Karen M. Maguiness M.S., R.D., C.S.P.

Pediatric Pulmonology Dietitian

Karen Maguiness is a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition, specializing in the nutritional care of patients with cystic fibrosis. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; her Dietetic Internship from Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio; her Master of Science Degree from the Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital; and her Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship from Indiana University School of Medicine. Karen is currently a clinical nutrition specialist for the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Health, where she has been employed since 1985. Karen has been a member of seven of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's (CFF) Guidelines Committees: Preschool; Strategic Planning; Vitamin D; Infants Diagnosed through Newborn Screening; Growth and Nutrition including Nutrition Classification; Nutrition for Pediatric Patients; and Pancreatic Enzyme Supplements for Patients with CF. She served as a charter member of the CFF Education Committee. Karen received the charter Midwest CF Dietitian Achievement Award in 2009, the Mary M. Kontos Care Champion Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2016, and the Dr. Karyl Rickard Pediatric Nutrition Award from the IUPUI School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2017. She was also the recipient of a newborn screening quality improvement grant from the CFF in 2013 for Optimizing the Nutrition of Infants with a Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis. Karen is a regularly invited speaker at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Annual Conference on nutrition and cystic fibrosis, as well as a local lecturer for patient, family, and staff CF education days. She has co-authored journal articles in the Journal of Pediatrics, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Karen is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association.