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Matthew P. Kronman, MD, MSCE

Matthew P. Kronman, MD, MSCE

Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease Research

On staff since August 2011

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I love taking care of children with infections, because so many can be cured. Teaching children and families about their infections is rewarding, but seeing happy children recovering is the best part of my job."

  • Matthew P Kronman, MD, MSCE: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Kronman's primary research area of interest is antimicrobial stewardship, using the tools of pharmacoepidemiology to understand current patterns of antimicrobial use, identify the unintended consequences of antimicrobial overuse, and ultimately find ways to improve the overall quality of antimicrobial prescribing for various conditions.

    His clinical time is split between inpatient Infectious Diseases consultations and the outpatient Infectious Diseases clinic. In addition, he is the Fellowship Program Director for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship and Associate Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Seattle Childrens Hospital.

    • John Butte, MT 05.08.15

      I am a pediatrician in a small rural community in Montana that does not have easy geographical access to many pediatric sub-specialists. I am very appreciative of Dr. Matthew Kronman as he went over and beyond his duties to support my patient and the family after their baby was given an uncertain diagnosis. He was available by phone to support the family and was able to explain complicated concepts in a kind and simple way to understand that made the family feel at ease. I appreciate his support and care for the children and families of Montana.

    • Sandra Normandy Park, WA 01.08.13

      Dr. Kronman is extremely knowledgeable about treating infection, and he is very personable. He is patient and explains medical matters in a way that parents and pediatric patients can understand. Dr. Kronman treated are daughter both inhospital and as an outpatient. He was very thorough. Thank you.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
    Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award Seattle Childrens Hospital 2014
    Best Junior Faculty Abstract award, Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day Seattle Childrens Hospital 2013
    Top reviewer commendation Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2013
    Top reviewer commendation Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2012
    Clinical Research Prize Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day 2011
    William Pottash Fellow Teacher of the Year Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia 2009
    National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Awardee 2009 - 2011
    Clinical Research Prize Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day 2008
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Yale Medical School 2003
    Deans Prize for Community Service Yale Medical School 2003
    • Zerr DM, Miles-Jay A, Kronman MP, Zhou C, Adler AL, Haaland W, Weissman SJ, Elward A, Newland JG, Zaoutis T, Qin X
      Previous Antibiotic Exposure Increases Risk of Infection with Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase- and AmpC-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Pediatric Patients
      27139486 Antimicrob Agents Chemother , 2016 : 20(60)4237-43 PMCID: 4914666
    • Stevens VW, Thurm C, Schwab EM, Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Shah SS, Newland JG, Courter J, Parker S, Brogan TV, Hersh AL
      Use of Concomitant Antibiotics During Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Pediatric Inpatients: An Observational Cohort Study
      26972929 Infect Dis Ther , 2016 : 5(1)45-51 PMCID: 4811939
    • Qin X, Zerr DM, Kronman MP, Adler AL, Berry JE, Rich S, Buccat AM, Xu M, Englund JA
      Comparison of molecular detection methods for pertussis in children during a state-wide outbreak
      27121506 Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob , 2016 : 27(15)28 PMCID: 4847268
    • Kronman MP, Oron AP, Ross RK, Hersh AL, Newland JG, Goldin A, Rangel SJ, Weissman SJ, Zerr DM, Gerber JS
      Extended- Versus Narrower-Spectrum Antibiotics for Appendicitis
      27354453 Pediatrics , 2016 : 138(1)
    • Furuya-Kanamori L, Doi SA, Paterson DL, Helms SK, Yakob L, McKenzie SJ, Garborg K, Emanuelsson F, Stollman N, Kronman MP, Clark J, Huber CA, Riley TV, Clements AC
      Upper Versus Lower Gastrointestinal Delivery for Transplantation of Fecal Microbiota in Recurrent or Refractory Clostridium difficile Infection: A Collaborative Analysis of Individual Patient Data From 14 Studies
      26974758 J Clin Gastroenterol. , 2016 : Epub ahead of print
