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Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
DNP Program Director
Kimberly McIltrot
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Surgical


Kimberly McIltrot’s contributions to nursing span clinical practice, advocacy, research, and international education. Her 30-year nursing career began in the Army, specializing in maternal-child health. As a lead nurse practitioner in pediatric surgery and wound, ostomy, and continence care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for 18 years, Dr. McIltrot developed and implemented innovative practice programs and changes locally and internationally. She has advanced pediatric surgical nursing through the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association as founder and editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. An internationally recognized expert on wound care, pediatrics, and pediatric surgery, Dr. McIltrot has written numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, presented internationally, and served as an expert consultant in Malta, the Middle East, and the U.S. She served as co-director of the first cohort of DNP students from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. McIltrot supports advanced practice students as instructor, mentor, and preceptor in a variety of courses and instructional methods. She earned her DNP in 2010 from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and received the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Associations Founders Award in 2014 for Excellence in Pediatric Surgical Nursing.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

  • Publications/Research

    Editor in Chief, Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing

    Rothwell, S., McIltrot, K., & Khouri-Stevens, Z. (in press). “Addressing emergency department issues using advanced practice in Saudi Arabia.” Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

    Al Talalwah, N., McIltrot, K. & Alghamdi, A. (in press). “Delay and cancellation of elective surgeries: Integrative literature review.” Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.

    Sacco Casamassima, M. G., Gause, C., Goldstein, S. D., Karim, O., Swarup, A., McIltrot, K., & Colombani, P. M. (2016). “Patient satisfaction after minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum in adults: Long-term results of Nuss procedure in adults.” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 101(4), 1338-45. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.09.102

    Goldstein, S., Culbertson, N., Garrett, D., McIltrot, K., Felix, M., Salazar, J., et al. (2015). “Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis in children: A comparison of open and thoracoscopic approaches.” Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(1), 92-97. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.10.005

    Papandria, D., Goldstein, S. D., Salazar, J. H., Cox, J. T., McIltrot, K., Stewart, F. D., et al. (2015). “A randomized trial of laparoscopic versus open Nissen fundoplication in children under two years of age.” Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(2), 267-271. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.11.014

  • Awards/Honors

    2017 Nurse Leadership Institute Fellow—University of Maryland Nurse Leader Development Program

    2017 Southern Regional Educational Board “Innovation in Education” Award

    2016 New Nursing Faculty Fellowship, Nurse Support Program II—Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)

    2014 American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Associations Founders Award, “Excellence in Pediatric Surgical Nursing”

    2014 International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE), Suzanne Smith Mentoring Editors Award

    2010 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing