Kerri LaRovere

Kerri LaRovere, MD

Assistant in Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-2067
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"I am an outstanding listener and truly care about my patients and their families."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Neurology

Departments

  • Neurology

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • NeuroCritical Care Program
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Kerri LaRovere

I was raised to be an honest person, and treat everyone with respect and dignity. I bring this philosophy to every child and family I encounter. I am an outstanding listener and truly care about my patients and their families. 

I grew up with several close family members who had epilepsy, and I learned first hand how to care for children with seizures. Throughout medical school, I was always drawn to learning about anatomy of the brain, and the effects of illness on the brain. Shortly after finishing residency, a severe neurologic illness affected my mother-in-law, and this solidified my lifelong desire to learn about and care for individuals with neurological conditions. 

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

Brown University, 1997

Providence, Rhode Island

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, 2001

Boston, Massachusetts

Residency

Pediatrics - Tufts University School of Medicine/The Floating Hospital for Children, 2001

Boston, Massachusetts

Residency

Neurology - Tufts Medical Center/The Floating Hospital for Children & Boston Children's Hospital (Affiliated Neurology Resident), 2004

Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship

Adult Vascular and Critical Care Neurology-Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital, 2007

Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship

Pediatric Critical Care - Boston Children's Hospital, 2008

Boston, Massachusetts

Certifications

  • Neurology, with special qualification in Child Neurology

Professional History

As a member of the Neurocritical Care program within the Neurology department, I provide consults on the ICU Neurology Consult service. I am also actively engaged in clinical research in Neurocritical care. I have collaborated with others in the field on a paper describing our model at Boston Children’s Hospital. I also served as the site PI for the “PANGEA” study (Prevalence of Acute critical Neurological disease in children: a Global Epidemiological Assessment), which was an international multi-center point prevalence study to describe the epidemiology and gross outcomes of acute critical neurological disease in critically-ill children. I am currently the site PI for the “ADAPT” trial (Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI), which is a multi-center, international study to determine optimal management strategies for children with severe traumatic brain injury. I have specific training and expertise in a cranial ultrasound technique known as transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography, and my main focus is on applications of TCD in children in the pediatric ICU setting. I am currently involved in projects using TCD in children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and in children with congenital heart disease and disorders of increased intracranial pressure, such as traumatic brain injury and hydrocephalus. 

Publications

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  1. LaRovere KL, Kapur K, McElhinney DB, Razumovsky A, Kussman BD. Cerebral High-Intensity Transient Signals during Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization: A Pilot Study Using Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography. J Neuroimaging. 2017 Jan 31.
  2. LaRovere KL, O'Brien NF, Tasker RC. Current Opinion and Use of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography in Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Dec 01; 33(23):2105-2114.
  3. LaRovere KL, O'Brien NF. Reply. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Mar; 35(3):672-3.
  4. LaRovere KL. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound in children with stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Dec; 27(6):712-8.
  5. LaRovere KL, O'Brien NF. Transcranial Doppler Sonography in Pediatric Neurocritical Care: A Review of Clinical Applications and Case Illustrations in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Dec; 34(12):2121-32.
  6. Bell MJ, Adelson PD, Hutchison JS, Kochanek PM, Tasker RC, Vavilala MS, Beers SR, Fabio A, Kelsey SF, Wisniewski SR. Differences in medical therapy goals for children with severe traumatic brain injury-an international study. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct; 14(8):811-8.
  7. LaRovere KL, Graham RJ, Tasker RC. Pediatric neurocritical care: a neurology consultation model and implication for education and training. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Mar; 48(3):206-11.
  8. LaRovere KL, Brett MS, Tasker RC, Strauss KJ, Burns JP. Head computed tomography scanning during pediatric neurocritical care: diagnostic yield and the utility of portable studies. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Apr; 16(2):251-7.
  9. LaRovere KL, Riviello JJ. Emerging subspecialties in neurology: building a career and a field: pediatric neurocritical care. Neurology. 2008 May 27; 70(22):e89-91.
  10. LaRovere KL, Raju GP, Gorman MP. Postvaricella acute transverse myelitis in a previously vaccinated child. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 May; 38(5):370-2.
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