Kristin M. Hannibal, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Director, Primary Care Center and Child Development Unit

Kristin Hannibal, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She currently is the Clinical Director of the Primary Care Center and a member of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She also is a Developmental -Behavioral Pediatrician with the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics/Child Development Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Hannibal came to Children’s Hospital in 2000 as a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  Hannibal was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1979. She earned her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1983.  Hannibal then completed her pediatric internship and residency at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1986. Following two years as a community pediatrician in Crestview, KY, she then completed a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA in 1990. She then joined the Pediatrics Department at the Harvard University Health Services in Cambridge, MA. From 1995 to 2000, Hannibal served as Assistant Chief of Pediatrics. She also had a joint appointment at Harvard Medical School as a Clinical Instructor from 1990-2000. 

Hannibal is the Clinical Director of the Primary Care Centers (Oakland and Turtle Creek) and serves as the co-director of the Division’s Quality Improvement Projects. In addition, she is transitioning the Clinical Directorship of the Child Development Unit to Dr. Filipink, while still continuing her patient care, most frequently evaluating infants and toddlers, and participating in the ongoing teaching mission of students, residents and fellows. She also remains active in the clinical activities and teaching of residents and faculty in the Primary Care Center on a variety of developmental-behavioral pediatric topics such as developmental screening, ADHD and autism. As a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, she served on the Preemie Health Coalition, a national organization promoting the health and well-being of the premature infant, is a member of the Early Childhood/ NICU Followup Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and has served on local work groups for Children’s Hospital pertaining to the topics of asthma, autism and the care of the child with Complex Behavioral Health needs as well as workgroups at UPMC Magee Womens Hospital trying to improve the care of the opioid exposed infant. 

Hannibal is board certified in Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow, 1988-Present 
  • Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents, 1989-1994 
  • Academy of Breastfeeding MedicineMay, 2000-Present 
  • Society of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 2005-Present 
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association, 2006-Present 

Education & Training

  • BA, Miami Univiersity, 1979
  • MD, University of Cincinnati, 1983
  • Internship in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 1983-1984
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 1984-1986
  • Fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Clinical, 1988-1990
  • Chief Fellow in Ambulatory Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Clinical, 1989-1990

Selected Publications

Nowalk M, Lin C, Hannibal K, Reis E, Gallik G, Moehling K, Huang S, Allred N, Wolfson D, Zimmerman K.  Increasing Childhood Influenza Vaccination. A Cluster Randomized Trial. Am J Prev Med 2014; 47(4):435-43.

Bhat-Schelbert K, Lin CJ, Matambanadzo A, Hannibal K, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK.  Barriers to and facilitators of child influenza vaccine--Perspectives from parents, teens, marketing and healthcare professionals.  Vaccine 2012; 30:2448-2452.

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