Kavitha A. Conti, MD
- Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Administrative Assistant: Deborah Irwin
Kavitha A. Conti completed her undergraduate studies at Canisius College, in Buffalo NY, graduating with degrees in Biology and English. She obtained her medical doctorate at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2010 and has since remained as an attending physician at Children's Hospital.
Conti's initial scholarly pursuits had a focus on medical education, curriculum development, and simulation technology. She served for 8 years as the Clerkship Director at the School of Medicine for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine portion of the Specialty Care Clerkship and the Director of medical student education within the Division of Emergency Medicine. She is an active educator of students, residents and fellows. Over the past several years, Conti has held several leadership positions in the Division of Emergency Medicine. Since January 2019, Conti has been the Medical Director of the Children's emergency department. Her specific interests are medical education, pediatric trauma management, injury prevention, patient safety, ED throughput, and efficiency.
Professional and Scientific Society Memberships
- American Medical Association, 2004-2007
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow, 2004-Present
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine, 2013-Present
Education & Training
- BS, Canisius College, 2000
- MD, Georgetown University, 2004
- Internship in Pediatrics, Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, 2004-2005
- Residency in Pediatrics, Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2007
- Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007-2010
Ramgopal S, Shaffiey SA, Conti KA. Pediatric sternal fractures from a Level 1 trauma center. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Aug:54(8): 1628-1631. Mentored the first author (fellow) with scholarly research project including development of idea, review of data and editing of manuscript.
Ramgopal S, Dunnick J, Siripong N, Conti KA, Gaines BA, Zuckerbraun NS. Seasonal, Weather, and Temporal Factors in the Prediction of Admission to a Pediatric Trauma Center. World J Surg. 2019 Sep;43(9);2211-2217. Mentored the first author (fellow) with scholarly research project including development of idea, review of data and editing of manuscript.
Ramgopal S, Cramer N, Gaines B, Conti KA. Risk Factors and Outcomes From All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries Compared With Motor Vehicle Collisions in Children. Clin Pediatr. 2019 Oct;58(11-12);1255-1261. Mentored the first author (fellow) with scholarly research project including development of idea, review of data and editing of manuscript.