Traci Kazmerski, MD, MS

  • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Divisions of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonology

Traci M. Kazmerski, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. She is a pediatric pulmonologist at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her research centers on the improvement of comprehensive health care for adolescents and young adults with pediatric-onset chronic disease. She is currently focusing on improving the sexual and reproductive health care of adolescent and young adult women with cystic fibrosis.

Education & Training

BS, Science Pre-Professional, magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 2006
MD, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Internship/Residency in General Pediatrics. Community-Oriented Research Education (CORE) Track, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2010-2013
Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2013-2016
Research Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology, Boston Children's Hospital, 2016-2018
Fellowship, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2016-2018

Representative Publications

Kazmerski, T.M., Sawicki, G.S., Miller, E., Jones, K.A., Abebe, K.Z., Tuchman, L.K., Ladores, S., Rubenstein, R., Sagel, S.D., Pilewski J.M., Weiner, D.J., Orenstein, D.M., and S. Borrero. “Sexual and reproductive health care utilization and preferences reported by young women with cystic fibrosis”. (2018) Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 17:64-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2017.08.009. PMID: 28866451

Kazmerski, T.M., Sawicki, G.S., Miller, E., Jones, K.A., Abebe, K.Z. , Tuchman, L.K., Ladores, S., Rubenstein, R., Sagel, S.D., Pilewski J.M., Weiner, D.J., Orenstein, D.M., and S. Borrero. “Sexual and reproductive health behaviors and experiences reported by young women with cystic fibrosis.” (2018) Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 17:57-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2017.07.017. PMID: 28774749

Kazmerski, T.M., Hill, K., Prushinskaya, O., Nelson, E., Greenberg, J., Pitts, S.A.B., Borrero, S., Miller, E., and G.S. Sawicki. “Perspectives of young women with cystic fibrosis and parents on sexual and reproductive health educational resources.” (2018) Pediatric Pulmonology. 53(8):1027-1034. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24015. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29696829

Kazmerski, T.M., Prushinskaya, O., Hill, K., Nelson, E., Leonard, J.B., Mogren, K., Pitts, S.A.B., Roboff, J., Uluer, A., Emans, S.J., Miller, E., and G.S. Sawicki. “Sexual and reproductive health topics valued by parents and young women with cystic fibrosis: a concept mapping study”. (2019) Academic Pediatrics. 19:307-314. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.08.011. PMID: 30176294

Kazmerski, T.M., Miller, E., Sawicki, G.S., Thomas, P., Prushinskaya, O., Nelson, E., Hill, K., Miller, A., and S.J. Emans. “Developing sexual and reproductive health educational resources for young women with cystic fibrosis: a structured approach to stakeholder engagement”. (2019) The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 12(2), 267-276.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40271-018-0342-4. PMID:30361885

Kazmerski, T.M., Nelson, E., Newman, L.R., Haviland, M.J., Luff, D., Leichtner, A., Hayes, M.M., Miller, E., Emans, S.J., and G.S. Sawicki. “Interprofessional provider educational needs and preferences regarding sexual and reproductive health in adolescent and young adult women with cystic fibrosis.” (2019) Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 18(5):671-676. doi: https://10.1016/j.jcf.2019.01.015 PMID:30795973

Close, A.*, Ghuman, A., Friehling, E., Hamm, M., Frederick, N., Miller, E., and T.M. Kazmerski. “Experiences with menses and menstrual suppression of young women with cancer.” (2019) Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, doi: 10.1089/jayao.2019.0077. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31592736

Close, A., Jones, K.A., Landowski, A., Switzer, G., Kazmerski, T.M., Miller, E., and E. Friehling. “Current practices in menstrual management in adolescents with cancer – a national survey of pediatric oncology providers.” (2019) Pediatric Blood and Cancer. doi:https://10.1002/pbc.27961 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31441217

Kirkpatrick, L.*, Collins, A., Sogowa, Y., and T.M. Kazmerski. “Sexual and reproductive health in adolescent and young adult women with epilepsy: a qualitative study of pediatric neurologists and epileptologists.” (2020) Epilepsy and Behavior. 104 Part A, doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.106911 [Epub ahead of print]

March, C.A.*, Nanni, M., Kazmerski, T.M., Siminerio, L., Miller, E., and I.M. Libman. “Modern diabetes technologies in the school setting: perspectives from school nurses.” Pediatric Diabetes. 2020 Apr 6;. doi: 10.1111/pedi.13015. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32249474. 

Kidd, K.*, Sequeira, G.M.*, Voss, R., Weiner, D.J., Ramsey, B., Jain, R., and T.M. Kazmerski. “Caring for gender diverse youth with cystic fibrosis.” Accepted to the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, March 4, 2020.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

American Thoracic Society, 2014-Present
Society for Pediatric Research, 2014-Present
Massachusetts Medical Society, 2016-2018
Pennsylvania Medical Society, Allegheny County, 2018-Present
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2019-Present