Kristen M. Critelli, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Critelli, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also the assistant director of the procedure suite at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Critelli earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Boston College, graduating cum laude in 2007. She then received a master's degree in medical sciences from Boston University School of Medicine - Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. She earned her medical degree from the State University of New York - Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UPMC - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh where she was awarded the T32 Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant.

Critelli's clinical interests focus on eosinophilic esophagitis and the the development of pediatric endoscopy clinical pathways and best-practice standards. She has been published in notable journals, including Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Medical Student Association, 2008-2012
  • American College of Physicians, 2012-2012
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011-Present
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2015-Present
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2015-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, Boston College, 2007
  • MA, Medical Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine, 2008
  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2012
  • Residency in Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2012-2015
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2015-2018

Selected Publications

Han H, Critelli K, Davis AW, Squires JE, and Fox MD. Ascites in a 20-year-old Man with Dandy-Walker Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt. Pediatrics in Review 2017; 38(10):494-495. DOI: 10.1542/pir.2016-0140

Harwayne-Gidansky I, Bellis JM, McLaren SH, Critelli K, Clark, S, Chen Z, Gerber LM, and Ching K. Mannequin-Based Immersive Simulation Improves Resident Understanding of a Clinical Decision Rule. Simulation and Gaming 2017; 48(5):657-699. DOI: 10.1177/1046878117719483.

Critelli K, McKiernan P, Vockley J, Mazariegos G, Squires R, Soltys K, and Squires J. Liver Transplantation for Propionic Acidemia and Methylmalonic Acidemia: Peri-operative Management and Clinical Outcomes. Liver Transplantation 2018; 24(9):1260-1270.

Hashash, JG, Beatty PL, Critelli K, Hartman DJ, Regueiro M, Tamim H, Regueiro MD, Binion DG, and Finn OJ. Altered Expression of the Epithelial Mucin MUC1 Accompanies Endoscopic Recurrence of Postoperative Crohn’s Disease. Published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 17. J Clin. Gastroenterol 2020; doi:10.1097/MCG.0000000000001340

Academic and Research Interests

  • Liver Transplantation
  • MUC 1