Karin McCloskey, 48

Pediatrician, author

November 27, 2007

Karin A.L. McCloskey, a Baltimore-born pediatrician who was a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine and wrote a textbook on the transport of sick children, died of undetermined causes Wednesday at her home in Rochester, N.Y. She was 48.

Karin Alexandra Lyell McCloskey was born in Baltimore and raised in Bolton Hill and Roland Park. She was a 1974 Bryn Mawr School graduate and earned a degree from Goucher College. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University.

At her death, she was on a leave of absence from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She had had recurring heart disease for the past seven years.

She had earlier worked at Southwest Medical Center in Dallas and was an assistant professor and worked in pediatric transport at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. She was a fellow of Children's Hospital at Harvard University from 1988 to 1989.

She was the co-author of two textbooks, including Pediatric Transport Medicine in 1995, as well as numerous scientific articles. She was an international lecturer and consultant who spearheaded pediatric care programs in South Africa and Australia.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Loudon Park Cemetery Chapel, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

Survivors include an 8-year-old son, William Lyell McCloskey of Rochester; her parents, William B. McCloskey and Ann Lyell McCloskey of Baltimore; and a brother, William B. McCloskey III of Houston.

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