Kathryn Bucklen, M.D.  bucklen_k@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hospitalist Medicine
Hospitalist Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2076

Clinical Interests

As a member of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at Saint Louis Children's Hospital and as a Pediatric Hospitalist Dr. Bucklen has a focus in caring for the hospitalized child, and a particular interest in helping and caring for families and children with complex or life-limiting illness. Her teaching focuses on compassion in communication and symptom management in the setting of complex illness.


  • BA, New York University1991
  • MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine2001


  • Internship and Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh2001 - 2004
  • The Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice, The Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care2012 - 2012
  • Pediatric Pain Master Class, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota/Children's Institue for Pain and Palliative Care2013 - 2013

Licensure and Board Certification

  • PA, Physician License 2004
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics 2004
  • TX, Physician License 2005
  • MO, Physician License 2011


  • First Place, Study Design, Midwest Regional Poster Presentation for Flores, TM & Bucklen, KA 'Identifying Contraceptive Use and Perceived Barriers to Use of Contraceptives Among Women in Nicaragua'1998
  • Educational Scholarship, Harvard Medical School "Palliative Care Education and Practice"2012

Recent Publications view all (1)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Development of a pediatric hospitalist curriculum to promote faculty development, teaching excellence, and evidence-based care. Hosp Pediatr. 2014;4(6):387-92. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2013-0108  PMID:25362082 
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