Jennifer L. Kloesz, MD, FAAP

  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital NICU Program
  • Director, UPMC Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

As medical director of the NICU at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital,  Kloesz oversees all aspects of the care provided in the unit. She is heavily involved in the quality improvement efforts for the Division of Newborn Medicine and has a special interest in neonatal nutrition. Kloesz has also been involved in medical education at all levels throughout her career. She currently serves as the Program Director for the UPMC Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship program, participates in various committees for the Children's Pediatric Residency Program, mentors pediatric residents through the Children's Bridges Mentoring Program, and is a member of the UPMC Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 1995-Present
    • Perinatal Section, 2005-Present
    • Fellow, 2005-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, University of Toledo, 1991
  • MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1995
  • Internship/Residency in Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1995-1998
  • Fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1998-2001

Selected Publications

Bowen A, Wiesenfeld HC, Kloesz JL, Pasculle AW, Nowalk AJ, Brink L, Elliot E, Martin H, Tarr CL. Notes from the field: Cronobacter sakazakii infection associated with feeding extrinsically contaminated expressed human milk to a premature infant — Pennsylvania, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jul 21;66(28):761-762. PMID: 28727679

Kloesz JL, Serdikoff CM, MacLennan NK, Adibi SA, Lane RH. Uteroplacental insufficiency alters liver and skeletal muscle branched-chain amino acid metabolism in intrauterine growth-restricted fetal rats. Pediatr Res. 2001 Nov;50(5):604-10. PMID: 11641455.

Lane RH, Ramirez RJ, Tsirka AE, Kloesz JL, McLaughlin MK, Gruetzmacher EM, Devaskar SU. Uteroplacental insufficiency lowers the threshold towards hypoxia-induced cerebral apoptosis in growth-retarded fetal rats. Brain Res. 2001 Mar 23;895(1-2):186-93. PMID: 11259777.

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Research Interests

  • Resident and fellow education
  • Neonatal nutrition
  • The use of donor breast milk in the NICU
  • Quality improvement in the NIC