Kathleen Kieran, MD, MSc, MME

Urology, Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics

On staff since May 2015

Academic Title: Associate Professor, University of Washington

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

    • Lisa Yakima, WA 02.12.20

      Dr. Kieran goes above and beyond. I feel so incredibly blessed that she crossed paths with my son. She is personable, extremely smart, and truly cares about her patients. Thank you Dr. Kieran for your healing hands and support!!

    • Angelica Pasco, WA 01.31.19

      Dr. Kieran is just amazing. She was able to diagnose and treat an issue my son has been dealing with for years before being referred to her. She used surgery as a last resort, and when we found out there was no other option, she made us feel extremely confident. She is great with children, making him feel at ease and making him laugh just moments before surgery. I was very happy to have her as a surgeon after having worked with her for about a year as our specialist. She responds quickly to any questions I may have and makes us feel like actual people rather than just another patient. Thank you so much, Dr. Kieran.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Young Investigator Award Association for Academic Surgery 2016
    Antronette Yancey Scholarship National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity 2014
    Best Reviewers Journal of Urology 2013
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Alexander SE | Arlen AM | Storm DW | Kieran K | Cooper CS
      Bladder volume at onset of vesicoureteral reflux is an independent risk factor for breakthrough febrile urinary tract infection.
      The Journal of urology, 2015 April : 193(4)1342-6
    • Davidoff AM, Interiano RB, Wynn L, Delos Santos N, Dome JS, Green DM, Brennan RC, McCarville MB, Krasin MJ, Kieran K, Williams MA
      Overall survival and renal function of patients with synchronous bilateral Wilms tumor undergoing surgery at a single institution
      Ann Surg, 2015 : (262)570-6
    • Alexander S, Arlen A, Storm D, Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Bladder volume at onset of vesicoureteral reflux is an independent risk factor for breakthrough febrile urinary tract infection
      J Pediatr Urol, 2015 : (11)e 1-6
    • Kieran K, Williams MA, McGregor LM, Dome JS, Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM
      Redo nephron-sparing surgery for children with bilateral Wilms tumor.
      J Ped Surg, 2014 : (49)149
    • Kieran K, Williams MA, Dome JS, McGregor LM, Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM
      Margin status and tumor recurrence after nephron-sparing surgery for bilateral Wilms tumor.
      J Ped Surg, 2013 : (48)1481
    • Kieran K, Dome JS, Ehrlich PF, Ritchey ML, Shamberger RC, Green DM, Anderson JR, Davidoff AM
      Is adrenalectomy necessary during unilateral nephrectomy for Wilms tumor?
      J Ped Surg, 2013 : (48)1598
    • Kieran K, Dome JS, Ehrlich PF, Ritchey ML, Shamberger RC, Green DM, Anderson JR, Davidoff AM
      Lymph node sampling in Wilms tumor: what is "enough"?
      J Ped Surg, 2012 : 47200

    Manuscripts Submitted

    • Kieran K, Ehrlich PF
      Current surgical standards of care in Wilms tumor
      Urologic Oncology, 2016

