Mary Pat McKee, MS, RD, LD
2724 Markbreit Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 4520 9
(513) 702- 8483
alfarom p@hot m ail.com
2012-Present Registered Dietitian, Registered Dietitian, PRN Status
Division of Nutrition Therapy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Provide coverage for department while permanent employees are on leave.
2002- 2012 Registered Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Manager
Division of Nutrition Therapy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Developing and coordinating Nutrition Services for outpatient clinics at main hospital campus and 6
additional locations. Oversaw the departmental development and implementation of an electronic
medical records system for clinical nutrition. Manager of 30 registered dietitians and 2 dietetic
1999- 2002 Senior Outcomes Coordinator
Department of Health Policy & Clinical Effectiveness, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Clinical Data Consultant and Senior Outcomes Coordinator
• Collaborate with Decision Support Analysts, Systems Analysts and Database Consultants to
develop a database system for merging clinical, financial and demographic data to support
analysis, reporting and dissemination, improve process of data entry and facilitate the
provision of information to users.
• Developed a process for data collection and data quality validation, implemented and
subsequently trained and supervised a team of nurses resulting in improvement in data
quality integrity and availability to end users.
• Develop clinical and process outcomes for guidelines and pathways, analyze and prepare
data for reports, presentations and manuscripts for various audiences.
2001-2003 Adjunct Faculty University of Cincinnati
Taught a variety of science courses to students at varying levels. Developed course lectures for the
Department of Biology, University of Cincinnati, Clermont College
General Biology & Lab, Human Biology
Department of Allied Health-Nutrition, University of Cincinnati, Main Campus, Graduate and
Advanced Nutrition, Nutritional Assessment and Minerals
1997-1999 Institutional Review Board Coordinator
Schulman Associates, IRB, Cincinnati, Ohio
Prepared documents for IRB approved research studies for individuals considering enrollment as
human subjects in pharmaceutical trials and other trials.
• Acted as an advocate for subjects enrolled in research studies who have concerns about their
participation in clinical trials or questions about their rights as research subjects.
• Conducted site visits to assure compliance with IRB requirements as related to procedures for
recruitment and consent and documentation.
• As part of a team, lectured at nationally sponsored continuing education programs regarding
• Served as project lead for company database design to improve tracking of all aspects of the
1997 Clinical Research Coordinator
ChoiceCare Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Identified and recruited subjects for a multi-centered research trial. Analyzed claims relating to study
outcomes. Worked on inter-departmental teams to analyze claims information for the development of
externally funded projects.
1995-1997 Clinical Research Coordinator
Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Designed and implemented research protocols including: subject recruitment, data management,
maintaining records and regulatory affairs. Published papers and abstracts.
1991-1995 Clinical Research Dietitian
Clinical Research Center, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Implemented the nutritional portion of all research protocols using the Clinical Research Center.
Principal Investigator of a trial to investigate body composition and metabolic expenditure in
children infected with HIV. Published findings in 1995.
1988-1991 Metabolic Support Team Supervisor
Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida.
Managed a multi-disciplinary nutrition support consult service for physicians to provide enteral and
parenteral nutrition at four Orlando area hospitals.
1987-1988 Chief Clinical Dietitian
St. Charles General Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Manager of patient food services and clinical nutrition services. Assisted with the development of
an innovative room services operation, which was available to the hospital patients and staff.
1985-1987 Nutrition Support Dietitian
Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Managed the nutritional care for all enteral and parenteral patients as part of a multi-disciplinary
nutritional support service in a small community hospital.
1983-1984 Teaching Assistant
University of Dayton
Instructor for the department of Human Ecology for the food science laboratories.
TRAINING: Leadership Development, Self-Management Counseling
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Microsoft Office, Hospital Medical Records System
2001-2 University of Cincinnati, variety of courses for personal enrichment
1996 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Masters of Science, Epidemiology
1985 Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana
1984 University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Bachelors of Science
• Registered Dietitian: #707859 License: #2176
• CNSD: ASPEN certification for Dietitian in Nutrition Support, 2003-2008
• Institutional Review Board Alternate Member for Schulman Associates IRB from February 1999 to
ARTICLES and ABSTRACTS
Doyne EO, Alfaro MP, Siegel RM, Atherton HD, Schoettker PJ, Bernier J, Kotagal UR. A randomized
controlled trial to change antibiotic prescribing patterns in a community. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.
