Kathleen M. Berchelmann, M.D., F.A.A.P.  berchelmann_k@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hospitalist Medicine
Hospitalist Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2076

Clinical Interests

Dr. Berchelmann is a pediatric hospitalist who sees patients in the Emergency Department, inpatient pediatric units, well baby nursery and the NICU. She also attends deliveries to provide newborn care. She is certified in pediatric sedation by St. Louis Children's Hospital.


  • B.A., Amherst College1998
  • M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine2003


  • Fellowship in Medical Ethics, Weston Jesuit School of Theology1998 - 1999
  • Intern, Junior and Senior Resident, Washington University School of Medicine2003 - 2006
  • Certificate in medical informatics, 10x10 program, Oregon Health Sciences University2007 - 2007

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support2003
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support2003
  • MO, Physician and Surgeon license2003
  • American Board of Pediatrics2006
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support2007
  • Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems2009


  • MRW Fellowship, granted by Weston Jesuit School of Theology to fund theological training to women interested in combining a career in medicine and theology1998 - 1999
  • Weston Jesuit Grant, granted by Weston Jesuit School of Theology for academic merit1998 - 1999
  • George A. Plimpton Fellowship, granted by Amherst College for academic merit1998
  • Physicians Health Service Scholarship, granted for academic merit by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine1999 - 2003
  • Readers' Digest Foundation International Fellowship, granted through the Missionary Adoption Program (MAP) to fund an eight week clinical pediatrics program in Kijabe, Kenya2002 - 2003
  • AAP Resident Section International Travel Grant, awarded March, 2006 for research on malnutrition and HIV in Malawi, East Africa.2006

Recent Publications view all (5)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, I-PASS Study Group. I-pass, a mnemonic to standardize verbal handoffs. Pediatrics. 2012;129(2):201-4. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-2966  PMID:22232313  
  2. Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, I-PASS Study Group. Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim. Pediatrics. 2010;126(4):619-22. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-1793  PMID:20876168  
  3. Kilbridge PM, Noirot LA, Reichley RM, Berchelmann KM, Schneider C, Heard KM, Nelson M, Bailey TC. Computerized surveillance for adverse drug events in a pediatric hospital. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009;16(5):607-12. doi:10.1197/jamia.M3167  PMCID:PMC2744710  PMID:19567791  
  4. Berchelmann K, Blechner B. Searching for effectiveness: the functioning of Connecticut Clinical Ethics Committees. J Clin Ethics. 2002;13(2):131-45. PMID:12448188  
  5. Gies EK, Peters DM, Gelb CR, Knag KM, Peterfreund RA. Regulation of mu opioid receptor mRNA levels by activation of protein kinase C in human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. Anesthesiology. 1997;87(5):1127-38. PMID:9366465  
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