Karl C. Kuban, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

Karl Kuban
617.414.4521

Biography

Karl Kuban brings depth and breadth in clinical care, research and teaching to his role as Chief of the Pediatric Neurology Division at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kuban was resident training coordinator in Pediatric Neurology at both Children’s Hospital Boston, where he was on staff for 16 years, and at Tufts-New England Medical Center, where he was Associate Chief for 8 years. He has authored more than 70 original peer-reviewed publications, has created an interactive training CD/video for conducting a pediatric neurological examination, and has received awards for teaching and patient care.

Dr. Kuban completed his pediatrics training at Children’s Hospital Boston and his neurology training in the Longwood Area/Children’s Hospital Neurological Training Program. Dr. Kuban obtained a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and he has had a broad range of research interests, including ones focused on neonatal neurology, cerebral palsy, childhood stroke, autism and brain injury related to congenital heart disease. He currently serves as co-principal investigator for a multi-center NIH study looking at biological markers in the bloods of babies born under 28 weeks gestation.

Other Positions

  • Director (Section) of Pediatrics>Child Neurology, Child Neurology, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, VA Boston Healthcare System, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Active Staff Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • University of Miami, MD
  • Ohio State University, BSc
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM/ScM

Publications

  • Published on 10/5/2018

    Wood CT, Linthavong O, Perrin EM, Leviton A, Allred EN, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM. Antecedents of Obesity Among Children Born Extremely Preterm. Pediatrics. 2018 Oct 05. PMID: 30291168.

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  • Published on 8/7/2018

    Leviton A, Allred EN, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Majzoub J, Kuban KCK. Behavioural dysfunctions of 10-year-old children born extremely preterm associated with corticotropin-releasing hormone expression in the placenta. Acta Paediatr. 2018 Nov; 107(11):1932-1936. PMID: 29992644.

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  • Published on 8/2/2018

    Bangma JT, Kwiatkowski E, Psioda M, Santos HP, Hooper SR, Douglass L, Joseph RM, Frazier JA, Kuban KCK, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Assessing Positive Child Health among Individuals Born Extremely Preterm. J Pediatr. 2018 Aug 02. PMID: 30078720.

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  • Published on 7/18/2018

    Kuban KCK, Heeren T, O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Fichorova RN, Douglass L, Jara H, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Taylor HG, Rollins JV, Paneth N. Among Children Born Extremely Preterm a Higher Level of Circulating Neurotrophins Is Associated with Lower Risk of Cognitive Impairment at School Age. J Pediatr. 2018 Oct; 201:40-48.e4. PMID: 30029870.

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  • Published on 6/28/2018

    Linthavong O, O'Shea TM, Allred E, Perrin E, Bauserman M, Joseph RM, Leviton A, Heeren TC, Kuban KCK. Neurocognitive and Health Correlates of Overweight and Obesity among Ten-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep; 200:84-90.e4. PMID: 29960765.

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  • Published on 6/8/2018

    Korzeniewski SJ, Allred EN, O'Shea TM, Leviton A, Kuban KCK. Elevated protein concentrations in newborn blood and the risks of autism spectrum disorder, and of social impairment, at age 10 years among infants born before the 28th week of gestation. Transl Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 08; 8(1):115. PMID: 29884819.

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  • Published on 5/29/2018

    O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Allred EN, Taylor HG, Leviton A, Heeren T, Douglass LM, Frazier JA, Jara H, Kuban KCK. Accuracy of the Bayley-II mental development index at 2 years as a predictor of cognitive impairment at school age among children born extremely preterm. J Perinatol. 2018 Jul; 38(7):908-916. PMID: 29808002.

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  • Published on 5/17/2018

    Sriram S, Schreiber MD, Msall ME, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O' Shea TM, Allred EN, Leviton A. Cognitive Development and Quality of Life Associated With BPD in 10-Year-Olds Born Preterm. Pediatrics. 2018 Jun; 141(6). PMID: 29773664.

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  • Published on 4/24/2018

    Babata K, Bright HR, Allred EN, Erdei C, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Dammann O, Leviton A. Socioemotional dysfunctions at age 10?years in extremely preterm newborns with late-onset bacteremia. Early Hum Dev. 2018 06; 121:1-7. PMID: 29702395.

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  • Published on 3/7/2018

    Tilley SK, Martin EM, Smeester L, Joseph RM, Kuban KCK, Heeren TC, Dammann OU, O'Shea TM, Fry RC. Placental CpG methylation of infants born extremely preterm predicts cognitive impairment later in life. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0193271. PMID: 29513726.

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