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Sara Kibrom, MD

  • Sara Gebremariam Kibrom
  • “The best part of my job is my relationships with patients and families.”

As a doctor, I truly value my ongoing relationships with the children and families in my care. As families go through ups and downs and face unknowns, Im there for them all along the way. Their trust motivates me to be a better physician and a better personand to go above and beyond to find the very best and latest treatments for their child. Its a wonderful feeling to get a child to a better place.

I always welcome input from parents because they know their children best. I also talk directly with children and ask questions to gain insights into what they understand and how they are feeling.

Kidney diagnoses can be life altering and difficult at first, but as a strong, collective team we are here to guide families through it and provide the very best care available.

Specialties

Nephrology

Work and Education

Professional Education

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Office of the Registrar, Lebanon, NH, 06/06/2015

Residency

Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, 06/30/2018

Fellowship

Stanford University Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Stanford, CA, 07/06/2021

Board Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

Hypertension

All Publications

The Impact of Telehealth Adoption During COVID-19 Pandemic on Patterns of Pediatric Subspecialty Care Utilization ACADEMIC PEDIATRICS Cahan, E. M., Maturi, J., Bailey, P., Fernandes, S., Addala, A., Kibrom, S., Krissberg, J. R., Smith, S. M., Shah, S., Wang, E., Saynina, O., Wise, P. H., Chamberlain, L. J. 2022; 22 (8): 1375-1383
The Impact of Telehealth Adoption During COVID-19 Pandemic on Patterns of Pediatric Subspecialty Care Utilization. Academic pediatrics Cahan, E. M., Maturi, J., Bailey, P., Fernandes, S., Addala, A., Kibrom, S., Krissberg, J. R., Smith, S. M., Shah, S., Wang, E., Saynina, O., Wise, P. H., Chamberlain, L. J. 2022

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic prompted health systems to rapidly adopt telehealth for clinical care. We examined the impact of demography, subspecialty characteristics, and broadband availability on the utilization of telehealth in pediatric populations before and after the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic.METHODS: Outpatients scheduled for subspecialty visits at sites affiliated with a single quaternary academic medical center between March - June 2019 and March - June 2020 were included. The contribution of demographic, socioeconomic, and broadband availability to visit completion and telehealth utilization were examined in multivariable regression analyses.RESULTS: Among visits scheduled in 2020 compared to 2019, in-person visits fell from 23,318 to 11,209, while telehealth visits increased from 150 to 7,675. Visits among established patients fell by 15% and new patients by 36% (p<.0001). Multivariable analysis revealed that completed visits were reduced for Hispanic patients and those with reduced broadband; high income, private non-HMO insurance, and those requesting an interpreter were more likely to complete visits. Of those with visits scheduled in 2020, established patients, those with reduced broadband, and patients older than 1 year were more likely to complete TH appointments. Cardiology, oncology, and pulmonology patients were less likely to complete scheduled TH appointments.CONCLUSIONS: Following COVID-19 onset, outpatient pediatric subspecialty visits shifted rapidly to telehealth. However, the impact of this shift on social disparities in outpatient utilization was mixed with variation among subspecialties. A growing reliance on telehealth will necessitate insights from other healthcare settings serving populations of diverse social and technological character.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.acap.2022.03.010

View details for PubMedID 35318159