Bucuvalas JC, Chernausek SD, Alfaro MP, Krug SK, Ritschel W, Wilmott RW. Effect of insulin like
growth factor-1 treatment in children cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Gastroenerol Nutr. 2001;33:5:576-81.
Perlstein, P., Kotagal, U., Schoettker, P., Atherton, H., Farrell, M., Gerhardt, W., Alfaro, M. Sustaining
the Implementation of an Evidence-Based Guideline for Bronchiolitis. Arch Pediatr Adolecs Med
Hill, K., Bucuvalas, J., McClain, C., Kryscio, R., Martini, R., Alfaro, M., Maloney, M. Pilot study of
growth hormone administration during the refeeding of malnourished anorexia nervosa patients Hill, J
Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2000;10:1:3-8.
Chernausek S., Bucuvalas J., Ritschel W., Murray M., Horn J., Alfaro M., Kuntze J., Martha P.
Comparative Pharmacokinetics of rhIGF-I in Children with Growth Disorders. Abstract presented at
the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology, June 1997.
Morrison JA, Alfaro MP, Khoury P, Thornton BB, Daniels, SR. Determinants of resting energy
expenditure in young black girls and young white girls. J Pediatr. 1996;129:5:637-42.
Frank G., Cheung P., Horn J., Alfaro M., Chernausek S. Predicting the growth response to growth
hormone in patients with intrauterine growth retardation. Clin Endocrin 1996;44:679-85.
Bucuvalas J., Horn J., Slusher J., Alfaro M., Chernausek S. Growth Hormone Insensitivity in Children
with Biliary Atresia. J Ped Gastro Nutr. 1996;23:135-140.
Alfaro M., Seigel R., Baker R., Heubi J. Resting Energy Expenditure and Body Composition in
Pediatric HIV-Infection. Ped AIDS 1995;6276-280.
2009 “Nutritional Status and Short-term Surgical Outcome in Children with Single Ventricle
Undergoing Fontan Completion” Poster Presentation at CHOP Cardiology 2009, Feb
2007 “Nutrition in Chronocity and Obesity” Advance Practice Nurses Bi-Annual Meeting
Cincinnati, Oh November 9, 2007
2006 “The Evolution of a Postcardiothroacic Surgery Feeding Guideline: Evidence-Based
Practice” Poster Presentation at CHOP Cardiology 2006, Feb 8, 2006 Scottsdale AZ
2003 “Promoting Breastfeeding in the Younger African American Population” Soulful Health
Program on WCIN, November 12, 2003
2003 “Nutrition Support for the Pediatric Surgical Patient”, Grand Rounds Urology CCHMC,
Cincinnati OH, September 9, 2003
2001 “Guidelines and Pathways - Bringing Evidence to the Bedside”, National Respiratory Care
Conference, Cincinnati, OH
1998 “Regulation, Ethics and Leadership in Clinical Research for the New Millennium”, New
1998 “Audits and Inspections”, Washington DC
1993-6 "Pediatric HIV Nutrition", Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders Annual Program,
1994 "HIV - Current Status of Women and Children", University Hospital, Cincinnati area
Dietetic Interns, and Clinical Dietitians.
1993 "Resting Energy Expenditure in Perinatally HIV-infected Children: A Preliminary Report".
Poster session, Pediatric AIDS Conference, Washington D.C.
1987 Bogota Columbia, Guest Lecturer at the Central Military Hospital three day seminar on
recent advances in enteral and parenteral nutrition
1987 WYLD Radio: “Doctor’s Corner” - regular guest on local talk show to give brief talk and
answer phone in questions
1986 Richard Anderson Show: Appeared as guest on local TV talk show with other health care