Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Administrative Appointments


  • Faculty Development Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine (2021 - Present)
  • Faculty Coach, Stanford Pediatrics Residency Program (2021 - Present)
  • Rotation Director, Glitter Pediatrics Resident Rotation, Stanford Pediatrics Residency Program (2019 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Honor Roll for Clinical Teaching, Pediatric Medical Student Clerkship, Stanford School of Medicine (2021)
  • Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Door of Fame Recognition Award, Stanford School of Medicine (2018)
  • Clinical Science Teaching Award, Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Trustee Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Riley Red Shoes for Excellence, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine (2005, 2009, 2012)

Professional Education


  • Chief Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2004)
  • Residency: Indiana University Riley Hospital for Children GME Verification (2005) IN
  • Medical Education: St Louis University School of Medicine (2001) MO
  • BA, University of Notre Dame (1996)

2020-21 Courses


All Publications


  • Back to the Basics: Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children. Pediatric annals Boyd, K. 2017; 46 (7): e257-e261

    Abstract

    Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common childhood infection and often a reason for inpatient admission, especially when a child is hypoxic or in respiratory distress. Despite advances in technology and diagnostics, it remains difficult to accurately differentiate bacterial CAP from a viral process. Most of the laboratory tests routinely done in inpatient medicine, such as complete blood counts and acute phase reactants, do little to differentiate a viral pneumonia from a bacterial pneumonia. Clinicians must rely heavily on the clinical presentation and decide whether to treat empirically with antibiotics. Guidelines published by the Infectious Disease Society of America in 2011 have helped clinicians standardize the diagnosis and treatment of CAP. The guidelines recommend relatively narrow-spectrum antibiotics, such as ampicillin or penicillin, as empiric coverage for the fully immunized child older than age 3 months who requires hospitalization for CAP. [Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(7):e257-e261.].

    View details for DOI 10.3928/19382359-20170616-01

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  • Answer to August 2016 Photo Quiz. Journal of clinical microbiology Relich, R. F., Boyd, K. M., McCoy, M. H., Kaufman, C., Simpson, E. R., Christenson, J. C. 2016; 54 (8): 2213-4

    View details for DOI 10.1128/JCM.02058-14

    View details for PubMedID 27458277

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  • Photo Quiz: Fever, Rash, and Polyarthralgia in a 5-Year-Old Male. Journal of clinical microbiology Relich, R. F., Boyd, K. M., McCoy, M. H., Kaufman, C., Simpson, E. R., Christenson, J. C. 2016; 54 (8): 1937

    View details for DOI 10.1128/JCM.02056-14

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