Brooke Polk, M.D.  bpolk@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine (Pending Executive Faculty Approval)
Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2694

Clinical Interests

Dr. Polk is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. She graduated with honors from Colorado State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Polk completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, followed by a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Polk joined the faculty at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in July 2017. She is an active member of several organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Polk’s clinical and research interests include childhood food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis.

Education

  • BS, Cum laude, Colorado State University2008
  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine2012

Training

  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital2012 - 2015
  • Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology, Children's Mercy Hospital2015 - 2017

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Board Certified 2015
  • MO, Medical License 2015
  • BLS 2016
  • PALS 2016
  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology (Board eligible) 2017

Honors

  • Mortar Board Honor Society, Tau Iota Omega Chapter2007 - 2008
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Course Representative and Class Historian2008 - 2012
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Colorado School of Medicine2011 - 2012
  • Medical Student Education Committee at Children's Mercy Hospital, selected member2012 - 2015
  • Seely Award Nominee for excellence exhibited in primary pediatric care, Children’s Mercy Hospital2015
  • Clemens von Pirquet Award, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology2015
  • Travel scholarship recipient, AAAAI, provided by Teva Respiratory2015
  • Travel scholarship recipient, ACAAI, provided by Teva Respiratory2015
  • FIT Bowl champion, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Annual Meeting2016
  • Travel scholarship recipient, ACAAI, provided by Teva Respiratory2016
  • Travel scholarship recipient, AAAAI, provided by Teva Respiratory2017

Recent Publications view all (5)


  1. Patient-Centered Outcomes in Food Allergy. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2017;17(6):39. PMID:28516366 
  2. Biological Therapies of Immunologic Diseases: Strategies for Immunologic Interventions. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2017;37(2):247-259. PMID:28366475 
  3. Association of tree nut and coconut sensitization. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016;117(4):412-416. PMID:27566863 
  4. Folic acid pathway single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with methotrexate significant adverse events in United States veterans with rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014;32(3):324-32. PMCID:PMC4167828  PMID:24447348 
  5. Pharmacogenomics in childhood rheumatic disorders: a foundation for future individualized therapy. Discov Med. 2013;16(90):267-75. PMID:24333406 
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