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Cortney B. Foster, DO

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Associate Fellowship Director


110 S. Paca St., 8th Floor, Ste. 820

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

2009-2012: Fellow of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

2008-2009:  Chief Resident of Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD

2005-2008:  Resident of Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD

2001-2005:  Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY, Doctor of Osteopathy

1996-2000:  Bates College, Lewiston, ME


Board Certification:

2009-Present: American Board of Pediatrics

2012- Present: Pediatric Critical Care


Cortney Foster is a pediatric intensivist who is board certified in both pediatric critical care and general pediatrics.  She completed her residency and chief residency at the University of Maryland. She completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Children's National Medical Center and then returned to University of Maryland to join the faculty team.  Her interests include medical student, resident and fellow education and her research interests include NIRS, congenital heart disease, and team dynamics.  In addition to her clinical work, she serves as the associate program director for the pediatric critical care fellowship program.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Respiratory Failure, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Highlighted Publications

Foster CB, Simone S, Bagdure D, et al: Optimizing Team Dynamics: An Assessment of Physician Trainees and Advance Practice Providers Collaborative Practice. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2016; 17:e430–e436

Foster CB, Spaeder MC, McCarter RJ, Cheng YI, Berger JT. (2013). The use of near-infrared spectroscopy during an extubation readiness trial as a predictor of extubation outcome. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013; 14(6): 587-592