Teresa Kortz, MD, MS

Title(s)Associate Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street, #5562
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of Washington, Seattle, WABA, BS06/2004Neurobiology, Spanish Language and Literature
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WAMD06/2008Medicine
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA06/2011Pediatrics Residency
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA06/2014Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAMS07/2015Global Health Sciences
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPhDTBDGlobal Health Sciences Clinical Research
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Fever Etiology and Prognostic Point-of-Care Biomarkers in African Children with Severe Febrile Illness
    NIH K23AI144029Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. The Burden of Critical Illness in Hospitalized Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Front Pediatr. 2022; 10:756643. Kortz TB, Nielsen KR, Mediratta RP, Reeves H, O'Brien NF, Lee JH, Attebery JE, Bhutta EG, Biewen C, Coronado Munoz A, deAlmeida ML, Fonseca Y, Hooli S, Johnson H, Kissoon N, Leimanis-Laurens ML, McCarthy AM, Pineda C, Remy KE, Sanders SC, Takwoingi Y, Wiens MO, Bhutta AT. PMID: 35372149; PMCID: PMC8970052.
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    2. Global PARITY: Study Design for a Multi-Centered, International Point Prevalence Study to Estimate the Burden of Pediatric Acute Critical Illness in Resource-Limited Settings. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:793326. Abbas Q, Holloway A, Caporal P, López-Barón E, Agulnik A, Remy KE, Appiah JA, Attebery J, Fink EL, Lee JH, Hooli S, Kissoon N, Miller E, Murthy S, Muttalib F, Nielsen K, Puerto-Torres M, Rodrigues K, Sakaan F, Rodrigues AT, Tabor EA, von Saint Andre-von Arnim A, Wiens MO, Blackwelder W, He D, Kortz TB, Bhutta AT. PMID: 35155314; PMCID: PMC8835113.
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    3. Functional Outcomes and Morbidity in Pediatric Sepsis Survivors: A Tanzanian Experience. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:805518. Lau-Braunhut SA, Smith AM, Steurer MA, Murray BL, Sawe H, Matthay MA, Reynolds T, Kortz TB. PMID: 35111705; PMCID: PMC8801911.
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    4. Delayed Presentation and Mortality in Children With Sepsis in a Public Tertiary Care Hospital in Tanzania. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:764163. Smith AM, Sawe HR, Matthay MA, Murray BL, Reynolds T, Kortz TB. PMID: 34917561; PMCID: PMC8669816.
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    5. Diagnosis and Acute Management of COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021 Oct 01; 37(10):519-525. Kortz TB, Connolly E, Cohen CL, Cook RE, Jonas JA, Lipnick MS, Kissoon N. PMID: 34591810; PMCID: PMC8855974.
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    6. Common data elements for predictors of pediatric sepsis: A framework to standardize data collection. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0253051. Mawji A, Li E, Chandna A, Kortz T, Akech S, Wiens MO, Kissoon N, Ansermino M. PMID: 34111209; PMCID: PMC8192005.
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    7. O010 / #378: STANDARDIZATION OF PREDICTORS FOR STUDIES OF PAEDIATRIC SEPSIS. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2021 Mar 4; 22(Supplement 1 3S):7-7. Mawji MA, Li LE, Akech AS, Chandna CA, Kissoon KT, Kortz KT, Lubell LY, Turner TP, Wiens WM, Ansermino AJ. .
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    8. P0292 / #1639: PEDIATRIC SEPSIS INTERVENTIONS AND IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY IN A RESOURCE-LIMITED EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2021 Mar 4; 22(Supplement 1 3S):161-161. Lau-Braunhut LS, Steurer-Muller SM, Murray MB, Sawe SH, Reynolds RT, Kortz KT. .
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    9. Predicting mortality in pediatric sepsis: A laudable but elusive goal. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2021 May-Jun; 97(3):260-263. Kortz TB, Kissoon N. PMID: 33115631; PMCID: PMC8174094.
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    10. Quality and capacity indicators for hospitalized pediatric oncology patients with critical illness: A modified delphi consensus. Cancer Med. 2020 10; 9(19):6984-6995. Arias AV, Garza M, Murthy S, Cardenas A, Diaz F, Montalvo E, Nielsen KR, Kortz T, Sharara-Chami R, Friedrich P, McArthur J, Agulnik A. PMID: 32777172; PMCID: PMC7541142.
