Kathleen Romanowski, M.D., M.A.S.

Kathleen Skipton Romanowski, M.D., M.A.S.

Specialties

Surgery - Burn

Surgical Critical Care

Department

Surgery

Title

  • Program Director, Burn Surgery Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Romanowski strives to provide comprehensive burn care from acute injury through reconstruction. She believes that while burn injury is life changing, people can recover from their injuries to lead happy and productive lives.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and knitting. I also enjoy hiking and camping with my family on weekends. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Romanowski is a general surgeon who specializes in Burn surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She has special clinical interest and expertise in Acute Burn Care and Burn Reconstruction in both the adult and pediatric populations.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Romanowski's research focuses on health disparities in burn care. Specifically, she focuses on improving outcomes for elderly burn patients through measuring and finding ways to treat or prevent frailty. Additionally, she examines the effects of social determinants of health on outcomes following injury as strives to improve care for all patients.

Division

Burn Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Burn Center

Education

M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2006

B.S., Loyola University, Chicago IL 2002

Internship: General Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago IL 2006-2007

Internship: General Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago IL 2007-2013

Fellowships

Burn Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2014

Surgical Critical Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care,

Professional Memberships

American Burn Association

American College of Surgeons

Association of Academic Surgeons

Association of Women Surgeons

Editorial Board Journal of Burn Care and Research

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Honors and Awards

Off-Service Teacher of the Year Nominee - The Iowa Emergency Medicine Residency Program, 2015

Carl A. Moyer Resident Award - American Burn Association, 2014

University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency - Outstanding Consultant of the Year Award, 2011

First Place Resident Oral Presentation - Surgical Infection Society Annual Meeting, 2010

17th Annual Charles B. Huggins Research Symposium - University of Chicago, Post-Graduate Award for Basic Science Research, 2010

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2006

Association for Academic Surgery Student Research Award - Alpha Omega Alpha, 2006

American Medical Women's Association - Glasgow-Rubin Commendation, 2006

Select Recent Publications

To view a detailed list of Dr. Romanowski's publications, please click here.

Granchi T, Lemere A, Mashruwala N, Galet C, Romanowski KS. Increased Ratio of Dead Space to Tidal Volume in Subjects With Inhalation Injury. Respir Care. 2020 Oct;65(10):1555-1560. doi:10.4187/respcare.07515. Epub 2020 Jul 14. PMID:32665425.

McBride JM, Romanowski KS, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Greenhalgh DG. Contact Hand Burns in Children: Still a Major Prevention Need. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Sep 23;41(5):1000-1003. doi:10.1093/jbcr/iraa102. PMID:32594137.

Nosanov LB, Romanowski KS. Firefighter Postinjury Return to Work: A Balance of Dedication and Obligation. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Sep 23;41(5):935-944. doi:10.1093/jbcr/iraa079. PMID:32441739.

Bettencourt AP, Romanowski KS, Joe V, Jeng J, Carter JE, Cartotto R, Craig CK, Fabia R, Vercruysse GA, Hickerson WL, Liu Y, Ryan CM, Schulz JT. Updating the Burn Center Referral Criteria: Results From the 2018 eDelphi Consensus Study. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Sep 23;41(5):1052-1062. doi:10.1093/jbcr/iraa038. PMID:32123911.

Romanowski KS, Fuanga P, Siddiqui S, Lenchik L, Palmieri TL, Boutin RD. Computed Tomography (CT) Measurements of Sarcopenia Predict Length of Stay in Older Burn Patients. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Aug 26:iraa149. doi:10.1093/jbcr/iraa149. PMID:32841333.

Tejiram S, Sen S, Romanowski KS, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL. Examining 1:1 vs. 4:1 Packed Red Blood Cell to Fresh Frozen Plasma Ratio Transfusion During Pediatric Burn Excision. J Burn Care Res. 2020 May 2;41(3):443-449. doi:10.1093/jbcr/iraa001. PMID:31912141.

Brady KJS, Grant GG, Stoddard FJ, Meyer WJ, Romanowski KS, Chang PH, Painting LE, Fowler LA, Nelson JK, Rivas P, Epperson K, Sheridan RL, Murphy M, O'Donnell EH, Ceranoglu TA, Sheldrick RC, Ni P, Slavin MD, Warner P, Palmieri TL, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Measuring the Impact of Burn Injury on the Parent-Reported Health Outcomes of Children 1 to 5 Years: A Conceptual Framework for Development of the Preschool Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile CAT. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Jan 30;41(1):84-94. doi:10.1093/jbcr/irz110. PMID:31222201.

Jeschke MG, Phelan HA, Wolf S, Romanowski K, Rehou S, Saetamal A, Weber J, Schulz J, New C, Wiktor A, Foster C, Deeter L, Tuohy K. State of the Science Burn Research: Burns in the Elderly. J Burn Care Res. 2020 Jan 30;41(1):65-83. doi:10.1093/jbcr/irz163. PMID:31999337.

Grieve B, Shapiro GD, Wibbenmeyer L, Acton A, Lee A, Marino M, Jette A, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Long-Term Social Reintegration Outcomes for Burn Survivors With and Without Peer Support Attendance: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Jan;101(1S):S92-S98. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2017.10.007. Epub 2017 Oct 31. PMID:29097179.

Tejiram S, Romanowski KS, Palmieri TL. Initial management of severe burn injury. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2019 Dec;25(6):647-652. doi:10.1097/MCC.0000000000000662. PMID:31567292.

Solomon EA, Greenhalgh DG, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Romanowski KS. Clinical and Socioeconomic Differences in Methamphetamine-Positive Burn Patients. J Burn Care Res. 2019 Oct 16;40(6):734-742. doi:10.1093/jbcr/irz102. PMID:31309978.