Krista Childress, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Office: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Children's Surgery LLC., 1975 Century Blvd NE, Suite 6 Atlanta, GA 30345.

Phone: 404-786-8787

Email: krista.childress@emory.edu

Biography

Education & Training

Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL, 2011
Residency: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 2015
Fellowship: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, 2017


Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016


Areas of Interest

• Pediatric and adolescent gynecology

• Congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract

• Disorders of sexual development 

• Fertility preservation 

• Premature ovarian failure 

• Delayed and precocious puberty 

• Polycystic ovarian disease 

• Laparoscopic surgery  

• Contraception


Awards and Honors

• Mental Health PG Prize Paper selected by the Scientific Program Committee ASRM 2014

• Outstanding Teacher Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2012 - 2014

• Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2011

• Patient-centered Medicine Scholar, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2011

• Alpha Omega Alpha: selected as a junior inductee in third year at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2010

• Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Scholarship:  Merit-based scholarship, 2009 and 2010

• Pathology Honor Society, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2008

• Zimmerman Award for Excellence in Anatomy, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2007


Society & Professional Memberships

• Alpha Omega Alpha

• American Society for Reproductive Medicine

• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

• American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

• North American Society for Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology 

• Pediatric Initiative Network-The Oncofertility Consortium

Research

Publications

Childress KJ, Patil, NM, Muscal, JA, Dietrich JE, Venkatramani R. Borderline ovarian tumor in the pediatric and adolescent population: a case series and literature review. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol.

Childress KJ, Santos X, Perez-Milicua G, Hakim J, Adeyemi O, Bercaw-Pratt J, Dietrich J. Intraoperative rupture of ovarian dermoid cysts in the pediatric and adolescent population: Should this change your surgical management? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol.  

Childress KJ, Hicks J, Hao W, Brandt M, Adeyemi-Fowode OA. Lipoblastoma of the labia: A case report. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016. Dec;29(6):e97-e99.

Childress KJ, Dietrich JE. Pediatric Ovarian Torsion. Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb;97(1):209-221. 

Viau Colindres J*, Childress K*, Axelrad M, Shao K, Bercaw-Pratt J, Dietrich J, Gunn S, Karaviti L.  A multidisciplinary approach to puberty and fertility in girls with turner syndrome. Ped Endocrinol Rev. 2016;14(1):33-47.  

Childress KJ, Lawson AK, Ghant MS, Mendoza G, Cardozo E, Confino E, Marsh EE. First Contact: the intersection of demographics, knowledge, and appraisal of infertility treatment at the initial visit. Fertil Steril. 2015 Jul;104(1):180-7.

Schmitt CE, Feinberg JS, Childress KJ. Violaceous Plaques in a Collar-like Distribution—quiz case.  Carcinoma erysipelatoides from carcinoma of unknown primary. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Mar;147(3):345-50. 

Wilkins I, Loy G, Cline A, Alexander T, Gambala C, Childress K. Discussion: ‘Factor V Leiden mutation’ by Kjellberg et al.  Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Nov;203(5):e1-7.


Poster and Oral Presentations

K Childress, G Perez-Milicua, J Hakim, O Adeyemi, J Bercaw-Pratt, X Santos, J Dietrich. Outcomes After Intraoperative Rupture of Ovarian Dermoid Cysts in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting. 29th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2016.

K Childress, J Hakim, O Adeyemi, J Bercaw-Pratt, X Santos, J Dietrich. Use of the Lumitex MD Lightmat Surgical Illuminator for Management of Pediatric and Adolescent Reproductive Tract Anomalies: A Retrospective Case Series. North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting. 29th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2016.

K Childress, O Adeyemi, L Karaviti, J Bercaw-Pratt, J Dietrich. Clinical Presentation of Nonclassical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Due to 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting. 29th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2016. (Poster Presentation)

K Childress, O Brown, J Bercaw-Pratt. Hyperhidrosis of the Vulva. North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting. 29th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2016.

J Hakim, K Childress, J Bercaw-Pratt. Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary in an Infant Girl. North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting. 29th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2016.

J Hakim, K Childress, C Oleka, J Bercaw-Pratt. Tubo-ovarian Abscesses in Non-sexually Active Females: A Large Case Series. North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting. 29th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2016.

S Pai, K Childress, J Dietrich. McCune Albright Syndrome and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in a Single Individual. North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting. 29th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2016.

K Childress, K Swanson, D Gossett. Vulvovaginal Graft Versus Host Disease. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical Research Meeting, 29th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2015.

K Childress, M Regard, M Focseneanu. Labial Angioedema from Miconazole. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting, 28th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.

K Childress, S Robart, S Mofidi, M Regard, D Kronn, M Focseneanu.  Urea Cycle Disorders in the Pubertal Female and the Role of Hormone Therapy. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting, 28th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.

KJ Childress, AK Lawson, MS Ghant, ER Cardozo, E Confino, EE Marsh. Is Knowledge Power or is Ignorance Bliss?: The Impact of Infertility Related Knowledge on Patient Anxiety and Appraisal of Treatment. Conjoint Meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 69th Annual ASRM Meeting, Boston, MA, 2013.

KJ Childress, MS Ghant, L Woodley, G Mendoza, E Confino, EE Marsh. Making a Great First Impression: A Comparison of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Fertility Knowledge Before and After the Initial Infertility Clinic Visit. Conjoint Meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 69th Annual ASRM Meeting, Boston, MA, 2013. 

KJ Childress, AK Lawson, MS Ghant, G Mendoza, ML Steinberg, E Confino, EE Marsh. Toward an Ideal Patient Experience: Longitudinal Assessment of Patient Knowledge, Experience, and Reasons for Discontinuation of Infertility Treatment. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 70th Annual ASRM Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014.

MS Ghant, AK Lawson, KJ Childress, E Confino, EE Marsh. Racial Differences in Anxiety, Appraisal, and Knowledge of Infertility Treatment During the First Infertility Visit. Conjoint Meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 69th Annual ASRM Meeting, Boston, MA, 2013.