Kari L Wagner


Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Exhaled Volatile Organic Compounds and Inflammation
Health Consequences of Prematurity
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2016 NCC Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Bethesda, MD
2013 NCC Pediatrics Residency, Bethesda, MD
2010 MD Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
2006 BS University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


Dr. Kari L. Wagner, Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy, is a board certified physician in both general pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. She is currently on the neonatology staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she is serving as the Associate Program Director for the National Capital Consortium Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship and Medical Director of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center NICU High Risk Developmental Follow-up Program. Her clinical research interests include exhaled volatile organic compounds as markers of inflammatory conditions of pregnancy and early neonatal life and long term health outcomes of children born preterm.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Associate Program Director, NCC Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship (2018-present)

Medical Director, WRNMMC NICU Follow-Up Clinic (2016-present)

Faculty, NCC Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship (2016-present)

Faculty, NCC General Pediatrics Residency (2016-present)


Wagner K, Wagner S, Susi A, Gorman G, Hisle-Gorman E. Prematurity Does Not Increase Early Childhood Fracture Risk. J Pediatr. 2018 Dec 7. doi: 10.1016/j.peds.2018.11.017.