Katie Plax, M.D.  plax_k@kids.wustl.edu

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Division Director, Adolescent and Diagnostic Medicine Pediatrician, Director, Adolescent Center, St Louis Children's Hospital

Adolescent Medicine

email: plax_k@kids.wustl.edu

phone: (314) 454-2468


  • B.A., Brown University, 1989
  • M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1996
  • M.D., Boston Children's Hospital, 1997
  • M.D., St. Louis Children's Hospital, 1999

Licensure and Board Certification

  • , 1999
  • American Board of Pediatrics, 1999
  • American Board of Pediatrics, 2006


  • Brown University's nominee for National Student Humanitarian Award, 1989
  • Eva M Mooar Premium, a monetary award for contributions to the college and the community, 1989
  • Robert J Haggerty Prize in Pediatrics, University of Rochester, an award for scholarship and concern for the care for all children, 1996
  • Outstanding Resident Award, St Louis Children's Hospital, an award presented by the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999
  • Recognized by the women Legislators of Missouri in a salute to Women Doctors and Health Care Administrators, 2000
  • The Ashley Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, an award for children's advocacy , 2002
  • The Community Advocate Award, The St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Association of Social Welfare, 2004
  • Excellence in Pediatrics Award, St Louis Pediatric Society, 2005
  • Resident Teaching Award-Outstanding Teacher Award, General Pediatric Medicine, 2006
  • Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine, 2007
  • Progressive Youth Connection Health Award 2007, 2007
  • WUSM Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service, 2008
  • Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award, Washington University, 2010
  • Health Care Hero Award, St Louis Business Journal, 2010
  • Lighting the Way Award, St Louis for Kids, 2010
  • Pioneer Award, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - St. Louis, 2010
  • AAP Promising Practices Award for Promoting Adolescents' Strengths, 2011
  • Community Superhero Award, Voices for Children, 2011
  • What's Right with the Region - Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, 2013

Recent Publications view all (3)

1. Kaushik, G., Plax, K. L., Constantino, J. N., Lewis, L., Mamah, D. (2012). Mental health care utilization at a free drop-in youth center in St. Louis, Missouri. Missouri medicine, 109 (6), 475-81 PubMed: 23362652.

2. Plax, K., Seifert, R. W. (2006). Medical debt, health care access, and professional responsibility. The virtual mentor : VM, 8 (3), 166-9 PubMed: 23232350.

3. L. Sanders, T. Robinson, L. Forster, K. Plax, J. Brosco, A Brito (2005). From Bedside to Neighborhood: A Pediatrician's Tool Box for Evidence-based Community Projects.. Pediatrics, 115, 1142-7.

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