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    Boston Children's HospitalDepartment of Cardiology300 Longwood AvenueFarley, 2nd FloorBoston, Massachusetts 02115
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    St. Luke's Hospital101 Page StreetNew Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
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    Boston Children's at Waltham9 Hope Ave.Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
Kathy Jenkins, MD, MPH

Kathy Jenkins, MD, MPH

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Senior Associate in Cardiology; Senior Vice President, Chief Safety and Quality OfficerProfessor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Primary Office Location: Boston Children's HospitalDepartment of Cardiology300 Longwood AvenueFarley, 2nd FloorBoston, Massachusetts 02115

Contact: 617-355-7275

Fax: 617-739-3784

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    • Departments/Divisions
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular Program
    • Services/Programs
    • Cardiology Outpatient Services
    • Cardiology Consultation Service
    • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • General Pediatric Cardiology

    General Pediatrics

  • Undergraduate

    Colgate University , 1982

    Hamilton, NY

    Medical School

    Harvard Medical School, 1986

    Boston, MA


    Boston Children's Hospital, 1986-1987

    Boston, MA


    Boston Children's Hospital, 1987-1989

    Boston, MA


    Boston Children's Hospital, 1989-1993

    Boston, MA

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

  • Dr. Kathy Jenkins directs the Cardiology Clinical Research and Regulatory Group, which conducts studies examining variation in outcomes for patients with congenital heart disease and evaluating new therapeutic modalities to treat congenital heart defects. Dr. Jenkins has identified myofibroblastic proliferation as the putative cause for progressive pulmonary vein stenosis, and is running a novel treatment protocol with chemotherapeutic agents. In addition, she is currently seeking FDA approval for a feasibility study investigating the use of a contrast agent during magnetic resonance lymphangiography to evaluate lymphatic disease in high-risk patients. Dr. Jenkins works closely with multi-disciplinary investigators, interventional cardiologists, device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, industry sponsors, and regulatory bodies such as the FDA to ensure that clinical trials are conducted properly.

    Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Kimberlee Gauvreau developed the Risk Adjustment in Congenital Heart Surgery (RACHS-1) method to allow for meaningful comparisons of congenital heart surgery outcomes, and have extended this work in measure development to other cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. Dr. Jenkins also serves as the primary research mentor for junior faculty, and provides guidance about research study design and implementation to students, fellows, and faculty.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO