Roberta Keller, MD

Director of ECMO
Neonatologist

Dr. Roberta Keller is a neonatologist, an expert in caring for critically ill newborns. She specializes in those with congenital lung or heart disease. She is director of the program providing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), an artificial lung system, for newborns.

Keller's research addresses lung and heart disorders affecting newborns, such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia and patent ductus arteriosus. Numerous journals have published her studies.

Keller completed a medical degree, residency in pediatrics and fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at UCSF, and she was awarded the Glaser Pediatric Research Network fellowship. She is coordinator of the UCSF Neonatology Clinical Consensus Program.

Clinics

Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Intensive Care Nursery
1975 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1565
Fax: (415) 353-1202

Pulmonary Hypertension Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3679
Fax: (415) 476-5363

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1993

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Pediatrics 1996

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ballard RA, Ballard PL, Askie LM, Schreiber MD, Hibbs AM, Torgerson DG, Keller RL. Reply. J Pediatr. 2018 Jul 18.
  2. Balkin EM, Zinter MS, Rajagopal SK, Keller RL, Fineman JR, Steurer MA. Intensive Care Mortality Prognostic Model for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Jun 19.
  3. Steurer MA, Oltman S, Baer RJ, Feuer S, Liang L, Paynter RA, Rand L, Ryckman KK, Keller RL, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Altered metabolites in newborns with persistent pulmonary hypertension. Pediatr Res. 2018 Jun 12.
  4. Kinsella JP, Steinhorn RH, Mullen MP, Hopper RK, Keller RL, Ivy DD, Austin ED, Krishnan US, Rosenzweig EB, Fineman JR, Everett AD, Hanna BD, Humpl T, Raj JU, Abman SH. The Left Ventricle in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Implications for the Management of Pulmonary Hypertension. J Pediatr. 2018 Apr 05.
  5. Wai KC, Hibbs AM, Steurer MA, Black DM, Asselin JM, Eichenwald EC, Ballard PL, Ballard RA, Keller RL. Maternal Black Race and Persistent Wheezing Illness in Former Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial. J Pediatr. 2018 Apr 04.
  6. Sperling JD, Sparks TN, Berger VK, Farrell JA, Gosnell K, Keller RL, Norton ME, Gonzalez JM. Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Does Laterality Predict Perinatal Outcomes? Am J Perinatol. 2018 Jan 05.
  7. Balkin EM, Steurer MA, Delagnes EA, Zinter MS, Rajagopal S, Keller RL, Fineman JR. Multicenter mortality and morbidity associated with pulmonary hypertension in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pulm Circ. 2018 Jan-Mar; 8(1):2045893217745785.
  8. Black SM, Field-Ridley A, Sharma S, Kumar S, Keller RL, Kameny R, Maltepe E, Datar SA, Fineman JR. Altered Carnitine Homeostasis in Children With Increased Pulmonary Blood Flow Due to Ventricular Septal Defects. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Oct; 18(10):931-934.
  9. Steurer MA, Baer RJ, Keller RL, Oltman S, Chambers CD, Norton ME, Peyvandi S, Rand L, Rajagopal S, Ryckman KK, Moon-Grady AJ, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Gestational Age and Outcomes in Critical Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatrics. 2017 Oct; 140(4).
  10. Krishnan U, Feinstein JA, Adatia I, Austin ED, Mullen MP, Hopper RK, Hanna B, Romer L, Keller RL, Fineman J, Steinhorn R, Kinsella JP, Ivy DD, Rosenzweig EB, Raj U, Humpl T, Abman SH. Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. J Pediatr. 2017 Sep; 188:24-34.e1.
  11. Keller RL, Ballard RA. Reply. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 189:241-242.
  12. Keller RL, Feng R, DeMauro SB, Ferkol T, Hardie W, Rogers EE, Stevens TP, Voynow JA, Bellamy SL, Shaw PA, Moore PE. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Perinatal Characteristics Predict 1-Year Respiratory Outcomes in Newborns Born at Extremely Low Gestational Age: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 187:89-97.e3.
  13. Keller RL, Eichenwald EC, Hibbs AM, Rogers EE, Wai KC, Black DM, Ballard PL, Asselin JM, Truog WE, Merrill JD, Mammel MC, Steinhorn RH, Ryan RM, Durand DJ, Bendel CM, Bendel-Stenzel EM, Courtney SE, Dhanireddy R, Hudak ML, Koch FR, Mayock DE, McKay VJ, Helderman J, Porta NF, Wadhawan R, Palermo L, Ballard RA. The Randomized, Controlled Trial of Late Surfactant: Effects on Respiratory Outcomes at 1-Year Corrected Age. J Pediatr. 2017 Apr; 183:19-25.e2.
  14. Wai KC, Keller RL, Lusk LA, Ballard RA, Chan DK. Characteristics of Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns Undergoing Tracheotomy: A Secondary Analysis of the Trial of Late Surfactant Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jan 01; 143(1):13-19.
  15. Steurer MA, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Baer RJ, Partridge JC, Rogers EE, Keller RL. Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn in Late Preterm and Term Infants in California. Pediatrics. 2017 Jan; 139(1).
  16. Basta AM, Lusk LA, Keller RL, Filly RA. Spleen Behind the Heart Complicates Lung-to-Head Ratio Measurement in Left-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Dec; 35(12):2717-2721.
  17. Wai KC, Kohn MA, Ballard RA, Truog WE, Black DM, Asselin JM, Ballard PL, Rogers EE, Keller RL. Early Cumulative Supplemental Oxygen Predicts Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in High Risk Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns. J Pediatr. 2016 Oct; 177:97-102.e2.
  18. Keller RL. Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vasodilators. Clin Perinatol. 2016 Mar; 43(1):187-202.
  19. Balkin EM, Olson ED, Robertson L, Adatia I, Fineman JR, Keller RL. Change in Pediatric Functional Classification During Treatment and Morbidity and Mortality in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 37(4):756-64.
  20. Derderian SC, Jayme CM, Cheng LS, Keller RL, Moon-Grady AJ, MacKenzie TC. Mass Effect Alone May Not Explain Pulmonary Vascular Pathology in Severe Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2016; 39(2):117-24.

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