Kevin C. Dysart, MD

Neonatology

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Jefferson Medical College/Alfred I. duPont Hosp., 2004

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Jefferson Medical College/Alfred I. duPont Hosp., 2001

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Hahnemann Medical College, 1998

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Severe maternal morbidity rates in a US-based electronic health record database, 2018–2022; Journal of Perinatology; (2023).

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  • Blanket temperature during therapeutic hypothermia and outcomes in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.; Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association; (2022).

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  • Changes in preterm birth during the COVID-19 pandemic by duration of exposure and race and ethnicity; Journal of Perinatology; (2022).

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  • Neonatal lymphatic flow disorders: central lymphatic flow disorder and isolated chylothorax, diagnosis and treatment using novel lymphatic imaging and interventions technique.; Current opinion in pediatrics; (2022).

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  • Postpartum Length of Stay and Hospital Readmission Before and During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.; Obstetrics and gynecology; (2022).

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  • Changes in prenatal testing during the COVID-19 pandemic; Frontiers in Pediatrics; (2022).

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  • Influence of Patient Characteristics on Antibiotic Use Rates Among Preterm Infants.; Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; (2021).

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  • Association of Increased Seizures During Rewarming With Abnormal Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2-Year Follow-up: A Nested Multisite Cohort Study.; JAMA neurology; (2021).

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  • Birth Hospital Length of Stay and Rehospitalization During COVID-19.; Pediatrics; (2021).

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  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic and Pregnancy Outcomes in a U.S. Population.; Obstetrics and gynecology; (2021).

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  • Is it time to study routine car seat tolerance screening in a randomized controlled trial? An international survey of current practice and clinician equipoise.; Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association; (2021).

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  • A Quality Improvement Initiative to Provide Timely Central Vascular Access in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.; Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses; (2021).

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  • Performance Evaluation of Nasal Prong Interface for CPAP Delivery on a Critical Care Ventilator: A Bench Experiment.; Respiratory care; (2021).

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  • Does a lower interventional glucose threshold affect neurodevelopment in at-risk neonates?; Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association; (2021).

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  • Tolerability and efficacy of two doses of aerosolized albuterol in ventilated infants with BPD: A randomized controlled crossover trial.; Pediatric pulmonology; (2020).

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  • Limitations of Conventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Predictor of Death or Disability Following Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Late Hypothermia Trial.; The Journal of pediatrics; (2020).

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  • Neonatal partial liquid ventilation for the treatment and prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia; NeoReviews; (2020).

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  • Individualising care in severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia: A series of N-of-1 trials comparing transpyloric and gastric feeding; Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition; (2020).

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  • Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are associated with reduced severe intraventricular hemorrhage in very-low-birth-weight infants; Journal of Perinatology; (2019).

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  • Cardiac Output Measurement Using the Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Monitor: A Validation Study in Newborn Infants; Neonatology; (2019).

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  • Maternal breast milk feeding and length of treatment in infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome; Journal of Perinatology; (2019).

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  • The Diagnosis of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Very Preterm Infants An Evidence-based Approach; American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; (2019).

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  • Identifying and treating intrinsic PEEP in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia; Pediatric Pulmonology; (2019).

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  • Adverse effects of small for gestational age differ by gestational week among very preterm infants; Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition; (2018).

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  • Car Seat Tolerance Screening in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Failure Rates, Risk Factors, and Adverse Outcomes; Journal of Pediatrics; (2018).

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  • Association between early antibiotic exposure and bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death; Journal of Perinatology; (2018).

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  • Pumpless arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A novel mode of respiratory support in a lamb model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Journal of Pediatric Surgery; (2018).

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  • Umbilical cannulation optimizes circuit flows in premature lambs supported by the EXTra-uterine Environment for Neonatal Development (EXTEND); Journal of Physiology; (2018).

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  • Prolonged respiratory support of any type impacts outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants; Pediatric Pulmonology; (2018).

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  • Opioid Utilization by Pregnant Women with Sickle Cell Disease and the Risk of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; Journal of the National Medical Association; (2018).

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  • Interdisciplinary Care of Children with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Journal of Pediatrics; (2017).

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  • Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in the Neonate; Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, 2-Volume Set; (2017).

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  • Comparison of Intact Parathyroid Hormone, Alkaline Phosphatase, Phosphate Levels for Diagnosing Severe Metabolic Bone Disease in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; American Journal of Perinatology; (2017).

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  • An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb; Nature Communications; (2017).

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  • Association between Use of Prophylactic Indomethacin and the Risk for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Extremely Preterm Infants; Journal of Pediatrics; (2017).

