Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul, M.D.  

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

phone: (314) 454-2694

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kitcharoensakkul is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand. Dr. Kitcharoensakkul completed her pediatric residency and fellowships in Allergy, Immunology, and Pediatric Rheumatology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Dr. Kitcharoensakkul’s clinical interests include primary immunodeficiency, allergic diseases (asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, urticaria, angioedema, and mastocytosis), and rheumatologic diseases in children.


  • MD, First Class Honor, Mahidol University2002
  • MSCI, Washington University in St. Louis2019


  • Intern/Pediatrics, Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University2003 - 2004
  • Resident/Pediatrics, Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University2004 - 2006
  • Intern/Pediatrics, St Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine2008 - 2009
  • Resident/Pediatrics, St Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine2009 - 2011
  • Fellow, Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology, St Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine2011 - 2015

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • American Board of Pediatric Rheumatology
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • MO, Missouri State Medical License


  • Chief Resident Award, Department of Pediatics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine2009
  • Resident Travel Grant Award, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Allergy and Immunology2010
  • James P. Keating Outstanding Resident Award2011
  • Fellow-in-Training, The 2013 Clinical Immunology Society's School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases2013
  • Thirteenth Gilstrap Award for Immunology Research2013
  • Distinguished Young Investigator Award in the fellow's category of clinical research. The Tenth Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigator's Forum2014
  • Best Abstract in Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics Annual Research Retreat2015
  • Junior Faculty, Clinical Immunology Society/American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology 2018 Diagnostic School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases2018
  • Lecturer of the Month. Pediatric Residency Program.2018

Recent Publications view all (11)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Using only a subset of pneumococcal serotypes is reliable for the diagnosis of specific antibody deficiency in children: a proof-of-concept study. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2019. PMID:30681739 
  2. ATS Core Curriculum 2017: Part II. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017;14(Supplement_2):S165-S181. PMID:28857623 
  3. Sarcoidosis presenting as granulomatous myositis in a 16-year-old adolescent. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2016;14(1):59. PMID:27832822 
  4. Temporal biological variability in dendritic cells and regulatory T cells in peripheral blood of healthy adults. J Immunol Methods. 2016;431:63-5. PMCID:PMC4801223  PMID:26859243 
  5. Snoring and sleep problems in children with and without allergic rhinitis: a case control study. J Med Assoc Thai. 2015;98 Suppl 2:S138-44. PMID:26211115 
  6. Scurvy revealed by difficulty walking: three cases in young children. J Clin Rheumatol. 2014;20(4):224-8. doi:10.1097/RHU.0000000000000101  PMID:24847751 
  7. Localized myositis as a manifestation of systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Case Series from a Tertiary-Care Hospital Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2014;66(S3):S103. 
  8. The heart and pediatric rheumatology. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2014;40(1):61-85. doi:10.1016/j.rdc.2013.10.008  PMID:24268010 
  9. The use of electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus and catatonia. Lupus. 2012;21(14):1575-81. doi:10.1177/0961203312464803  PMID:23161578 
  10. Vancomycin-induced DRESS with evidence of T-cell activation in a 22-month-old patient. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012;109(4):280-1. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2012.07.016  PMID:23010236 
  11. Efficacy of cefditoren pivoxil and amoxicillin/clavulanate in the treatment of pediatric patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in Thailand: a randomized, investigator-blinded, controlled trial. Clin Ther. 2008;30(10):1870-9. doi:10.1016/j.clinthera.2008.10.001  PMID:19014842 
Last updated: 02/19/2019
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