CMRC Children's Memorial Research Center

Maxine (Max) Misae Kuroda

Year Degree Institution
2000 Ph.D. Columbia University in the City of New York
1995 M.Phil. Columbia University in the City of New York
1988 M.P.H. University of California at Berkeley
1984 M.A. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1966 B.A. University of Hawaii (Manoa), Honolulu, HI

Work Experience
Period Description Organization
September 2003 - Present Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Department of Preventive Medicine) The Feinberg School of Medicine (Northwestern University)
September 2000 - Present Epidemiologist (Division of Neurology and the Children's Epilepsy Center) Children's Memorial Hospital
September 1994 - Present Research Analyst and Consultant(Department of Anesthesia) St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
September 1995 - June 2000 Staff Associate (Pediatric Neurology) Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
March 1994 - December 1995 Research Associate II (California Cerebral Palsy Project) California Birth Defects Monitoring Program
September 1991 - June 1995 Staff Associate (Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center) Columbia University
September 1989 - September 1991 Graduate Research Assistant (Division of Environmental Sciences and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center) School of Public Health (Columbia University)
June 1988 - September 1988 Summer Intern (Training and Laboratory Program Office) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 1984 - November 1986 Research Coordinator of Epidemiologic Studies (Northern California Cancer Program) Stanford University

Research Interests
I am an epidemiologist with special interest in developmental disabilities, in particular, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and epilepsy. I have used my background in epidemiology-biostatistics to co-author numerous papers in which my primary role was biostatistician. I also have some familiarity with the NICU setting, having been project coordinator of a large Harvard-Columbia project of very low birth weight neonates with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), a strong risk factor for the development of cerebral palsy.

Recent Publications
Lesser JB, Sanborn KV, Valskys R, Kuroda M (October, 2003). Severe bradycardia during spinal and epidual anesthesia recorded by an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesiology: 859-66.

Birnbach DJ, Santos AC, Bourlier RA, Meadows WE, Datta S, Stein DJ, Kuroda MM, Thys DM (January, 2002). The effectiveness of video technology as an adjunct to teach and evaluate epidural anesthesia performance skills. Anesthesiology: 5-9.

Nordli DR, Kuroda MM, Hirsch LJ (August, 2001). The ontogeny of partial seizures in infants and young children. Epilepsia: 986-90.

Nordli DR, Kuroda MM, Carroll J, Koenigsberger DY, Hirsch LJ, Bruner HJ, Seidel WT, DeVivo DC (July, 2001). Experience with the ketogenic diet in infants. Pediatrics: 129-33.

Lesser JB, Koorn R, Vloka JD, Kuroda MM, Thys DM (November, 1999). The interaction of temperature with thiopental and etomidate on extracellular dopamine and glutamate levels in Wistar-Kyoto rats subjected to forebrain ischemia. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica: 989-98.

Reich DL, Bodian CA, Krol M, Kuroda M, Osinski T, Thys DM (October, 1999). Intraoperative hemodynamic predictors of mortality, stroke, and myocardial infarction after coronary artery bypass surgery. Anesthesia and Analgesia: 814-22.

Hadzic A, Vloka JD, Kuroda MM, Koorn R, Birnbach DJ (May, 1998). The practice of peripheral nerve blocks in the United States: a national survey. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: 241-6.

Nordli DR, Kuroda M (1997). The ontogeny of ictal semiology in children. Epilepsia: 218-9.

Sanborn KV, Castro J, Kuroda M, Thys DM (November, 1996). Detection of intraoperative incidents by electronic scanning of computerized anesthesia records. Comparison with voluntary reporting. Anesthesiology: 977-87.

Pinto-Martin J, Kuroda M, Torre C, Paneth N (1990). Nurse screening in the assessment of neurologic abnormality in low birthweight infants. Paediatric Perinatology and Epidemiology: A22.

Recent Presentations
Kuroda MM (November, 2003). Basics of statistics: What an anesthesiologist needs to know. Visiting Professor, University of Miami, School of Medicine. Miami, FL.

Kuroda MM, Buchanan LS, Zelko FA (September, 2003). Outcomes in childhood epilepsy: Assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). CMIER CHR Science Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Kuroda MM, Wainwright MS (March, 2003). The apolipoprotein E ε4 allele in children with cerebral palsy. CMIER CRIB Retreat. Chicago, IL.

Kuroda MM (February, 2003). Birth asphyxia as a cause of cerebral palsy: . Preventive Medicine Seminar, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Chicago, IL.

Kuroda MM (February, 2003). The role of the epidemiologist in the care of children with epilepsy. Chicago Public Schools Conference. Chicago, IL.

Kuroda MM (September, 1999). The epidemiology of cerebral palsy. Instructional Course, United Cerebral Palsy (Manhattan). New York, NY.

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