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Matthew P. Kirschen, MD, PhD
Matthew P. Kirschen, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Dr. Kirschen’s research interest is pediatric neurocritical care. His work focuses on using multimodality neuromonitoring and neuroimaging to detect and prevent brain injury in critically ill children, predicting recovery after severe acute brain injury, and the accurate diagnosis of brain death.



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Education and Training

BS, Brandeis University (Neuroscience), 2000

PhD, Stanford University School Of Medicine (Neuroscience), 2006

MD, Stanford University School Of Medicine, 2007

Residency, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine (Pediatrics)

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Neurology)

Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine)

Titles and Academic Titles

Associate Director, Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Publication Highlights

Kirschen MP, Majmudar T, Diaz-Arrastia R, Berg R, Abella BS, Topjian A, Balu R. Deviations from PRx-derived optimal blood pressure are associated with mortality after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2022 Jun; 175: 81-87. PMID: 35276311
Lewis A, Claassen J, Illes J, Jox RJ, Kirschen M, Rohaut B, Trevick S, Young MJ, Fins JJ, the Curing Coma Campaign and its contributing members. Ethics Priorities of the Curing Coma Campaign: An Empirical Survey. Neurocrit Care. 2022 May; PMID: 35505222
Francoeur C, Landis WP, Winters M, Naim MY, Donoghue A, Dominick CL, Huh JW, MacDonald JM, Lang SS, Yuan I, Berg RA, Nadkarni VN, Kilbaugh TJ, Sutton RM, Kirschen MP, Morgan RW, Topjian AA. Near-infrared spectroscopy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pediatric cardiac arrest: A prospective, observational study. Resuscitation. 2022 May; 174: 35-41. PMID: 35314211
Becker AE, Teixeira SR, Lunig NA, Mondal A, Fitzgerald JC, Topjian AA, Weiss SL, Griffis H, Schramm SE, Traynor DM, Vossough A, Kirschen MP. Sepsis-Related Brain MRI Abnormalities Are Associated With Mortality and Poor Neurological Outcome in Pediatric Sepsis. Pediatr Neurol. 2022 Mar; 128: 1-8. PMID: 34992035
Gardner MM, Kirschen MP, Wong HR, McKeone DJ, Halstead ES, Thompson JM, Himebauch AS, Topjian AA, Yehya N. Biomarkers associated with mortality in pediatric patients with cardiac arrest and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Resuscitation. 2022 Jan; 170: 184-193. PMID: 34871756