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  • Venoarterial Extracorporeal Life Support for Neonatal Respiratory Failure: Indications and Impact on Mortality; ASAIO Journal; (2017).

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  • Corrigendum: An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb; Nature communications; (2017).

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  • Diagnosing neonatal encephalopathy as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: Interpreting test results in real time; NeoReviews; (2017).

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  • The Association between Positive Tracheal Aspirate Cultures and Adverse Pulmonary Outcomes in Preterm Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; American Journal of Perinatology; (2017).

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  • Physiologic Basis for Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, Heated and Humidified High-Flow Nasal Cannula, and Nasal Ventilation; Clinics in Perinatology; (2016).

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  • Advantages of Bayesian monitoring methods in deciding whether and when to stop a clinical trial: An example of a neonatal cooling trial; Trials; (2016).

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  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure versus Mechanical Ventilation on the First Day of Life in Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants; American Journal of Perinatology; (2016).

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  • High flow nasal cannula use is associated with increased morbidity and length of hospitalization in extremely low birth weight infants; Journal of Pediatrics; (2016).

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  • Reply; Journal of Pediatrics; (2016).

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  • Clinical use of nonconventional modes of ventilator support; Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice; (2015).

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  • Effect of depth and duration of cooling on deaths in the NICU among Neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: A randomized clinical trial; Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey; (2015).

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  • Effects of multiple ventilation courses and duration of mechanical ventilation on respiratory outcomes in extremely low-birth-weight infants; JAMA Pediatrics; (2015).

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  • When has enough evidence accumulated to change neonatal practice?; Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine; (2015).

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  • Effects of prematurity, prolonged intubation, and chronic lung disease on the neonatal airway; Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice; (2015).

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  • Indications for nonconventional ventilation modes; Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice; (2015).

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  • Stopping the swinging pendulum of postnatal corticosteroid use; Journal of Pediatrics; (2014).

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  • Early caffeine therapy for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants; Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine; (2014).

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  • Effect of depth and duration of cooling on deaths in the NICU among neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy a randomized clinical trial; JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association; (2014).

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  • Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography: A runaway horse?; Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences; (2012).

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  • The 5-minute apgar score: Survival and short-term outcomes in extremely low-birth-weight infants; Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing; (2012).

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  • Do premature female infants really do better than their male counterparts?; American Journal of Perinatology; (2011).

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  • Revised dose schema of sublingual buprenorphine in the treatment of the neonatal opioid abstinence syndrome; Addiction; (2011).

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  • Airway injury resulting from repeated endotracheal intubation: Possible prevention strategies; Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; (2011).

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  • High-flow nasal cannula: Impact on oxygenation and ventilation in an acute lung injury model; Pediatric Pulmonology; (2011).

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  • Hyperoxygenation study as a predictor of neonatal outcome in congenital cystic adenomatous malformations; Handbook of Prenatal Diagnosis: Methods, Issues, and Health Impacts; (2010).

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  • Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis during pregnancy; Archives of Neurology; (2010).

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  • Outcomes and milestone achievement differences for very low-birth-weight multiples compared with singleton infants; American Journal of Perinatology; (2010).

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  • Relationship between maternal methadone dose at delivery and neonatal abstinence syndrome; Journal of Pediatrics; (2010).

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  • Heat shock protein 70 secretion by neonatal tracheal tissue during mechanical ventilation: Association with indices of tissue function and modeling; Pediatric Research; (2009).

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  • Research in high flow therapy: Mechanisms of action; Respiratory Medicine; (2009).

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  • Risk factors for preterm birth among opiate-addicted gravid women in a methadone treatment program; American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; (2009).

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  • Changing use of surfactant over 6 years and its relationship to chronic lung disease; Pediatrics; (2008).

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  • Effect of antenatal corticosteroids on survival for neonates born at 23 weeks of gestation; Obstetrics and Gynecology; (2008).

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  • Predicting length of treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome in methadone-exposed neonates; American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; (2008).

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  • Sublingual buprenorphine for treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome: A randomized trial; Pediatrics; (2008).

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  • Assessing heparin dosing in neonates on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; ASAIO Journal; (2007).

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  • Sequela of preterm versus term infants born to mothers on a methadone maintenance program: Differential course of neonatal abstinence syndrome; Journal of Perinatal Medicine; (2007).

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  • Sequential alterations of tracheal mechanical properties in the neonatal lamb: Effect of mechanical ventilation; Pediatric Pulmonology; (2007).

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