    • Goldman JL, Richardson T, Newland JG, Lee B, Gerber JS, Hall M, Kronman M, Hersh AL
      Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy in Pediatric Medicaid Enrollees
      26803327 J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc , 2016 : 23
    • Jelic M, Adler AL, Miles-Jay A, Weissman SJ, Kronman MP, Zerr DM
      Use of Antibiotics Reserved for Resistant Gram-Negative Infections at Freestanding U.S. Children's Hospitals from 2004 to 2014
      27139575 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol , 2016 : 37(8)967-70
    • Ross RK, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Gerber JS
      Cost of Antimicrobial Therapy Across US Children's Hospitals.
      26166408 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology , 2015 Oct. : 36(10)1242-4
    • Kronman MP, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Ross RK, Newland JG, Goldin A, Rangel SJ, Oron AP, Zerr DM
      Identifying Antimicrobial Stewardship Targets for Pediatric Surgical Patients.
      Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society , 2015 Apr, 24
    • Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Newland JG, Hersh AL
      Database Research for Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
      Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society , 2015 Mar. 5
    • Kronman MP, Nielson HJ, Adler AL, Giefer MJ, Wahbeh G, Singh N, Zerr DM, Suskind DL
      Fecal microbiota transplantation via nasogastric tube for recurrent clostridium difficile infection in pediatric patients.
      25162365 Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition , 2015 Jan. : 60(1)23-6
    • Hersh AL, DeLurgio S, Thurm C, Lee B, Weissman S, Courter J, Brogan T, Shah S, Kronman MP, Gerber J, Newland J
      Antimicrobial stewardship programs in freestanding children's hospitals.
      25489018 Pediatrics , 2015 Jan. : 135(1)33-9
    • Kronman MP
      Campylobacter Infections.
      5 Minute Pediatric Consult , 2015 : 7th Edition; Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins(Cabana MD)
    • Kronman MP
      Cholera.
      5 Minute Pediatric Consult , 2015 : 7th Edition; Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins(Cabana MD)
    • Kronman MP
      J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc article reviews
      Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society monthly newsletter: March, 2014 , 2015 Jan.
    • Ross RK, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Gerber JS
      Cost of antimicrobial therapy across US children's hospitals
      26166408 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol , 2015 : 36(10)1242-4
    • Opel DJ, Kronman MP, Diekema DS, Marcuse EK, Duchin JS, Kodish E.
      Childhood Vaccine Exemption Policy: The Case for a Less Restrictive Alternative.
      26993127 Pediatrics , 2015 : 4(2)119-25 PMCID: 4811320
    • Ungaro R, Bernstein C, Gearry R, Hviid A, Kolho KL, Kronman M, Shaw S, Van Kruiningen H, Colombel JC, Atreja A
      Antibiotics associated with increased risk of new-onset Crohn's disease but not ulcerative colitis: a meta-analysis.
      25223575 The American Journal of Gastroenterology , 2014 Nov. : 109(11)1728-38
    • Kronman MP, Zhou C, Mangione-Smith R
      Bacterial prevalence and antimicrobial prescribing trends for acute respiratory tract infections.
      25225144 Pediatrics , 2014 Oct. : 134(4)e956-965
    • Kronman MP, Zerr DM, Qin X, Englund J, Cornell C, Sanders JE, Myers J, Rayar J, Berry JE, Adler AL, Weissman SJ
      Intestinal decontamination of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae after recurrent infections in an immunocompromised host.
      25041704 Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases , 2014 Sept. : 80(1)87-9 PMCID: PMC4162817
    • Kronman MP
      Preserving the Future of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
      Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society monthly newsletter feature article , 2014 May
    • Olson SC, Smith S, Weissman SJ, Kronman MP
      Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients Receiving Long-Term Outpatient Antimicrobials.
      Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society , 2014 Apr, 30
    • Pollack AH, Kronman MP, Zhou C, Zerr DM
      Automated Screening of Hospitalized Children for Influenza Vaccination.
      24567840 Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society , 2014 Mar. : 3(1)7-14 PMCID: PMC3933048
    • Ross RK, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Metjian TA, Localio AR, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS
      Impact of infectious diseases society of america/pediatric infectious diseases society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children.
      24399088 Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America , 2014 Mar. : 58(6)834-8
