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Brian D. Kenney, M.D., M.P.H.


The Ohio State University
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio, 43205
Phone: 614-722-3928
Fax: 614-722-3903

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Nielsen JW, Boomer L, Kurtovic K, Lee E, Kupzyk K, Mallory R, Adler B, Bates G, Kenney B. Reducing computed tomography scans for appendicitis by introduction of a standardized and validated ultrasonography report template. J Pediatr Surg, Vol 50, No 1, pp144-148, January 2015.

Boomer LA, Watkins DJ, O’Donovan J, Kenney BD, Yates AR, Besner GE: An Unusual Case of Foreign Body Pulmonary Embolus. A Case Report and review of penetrating trauma at a pediatric trauma center. Pediatric Surgery International Vol 31, No3, pp 241-247, March 2015.

Raval M, Rust L, Thakkar R, Kurtovic K, Nwomeh B, Besner GE, Kenney BD. Development and Implementation of an Electronic Health Record Generated Surgical Handoff and Rounding Tool. J Medical Systems. J Med Syst, Vol 39, No 2, pp 8, February 2015.

Askegard-Giesmann JR, Kenney BD. Controversies in nutritional support for critically ill children. Semin Pediatr Surg, Vol 24, No 1, pp 20-24, February 2015.

Kenney BD. Surgical Critical Care: current controversies. Preface. Semin Pediatr Surg, Vol 24, No 1, pp 1, February 2015.

Mahida JB, Thakkar RJ, Walker JP, Shen R, Kenney BD, Prasad V, Aldrink JH. Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas in Pediatric Patients: A Case Report and Institutional Case Series. J Pediatr Surgery Case Reports, Vol 3, No 4, pp 149-153, April 2015.

Mahida JB, Sulkowski JP, Kurtovic KJ, Cooper JN, Kenney BD, Brilli RJ, Deans KJ, Minneci PC. Using quality improvement methods to change surgical practice: a case example of pediatric soft-tissue abscesses. Qual Manag Health Care, Vol 24, No 2, pp 84-90, April-June 2015.

Stey A, Kenney BD, Moss RL, Hall B, Berman L, Cohen ME, Kraemer K, Ko C, Vinocur CD. A Risk Calculator Predicting Postoperative Adverse Events in Neonates Undergoing Major Abdominal or Thoracic Surgery. J Pediatr Surg, Vol 50 No 6, pp 987-991, June 2015.

Raval MV, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Kurtovic K, Dietrich A, Bates DG, Rangel SJ, Moss RL, Kenney BD. Improving Quality and Efficiency for Intussusception Management After Successful Enema Reduction. Pediatrics, Vol 136, No 5, pp 1-8, November 2015.

Raval MV, Kenney BD. Essentials of navigating and teaching surgical quality improvement. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp 271-277, December 2015.

Stey AM, Kenney BD, Cohen ME, Moss FL, Hall BL, Berman L, Kraemer K, Ko CY, Vinocur CD. Estimating Adverse Events After Gastrostomy Tube Placement. Academic Pediatrics, {Epub ahead of print} PMID 26306663, August 22, 2015.

Cromeens B, Brilli R, Kurtovic K, Kenney B, Nwomeh B, Besner GE.  Implementation of a pediatric surgical quality improvement (QI)-driven M&M conference.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, {Epub ahead of print} PMID 26581322, October 23, 2015.

Boomer LA, Cooper JN, Anandalwar S, Fallon SC, Ostlie D, Leys CM, Rangel S, Mattei P, Sharp SW, St Peter SD, Rodriguez JR, Kenney B, Besner GE, Deans KH, Minneci PC. Delaying Appendectomy Does Not Lead to Higher Rates of Surgical Site Infections: A Multi-institutional Analysis of children with Appendicitis.  Annals of Surgery, {Epub ahead of print} PMID: 26692077, December 16, 2015.

Sulkowski JP, De Roo AC, Nielsen J, Ambeba E, Cooper JN, Hogan JH, Erdman S, Deans KJ, Minneci PC, Kenney B.  A comparison of pediatric gastrostomy tube placement techniques.  Pediatric Surgery International, {Epub ahead of print}PMID 26686696, December 19, 2015.

Nielsen JW, Kurtovic KJ, Kenney BD, Diefenbach K.  Postoperative timing of computed tomography scans for abscess in pediatric appendicitis. Journal of Surgery Research, Vol 200, No. 1, pp 1-7, January 2016.

Stey AM, Vinocur CD, Moss RL, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Kraemer K, Ko CY, Kenney BD. Variation in intraoperative and postoperative red blood cell transfusion in pediatric surgery.  Transfusion, Vol. 56, Issue 3, pp 666-672, March 2016.

