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Kelly E. Wood, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Office
1303 Boyd Tower (BT)
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242


BS, Exercise Science, University of Iowa
MD, Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Resident, Mulago Hospital
Resident, Pediatrics, Global Health Track, University of Minnesota

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License
American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
BLS Provider
NRP Provider
PALS Provider

Research Summary

I participate in clinical research with a focus on quality improvement. I am actively involved with the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) and Better Outcomes through Reseach for Newborns (BORN) Network. I have colloborated on projects regarding febrile infants, pediatric urinary tract infections, bacteremia, and vitamin K refusal. Currently, I am the site PI for a multicenter study sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). We are looking at quality metrics for pediatric hospitalist in the areas of tranistion of care and mental health.


Wood, K. E. (In Press). Meconium Ileus in a Neonate with Cystic Fibrosis. New England Journal of Medicine.

Wood, K. E. (In Press). Solving the mystery of a one month old infant with scalp swelling - search the literature first. Hospital Pediatrics.

Wood, K. E., Krasowski, M. D. (2016). An Infant with a Prolonged Sympathomimetic Toxidrome after Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Ingestion. Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology, 12(4), 402-405. PMID: 27277955.

Palmer, K. L., Wood, K. E. & Krasowski, M. D. (2016). Evaluating a switch from meconium to umbilical cord tissue for newborn drug testing: A retrospective study at an academic medical center. Clinical biochemistry. PMID: 27890824.

Nauseef, J. T., Price, N. B. & Wood, K. E. (2016). Infantile Pasteurella multocida meningitis. IDCases, 6, 31-3. PMID: 27679756.

Schroeder, A. R., Shen, M. W., Biondi, E. A., Bendel-Stenzel, M., Chen, C. N., French, J., Lee, V., Evans, R. C., Jerardi, K. E., Mischler, M., Wood, K. E., Chang, P. W., Roman, H. K. & Greenhow, T. L. (2016). Bacteraemic urinary tract infection: management and outcomes in young infants. Archives of disease in childhood, 101(2), 125-30. PMID: 26177657.

Wood, K. E. (2016). Bronchiolitis: an update. Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment, 22(3).

Hong, S., Wood, K. E. (2016). Collagen vascular and other multisystem disorders. In A. R. Peterson , K. E. Wood (Eds.) McGraw-Hill education specialty board review: pediatrics.. McGraw Hill.

Peterson, A. R., Wood, K. E. (Eds.) (2016). McGraw-Hill education specialty board review: pediatrics. McGraw Hill.

(2016). Mischler et al. Epidemiology of Bacteremia in Previously Healthy Febrile Infants: A Follow-up Study. Hospital Pediatrics 2015;5(6):293-300. (Vols. 6). (1), pp. 55. Hospital pediatrics. PMID: 26744455.

Wood, K. E. (2016). Nutrition. In A. R. Peterson , K. E. Wood (Eds.) McGraw-Hill education specialty board review: pediatrics.. McGraw Hill.

Collins, C., Burkhalter, J. & Wood, K. E. (2016). Psychosocial issues and child abuse. In , A. R. Peterson & K. E. Wood (Eds.) McGraw-Hill education specialty board review: pediatrics.. McGraw Hill.

McMillin, G. A., Wood, K. E., Strathmann, F. G. & Krasowski, M. D. (2015). Patterns of Drugs and Drug Metabolites Observed in Meconium: What Do They Mean?. Therapeutic drug monitoring, 37(5), 568-80. PMID: 25565668.

Schroeder, A. R., Chang, P. W., Shen, M. W., Biondi, E. A. & Greenhow, T. L. (2015). Diagnostic accuracy of the urinalysis for urinary tract infection in infants < 3 months of age. Pediatrics, 135(6), 965-71. PMID: 26009628.

Mischler, M., Ryan, M. S., Leyenaar, J. K., Markowsky, A., Seppa, M., Wood, K. E., Ren, J., Asche, C., Gigliotti, F. & Biondi, E. (2015). Epidemiology of Bacteremia in Previously Healthy Febrile Infants: A Follow-up Study. Hospital pediatrics, 5(6), 293-300. PMID: 26034160.

Biondi, E. A., Mischler, M., Jerardi, K. E., Statile, A. M., French, J., Evans, R., Lee, V., Chen, C., Asche, C., Ren, J., Shah, S. S. & Wood, K. E. (2014). Blood culture time to positivity in febrile infants with bacteremia. JAMA pediatrics, 168(9), 844-9. PMID: 25048522.

Wood, K. E., Krasowski, M. D. & McMillin, G. A. (2014). Drug tests in multiple births - largest study examines incidence of mismatches in meconium test results. Clinical & Forensic Toxicology News.

Lueth, E. T., Wood, K. E. (2014). McKusick Kaufman Syndrome, Complications Arising at Puberty. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 27(6), e125-e126. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpag.2013.10.002.

Wood, K. E., Krasowski, M. D., Strathmann, F. G. & McMillin, G. A. (2014). Meconium drug testing in multiple births in the USA. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 38(7), 397-403. DOI: 10.1093/jat/bku061.

Wood, K. E., Sinclair, L. L., Rysgaard, C. D., Strathmann, F. G., McMillin, G. A. & Krasowski, M. D. (2014). Retrospective analysis of the diagnostic yield of newborn drug testing. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1). DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-250.

Wood, K. E. (2013). Exposure to bath salts and synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol from 2009 to 2012 in the United States. The Journal of pediatrics, 163(1), 213-6. PMID: 23391041.

Wood, K. (2013). Reply. Journal of Pediatrics, 163(6), 1798. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.09.023.

Wood, K. E. (2012). Sprengel Deformity.

Wood, K. E. (2012). Tuberculosis meningitis. Hospital Pediatrics, 2(2), 111-115.

Wood, K., Peterson, A. (2012). Pediatrics chapter. In M. Graber , J. Wilbur (Eds.) Family practice examination and board review. (3) McGraw-Hill Professional.

Wood, K. E. & Silverblatt, K. (2011). Index of suspicion. Case 2: Swelling, redness, warmth, tenderness, and purulent drainage under the nail in an adolescent girl. Pediatrics in review, 32(12), 543-8. PMID: 22135425.

Uchida, D. A., Moore, K. R., Wood, K. E., Pysher, T. J. & Downey, E. C. (2010). Infarction of an extralobar pulmonary sequestration in a young child. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A., 20(4), 399-401. PMID: 20235879.

Alverson, B., Wood, K. E. & Bendel-Stenzel, M. (2010). In infants under 1 year of age with pyelonephritis is initial therapy with IV versus oral antibiotics associated with lower rates of treatment failure or renal scarring?. Hospital Pediatrics, 1.