Meg Kirkley, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2012)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (NC) (2007)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2019)
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology

Professional Titles

  • Staff Neonatologist, Denver Health Medical Center

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Neonatology

Publications

  • Hannan KE, Kirkley MJ. Does topiramate in addition to therapeutic hypothermia reduce seizure burden in infants with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy compared to therapeutic hypothermia alone?. Acta Paediatr. 2020 Jun;109(6):1278-1279. PubMed PMID: 32103534
  • Kirkley MJ, Boohaker L, Griffin R, Soranno DE, Gien J, Askenazi D, Gist KM. Acute kidney injury in neonatal encephalopathy: an evaluation of the AWAKEN database. Pediatr Nephrol. 2019 Jan;34(1):169-176. PubMed PMID: 30155763
  • Kirkley MJ, Robinson C, Dominguez SR, Messacar K. Neonatal parechovirus infection mimicking a surgical abdomen. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jun 26;12(6). PubMed PMID: 31248894
  • Kirkley MJ, Hwang SS. Is high-flow nasal cannula noninferior to nasal CPAP for the initial management of preterm infants?. Acta Paediatr. 2017 Sep;106(9):1537. PubMed PMID: 28419601

Practice Locations

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

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (, 2016)
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include family engagement in the NICU experience and teaching neonatal resuscitation to trainees.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide empathic, evidence-based care to my patients and their families. It is a privilege and a joy to care for NICU families during a stressful time.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2012)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (NC) (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2019)
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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