Kathleen Adelgais, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1995)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1990)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (1996)
Residencies:
  • University of Washington Program, Pediatrics (1998)
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Pediatrics (1997)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital-Oakland Program, Pediatrics (2000)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine

Publications

  • Ishimine P, Adelgais K, Barata I, Klig J, Kou M, Mahajan P, Merritt C, Stoner MJ, Cloutier R, Mistry R, Denninghoff KR. The 2018 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference: Aligning the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Agenda to Reduce Health Outcome Gaps. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30461127
  • Adelgais KM, Hansen M, Lerner EB, Donofrio JJ, Yadav K, Brown K, Liu YT, Denslow P, Denninghoff K, Ishimine P, Olson LM. Establishing the Key Outcomes for Pediatric Emergency Medical Services Research. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30312993
  • Adelgais KM, Sholl JM, Alter R, Gurley KL, Broadwater-Hollifield C, Taillac P. Challenges in Statewide Implementation of a Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline: An Assessment of Barriers and Enablers in Five States. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018 Aug 17;:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30118367
  • Schoolman-Anderson K, Lane RD, Schunk JE, Mecham N, Thomas R, Adelgais K. Pediatric emergency department triage-based pain guideline utilizing intranasal fentanyl: Effect of implementation. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Sep;36(9):1603-1607. PubMed PMID: 29371045
  • Caltagirone R, Raghavan VR, Adelgais K, Roosevelt GE. A Randomized Double Blind Trial of Needle-free Injected Lidocaine Versus Topical Anesthesia for Infant Lumbar Puncture. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Mar;25(3):310-316. PubMed PMID: 29160002
  • VanderKooy T, Spaur K, Brou L, Caffrey S, Adelgais KM. Utilization of Intravenous Catheters by Prehospital Providers during Pediatric Transports. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Aug 9;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28792258
  • Adelgais KM, Brent A, Wathen J, Tong S, Massanari D, Deakyne S, Sills MR. Intranasal Fentanyl and Quality of Pediatric Acute Care. J Emerg Med. 2017 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28967529
  • VanderKooy T, Spaur K, Brou L, Caffrey S, Adelgais KM. Utilization of Intravenous Catheters by Prehospital Providers during Pediatric Transports. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Aug 9;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28792258
  • Remick K, Gross T, Adelgais K, Shah MI, Leonard JC, Gausche-Hill M. Resource Document: Coordination of Pediatric Emergency Care in EMS Systems. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 May-Jun;21(3):399-407. PubMed PMID: 28059586
  • Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Overly F, Baird J, Walsh B, Yarzebski J, Riera A, Adelgais K, Meckler GD, Baum C, Cone DC, Auerbach M. Pediatric Disaster Triage: Multiple Simulation Curriculum Improves Prehospital Care Providers' Assessment Skills. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Mar-Apr;21(2):201-208. PubMed PMID: 27749145
  • Jaeger A, Dudley N, Holsti M, Sheng X, Gurley KL, Adelgais K. Impact of an Offline Pain Management Protocol on Prehospital Provider Self-efficacy: A Randomized Trial. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27077996
  • Jaeger A, Dudley N, Holsti M, Sheng X, Gurley KL, Adelgais K. Impact of an Offline Pain Management Protocol on Prehospital Provider Self-efficacy: A Randomized Trial. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27077996
  • Natale JE, Joseph JG, Rogers AJ, Tunik M, Monroe D, Kerrey B, Bonsu BK, Cook LJ, Page K, Adelgais K, Quayle K, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF. Relationship of Physician-identified Patient Race and Ethnicity to Use of Computed Tomography in Pediatric Blunt Torso Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 May;23(5):584-90. PubMed PMID: 26914184
  • Rappaport LD, Brou L, Givens T, Mandt M, Balakas A, Roswell K, Kotas J, Adelgais KM. Comparison of Errors Using Two Length-Based Tape Systems for Prehospital Care in Children. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016 Jul-Aug;20(4):508-17. PubMed PMID: 26836351
  • Cicero MX, Overly F, Brown L, Yarzebski J, Walsh B, Shabanova V, Auerbach M, Riera A, Adelgais K, Meckler G, Cone DC, Baum CR. Comparing the Accuracy of Three Pediatric Disaster Triage Strategies: A Simulation-Based Investigation. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Apr;10(2):253-60. PubMed PMID: 26744228
  • Kwok MY, Yen K, Atabaki S, Adelgais K, Garcia M, Quayle K, Kooistra J, Bonsu BK, Page K, Borgialli D, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF. Sensitivity of plain pelvis radiography in children with blunt torso trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jan;65(1):63-71.e1. PubMed PMID: 25086474
  • Kwok MY, Yen K, Atabaki S, Adelgais K, Garcia M, Quayle K, Kooistra J, Bonsu BK, Page K, Borgialli D, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF. Sensitivity of plain pelvis radiography in children with blunt torso trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jan;65(1):63-71.e1. PubMed PMID: 25086474