National, and International Presentations

Nielsen J, Shi. J. Wheeler, K, Xiang H, Kenney BD.  “Resource use in pediatric blunt and penetrating trauma.  Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2015. Oral Presentation.

Nielsen J, Pepper V, Kenney BD. “Steptococcal pharynigitis and appendicitis in children.  Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2015. Oral presentation.

Nielsen J, Kurtovic K, Kenney BD, Diefenbach KA. “Postoperative timing of computed tomography scans for abscess in pediatric appendicitis.  Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2015. Oral presentation.

Beltran RJ, Kenney BD. “NUSS Procedure: A retrospective analysis of side effects during Pain Management in Children.” Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Phoenix Arizona, March 14, 2015. Poster Presentation.

Ferrel J, Mahida JB, Asti L, Deans KJ, Minneci PB, Beebe A, Kenney BD. “Association between obesity and 30-day outcomes for spinal arthrodesis in children.” Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, April 2015. Oral presentation.

Cromeens BP, Brilli RJ, Kurtovic KJ, Kenney BD, Nwomeh BC, Besner GE. “Implementation of a pediatric surgical quality improvement (QI)-directed M&M conference.” American Pediatric Surgical Association, Fort Lauderdale Florida, May 2, 2015. Oral presentation.

Pepper VK, Nielsen JW, Kurtovic K, Kenney BD, Diefenbach K.  “Classification of acute appendicitis:  simple is in the eye of the beholder.”  Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 48th Annual Meeting, Jeju, Korea, May 19, 2015. Oral Presentation.

Nielsen JW, Pepper VK, Shi J, Wheeler K, Xiang H, Kenney BD, Fabia R.  “Epidemiology and risk factors for mortality in pediatric burn patients.”  Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 48th Annual Meeting, Jeju, Korea.  May 20, 2015.  Oral Presentation.

Lisciandro R, Kenney BD. What are the “Other Occurrences” in Pediatric NSQIP. American College of Surgeons NSQIP National Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2015. Poster Presentation.

Boomer LA, Cooper JN, Anandalwar S, Childress Fallon S, Ostlie D, Leys CM, Rangel S, Mattei P, Sharp SW, St.Peter SD, Rodriguez R, Kenney B, Besner GE, Deans KJ, Minneci PC. Delaying appendectomy does not lead to higher rates of surgical site infections: A multi-institutional analysis of children with appendicitis. Oral Presentation ACS NSQIP National Conference, July 25-28, 2015.  Chicago, Illinois.

Cromeens B, Brilli R, Kurtovic K, Kenney B, Besner G. Findings from a Quality Improvement Directed Pediatric Surgical M&M Conference One Year after Implementation.  American College of Surgeons NSQIP Meeting, July 27, 2015. Chicago, Illinois.  Oral Presentation

Kenney BD. “Reducing CT scans for appendicitis by increasing the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography.” American College of Surgeons NSQIP Meeting, July 28, 2015. Oral Presentation.

Stey A, Vinocur C, Hall B, Cohen M, Kraemer K, Kenney BD, Moss L, Clifford K, Berman L. “Hospital Variation in Rates of Concurrent Fundoplication during Gastrostomy Enteral Access Procedures.” 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 2, 2016. Oral Presentation

Berry J, Fetzer M, Kenney BD, Uffman J. “Pediatric Skin Injury Reduction in the Operating Room.” American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, July 2016.

Local and Regional Presentations

Kenney BD. “Congenital Chest Wall Deformities.” Presented at PedScore Session, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, May 20, 2015.

Berry J, Kenney BD, Taghon T. “Periop Quality Improvement Update.” Presented at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Quality Improvement Committee meeting, April 17, 2015.

Cromeens B, Brilli R, Kurtovic K, Kenney B, Nwomeh B, Besner G. “Implementation of a pediatric surgical quality improvement (QI)-Driven M&M Conference.” Presented at Ohio Hospital Association 2015 Quality Summit, A Century of Health Care Innovation, Columbus Ohio, June 10, 2015.

Malleske D, Kenney BD. “Respiratory Physiology and Care.” Presented at PedScore Session, Nationwide Children's Hospital, July 22, 2015.

Kenney BD. “Thoracic Trauma”. Presented at Trauma Update: Recognition, Resilience and Recovery Conference at ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio, September 11, 2015.

Kenney BD. Advanced Trauma Life Support Course Instructor, Central Ohio Trauma System, Columbus, Ohio, November 19, 2015.