Katherine Steffen, M.D, M.H.S.  Steffen_K@kids.wustl.edu

Instructor in Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2527

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Critical Care andQuality Improvement and Patient Safety


  • BA, Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University2003
  • MD, Research Distinction, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine2008
  • MSc, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health2013


  • Internship and Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital2008 - 2011
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatric Critical Care2011 - 2014

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MD, Maryland Board of Physcians 2011
  • American Board of Pediatrics 2011
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • MO, Missouri Physician's License 2014
  • Pediatric Critical Care - American Board of Pediatrics 2014


  • NCAA Academic All-American2000 - 2003
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. University of Iowa, Department of Pediatrics.2005 - 2006
  • T32 Research Award. Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.2012 - 2014
  • PICU Attending of the Year2015 - 2016

Recent Publications view all (3)

  1. Determination of genetic predisposition to patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2009;123(4):1116-23. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-0313  PMCID:PMC2734952  PMID:19336370 
  2. Maternal and fetal variation in genes of cholesterol metabolism is associated with preterm delivery. J Perinatol. 2007;27(11):672-80. doi:10.1038/sj.jp.7211806  PMCID:PMC2706423  PMID:17855807 
  3. Evaluation of fetal and maternal genetic variation in the progesterone receptor gene for contributions to preterm birth. Pediatr Res. 2007;62(5):630-5. doi:10.1203/PDR.0b013e3181567bfc  PMCID:PMC2734951  PMID:17805208 
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