Kristyn Lowery

Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Physician Assistant Studies

420 Rangos
Phone: 412.396.1977
loweryk1@duq.edu

Education:

MPA, Physician Assistant Studies, Duquesne University, 2004
BS, Health Sciences, Duquesne University, 2003
Bio and Expertise

Bio
Kristyn Lowery is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Duquesne University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and completed her Master of Physician Assistant degree in 2004. After graduating, she practiced as a physician assistant in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio with a concentration in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and ICU care. In 2006, she returned to Pittsburgh as a physician assistant in the Pediatric Intestinal Care Service. She then joined the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh of UPMC in 2007 where she continued to practice for 15 years. Her responsibilities include assisting in the operating room, post-operative care of patients on the acute care floor, outpatient clinic visits, research, quality improvement, as well as precepting students. In 2015, Ms. Lowery obtained her Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pediatrics. She has served on the executive committee for the Pediatric Acute Care Cardiology Collaborative as well as past president, vice president and treasurer of the Society for PAs in Pediatrics.

Expertise
Surgery
Pediatrics
Cardiology

Courses

Clinical Medicine I,II, and III
Seminar in Diagnostic Test Interpretation
Fundamentals of Pediatrics
Fundamentals of Surgery

Publications


PUBLISHED TEXTBOOK/JOURNAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Munoz R, Morell V, da Cruz E, Vetterly C. Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease. London: Springer; 2010:671-677.

Lowery K, Wingrove B, DelRosario G. Physician Assistant Clinics: Pediatrics. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Elsevier; 2016(1:4) 553-562.

Munoz R, Morell V, da Cruz E, Vetterly C. Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease: Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts. 2nd Ed.. London: Springer; 2020:661-669.


MANUSCRIPTS

Willis AJ, Hoerst A, Hart SA, Holbein D, Lowery K, Harahsheh AS, Kipps AK, Madsen N, Patel SS, and Tanel RE (2020) The added value of the advanced practice provider in paediatric acute care cardiology. Cardiology in the Young, page 1 of 4. doi: 10.1017/ S1047951120003789

Nucci A, Burns C, Lowery K, Armah T, Strohm S, Bond G, Mazariegos GV, and Squires R. Interdisciplinary Management of Pediatric Intestinal Failure: A 10-Year Review of Rehabilitation and Intestinal Transplantation. Digestive Disease Week, 2007.

Presentations

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL MEETINGS

Hidden Cardiac Defects: Identifying and Managing Acyanotic Congenital Heart Defects. Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics Annual CME Conference. 2018.

EKG interpretation. Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics Annual CME Conference. 2017.

Endocarditis. Society for Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference. 2016.

Living life with half a heart. Society for Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2015

Evaluation and management of chest wall deformities. Society for Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2015

Current management techniques for infant and children with congenital heart disease. Society for Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference. Cincinnati, OH.

Interdisciplinary management of children with intestinal failure: A 10-year review. International Pediatric Transplant Association, Cancun, Mexico.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Minimizing chest tube duration after pediatric cardiac surgery. PC4/PAC3 Annual Conference. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 2019.

Early detection and management of vocal cord dysfunction after pediatric cardiac surgery. Quality Improvement Week. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA. 2019.