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Katja M. Gist, DO, MSc

  • Pediatric Cardiologist and Intensivist, Cardiology Clinic
  • Co-Director, Center for Acute Care Nephrology
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I love the intensity of the cardiac intensive care unit where physiology prevails. I also love the interaction with patients and families.



As a pediatric cardiac physician, I work in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). I love the intensity of the cardiac intensive care unit where physiology prevails. I also love the interaction with patients and families.

I provide care to sick children with congenital or acquired heart disease and enjoy getting to know families and hearing about their wins and losses. It’s what makes them who they are.

I grew up in South Africa and was on an NCAA Division One swim team in college.

In my research, I’m studying kidney injury identification and outcomes and the contribution of fluid overload. I work with and lead multi-national collaborations in this area of critical care nephrology to understand the effects of kidney injury on long-term health.

DO: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME, 2006.

Residency: Pediatrics, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH, 2009.

MSc: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, 2012.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, 2012.

Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.


Pediatric cardiology; pediatric critical care

Services and Specialties

Center for Acute Care Nephrology CACN, Cardiology Clinic


Critical care nephrology; outcomes research


Early postoperative weight-based fluid overload is associated with worse outcomes after neonatal cardiac surgery. Brandewie, KL; Selewski, DT; Bailly, DK; Bhat, PN; Diddle, JW; Ghbeis, M; Krawczeski, CD; Mah, KE; Neumayr, TM; Raymond, TT; et al. Pediatric Nephrology. 2023.

Impact of the Magnitude and Timing of Fluid Overload on Outcomes in Critically Ill Children: A Report From the Multicenter International Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Angina, and Epidemiology (AWARE) Study. Selewski, DT; Gist, KM; Basu, RK; Goldstein, SL; Zappitelli, M; Soranno, DE; Mammen, C; Sutherland, SM; Askenazi, DJ; Ricci, Z; et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2023.

Acute Kidney Injury and Diastolic Dysfunction: Opportunity for Targeted Intervention?. Soranno, DE; Gist, KM. Nephron. 2023; 147:9-12.

Effect of a standardized fluid management algorithm on acute kidney injury and mortality in pediatric patients on extracorporeal support. SooHoo, MM; Shah, A; Mayen, A; Williams, MH; Hyslop, R; Buckvold, S; Basu, RK; Kim, JS; Brinton, JT; Gist, KM. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2023; 182:581-590.

Current practices in pediatric continuous kidney replacement therapy: a systematic review-guided multinational modified Delphi consensus study. Fuhrman, DY; Gist, KM; Akcan-Arikan, A. Pediatric Nephrology. 2023.

Association of Fluid Balance With Short- and Long-term Respiratory Outcomes in Extremely Premature Neonates: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Starr, MC; Griffin, R; Gist, KM; Segar, JL; Raina, R; Guillet, R; Nesargi, S; Menon, S; Anderson, N; Askenazi, DJ; et al. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5.

Standardizing Care in Pediatric Continuous Kidney Replacement Therapy-Can We Reach Consensus Without Adequate Evidence?. Gist, KM; Fuhrman, DY; Akcan-Arikan, A. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5.

Electrolyte derangements in critically ill children receiving balanced versus unbalanced crystalloid fluid resuscitation. Stanski, NL; Gist, KM; Pickett, K; Brinton, JT; Sadlowski, J; Wong, HR; Mourani, P; Soranno, DE; Kendrick, J; Stenson, EK. BMC Nephrology. 2022; 23.

Female and male mice have differential longterm cardiorenal outcomes following a matched degree of ischemia-reperfusion acute kidney injury. Soranno, DE; Baker, P; Kirkbride-Romeo, L; Wennersten, SA; Ding, K; Keith, B; Cavasin, MA; Altmann, C; Bagchi, RA; Haefner, KR; et al. Scientific Reports. 2022; 12.

SARS-CoV-2 infection increases risk of acute kidney injury in a bimodal age distribution. Bjornstad, EC; Cutter, G; Guru, P; Menon, S; Aldana, I; House, S; M. Tofil, N; St. Hill, CA; Tarabichi, Y; Banner-Goodspeed, VM; et al. BMC Nephrology. 2022; 23.

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