Stephanie Kukora, MD

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Dr. Stephanie Kukora is a clinical lecturer in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.  She completed pediatric bioethics training through the Kansas City Children’s Hospital, under the instruction of Drs. John Lantos and Diane Plantz, in 2014.  Her research interests include the values and attitudes of residents and nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit regarding resuscitation of infants at the margin of viability, and parental perspectives and values regarding the decision-making process for infants with poor prognoses.  She is acting as site coordinator for a multicenter randomized control trial evaluating a decision-aid for counseling women with threatened delivery at the margin of viability and serves as a fellow-member of the Pediatric Ethics Committee.  Additionally, she is working on a normative project addressing the ethical distribution of ECMO resources, which will be presented at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities in October 2014.