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Dr Kimberly Hartzell
Kim is a consummate physician. Loves kids and makes for an excellent pediatric pulmonologist. She is very analytical and follows her patients very closely. Her patients show great loyalty towards her and always comment positively when asked. As a colleague, she is excellent to work with.- Dr Ajayi.

Dr Hartzell was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and traveled to upstate New York to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Houghton College.  After completing her undergraduate degree, she moved to Philadelphia where she attended medical school at Temple University which gave her a strong foundation in clinical medicine. She then had the opportunity to be involved in research in the field of ocular oncology for the following 2 years.  From Philadelphia she moved to Morgantown, WV to complete her pediatric residency at West Virginia University.  During those years, her interest in the field of pediatric pulmonary medicine developed and she matched into a pediatric pulmonary medicine fellowship at the Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, AL.  She had a lifelong dream of living in Florida and was delighted to have the opportunity to join The Children’s Lung, Asthma, and Sleep Specialists.  During fellowship she provided care to a large variety of patients, but she especially enjoyed treating asthma.  It is her goal as your physician to partner with you to identify and treat your child’s pulmonary concerns so that your child can enjoy his or her daily adventures without hindrance.  One of her favorite aspects of medicine is getting to know her patients and their families.

Education
Undergraduate:  Houghton College, Houghton, NY  (2001)
Medical School:  Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  (2006)
Transitional Year Internship:  Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, PA  (2007)
Pediatric Residency:  West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV  (2012)
Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship:  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL  (2015)

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition
Resident of the Year 2008, Winthrop University Hospital (2008)
American Thoracic Society Travel Award Recipient (2011)

Publications, Posters and presnetations
Published Manuscripts
1. Hartzell K, Avis K, Lozano D, and Feig D. Obstructive sleep apnea and periodic limb movement disorder in a population of children with hypertension and/or nocturnal nondipping blood pressures. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. 2016 February; 10(2): 1001-107.

2. Hartzell KM, Hines KC, and Hoover WC. Thymic hyperplasia and chylothorax. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2015 May 14. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23214. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Shields C, Ramasubramanian A, Thangappan A, Hartzell K, Leahey A, Meadows A, and Shields J. Chemoreduction (CRD) for group E retinoblastoma: comparison of chemoreduction alone versus chemoreduction plus low dose external radiotherapy in 76 Eyes. Ophthalmology. 2009 Mar; 116(3): 544-551.

4. Shields C, Thangappan A, Hartzell K, Valente P, Pirodini C, and Shields J. Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium in 77 Consecutive Patients. Visual Outcome Based on Macular Versus Extramacular Tumor Location. Ophthalmology. 2008 Dec; 115(12): 2246-2252.

Published Abstracts
1.  Hartzell K, Avis K, Lozano D, and Feig D. Frequency of Sleep Disorders in a Hypertensive Pediatric Population. Sleep. Accepted, Pending Publication.

2.  Hartzell K, Avis K, Lozano D, and Feig D.  Quality Improvement Project to Evaluate Screening of Sleep Disorders in a Pediatric Population with Hypertension.  Sleep.  2014; 37: A316.


Poster Presentations
1.  Hartzell K, Avis K, Lozano D, and Feig D. Frequency of Sleep Disorders in a Hypertensive Pediatric Population. Sleep 2015; Seattle, WA. June 2015.

2.  Hartzell K, Avis K, Lozano D, and Feig D. Quality Improvement Project to Evaluate Screening of Sleep Disorders in a Pediatric Population with Hypertension. Sleep 2014; Minneapolis, MN. June 2014.

3.   Hartzell K, Ramasubramanian A, Shields C, Thangappan A, and Shields J. Outcome of Total Retinal Detachment From Retinoblastoma Treated with Chemoreduction in 71 eyes. 2009 ARVO Annual Meeting; Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 2009.

4.   Shields C, Ramasubramanian A, Thangappan A, Hartzell K, and Shields J. Chemoreduction for Group E Retinoblastoma in 76 eyes. 2009 ARVO Annual Meeting; Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 2009.

5.   Thangappan A, Hartzell K, Shields C, Valente P, Pirondini C, and Shields J. Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium in 77 Consecutive Patients. 2009 ARVO Annual Meeting; Fort Lauderdale, FL.  May 2009.

6.  Ramasubramanian A, Shields C, Hartzell K, and Thangappan A. Chemoreduction for Group E Retinoblastoma in 76 eyes. Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and European Society of Ophthalmology; Atlanta, GA. November 2008.


7.  Ramasubramanian A, Shields C, Thangappan A, and Hartzell K. Chemoreduction for Retinoblastoma induced Total Retinal Detachment in 71 eyes. Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and European Society of Ophthalmology; Atlanta, GA. November 2008.

8.  Thangappan A, Hartzell K, Shields C, Valente P, Pirondini C, and Shields J. Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium in 77 Consecutive Patients. Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and European Society of Ophthalmology; Atlanta, GA. November 2008.

Hospital Affiliations
Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL
Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL

Professional Memberships
Member, American Thoracic Society
Member, American College of Chest Physicians

Expertise
Asthma, chronic cough, recurrent pneumonia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchoscopy, pulmonary function test, cystic fibrosis, exercise associated dyspnea, pediatric sleep apnea, chronic lung disease related to neuromuscular disorders, childhood Interstitial lung disease, vocal cord dysfunction, children dependent on mechanical ventilation, aspiration syndromes

 
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