Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

(2016-2018) - MENTOR: Erin Rowell, MD and Monica Laronda, MD

Dr. Corkum is a current research fellow in the Fertility and Hormone Preservation and Restoration (FHPR) Program at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago under the mentorship of Dr. Erin Rowell and Dr. Monica Laronda. Her current research is focused on fertility preservation options for prepubertal and young adolescent children facing fertility threatening diagnoses or treatments. She is studying the surgical technique for ovarian tissue cryopreservation in children, its affects on ovarian follicle health, and its impact on the future re-implantation of ovarian tissue for hormone and fertility restoration. She is also interested in the ethical considerations regarding experimental fertility preservation options for children.  

Publications

Corkum KS, Laronda MM, Rowell EE, A review of reported surgical techniques in fertility preservation for prepubertal and adolescent females facing a fertility threatening diagnosis or treatment, The American Journal of Surgery (2017) Accepted

Corkum KS, Hunter, CJ, Grabowksi, JE, Lautz, TB. Evaluation of Early Postoperative Fever in Children: Utilization and Yield, Journal of Pediatric Surgery (2017) Accepted

Presentations

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017—San Diego, California October 2017 “An Algorithm for the Workup of Suspected Appendicitis in the Era of MRI” Corkum, K., Oyetunji, T., Grabowski, J., Lautz, T.

49th  Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)—Washington, DC October 2017 “Biopsy and Excision of Pulmonary Metastasis in Children with Extra-Cranial Solid Tumors: Current Practice at Stand-Alone Children’s Hospitals” Corkum, K., Ares, G., Rowell, E., Reichek, J, Walterhouse, D., Lautz, T.

IPEG’S 26th Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children – London, England July 2017 “Laparoscopic Oophorectomy for Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation in Prepubertal and Young Adolescent Females: A Review of Surgical Outcomes” Corkum, K., Rowell, E

International Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit— Chicago, Illinois June 2017 “Establishing quality assessment benchmarks for development of best-practice laparoscopic oophorectomy techniques using a porcine model” Even, KA., Corkum KS., Rowell, EE., Laronda, MM.

International Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit— Chicago, Illinois June 2017 “Unilateral oophorectomy for ovarian tissue cryopreservation in prepubertal and young adolescent children: a review of surgical outcomes: Corkum, KS., Lautz, TB., Lockart, B., Madonna, MM. Reynolds, M., Rowell, EE.

Surgical Infections Society Meeting — St. Louis, Missouri May 2017 “Line Salvage in Children with Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection Caused by Staphylococcus aureus” Jones, RE., Corkum, KS., Kociolek, L., Reuters, C., Morgan, E. Lautz, TB.

13th  Annual Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute Research Scholar’s Day — Chicago, Illinois  May 2017 “Surgical outcomes after oophorectomy for ovarian tissue cryopreservation in prepubertal and young adolescent children” Corkum, KS., Lautz, TB., Lockart, B., Madonna, MM. Reynolds, M., Rowell, EE.

13th  Annual Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute Research Scholar’s Day — Chicago, Illinois  May 2017“Establishing porcine ovarian tissue culture for quality assessment for laparoscopic oophorectomy technique development” Even, KA., Corkum KS., Rowell, EE., Laronda, MM.

12th  Annual Academic Surgical Congress – Las Vegas, Nevada February 2017 “Evaluation of Early Postoperative Fever in Children: Utilization and Yield” Corkum, K., Hunter, C. Grabowski, J., Lautz, T.

International Pediatric Endosurgery Group’s 25th Annual Congress — Fukuoka, Japan May 2016 “30-Day Outcomes of Laparoscopic versus Open Gastrostomy Tube Placement in Children: A Review of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric (NSQIP-P) Database” Corkum, K., Gause, C. Grabowski, J.