    • Gerber JS, Kronman MP, Ross RK, Hersh AL, Newland JG, Metjian TA, Zaoutis TE
      Identifying targets for antimicrobial stewardship in children's hospitals.
      24225609 Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America , 2013 Dec. : 34(12)1252-8
    • McAteer JP, Larison C, Wahbeh GT, Kronman MP, Goldin AB
      Total colectomy for ulcerative colitis in children: when are we operating?
      23571824 Pediatric Surgery International , 2013 July : 29(7)689-96
    • Hsu EK, Chugh P, Kronman MP, Markowitz JE, Piccoli DA, Mamula P
      Incidence of Perforation in Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Colonoscopy: An 11-Year Experience.
      23433599 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy , 2013 June : 77(6)960-6
    • Kronman MP, Gerber JS, Prasad PA, Adler AL, Bass JA, Newland JG, Shah KM, Zerr DM, Feng R, Coffin SE, Zaoutis TE
      Variation in Antibiotic Use for Children Hospitalized With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Exacerbation: A Multicenter Validation Study.
      23687581 Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society , 2012 Dec. : 1(4)306-313 PMCID: PMC3656543
    • Kronman MP, Zaoutis TE, Haynes K, Feng R, Coffin SE
      Antibiotic exposure and IBD development among children: a population-based cohort study.
      23008454 Pediatrics , 2012 Oct. : 130(4)e794-803 PMCID: PMC4074626
    • Kronman MP
      Campylobacter Infections.
      5 Minute Pediatric Consult , 2012 : 6th Edition; Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins(Schwartz MW)144-145
    • Kronman MP
      Cholera.
      5 Minute Pediatric Consult , 2012 : 6th Edition; Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins(Schwartz MW)180-181
    • Lipstein EA, Kronman MP, Richmond C, White KN, Shugerman RP, McPhillips HA
      Addressing core competencies through hospital quality improvement activities: attitudes and engagement.
      22942955 Journal of graduate medical education , 2011 Sept. : 3(3)315-9 PMCID: PMC3179206
    • Kronman MP, Hersh AL, Feng R, Huang YS, Lee GE, Shah SS
      Ambulatory visit rates and antibiotic prescribing for children with pneumonia, 1994-2007.
      21321038 Pediatrics , 2011 Mar. : 127(3)411-8 PMCID: PMC3387910
    • Weiss AK, Hall M, Lee GE, Kronman MP, Sheffler-Collins S, Shah SS
      Adjunct corticosteroids in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.
      21220397 Pediatrics , 2011 Feb. : 127(2)e255-63 PMCID: PMC3025416
    • Kronman MP and Shah SS
      Pneumonia and Respiratory Infections.
      Netter’s Pediatrics , 2011 : Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier(Florin TA and Ludwig S)568-574
    • Ketunuti M and Kronman MP
      Meningitis.
      Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics , 2011 : 2nd Edition; Springer(Elzouki AY)
    • Ketunuti M and Kronman MP
      Neisseria Infections.
      Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics , 2011 : 2nd Edition; Springer(Elzouki AY)1011-1016
    • Lee GE, Lorch SA, Sheffler-Collins S, Kronman MP, Shah SS
      National hospitalization trends for pediatric pneumonia and associated complications.
      20643717 Pediatrics , 2010 Aug. : 126(2)204-13 PMCID: PMC2914815
    • Kronman MP and Shah SS
      Current Challenges in the Outpatient Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia.
      Contemporary Pediatrics , 2009 Sept. : 40-43
    • Kronman MP and Shah SS
      Current Challenges in the Outpatient Diagnosis of Childhood Pneumonia.
      Contemporary Pediatrics , 2009 Aug. : 44-50
    • Kronman MP
      Skin and skin structure infections.
      Pediatric Practice: Infectious Diseases , 2009 : New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical(Shah SS)444-456
    • Smith S, Hayward K, Kronman M
      Interactive Pediatric Cases for Senior Capstone Courses.
      MedEdPORTAL , 2009
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    • Kronman MP, Hall M, Slonim AD, Shah SS
      Charges and lengths of stay attributable to adverse patient-care events using pediatric-specific quality indicators: a multicenter study of freestanding children's hospitals.
      18519468 Pediatrics , 2008 June : 121(6)e1653-9
    • Kronman MP, Hall M, Slonim AD, Shah SS
      Limitations in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Pediatric Quality Indicators Result in Flawed Call for National Benchmarks: In Reply.
      Pediatrics , 2008 : 122(4)903-904
    • Kronman MP, Baden HP, Jeffries HE, Heath J, Cohen GA, Zerr DM
      An investigation of Aspergillus cardiac surgical site infections in 3 pediatric patients.
      17577481 American journal of infection control , 2007 June : 35(5)332-7
    • Ortoleva-Donnely L, Kronman M, and Strobel SA
      Identifying RNA minor groove tertiary contacts by nucleotide analogue interference mapping with N2-methylguanosine.
      9737873 Biochemistry , 1998 Sept. 15 : 37(37)12933-42

