Kathryn Bucklen, M.D.  kbucklen@wustl.edu

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Associate Professor, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148

Clinical Interests

As a member of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bucklen's focus is caring for families and children coping with complex or life-limiting illness. Her teaching focuses on compassion in communication and symptom management in the setting of complex illness.Information about PACT can be found at: https://www.stlouischildrens.org/conditions-treatments/pediatric-advance-care-team-pact


  • 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
  • Integrating Mindfulness Meditation into the Clinical Setting, University of Wisconsin - Madison2017 - 2017

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2004 - 2005PA, Physician License
  • 2004 - 2024American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • 2005 - 2011TX, Physician License
  • 2011 - PresMO, Physician License

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • Saint Louis Children's Hospital Children's Direct "Triple Crown" Award2019

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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