Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSc

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Biography

Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSc, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University, the Co-founder and Director of the Center for Surgical Outcomes Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and a practicing pediatric surgeon.

Dr. Deans has created a centralized resource for the Department of Surgery at Nationwide Children's that provides support for the development, implementation, analysis, and reporting of clinical research within the 10 pediatric surgical subspecialties represented within the institution. Portions of her research have been funded by the AHRQ, NIH, and PCORI. Her primary academic interests highlight the importance of patient and family input in the design and execution of clinical trials.

See Katherine J. Deans’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Academic and Clinical Areas
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 10/31/2011

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Date Completed: 06/30/2009
Fellowship National Institute of Health Date Completed: 06/30/2005
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2007
Internship Massachusetts General Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2001
Medical School Dartmouth College Date Completed: 06/30/1998
Research Funding
Thrasher Research Fund

Reducing unnecessary oophorectomies for benign neoplasms in girls: A Multi-institutional Study, Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 05/1/2018-12/1/2020 Percent Effort: 10% Objective: The goal of the study is to assess the accuracy of this algorithm to decrease unnecessary oophorectomies across 11 children’s hospitals. Positive results from this study will provide strong evidence for a national initiative to reduce oophorectomies for benign neoplasms in girls across the United States.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Randomized Controlled Trial of Laser Hair Depilation in Adolescents with Pilonidal Disease, Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 12/1/2017-12/1/2020

Percent Effort: 24%

Objective: This study will determine if laser hair removal can decrease pilonidal disease recurrence.

National Institute of Health/NICHD(1R21MD011767-01)

Opioid Prescribing Disparities in a Public Health Crisis: The Case of Pediatric Post-Surgical Pain Management, Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 9/1/2017-8/31/2019

Percent Effort: 10%

Objective: This study will analyze and examine opioid prescribing disparities within a public health crisis and also pediatric post-surgical pain management.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (4350)

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Patient Activation Tool in Pediatric Appendicitis, Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 7/1/2013-12/15/2018

Percent Effort: 30%

Objective: This study will determine the effects of patient activation on patient centered and medical outcomes in pediatric appendicitis

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1U18HS020503-01)

National Collaborative for Innovation in Quality Measurement (NCINQ), Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 03/01/2013—02/28/2015

Percent Effort: 15%

Objective: The overall goal is to improve health outcomes for children and their families through the creation of quality measures that best reflect value in health care delivery at every level of the health care system.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Multi-Institutional Trial of Non-Operative Management of Uncomplicated Pediatric Appendicitis, Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 7/1/2016-6/30/2019

Percent Effort: 15%

Objective: This study will determine how well non-operative management works in children with early appendicitis at 10 hospitals. The most important results we will examine are the amount of time operative management at one year.

National Institutes of Health/NICHD (1R01HD076733-01A1)

Timing of Inguinal Hernia Repair in Premature Infants: A Randomized Trial, Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 07/01/2014-06/30/2019

Percent Effort: 8%

Objective: This study will determine differences in outcomes between early and delayed repair of inguinal hernias diagnosed in premature neonates.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1U18HS020503-01)

National Collaborative for Innovation in Quality Measurement (NCINQ), Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 03/01/2013—02/28/2015

Percent Effort: 15%

Objective: The overall goal is to improve health outcomes for children and their families through the creation of quality measures that best reflect value in health care delivery at every level of the health care system.

National Institute of Health/NICHD(KL2TR001854)

Postoperative Opiod Use and Prescription Utilization in Children, Other

Funding Period: 06/01/2018-5/31/2021

Society of University Surgeon’s Karl Storz Resident Award

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Rapid Learning Healthcare System in Pediatric Surgery, Other

Funding Period: 07/01/16-06/30/17

Technology Development Fund, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

DoseWizard Software Package, Principal Investigator

Funding Period: 06/15/15-06/15/16

Society of University Surgeon’s Karl Storz Resident Award

A Novel Method for Tracking Radiation Exposure from Computed Tomography in Children, Other

Funding Period: 07/01/15-06/30/16

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Pediatric Surgery