  • Adelgais KM, Kuppermann N, Kooistra J, Garcia M, Monroe DJ, Mahajan P, Menaker J, Ehrlich P, Atabaki S, Page K, Kwok M, Holmes JF, Intra-Abdominal Injury Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Accuracy of the abdominal examination for identifying children with blunt intra-abdominal injuries. J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;165(6):1230-1235.e5. PubMed PMID: 25266346
  • Anders JF, Adelgais K, Hoyle JD Jr, Olsen C, Jaffe DM, Leonard JC, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Comparison of outcomes for children with cervical spine injury based on destination hospital from scene of injury. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Jan;21(1):55-64. PubMed PMID: 24552525
  • Adelgais KM, Browne L, Holsti M, Metzger RR, Murphy SC, Dudley N. Cervical spine computed tomography utilization in pediatric trauma patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Feb;49(2):333-7. PubMed PMID: 24528980
  • Cicero MX, Brown L, Overly F, Yarzebski J, Meckler G, Fuchs S, Tomassoni A, Aghababian R, Chung S, Garrett A, Fagbuyi D, Adelgais K, Goldman R, Parker J, Auerbach M, Riera A, Cone D, Baum CR. Creation and Delphi-method Refinement of Pediatric Disaster Triage Simulations. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24401167
  • Adelgais KM, Kuppermann N, Kooistra J, Garcia M, Monroe DJ, Mahajan P, Menaker J, Ehrlich P, Atabaki S, Page K, Kwok M, Holmes JF, Intra-Abdominal Injury Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Accuracy of the abdominal examination for identifying children with blunt intra-abdominal injuries. J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;165(6):1230-1235.e5. PubMed PMID: 25266346
  • Cicero MX, Brown L, Overly F, Yarzebski J, Meckler G, Fuchs S, Tomassoni A, Aghababian R, Chung S, Garrett A, Fagbuyi D, Adelgais K, Goldman R, Parker J, Auerbach M, Riera A, Cone D, Baum CR. Creation and Delphi-method Refinement of Pediatric Disaster Triage Simulations. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24401167
  • Garcia M, Taylor G, Babcock L, Dillman JR, Iqbal V, Quijano CV, Wootton-Gorges SL, Adelgais K, Anupindi SA, Sonavane S, Joshi A, Veeramani M, Atabaki SM, Monroe DJ, Blumberg SJ, Ruzal-Shapiro C, Cook LJ, Dayan PS, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Computed tomography with intravenous contrast alone: the role of intra-abdominal fat on the ability to visualize the normal appendix in children. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Aug;20(8):795-800. PubMed PMID: 24033622
  • Kerrey BT, Rogers AJ, Lee LK, Adelgais K, Tunik M, Blumberg SM, Quayle KS, Sokolove PE, Wisner DH, Miskin ML, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. A multicenter study of the risk of intra-abdominal injury in children after normal abdominal computed tomography scan results in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Oct;62(4):319-26. PubMed PMID: 23622949
  • Holsti M, Adelgais KM, Willis L, Jacobsen K, Clark EB, Byington CL. Developing future clinician scientists while supporting a research infrastructure. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Apr;6(2):94-7. PubMed PMID: 23601337
  • Holmes JF, Lillis K, Monroe D, Borgialli D, Kerrey BT, Mahajan P, Adelgais K, Ellison AM, Yen K, Atabaki S, Menaker J, Bonsu B, Quayle KS, Garcia M, Rogers A, Blumberg S, Lee L, Tunik M, Kooistra J, Kwok M, Cook LJ, Dean JM, Sokolove PE, Wisner DH, Ehrlich P, Cooper A, Dayan PS, Wootton-Gorges S, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Identifying children at very low risk of clinically important blunt abdominal injuries. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Aug;62(2):107-116.e2. PubMed PMID: 23375510
  • Nigrovic LE, Rogers AJ, Adelgais KM, Olsen CS, Leonard JR, Jaffe DM, Leonard JC, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Cervical Spine Study Group. Utility of plain radiographs in detecting traumatic injuries of the cervical spine in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 May;28(5):426-32. PubMed PMID: 22531194
  • Leonard JC, Scharff DP, Koors V, Lerner EB, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Brown K, Babcock L, Lichenstein R, Lillis KA, Jaffe DM. A qualitative assessment of factors that influence emergency medical services partnerships in prehospital research. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Feb;19(2):161-73. PubMed PMID: 22320367
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • Committee for Our Future, Member
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine-Collaborative Research Committee, Member

Practice Locations

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

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 West State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-777-1340

Children's Hospital Colorado, Uptown Denver
1830 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80218
720-777-1360

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1998)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Board Certification (2004)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Emergency Care

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1995)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1990)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (1996)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Pediatrics (1998)
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Pediatrics (1997)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital-Oakland Program, Pediatrics (2000)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
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