    Published Abstracts

    • Storm D, Kattula A, Kieran K, Cooper C
      Metabolic stone work-up in children: what does it tell us and how is it utilized?
      American Urological Association, 2015 May
    • Davidoff AM, Interiano RB, Wynn L, Delos Santos N, Dome JS, Brennan RC, McCarville ME, Krasin MJ, Kieran K, Williams MA
      Overall survival and renal function of patients with bilateral Wilms tumor undergoing surgery at a single institution
      American Surgical Association, 2015 April
    • Alexander SE, Storm DW, Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Is it heresy to suggest there’s something better than grade on the voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)?
      Society for Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, 2014 Oct.
    • Ramadan M, Ramji F, Cooper C, Kieran K, Storm D, Sato Y, Aston C, Palmer B, Kropp B, Frimberger D
      Multi-institutional VCUG height comparison study
      Presented at the Society for Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, 2014 Oct.
    • Alexander S, Arlen A, Storm D, Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Bladder volume at onset of vesicoureteral reflux is an independent risk factor for breakthrough febrile urinary tract infection
      North Central Section of the American Urological Association, 2014 Sept.
    • Taha A, Cooper CS, Kieran K, Gerard LA, Storm DW
      Predictive factors for missed pediatric urology appointments
      North Central Section of the American Urological Association, 2014 Sept.
    • Kieran K, Kreder KJ, Storm DW, Brown JA
      Monthly resident quizzes significantly improve inservice scores among urology residents
      University of Iowa Graduate Medical Education Leadership Symposium, 2014 May
    • Schurtz EA, Cooper CS, Kieran K
      Should we excise urachal remnants in children?
      North Central Section of the American Urological Association, 2013 Oct.
    • Kieran K, Williams MA, McGregor LM, Dome JS, Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM
      Redo nephron-sparing surgery for children with bilateral Wilms tumor
      American Pediatric Surgical Association; North Central Section of the American Urological Association, 2013 May - 2013 Oct.
    • Kieran K, Brown JA
      . Monthly resident quizzes to facilitate learning and improve knowledge retention in urology residents
      University of Iowa Graduate Medical Education Leadership Symposium, 2013 May
    • Kieran K, Williams MA, Dome JS, McGregor LM, Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM
      Margin status does not impact tumor recurrence after nephron-sparing surgery for bilateral Wilms tumor
      American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2012 May
    • Kieran K, Dome JS, Ehrlich PF, Ritchey ML, Shamberger RC, Green DM, Anderson JR, Davidoff AM
      Is adrenalectomy necessary during unilateral nephrectomy for Wilms tumor?
      American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011 Oct.
    • Kieran K, Dome JS, Ehrlich PF, Ritchey ML, Shamberger RC, Green DM, Anderson JR, Davidoff AM
      Lymph node sampling in Wilms tumor: what is "enough"?
      American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2011 May
    • Brahmbhatt J, Mehrazin R, Kieran K, Williams M, Jerkins G, Giel DW
      Priapism in children with hemoglobin S: is there a role for sympathomimetics?
      Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; American Urological Association, 2011 March - 2011 May
    • Brahmbhatt J, Mehrazin R, Kieran K, Luzny P, Giel DW, Williams MA
      Diagnosing epididymitis and epididymo-orchitis in the emergency room: do urologists and pediatric emergency physicians differ?
      Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association, 2011 March

