A photo of Megham Chlebowski.

Attending Physician, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-803-5448

Board Certified

"The patient and family are important members of the care team, and their voices and opinions matter."

About Me

Biography

I was inspired to pursue my career because of my personal connection to congenital heart disease, as well as my passion for caring for the most complex and critically ill children with congenital heart disease.

In my practice, I believe that every patient is actually two patients — the child in my care and their family. They are equally important, and we must provide the best care possible for the child and empower and support their parents and caregivers through the process. The patient and family are important members of the care team, and their voices and opinions matter. We treat every child like they’re our own.

In my research, we’re seeking to improve the education of patients and families in the CICU to reduce stress, optimize understanding and improve care.

During my free time, I enjoy exercising and spending time with my family.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiology; pediatric cardiac critical care; patient and family education

Research Interests

Patient and family education; CoRe-PCICS investigator

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Cardiac Intensive Care

My Education

BA: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 2011.

MD: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 2011.

Pediatric Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2014.

Global Health Track Certificate: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2014.

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2017.

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship: Chief Fellow, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2017.

Graduate Certificate: Health Professions Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 2017.

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis / St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2019.

MHPE: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 2019.

Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics, 2014; American Board of Pediatrics - Subspecialty Board Certification - Pediatric Cardiology, 2018; American Board of Pediatrics - Subspecialty Board Certification - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2020.

My Publications

Clinical controversies in anticoagulation monitoring and antithrombin supplementation for ECMO. Chlebowski, MM; Baltagi, S; Carlson, M; Levy, JH; Spinella, PC. Critical Care. 2020; 24.

Early childhood onset of high-grade atrioventricular block in Hunter syndrome. Chlebowski, MM; Heese, BA; Malloy-Walton, LE. Cardiology in the Young. 2018; 28:786-787.

The Effect on Somatic Growth of Surgical and Catheter Treatment of Secundum Atrial Septal Defects. Chlebowski, MM; Dai, H; Kaine, SF. Pediatric Cardiology. 2017; 38:1410-1414.