Kathleen S. Schwabenbauer, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Schwabenbauer completed her undergraduate (2008, BS, Biology, Schreyer Honors College) and graduate degrees (2012, MD) at The Pennsylvania State University. She completed her Pediatric residency at the Jefferson Medical College/duPont Hospital for Children Pediatric Residency Program (2012-2015) followed by fellowship training in Newborn Medicine at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2015-2018). She joined the Division of Newborn Medicine in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Physician in the NICU at Magee-Womens Hospital and Children's. 

One of Schwabenbauer's primary interests is the UPMC Triage and Antenatal Consult Service. She enjoys working with the multidisciplinary team of fellows, residents, nurses, respiratory therapists and MFM/OB colleagues to develop therapeutic plans and provide the bestc are possible for neonates. She also works with this team on protocol development, data analysis and QI to improve practices. Additionally, Schwabenbauer has interests in clinical research and is involved in several ongoing studies in the NICU at Magee and Children's. She also works with the mock code committee in the NICU at Children's to develop scenarios and provide education to all members of the care team to ensure everyone is prepared to respond in an emergency situation.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012-Present


Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • MD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College/AI duPont Hospital for Children, 2012-2015
  • Fellowship in Neonatology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2015-2018

Selected Publications

Ayrapetyan M, Talekar K, Schwabenbauer K, Carola D, Solarin K, McElwee D, Adeniyi-Jones A, Greenspan J, Aghai ZH. Apgar at Ten Minutes and Outcomes in Term and Late Preterm Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Cooling Era. Am J. Perinatology. September 2018. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1670637. 

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Research Grants

Sleep disordered breathing in infants with myelomeningocele, 2020-Present

UPMC Precision Medicine Sequencing Project, 2018-Present

Cangrelor in neonatal cardiac patients at risk for shunt thrombosis, 2018–Present, Pharmaceutical sponsored study 

Genomic Medicine for Ill Neonates and Infants (GEMINI) study, 2018–Present, A multicenter, prospective clinical trial 

Phase 1 open-label study to evaluate the single-dose pharmacokinetics and safety of ceftobiprole in neonate and infant subjects aged up to 3 months undergoing treatment with systemic antibiotics, 2018-Present, Pharmaceutical sponsored study