    Other Publications

    • Kieran K
      A potpourri of pediatric urology.
      32499140 Journal of pediatric urology, 2020 April : 16(2)251-252 PMCID:PMC7263815
    • Kapadia MR, Kieran K
      Being Affable, Available, and Able Is Not Enough: Prioritizing Surgeon-Patient Communication.
      32101264 JAMA surgery, 2020 Feb. 26
    • Lion KC, Kieran K, Desai A, Hencz P, Ebel BE, Adem A, Forbes S, Kraus J, Gutman C, Horn I
      Audio-Recorded Discharge Instructions for Limited English Proficient Parents: A Pilot Study.
      30126714 Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety, 2019 Feb. : 45(2)98-107 PMCID:PMC6378142
    • Whitley JA, Gnaneswaran S, Thach M, Taylor AC, Merguerian PA, Kieran K
      Availability of Common Pediatric Radiology Studies: Are Rural Patients at a Disadvantage?
      30527482 The Journal of surgical research, 2019 Feb. : 23426-32
    • Kieran K, Shnorhavorian M
      Fertility Issues in Pediatric Urology.
      30316313 The Urologic clinics of North America, 2018 Nov. : 45(4)587-599
    • Ellison JS, Shnorhavorian M, Oron A, Kieran K, Lendvay TS, Merguerian PA
      Risk factors for repeat surgical intervention in pediatric nephrolithiasis: A Pediatric Health Information System database study.
      29580730 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 June : 14(3)245.e1-245.e6
    • Cost NG, Ross JH, Ferrer FA, Lorenzo AJ, Shnorhavorian M, Routh JC, Kieran K, Ritchey ML
      Patterns of Performance of Oncologic Surgery by North American Pediatric Urologists: A Report from the Pediatric Urologic Oncology Working Group of the Society for Pediatric Urology.
      27986529 The Journal of urology, 2017 May : 197(5)1349-1354
    • Cost NG, Ferrer FA, Lorenzo AJ, Shnorhavorian M, Kieran K, Routh JC, Ritchey ML, Ross JH
      A Society for Pediatric Urology Workforce Survey on the Current Perceptions of Oncology Care by Pediatric Urologists: A Report from the Pediatric Urologic Oncology Working Group of the Society for Pediatric Urology.
      27837647 The Journal of urology, 2017 March : 197(3 Pt 2)892-897
    • Interiano RB, McCarville MB, Santos ND, Mao S, Wu J, Dome JS, Kieran K, Williams MA, Brennan RC, Krasin MJ, Green DM, Davidoff AM
      Comprehensive renal function evaluation in patients treated for synchronous bilateral Wilms tumor.
      27856008 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2017 Jan. : 52(1)98-103 PMCID:PMC5218869
    • Frimberger D, Cooper CS, Ramji F, Aston C, Ramadan M, Kieran K, Storm DW, Sato Y, Kropp BP, Palmer B
      Multi-institutional Study Comparing the Height of Contrast During Performance of Voiding Cystourethrogram in Children.
      27060431 Urology, 2016 July : 93180-4
    • Kieran K, Shnorhavorian M
      Current standards of care in bladder and prostate rhabdomyosarcoma.
      26776454 Urologic oncology, 2016 Feb. : 34(2)93-102
    • Kieran K, Shnorhavorian Mf
      Current standards of care in bladder and prostate rhabdomyosarcoma
      Urologic Oncology, 2016 : (Epub ahead)
    • Kieran K, Rosenbaum MA
      How are communication skills being taught in procedure-based subspecialties? A critical review of limited literature.
      Accepted for presentation at the Western Section of the American Urological Association., 2016
    • Kieran K, Ehrlich PF
      Current surgical standards of care in Wilms tumor.
      26122713 Urologic oncology, 2016 Jan. : 34(1)13-23
    • Davidoff AM, Interiano RB, Wynn L, Delos Santos N, Dome JS, Green DM, Brennan RC, McCarville MB, Krasin MJ, Kieran K, Williams MA
      Overall Survival and Renal Function of Patients With Synchronous Bilateral Wilms Tumor Undergoing Surgery at a Single Institution.
      26366536 Annals of surgery, 2015 Oct. : 262(4)570-6 PMCID:PMC5187953
    • Kieran K | Ehrlich PF
      Current surgical standards of care in Wilms tumor.
      Urologic oncology, 2015 June 26
    • Alexander SE, Arlen AM, Storm DW, Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Bladder volume at onset of vesicoureteral reflux is an independent risk factor for breakthrough febrile urinary tract infection.
      25305355 The Journal of urology, 2015 April : 193(4)1342-6
    • Kieran K, Davidoff AM
      Nephron-sparing surgery for bilateral Wilms tumor.
      25633157 Pediatric surgery international, 2015 March : 31(3)229-36 PMCID:PMC4336577
    • Kieran K
      Bedwetting
      World Book Encyclopedia, 2015
    • Kieran K
      Editorial comment
      J Urol, 2015 : (193)267
    • Kieran K, Davidoff AM
      Nephron-sparing surgery for bilateral WIlms tumor
      Pediatric Surgery International, 2015 : 31229
    • Kieran K
      Editorial comment
      J Urol, 2015 : (193)1341
    • Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Role of bladder dysfunction in vesicoureteral reflux
      Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep, 2014 : 9197
