Pediatric sepsis has a high mortality rate in limited resource settings. Sepsis protocols have been shown to be a cost-effective strategy to improve morbidity and mortality in a variety of populations and settings. Teresa Bleakly Kortz will discuss interventions at Dhaka Hospital in Bangladesh.
Teresa Kortz, MD, MS, is a pediatrician and assistant clinical professor in the UCSF Division of Pediatric Critical Care, investigating severe pediatric illnesses in resource-challenged settings. She is collaborating on projects investigating causes of non-malarial fever in Malawi, pediatric sepsis in Tanzania, and the cost-effectiveness of bubble CPAP for pediatric pneumonia in Malawi. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine Global Health Track, completed clinical training in Pediatrics and Critical Care at Stanford University. She completed the master’s program in Global Health Sciences at UCSF in 2015. She currently has two active projects in East Africa, one evaluating pediatric sepsis outcomes, the second on the etiology and management of non-malarial fever.
Join the 5th Annual Pediatrics in Global Health Lecture Series in welcoming speakers in August and September.
Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Mission Hall, 1406
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158