therapies.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (1983)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Illinois Wesleyan University (IL) (1979)
Fellowships:
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (1989)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology
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