    • Kieran K
      Editorial comment
      Urology, 2014 : (83)922
    • Cost NG, Routh JC, Kieran K
      Genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma
      pediatricurologybook.com, 2014 Jan.
    • Kieran K, Williams MA, McGregor LM, Dome JS, Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM
      Repeat nephron-sparing surgery for children with bilateral Wilms tumor.
      24439600 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2014 Jan. : 49(1)149-53
    • Sharp VJ, Kieran K, Arlen AM
      Testicular torsion: diagnosis, evaluation, and management.
      24364548 American family physician, 2013 Dec. 15 : 88(12)835-40
    • Kieran K, Anderson JR, Dome JS, Ehrlich PF, Ritchey ML, Shamberger RC, Perlman EJ, Green DM, Davidoff AM
      Is adrenalectomy necessary during unilateral nephrectomy for Wilms Tumor? A report from the Children's Oncology Group.
      23895979 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2013 July : 48(7)1598-603 PMCID:PMC5652039
    • Kieran K, Williams MA, Dome JS, McGregor LM, Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM
      Margin status and tumor recurrence after nephron-sparing surgery for bilateral Wilms tumor.
      23895958 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2013 July : 48(7)1481-5
    • Arlen A, Kieran K, Sharp VS
      Testicular torsion
      American Family Physician, 2013 : 88835
    • Kieran K
      Editorial comment.
      J Urol, 2013 : 190(suppl 4)1489
    • Kieran K, Storm DW, Cooper CS
      Vesicoureteral reflux
      pediatricurologybook.com, 2012 Sept.
    • Kieran K, Anderson JR, Dome JS, Ehrlich PF, Ritchey ML, Shamberger RC, Perlman EJ, Green DM, Davidoff AM
      Lymph node involvement in Wilms tumor: results from National Wilms Tumor Studies 4 and 5.
      22498384 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2012 April : 47(4)700-6 PMCID:PMC3976547
    • Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Embryology of the urinary tract
      pediatricurologybook.com, 2011 Nov.
    • Kieran K, Giel DW, Morris BJ, Wan JY, Tidwell CD, Giem A, Jerkins GR, Williams MA
      Pediatric urolithiasis--does body mass index influence stone presentation and treatment?
      20728147 The Journal of urology, 2010 Oct. : 184(4 Suppl)1810-5
    • Lake AM, Hall TL, Kieran K, Fowlkes JB, Cain CA, Roberts WW
      Histotripsy: minimally invasive technology for prostatic tissue ablation in an in vivo canine model.
      18342918 Urology, 2008 Sept. : 72(3)682-6 PMCID:PMC6336390
    • Miller DC, Daignault S, Wolf JS Jr, Hafez KS, Kieran K, Dunn RL, Hollenbeck BK
      Hospital characteristics and use of innovative surgical therapies among patients with kidney cancer.
      18362816 Medical care, 2008 April : 46(4)372-9
    • Hall TL, Kieran K, Ives K, Fowlkes JB, Cain CA, Roberts WW
      Histotripsy of rabbit renal tissue in vivo: temporal histologic trends.
      17949317 Journal of endourology, 2007 Oct. : 21(10)1159-66
    • Kieran K, Hall TL, Parsons JE, Wolf JS Jr, Fowlkes JB, Cain CA, Roberts WW
      Refining histotripsy: defining the parameter space for the creation of nonthermal lesions with high intensity, pulsed focused ultrasound of the in vitro kidney.
      17574617 The Journal of urology, 2007 Aug. : 178(2)672-6
    • Kieran K, Montgomery JS, Daignault S, Roberts WW, Wolf JS Jr
      Comparison of intraoperative parameters and perioperative complications of retroperitoneal and transperitoneal approaches to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: support for a retroperitoneal approach in selected patients.
      17705765 Journal of endourology, 2007 July : 21(7)754-9
    • Kieran K, Nelson CP, Wolf JS Jr
      Ureteroscopy for symptomatic hydrocalices: a case series.
      16808655 Journal of endourology, 2006 June : 20(6)413-7
    • Kieran K, Roberts WW
      Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: an update.
      16205482 Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension, 2005 Nov. : 14(6)599-603
    • Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Ureteral anomalies
      The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Pediatric Urology, 6th Edition (Docimo, Canning, Khoury, Eds.), (In press)
    • Kieran K
      Advanced practice providers: defining a new role
      Minnesota Physician, (In press)
    • Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Urinary tract infections, pediatric
      The Five Minute Urology Consult, 3rd Edition (Gomella, Ed.), (In press)
    • Kieran K
      Genital systems disorders
      McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Pediatrics (Peterson, Wood, Eds.), (In press)
    • Arlen AM, Kieran K, Cooper CS
      Vesicoureteral reflux
      The Five Minute Urology Consult, 3rd Edition (Gomella, Ed.), (In press)

