Project Description

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
ken.schenkman@seattlechildrens.org

Currently accepting graduate students contingent upon availability of funding

Muscle oxygenation
Optical spectroscopy
Myoglobin oxygen affinity
Early identification of shock
Determination of clinical thresholds for blood transfusion
We use optical spectroscopy to assess cellular oxygenation and metabolism. We are develeoping noninvasive approaches to assess oxygen sufficiency in anemia and critical illness.
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1986
PhD in Bioengineering, University of Washington, 1996