Amy Clevenger, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2007)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Stanford University (CA) (1998)
Internship:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2008)
Residency:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2014)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • Children's Hospital Colorado Provider of the Month - April 2018, Children's Hospital Colorado, (2018)
Research interests for Patients:
My research focuses on traumatic brain injury in children. I am specifically interested in understanding what processes result in worsened brain injury in the hours and days after head trauma, and how to prevent or reverse those processes to improve outcomes.

Publications

  • Clevenger AC, Kim H, Salcedo E, Yonchek JC, Rodgers KM, Orfila JE, Dietz RM, Quillinan N, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Endogenous Sex Steroids Dampen Neuroinflammation and Improve Outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice. J Mol Neurosci. 2018 Mar;64(3):410-420. PubMed PMID: 29450697
  • Quillinan N, Dingman AL, Deng G, Tatum S, Orfila JE, Clevenger AC, Klawitter J, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Single dose of 17ß-estradiol provides transient neuroprotection in female juvenile mice after cardiac-arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Neurochem Int. 2018 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30471325
  • Clevenger AC, Kilbaugh T, Margulies SS. Carotid artery blood flow decreases after rapid head rotation in piglets. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Jan 15;32(2):120-6. PubMed PMID: 25133889
  • Clevenger AC, Kilbaugh T, Margulies SS. Carotid artery blood flow decreases after rapid head rotation in piglets. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Jan 15;32(2):120-6. PubMed PMID: 25133889

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group, Member
  • National Neurotrauma Society, Member
  • Society for Neuroscience, Member

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2010)
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification (2016)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certificate (2011)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Certificate (2010)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Certificate (2007)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Critical Care

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2007)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Stanford University (CA) (1998)
Internships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2014)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
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