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Shared Decision Making in the Clinical and Academic Settings American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Winter Course Feb. 2016
    Pediatric Urology for Second-Year Medical Students University of Washington Grand Rounds Seattle, WA Nov. 2015
    Teaching communication skills to procedure-based specialists International Conference on Communication in Healthcare New Orleans, LA Oct. 2015
    Disorders of sexual differentiation: resident review Department of Urology, University of Washington Grand Rounds Seattle, WA Sept. 2015
    Coaching and remediation ENRICH (Enriching Relationships in Communication and Healthcare) Course Philadelphia, PA June 2015
    Public health initiatives and the risk of UTI in infancy University of Michigan Health Services Research Group Ann Arbor, MI March 2015
    Communication skill development in surgical subspecialties: opportunities for improvement University of Washington Department of Urology Grand Rounds Seattle, WA Nov. 2014
    Pee all that you can pee: a pediatricians guide to managing incontinence in children Pediatric Associates Dubuque, IA Aug. 2014
    Moderated session: Quality-based outcomes Iowa Urological Society Iowa City, IA Aug. 2014
    Persistent questions in Wilms tumor Seattle Children's Hospital Pediatric Urology Research Works-in-Progress Meeting Seattle, WA July 2014
    Pediatric urologic emergencies Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Cedar Rapids, IA April 2014
    Urology for the general surgeon Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Iowa City, IA March 2014
    Late effects of pediatric oncology treatment: what the urologist needs to know North Central Section of the American Urological Association Naples, FL Oct. 2013
    Moderated session: Innovations in urologic reconstruction Iowa Urological Society Iowa City, IA Oct. 2013
    Improving the communication skills of procedure-based specialists International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Montreal, Quebec, Canada Sept. 2013
    Finding common ground in the management of pediatric UTIs Genesis Health Group Bettendorf, IA June 2013
    Pediatric UTIs: The AAP versus the AUA Pediatric Associates of Iowa City and Coralville Iowa City, IA April 2013
    Pediatric urinary tract infections: current management and controversies Department of Pediatrics, Blank Childrens Hospital Des Moines, IA Oct. 2012
    Management of the asymptomatic adolescent varicocele: an argument for repair North Central Section of the American Urological Association Chicago, IL Oct. 2012
    Moderated session: Pediatric urology subsection North Central Section of the American Urological Association, Chicago, IL Oct. 2012
    Upper tract obstruction Division of Nuclear Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, IA Oct. 2012
    Improving surgical quality in patients with Wilms tumor Department of Urology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN Dec. 2011
    Pediatric urologic emergencies Urological Associates, PC Bettendorf, IA Nov. 2011
    Urinary tract infections: A basic overview for the pediatrician UIHC General Pediatric Division, Family Medicine Department Iowa City, IA Aug. 2011
    The acute scrotum 38th Annual Refresher Course for the Family Physician University of Iowa March 2011
    Disorders of sexual differentiation: does an update in nomenclature portend a change in management? Department of Urology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, IA Feb. 2011

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Urology
Pediatric Urology

Medical/Professional School

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Iowa Carver College School of Medicine, Iowa City

Residency

Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor

Fellowship

Pediatric Urology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Clinical Interests

Hydrocele, undescended testicle, vesicoureteral reflux, urinary tract infection, hypospadias, hydronephrosis, neurogenic bladder, voiding dysfunction, pediatric urologic oncology, nephrolithiasis