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    11. A 14-day follow-up of adult non-malarial fever patients seen by mobile clinics in rural Malawi. Malawi Med J. 2020 03; 32(1):31-36. Baltzell KA, Kortz TB, Blair A, Scarr E, Mguntha AM, Bandawe G, Schell E, Rankin SH. PMID: 32733657; PMCID: PMC7366163.
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    12. 1251. Critical Care Medicine. 2020 Jan 1; 48:603. Arias AA, Garza GM, Murthy MS, Cardenas CA, Diaz DF, Montalvo ME, Nielsen NK, Kortz KT, Sharara-Chami SR, Friedrich FP, McArthur MJ, Agulnik AA. .
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    13. Distinct Biomarker Profiles Distinguish Malawian Children with Malarial and Non-malarial Sepsis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 12; 101(6):1424-1433. Kortz TB, Nyirenda J, Tembo D, Elfving K, Baltzell K, Bandawe G, Rosenthal PJ, Macfarlane SB, Mandala W, Nyirenda TS. PMID: 31595873; PMCID: PMC6896879.
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    14. 'Not all fevers are malaria': a mixed methods study of non-malarial fever management in rural southern Malawi. Rural Remote Health. 2019 06; 19(2):4818. Baltzell K, Kortz TB, Scarr E, Blair A, Mguntha A, Bandawe G, Schell E, Rankin S. PMID: 31200600.
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    15. Abstract PCCLB-26. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Jun 1; 19(6S):251. Kortz KT, MacFarlance MS, Nyirenda NJ, Tembo TD, Elfving EK, Baltzell BK, Bandawe BG, Rosenthal RP, Mandala MW, Nyirenda NT. .
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    16. Abstract PCCLB-27. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Jun 1; 19(6S):252. Kortz KT, Sawe SH, Murray MB, Matthay MM, Reynolds RT. .
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    17. Reconciling Conflicting Results From Pediatric Sepsis Studies: The Need for Context-Specific Sepsis Bundles. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 06; 19(6):594-595. Kortz T, Rosenthal PJ. PMID: 29863649.
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    18. Characterizing Pediatric Non-Malarial Fever and Identifying the At-Risk Child in Rural Malawi. Glob Pediatr Health. 2018; 5:2333794X17750415. Kortz TB, Blair A, Scarr E, Mguntha AM, Bandawe G, Schell E, Rankin S, Baltzell K. PMID: 29372177; PMCID: PMC5772500.
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    19. Challenges and Priorities for Pediatric Critical Care Clinician-Researchers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Front Pediatr. 2017; 5:277. von Saint André-von Arnim AO, Attebery J, Kortz TB, Kissoon N, Molyneux EM, Musa NL, Nielsen KR, Fink EL, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. PMID: 29312909; PMCID: PMC5744187.
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    20. Clinical Presentation and Outcomes among Children with Sepsis Presenting to a Public Tertiary Hospital in Tanzania. Front Pediatr. 2017; 5:278. Kortz TB, Sawe HR, Murray B, Enanoria W, Matthay MA, Reynolds T. PMID: 29312910; PMCID: PMC5743673.
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    21. Fluid Resuscitation in Pediatric Septic Shock: The Case Against Haste. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 10; 18(10):995-997. Kortz T, Kissoon N. PMID: 28976467.
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    22. Mawasiliano (Correspondence/Correspondance). Afr J Emerg Med. 2017; 7(Suppl):S60-S61. Kortz TB, Murray B, Sawe HR, Reynolds T. PMID: 30505675; PMCID: PMC6246870.
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    23. Clinical outcomes and mortality before and after implementation of a pediatric sepsis protocol in a limited resource setting: A retrospective cohort study in Bangladesh. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0181160. Kortz TB, Axelrod DM, Chisti MJ, Kache S. PMID: 28753618; PMCID: PMC5533322.
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    24. Bubble continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of severe paediatric pneumonia in Malawi: a cost-effectiveness analysis. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 10; 7(7):e015344. Kortz TB, Herzel B, Marseille E, Kahn JG. PMID: 28698327; PMCID: PMC5734302.
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    25. Surviving paediatric sepsis in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study to identify risk factors. The Lancet Global Health. 2017 Apr 1; 5:s14. Kortz KT, Sawe SH, Murray MB, Matthay MM, Reynolds RT. .
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