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Kay L. Saving, MD

Kay L. Saving, MD

  • Clinic Physician
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria



MD – University of Kansas, Kansas City

Research Interests

Kay Saving’s lab is currently active in research on platelet function in neonates and patients with sickle cell disease.

Dr. Saving has been with the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate since 1987. She is also the medical director of a child abuse center through UICOM-P.

Selected Publications

Mankin P, Akhand M, Maragos J, Saving KL. Impaired platelet dense granule release in neonates. J of Ped Hemat/Oncol. (in press)

Joseph MA, Adams D, Maragos J, Saving KL. Flow cytometry of neonatal platelet RNA. Am J Ped Hemat/Oncol 18(3) 277-281, 1996.

Hocker JR and Saving KL. Fatal aortic thrombosis in a neonate during infusion of epsilon-aminocaproic acid. J Pediat Surg 30(10):1490-1492, 1995.

Saving KL, Jennings DE, Aldag JC, Caughey RC. Platelet Ultrastructure of High-Risk Premature Infants. Thrombosis Research 73(6):371-384, 1994.

Gordon BG, Saving KL, McCallister JA, Warkentin PI, McConnell JR, Coccia PF, Haire WD. Cerebral infarction associated with protein C deficiency following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Case Report. Bone Marrow Transplantation 8:323-325, 1991.

Saving KL, Aldag J, Jennings D, Caughey B, Regan M, Powers W. Electron microscopic characterization of neonatal platelet ultrastructure: effects of sampling techniques. Thrombosis Research 61:65-80, 1991.

Saving KL, McLaren RA, Miller TC, O'Connor M. Responsibility expands to extended family members (letter). Am J Obstet Gynecol 163:1369-1370, 1990.

Saving KL. Electron microscopy as an aid to diagnosis in pediatric hematology/oncology. EMSA Bulletin 19:65-68, 1989. (invited article).

Barnes ML, Saving KL, Vats T. Post-splenectomy sepsis. Kansas Med J 88:119-124, 1987.

Last update: April 2000