Karl C. Kuban, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
Child Neurology

MD, University of Miami



Karl Kuban brings depth and breadth in clinical care, research and teaching to his role as Chief of the Pediatric Neurology Division at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kuban was resident training coordinator in Pediatric Neurology at both Children’s Hospital Boston, where he was on staff for 16 years, and at Tufts-New England Medical Center, where he was Associate Chief for 8 years. He has authored more than 70 original peer-reviewed publications, has created an interactive training CD/video for conducting a pediatric neurological examination, and has received awards for teaching and patient care.

Dr. Kuban completed his pediatrics training at Children’s Hospital Boston and his neurology training in the Longwood Area/Children’s Hospital Neurological Training Program. Dr. Kuban obtained a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and he has had a broad range of research interests, including ones focused on neonatal neurology, cerebral palsy, childhood stroke, autism and brain injury related to congenital heart disease. He currently serves as co-principal investigator for a multi-center NIH study looking at biological markers in the bloods of babies born under 28 weeks gestation.

Director (Section) of Pediatrics>Child Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Child Neurology

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Neurology
VA Boston Healthcare System

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1994-1995 Neurology Residency Program: Teacher of Year Award
1975 James Quillian Award for Excellence in Pediatrics



HEAL Study (High-dose Erythropoietin for Asphyxia and Encephalopathy)
09/30/2016 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
The Regents of the University of California NIH-NINDS

Placental Sexual Epigenetic Dimorphism and Brain Dysfunction After Preterm Birth
09/08/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
University of North Carolina NIH-NICHD

Preterm Epo Neuroprotection Trial (PENUT Trial)
06/01/2013 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
UNIV OF WASHING NIH-NINDS

Neonatal Biomarkers in Extremely Preterm Babies Predict Childhood Brain Disorders
09/15/2011 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH-NINDS
5U01 NS040069-09

Molecular Antecedents of Brain Damage in Premature Infants
07/15/2004 - 11/30/2007 (PI)
Children's Hospital NIH-NINDS


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Bangma JT, Kwiatkowski E, Psioda M, Santos HP, Hooper SR, Douglass L, Joseph RM, Frazier JA, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Assessing Positive Child Health among Individuals Born Extremely Preterm. J Pediatr. 2018 Aug 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30078720.
     
  2. Kuban KCK, Heeren T, O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Douglass L, Jara H, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Taylor HG, Rollins JV, Paneth N. Among Children Born Extremely Preterm a Higher Level of Circulating Neurotrophins Is Associated with Lower Risk of Cognitive Impairment at School Age. J Pediatr. 2018 Jul 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30029870.
     
  3. Leviton A, Allred EN, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Majzoub J, Kuban KCK. Behavioural dysfunctions of 10-year-old children born extremely preterm associated with corticotropin-releasing hormone expression in the placenta. Acta Paediatr. 2018 Jul 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29992644.
     
  4. Linthavong O, O'Shea TM, Allred E, Perrin E, Bauserman M, Joseph RM, Leviton A, Heeren TC, Kuban KCK. Neurocognitive and Health Correlates of Overweight and Obesity among Ten-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep; 200:84-90.e4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29960765.
     
  5. Korzeniewski SJ, Allred EN, O'Shea TM, Leviton A, Kuban KCK. Elevated protein concentrations in newborn blood and the risks of autism spectrum disorder, and of social impairment, at age 10 years among infants born before the 28th week of gestation. Transl Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 08; 8(1):115. PMID: 29884819.
     
  6. O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Allred EN, Taylor HG, Leviton A, Heeren T, Douglass LM, Frazier JA, Jara H, Kuban KCK. Accuracy of the Bayley-II mental development index at 2 years as a predictor of cognitive impairment at school age among children born extremely preterm. J Perinatol. 2018 Jul; 38(7):908-916.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29808002; DOI: 10.1038/s41372-017-0020-8;.
     
  7. Sriram S, Schreiber MD, Msall ME, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O' Shea TM, Allred EN, Leviton A. Cognitive Development and Quality of Life Associated With BPD in 10-Year-Olds Born Preterm. Pediatrics. 2018 Jun; 141(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29773664; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-2719;.
     
  8. Babata K, Bright HR, Allred EN, Erdei C, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Dammann O, Leviton A. Socioemotional dysfunctions at age 10?years in extremely preterm newborns with late-onset bacteremia. Early Hum Dev. 2018 Jun; 121:1-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29702395.
     
  9. Tilley SK, Martin EM, Smeester L, Joseph RM, Kuban KCK, Heeren TC, Dammann OU, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Placental CpG methylation of infants born extremely preterm predicts cognitive impairment later in life. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0193271.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29513726.
     
  10. Meakin CJ, Martin EM, Santos HP, Mokrova I, Kuban K, O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Smeester L, Fry RC. Placental CpG methylation of HPA-axis genes is associated with cognitive impairment at age 10 among children born extremely preterm. Horm Behav. 2018 May; 101:29-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29477804.
     
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