Kong Michele 2017Professor

Division of Pediatric Critical Care 

Dr. Kong is a graduate of the University of Calgary School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and her fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine here at UAB. Her research is focused on delineating the role and impact of protease dysregulation in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury and respiratory syncytial virus-induced respiratory failure in children. She is the lead site PI for several multi-centered trials including the NIH funded 1. PROSpect trial that seeks to determine the effects of prone positioning and high-frequency ventilation on pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome outcome; and 2. ADAPT trial which investigates the current approaches for pediatric traumatic injury. In addition, Dr. Kong is the founder and developer of the Sensory Pathway Initiative (which focuses on removing barriers to diagnosis and improving delivery of care for children with sensory, communication and social difficulties) and provides oversight to the implementation of the pathway at Children's of Alabama.