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Keri Fugarolas

Keri Fugarolas, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor


Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics

Education

  • BS in Biology, BA in Latin American Studies - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2005)
  • MD - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia (2009)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Other Languages Spoken

Spanish

Keri Fugarolas, MD, is an attending neonatologist and perinatologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She is board certified in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. Dr. Fugarolas provides comprehensive care to premature and critically ill newborns and their families. She also facilitates the transition from inpatient hospital care to an appropriate medical home upon discharge. Dr. Fugarolas is also passionate about antibiotic stewardship in the NICU, raising awareness of antibiotic exposure to improve patient outcomes.

Clinical Services

Management of extremely premature infants , Neonatal resuscitation, Sepsis, Neonatal abstinence syndrome, Respiratory failure, Neonatal care

Affiliated Hospitals

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Fellowships

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (2015)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (2012)

Keri Fugarolas, MD, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is actively involved in the education of medical students, physician assistant students and neonatology fellows in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting.

Publications

"Population Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamic Target Attainment of Ampicillin in Neonates with Hypoxemic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Setting of Controlled Hypothermia"
Cies JJ, Fugarolas KN, Moore WS 2nd, Mason RW, Menkiti OR
Pharmacotherapy, 37(4):456-463, Apr 2017

"Diagnostic Potential of Neural Exosome Cargo as Biomarkers for Acute Brain Injury"
Goetzl L, Merabova N, Darbinian N, Martirosyan D, Poletto E, Fugarolas K, Menkiti O 
Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 5(1):4-10, Nov 2017

Presentations

"Neuronal Exosome Synaptopodin: An Early Predictor of Therapeutic Response to Controlled Hypothermia"
Laura Goetzl, Diana Martirosyan, Nune Darbinian, Nana Merabova, Keri Fugarolas, Ogechukwu Menkiti
Platform presentation, Society for Reproductive Investigation 64th Annual Scientific Meeting: D2D: Data to Discovery, Orlando, Florida, March 2017

"Combined Effect of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Controlled Hypothermia on Ampicillin Pharmacokinetics in Neonates"
Platform presentation, finalist for Boggs Young Investigator Award for Neonatal-Perinatal Research, Philadelphia Perinatal Society Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2015

"Combined Effect of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Controlled Hypothermia on Ampicillin Pharmacokinetics in Neonates"
Fugarolas KN, Menkiti OR, Moore WS, Mason RW, Cies JJ
Poster presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2015

"Combined Effect of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Controlled Hypothermia on Ampicillin Pharmacokinetics in Neonates"
Platform presentation, grand rounds, Research Day, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2015

"Ampicillin Pharmacokinetics in Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Setting of Controlled Hypothermia"
Fugarolas KN, Menkiti OR, Moore WS, Chopra A, Mason RW, Cies JJ
Poster presentation, Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 2014

"Using Technology to Study the Art of Medicine"
French HM, Durrwachter KA, Levine LJ, Gracely EJ, Fugarolas KN
Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2013
Poster presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2012

"Long Term Effect of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Kinase Inhibition on Caspase-3 Activation Following Hypoxia in the Newborn Piglet Brain"
Fugarolas KN, Ashraf QM, Modestin A, Delivoria-Papadopoulos M
Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2012

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.


Contact Information


Practice Office

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.427.5202
Fax: 215.427.8192