Sarah Kelly, PsyD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Graduate School :
  • PsyD, Wheaton College Graduate School (2014)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (2007)
Residency:
  • Denver Health Medical Center Program, Psychology (2014)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Child Psychology Program, Psychology (2015)
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Pediatric Psychologist, Children's Hospital Colorado Heart Institute
  • Clinical Director, Heart Institute Wellness Program

Publications

  • Wolfe KR, Liptzin DR, Brigham D, Kelly SL, Rafferty C, Albertz M, Younoszai AK, Di Maria MV. Relationships between Physiologic and Neuropsychologic Functioning after Fontan. J Pediatr. 2020 Dec;227:239-246. PubMed PMID: 32687915
  • Wolfe KR, Kelly SL, Steinberg E, Pliego J, Everitt MD. Predictors of neuropsychological functioning and medication adherence in pediatric heart transplant recipients referred for neuropsychological evaluation. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 Feb;24(1):e13615. PubMed PMID: 31713990
  • Wolfe, K. R., Kelly, S. L., Liptzin, D. R., Brigham, D., Rafferty, C., Younoszai, A., & Di Maria, M. V. (2020). Patient and family experience in a multidisciplinary clinic for children with single- ventricle heart disease. Journal of Patient Experience.
  • Kelly SL, Steinberg EA, Suplee A, Upshaw NC, Campbell KR, Thomas JF, Buchanan CL. Implementing a Home-Based Telehealth Group Adherence Intervention with Adolescent Transplant Recipients. Telemed J E Health. 2019 Nov;25(11):1040-1048. PubMed PMID: 30681398
  • Khanna AD, Duca LM, Kay JD, Shore J, Kelly SL, Crume T. Prevalence of Mental Illness in Adolescents and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease from the Colorado Congenital Heart Defect Surveillance System. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Aug 15;124(4):618-626. PubMed PMID: 31303246
  • Di Maria MV, Barrett C, Rafferty C, Wolfe K, Kelly SL, Liptzin DR, Brigham D, Younoszai A. Initiating a Fontan multidisciplinary clinic: Decreasing care variability, improving surveillance, and subsequent treatment of Fontan survivors. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Jul;14(4):590-599. PubMed PMID: 30957968
  • Wolfe KR, Kelly SL, Steinberg E, Pliego J, Everitt MD. Predictors of neuropsychological functioning and medication adherence in pediatric heart transplant recipients referred for neuropsychological evaluation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 Nov 12;:e13615. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31713990
  • Liptzin DR, Di Maria MV, Younoszai A, Narkewicz MR, Kelly SL, Wolfe KR, Veress LA. Pulmonary Screening in Subjects after the Fontan Procedure. J Pediatr. 2018 Aug;199:140-143. PubMed PMID: 29747936
  • Mehta P, Steinberg EA, Kelly SL, Buchanan C, Rawlinson AR. Medication adherence among adolescent solid-organ transplant recipients: A survey of healthcare providers. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Nov;21(7). PubMed PMID: 28670855
  • Reed JL, Simendinger L, Griffeth S, Kim HG, Huppert JS. Point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted infections increases awareness and short-term abstinence in adolescent women. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Mar;46(3):270-7. PubMed PMID: 20159505
  • Huppert J, Griffeth S, Breech L, Hillard P. Vaginal burn injury due to alkaline batteries. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e133-6. PubMed PMID: 19576810
  • Pattullo L, Griffeth S, Ding L, Mortensen J, Reed J, Kahn J, Huppert J. Stepwise diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection in adolescent women. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jan;47(1):59-63. PubMed PMID: 18987174
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Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, License (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
Clinical Interests
Coping and Adjustment with Chronic Medical Illness; Wellness and Quality-of-Life; Anxiety/Panic, Depression, ADHD, and Medical Post-traumatic Stress; School and Social Adjustment; Adolescents and Young Adults Transitioning to Adult Care; Parental and Family Support.

Care Philosophy
I am dedicated to the health and wellness of infants, children, and adolescents with congenital or acquired heart disease or arrhythmias and their families. As a pediatric psychologist, I work with your child's medical team to provide holistic, family-centered care that addresses the neurodevelopmental, emotional, behavioral, social, and academic wellbeing of your child. I work with the Heart Institute Wellness Program, which is a team passionate about seeing kids and families thrive!

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PsyD, Wheaton College Graduate School (2014)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • Denver Health Medical Center Program, Psychology (2014)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Child Psychology Program, Psychology (2015)
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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