Jun 22, 2017 / Spotlight

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Kiley Poppino, Research Coordinator

Meet Kiley – a research coordinator who has been working at the hospital for the past 2 years. Get to know more about her in our SRH Staff Spotlight below.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Making a difference in a child’s life. I truly believe we are discovering new and innovative ways to provide the best quality of care for our patients.

What’s your favorite thing about the hospital?
The people! Everyone at Scottish Rite Hospital is so incredible and child-focused. I truly appreciate everyone’s dedication- it’s very inspiring.

Describe a typical day.
My main focus is in scoliosis research. A large portion of my day is spent following up with current research patients or enrolling new participants into our studies. If I’m not down in clinic, you will most likely find me at my desk working on a very large and upcoming spine study under the guidance of Dr. Sucato.

How did you find out about the hospital?
I began volunteering for Camp Joint Adventure, a week long summer camp for Scottish Rite Hospital patients with juvenile arthritis, about 9 years ago and fell in love with the mission of the hospital.

What made you want to work here?
I’ve had the privilege of working in multiple departments within the hospital, and everyone is terrific to work with.

What skills do you need for your job?
Attention to detail and a willingness to learn.

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here?
I tutored quite a bit and was a teaching assistant in college for physiology, anatomy, and neurobiology. I always knew I wanted to work in the field of science and had a great interest in the spine.

What is your favorite…
•    Hospital event: Spring to Health
•    Food in the cafeteria: Coffee!
•    Place in the hospital: The gym

What’s your favorite…
•    Place to travel: California
•    Type of food: Latte
•    TV show: Chopped

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Rowing in the open sea with sharks swimming below.

What’s the last book you read?
Find a Way by Diana Nyad (I highly recommend!)

What is something people don’t know about you?
I learned how to ride a bike as an adult!

What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Don’t Stop Believing


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