Elizabeth Yarnell Killien, MD

Elizabeth Yarnell Killien, MD

Critical Care

On staff since July 2017

Academic Title: Acting Instructor

  • Elizabeth Killien, MD is an attending physician in the Pediatric ICU. She earned her MD from Dartmouth Medical School in 2011. She completed her residency in General Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington. She is undergoing additional training in pediatric trauma research at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in the Pediatric Injury Research Training Program, and completing her Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators, and American Thoracic Society. Her scholarly work focuses on organ failure after traumatic injury and long-term outcomes after critical illness.

  • Other Publications

    • Killien EY, Zimmerman JJ
      Estimating Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Outcomes From Oxygenation Variables.
      29538120 Critical care medicine, 2018 April : 46(4)654-656
    • Killien EY, Watson RS
      Early Death From Pediatric Severe Sepsis: Still a Problem and a Mandate for Future Clinical Research.
      28863088 Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, 2017 Sept. : 18(9)891-892
    • Engen RM, Killien EY, Davis JL, Symons JM, Hartmann SM
      C septicum Complicating Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: Survival Without Surgical Intervention.
      28183731 Pediatrics, 2017 March : 139(3) PMCID:PMC5330394
    • Bjornson K, Song K, Lisle J, Robinson S, Killien E, Barrett T, Zhou C
      Measurement of walking activity throughout childhood: influence of leg length.
      21242607 Pediatric exercise science, 2010 Nov. : 22(4)581-95
    • Zimmerberg B, Martinez AR, Skudder CM, Killien EY, Robinson SA, Brunelli SA
      Effects of gestational allopregnanolone administration in rats bred for high affective behavior.
      19490923 Physiology and behavior, 2010 Feb. 9 : 99(2)212-7

  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Pediatric Injury Research Training Program NIH/NICHD: 5T32HD057822-08 2017 - 2019


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon


Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
University of Washington, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests: Pediatric trauma, sepsis, and multi-organ failure. Research Description: Acute respiratory distress syndrome following pediatric trauma, long-term outcomes after critical illness.