Kenneth E. Remy, M.D., MHSc.  Remy_K@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care MedicinePathobiology

phone: (314) 454-2527

Clinical Interests

Dr. Remy is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He completed dual residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Case Western University/University Hospitals of Cleveland/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University in New York City, and Adult Critical Care Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is quadruple boarded in each of these specialties. Additionally, he is formally trained in Global Health and emergency and disaster preparedness; and has received a certificate of clinical research from the National Institutes of Health. He is also the medical director (ICU captain) for Heart Care International’s Medical Missions. Dr. Remy’s has clinical interests in both adults and children in bioethics, international health, humor therapy, and palliative care. Previous research has been in calcium activated chloride channels in airway smooth muscle and in therapeutics to bacillus anthracis induced shock. His research interests are in sepsis, host inflammatory response, and transfusion related immunosuppression.

Education

  • BS, Advanced Honors Certificate, The University of Delaware1999
  • BA, Advanced Honors Certificate, The University of Delaware1999
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University2004
  • MSc, Duke University2015

Training

  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Combined Residency, Case Medical Center; University Hospitals of Cleveland; Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital2004 - 2008
  • Global Health Track Training Certificate, Case Western University, School of Medicine2004 - 2008
  • Management of Humanitarian Emergencies: Focus on Children and Families, Case Western School of Medicine2008 - 2008
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Columbia University School of Medicine; New York Presbyterian Hospital2008 - 2011
  • Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, The National Institutes of Health2011 - 2013
  • Clinical Research Training Certificate With Commendation, The National Insitutes of Health2012 - 2014
  • Critical Care Medicine Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship , National Institutes of Health2013 - 2015

Licensure and Board Certification

  • NY, New York State Office of the Professions; Medical Board 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine 2009
  • American Board of Pediatrics; General Pediatrics 2009
  • Adult Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2012
  • Pediatric Advanced LIfe Support 2012
  • MD, Maryland Board of Physicians 2012
  • Adult Trauma Life Support 2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine 2013
  • American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2014

Honors

  • University Hospitals of Cleveland "UH IDOL" Semifinalist2006
  • Gary Onady National Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Award Recipient2007
  • Who's Who Among American Doctors2007
  • America's Top Pediatricians2007 - 2015
  • Rainbow Ambulatory Practice Senior Resident Award2008
  • Co-Chief Fellow (Selected Position), Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons/New York Presbyterian Hospital, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine2010 - 2011
  • Who's Who Among American Pediatricians2011 - 2015
  • The National Institutes of Health Intramural Loan l Repayment Program Award2011 - 2015
  • Chair; Clinical Fellows Committee (Selected Position), The National Institutes of Health2012 - 2014
  • Who's Who Among American Physicians2012 - 2015
  • Chair; Fellow Committee (Selected Position), The National Institutes of Health2012 - 2014
  • National Food and Drug Regulatory Science Symposium First Place Research Award (Top Award)2013
  • The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Director's Award Recipient2013
  • The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 2014 David C. Leach Award Recipient2015
  • American Thoracic Society; Critical Care Section Scientific Abstract Award2015
  • The National Institutes of Health Extramural Loan l Repayment Program Award2016 - Pres
  • American Thoracic Society Foundation Research Recognition for Early Career Investigators2016 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (24)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. High-Flow Nasal Cannula Utilization in Pediatric Critical Care Resp Care. 2017;62(6). doi:10.4187/respcare.05153  
  2. HIGH-FLOW NASAL OXYGEN REDUCES INTUBATION IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN WITH RESPIRATORY FAILURE. Critical Care Medicine. 2016;44. PMID:27850659 
  3. Palliative Care–Led Meetings for Families of ICU Patients JAMA. 2016;316(15):1597-98. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.14316  PMID:27755629 
  4. Red blood cell storage age - what we know from clinical trials. Expert Rev Hematol. 2016. PMID:27686118 
  5. Transfusion-related Immunomodulation: Review of the literature and implications for pediatric critical illness. Transfusion. 2016. PMID: 27428147 
  6. High-Flow Oxygen as Noninvasive Ventilation May Complicate Timely Intubation in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Critical Care Medicine. 2016. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000001782  PMID: 27428147 
  7. Transfused fresh blood does not improve outcome, but safety of the oldest stored units still needs to be established compared to current practice Blood. 2016;127(4). 
  8. Transfusion of recently donated (fresh) red blood cells (RBCs) does not improve survival in comparison with current practice, while safety of the oldest stored units is yet to be established: a meta-analysis. Vox Sang. 2016. doi:10.1111/vox.12380  PMID:26848822 
  9. Does Bacillus anthracis Lethal Toxin Directly Depress Myocardial Function? A Review of Clinical Cases and Preclinical Studies. Toxins. 2015;7(712):5417-5434. 
  10. In a canine pneumonia model of exchange transfusion, altering the age but not the volume of older red blood cells markedly alters outcome Transfusion. 2015;00(0):0. 
  11. High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen in Respiratory Failure. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(14):1373-1375. doi:10.1056/NEJMc1508390#SA3  PMID:26422732 
  12. Transfused older stored red blood cells improve the clinical course and outcome in a canine lethal hemorrhage and reperfusion model. Transfusion. 2015. doi:10.1111/trf.13213  PMID:26175134 
  13. Sedation protocol for critically ill pediatric patients. JAMA. 2015;313(17):1754. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3459  PMID:25942730 
  14. An overview of investigational toxin-directed therapies for the adjunctive management of Bacillus anthracis infection and sepsis. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2015;1-15. doi:10.1517/13543784.2015.1041587  PMID:25920540 
  15. The influence of the storage lesion(s) on pediatric red cell transfusion. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015. doi:10.1097/MOP.0000000000000224  PMID:25888156 
  16. Role of granulocyte transfusions in invasive fusariosis: systematic review and single-center experience. Transfusion. 2015. doi:10.1111/trf.13099  PMID:25857209 
  17. A place at the table for children in the ebola virus disease discussion. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015;16(2):184-5. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000000368  PMID:25647125 
  18. Raxibacumab augments hemodynamic support and improves outcomes during shock with B. anthracis edema toxin alone or together with lethal toxin in canines. Intensive Care Med Exp. 2015;3(9). doi:10.1186/s40635-015-0043-4  PMID:26097803 
  19. Transfusion of older stored blood worsens outcomes in canines depending on the presence and severity of pneumonia. Transfusion. 2014;54(7):1712-24. doi:10.1111/trf.12607  PMCID:PMC4214924  PMID:24588210 
  20. Washing older blood units before transfusion reduces plasma iron and improves outcomes in experimental canine pneumonia. Blood. 2014;123(9):1403-11. doi:10.1182/blood-2013-11-539353  PMCID:PMC3938151  PMID:24366359 
  21. Functional expression of the TMEM16 family of calcium-activated chloride channels in airway smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013;305(9):L625-34. doi:10.1152/ajplung.00068.2013  PMCID:PMC3840275  PMID:23997176 
  22. B. anthracis associated cardiovascular dysfunction and shock: the potential contribution of both non-toxin and toxin components. BMC Med. 2013;11:217. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-217  PMCID:PMC3851549  PMID:24107194 
  23. B. anthracis edema toxin increases cAMP levels and inhibits phenylephrine-stimulated contraction in a rat aortic ring model. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013;305(2):H238-50. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00185.2013  PMCID:PMC3726957  PMID:23585140 
  24. Cerebellar metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma in a pediatric patient with complex congenital heart disease. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2012;25(11-12):1195-9. doi:10.1515/jpem-2012-0162  PMID:23329771 
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