Kimberly S. Quayle, M.D.

Interim Director, Emergency Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Patient Oriented Research UnitEmergency Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2341


  • AB, Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri-Columbia1984
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine1988


  • Residency in Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital1988 - 1991
  • Pediatric Chief Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital1991 - 1992
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine1992 - 1994

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1989
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners 1989
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support 1991
  • American Board of Pediatrics (General) 1991
  • MO, Medical Licensure 1991
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.)- Provider 1992
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1993
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1996
  • Basic Life Support 1996
  • American Board of Pediatrics MOC Certification 2014


  • Curators' Scholar, University of Missouri-Columbia1981 - 1984
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Missouri-Columbia1984
  • Elisabeth L. Demonchaux Prize in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine1988
  • Outstanding Teacher, Subspecialty Award, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine2002 - 2003
  • Pediatric Clinical Educator Award, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residents2008 - 2009
  • Triple Crown Winner, Children's Direct St. Louis Children's Hospital2012

Recent Publications view all (31)

  1. Clinical Presentations and Outcomes of Children With Basilar Skull Fractures After Blunt Head Trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;68(4):431-440.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.04.058  PMID:27471139 
  2. Challenges Enrolling Children Into Traumatic Brain Injury Trials: An Observational Study Acad Emerg Med. 2016. PMID:27618167 
  3. Performance of the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale Score in the Evaluation of Children With Blunt Head Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(8):878-884. doi:10.1111/acem.13014  PMID:27197686 
  4. Relationship of Physician-identified Patient Race and Ethnicity to Use of Computed Tomography in Pediatric Blunt Torso Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(5):584-590. doi:10.1111/acem.12943  PMID:26914184 
  5. Circulating matrix metalloproteinases in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016. doi:10.1111/pedi.12359  PMID:26843101 
  6. Comparison of Prediction Rules and Clinician Suspicion for Identifying Children With Clinically Important Brain Injuries After Blunt Head Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016. doi:10.1111/acem.12923  PMID:26825755 
  7. Television-Related Head Injuries in Children: A Secondary Analysis of a Large Cohort Study of Head-Injured Children in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000000605  PMID:26555312 
  8. Use of Oral Contrast for Abdominal Computed Tomography in Children With Blunt Torso Trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;66(2):107-114.e4. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.01.014  PMID:25794610 
  9. Isolated Linear Skull Fractures in Children With Blunt Head Trauma Pediatrics. 2015;135(4):e851-e857. 
  10. Sensitivity of plain pelvis radiography in children with blunt torso trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;65(1):63-71.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.06.017  PMID:25086474 
  11. Emergency department practice variation in computed tomography use for children with minor blunt head trauma. J Pediatr. 2014;165(6):1201-1206.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.008  PMID:25294604 
  12. Accuracy of the abdominal examination for identifying children with blunt intra-abdominal injuries. J Pediatr. 2014;165(6):1230-1235.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.014  PMID:25266346 
  13. Epidemiology of blunt head trauma in children in U.S. emergency departments. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(20):1945-1947. doi:10.1056/NEJMc1407902  PMID:25390756 
  14. Isolated loss of consciousness in children with minor blunt head trauma. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(9):837-843. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.361  PMID:25003654 
  15. Risk of traumatic brain injuries in children younger than 24 months with isolated scalp hematomas. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(2):153-162. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.02.003  PMID:24635991 
  16. Association of traumatic brain injuries with vomiting in children with blunt head trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;63(6):657-665. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.009  PMID:24559605 
  17. A multicenter study of the risk of intra-abdominal injury in children after normal abdominal computed tomography scan results in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62(4):319-326. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.04.006  PMID:23622949 
  18. Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis, fluid therapy, and cerebral injury: the design of a factorial randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Diabetes. 2013;14(6):435-446. doi:10.1111/pedi.12027  PMCID:PMC3687019  PMID:23490311 
  19. Identifying children at very low risk of clinically important blunt abdominal injuries. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62(2):107-116.e2. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.11.009  PMID:23375510 
  20. Incidental findings in children with blunt head trauma evaluated with cranial CT scans. Pediatrics. 2013;132(2):e356-363. doi:10.1542/peds.2013-0299  PMID:23878053 
  21. CT for pediatric, acute, minor head trauma: clinician conformity to published guidelines. Am J Neuroradiol. 2013;34(6):1252-1256. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A3366  PMID:23221949 
  22. The prevalence of traumatic brain injuries after minor blunt head trauma in children with ventricular shunts. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;61(4):389-393. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.08.030  PMID:23122954 
  23. Presentations and outcomes of children with intraventricular hemorrhages after blunt head trauma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(8):725-731. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1919  PMID:22473883 
  24. Prevalence of clinically important traumatic brain injuries in children with minor blunt head trauma and isolated severe injury mechanisms. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(4):356-361. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1156  PMID:22147762 
  25. Do children with blunt head trauma and normal cranial computed tomography scan results require hospitalization for neurologic observation? Ann Emerg Med. 2011;58(4):315-322. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.03.060  PMID:21683474 
  26. Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009;374(9696):1160-1170. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61558-0  PMID:19758692 
  27. Geographic variation of pediatric burn injuries in a metropolitan area. Acad Emerg Med. 2003;10(7):743-752. PMID:12837649 
  28. Factors associated with adverse outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis-related cerebral edema. J Pediatr. 2002;141(6):793-797. PMID:12461495 
  29. Risk factors for cerebral edema in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. N Engl J Med. 2001;344(4):264-269. doi:10.1056/NEJM200101253440404  PMID:11172153 
  30. Description of Missouri children who suffer burn injuries. Inj Prev. 2000;6(4):255-258. PMCID:PMC1730668  PMID:11144622 
  31. Diagnostic testing for acute head injury in children: when are head computed tomography and skull radiographs indicated? Pediatrics. 1997;99(5):E11. PMID:9113968 
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