Courtney Kaar  kaar@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2694

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kaar graduated from University of Massachusetts- Amherst with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2009. After working as a farm laborer in Australia and an Advisory Services Specialist at Wells Fargo Advisors, she went on to receive her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2017. She completed her pediatrics residency at Saint Louis University in 2020, followed by a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis in 2021. She then joined the Division of Allergy and Pulmonary medicine as faculty. Dr. Kaar is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Her clinical interests include sleep-disordered breathing, insomnia, the ramifications of obesity and sleep, and the effect of sleep habits on sports performance.

Education

  • BS, University of Massachusetts2009
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine2017

Training

  • Post Baccalaureate Training, University of Missouri2011 - 2012
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine2017 - 2020
  • Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine2020 - 2021

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2020 - 2022Medical License, State of Missouri
  • 2020American Board of Pediatrics: Certified
  • 2020 - 2023DEA Registration
  • 2021PALS, Certified

Recent Publications view all (3)


  1. Recreational and Commercial Catfishing Injuries: A Review of the Literature. Wilderness Environ Med. 2017;28(4):348-354. PMID:28967487 
  2. The Use of a Pediatric Migraine Practice Guideline in an Emergency Department Setting. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016;32(7):435-9. PMID:26359823 
  3. Catfish noodling forearm injury requiring urgent surgical treatment: a case report and review of the literature. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014;25(1):75-9. PMID:24412658 
Last updated: 07/19/2021
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