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Antibiotic Exposure is a Risk Factor for Infection With Resistant Enterobacteriaceae at 4 U.S. Children's Hospitals. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies San Diego, CA April 25, 2015 - April 28, 2015
    Comparative Effectiveness of Narrow- versus Broad-spectrum Antibiotic Therapy for Appendicitis. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies San Diego, CA April 25, 2015 - April 28, 2015
    The association between early antibiotic exposure and later obesity: a cohort study. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies San Diego, CA April 25, 2015 - April 28, 2015
    Use of concomitant antibiotics during treatment for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in pediatric inpatients. ID week Philadelphia, PA Oct. 8, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014
    Development and Application of an Antibiotic Spectrum Index (AbSI) for Benchmarking Antibiotic Selection Patterns Across Hospitals. ID week Philadelphia, PA Oct. 8, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014
    Comparison of pediatric community-acquired, healthcare-associated, and hospital-acquired infections caused by extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. ID week Philadelphia, PA Oct. 8, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014
    Cost of Antimicrobial Therapy Across US Childrens Hospitals. ID week Philadelphia, PA Oct. 8, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014
    Clinical challenges associated with the isolation of bacterial small colony variants and antibiotic-dependent bacteria. 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Washington, DC Sept. 5, 2014 - Sept. 9, 2014
    Observed versus Expected Antimicrobial Prescribing Rates for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day Seattle Childrens Hospital May 22, 2014
    Improving Care for Community Acquired Pneumonia: How Standardization Led to Antimicrobial Stewardship and Clinical Effectiveness. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies Vancouver, BC, Canada May 3, 2014 - May 6, 2014
    Estimating Bacterial Prevalence and National Antimicrobial Prescribing Rates for Pediatric Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in the Post-Pneumococcal Vaccine Era: A Meta-analysis. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies Vancouver, BC, Canada May 3, 2014 - May 6, 2014
    Identifying Antimicrobial Stewardship Targets for Pediatric Surgical Patients. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies Vancouver, BC, Canada May 3, 2014 - May 6, 2014
    Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship in a Network of Freestanding Children's Hospitals. ID week San Francisco, CA Oct. 2, 2013 - Oct. 6, 2013
    Impact of IDSA/PIDS Guidelines on Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Hospitalized Children. ID week San Francisco, CA Oct. 2, 2013 - Oct. 6, 2013
    Community-acquired pneumonia: update on epidemiology and management. University of Washington Visiting Professor Grand Rounds, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and Toppenish Community Hospital Aug. 21, 2013 - Aug. 22, 2013
    Every dose counts! The why and how of outpatient pediatric antimicrobial stewardship. University of Washington Visiting Professor Grand Rounds, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Aug. 21, 2013
    Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients Receiving Long-Term Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies Washington DC May 4, 2013 - May 7, 2013
    Automated Screening of Hospitalized Children for Influenza Vaccination. Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day Seattle Childrens Hospital April 11, 2013 - April 13, 2013
    Predictors of Progression to Colectomy in Children Hospitalized with Ulcerative Colitis. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference New Orleans, LA Oct. 20, 2012 - Oct. 23, 2012
    Automated Screening of Hospitalized Children for Influenza Vaccination. ID week San Diego, CA Oct. 17, 2012 - Oct. 21, 2012
    Identifying Targets for Antimicrobial Stewardship in U.S. Children's Hospitals. ID week San Diego, CA Oct. 17, 2012 - Oct. 21, 2012
    Immunizations and Immunoprophylaxis for Children with Heart Disease. Kronman MP Clinicians Guide to Children with Heart Disease CME course, Seattle Childrens Hospital April 28, 2012
    Antibiotics Increase the Risk of Developing Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a Pediatric Population-Based Cohort Study. European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases The Hague, Netherlands June 7, 2011 - June 11, 2011
    Variation in Antibiotic Use in Children Hospitalized for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies Denver, CO April 30, 2011 - May 3, 2011
    Adjunct corticosteroids in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada July 26, 2010 - July 28, 2010
    Adjunct corticosteroids in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies Vancouver, Canada May 1, 2010 - May 4, 2010
    National Childhood Pneumonia Rates and Trends In Antibiotic Prescribing, 1994-2007. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies Vancouver, Canada May 1, 2010 - May 4, 2010
    National Childhood Pneumonia Rates and Trends In Antibiotic Prescribing, 1994-2007. Annual meeting of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Philadelphia, PA March 26, 2010 - March 28, 2010
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Translational Research Ignition Projects Program SCH Center for Clinical and Translational Research $26,015 direct support Nov. 4, 2013 - Sept. 30, 2014
    Clinical Research Scholars Program SCH Center for Clinical and Translational Research $51,510 direct support July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
    Young Investigator Grant Academic Pediatric Association / AHRQ $10,000 direct support July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
    National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Pediatrics July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Pediatric Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Clinical Interests

Antimicrobial Stewardship