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Kathryn Pavia, MD

  • Clinical Fellow, Division of Critical Care Medicine



As a critical care fellow, I am interested in the safe and effective use of anti-infective agents, especially amongst critically ill patients with altered distribution and clearance of medications. I’ve always liked working with children, even before I started in medicine. I appreciate that there's often high recovery potential in pediatrics, and effective medical care has the potential to affect many years of improved health for patients.

My research area is the pharmacokinetics of cefepime and the risk factors for supratherapeutic accumulation. Cefepime is one of our most commonly used antibiotics in critical care, so it's essential to understand the risks for unexpected drug levels that may affect appropriate treatment or unexpected effects.

MD: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 2017.

Residency: Pediatrics, Lurie Children's Hospital/Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

Services and Specialties

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU, Critical Care


Using pharmacologic modeling to improve antibiotic dosing, particularly for patients with impaired clearance and patients requiring renal replacement