Kimberly S. Quayle, M.D.  quayle@kids.wustl.edu

Interim Director, Emergency Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Patient Oriented Research UnitEmergency Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2341

Education

  • AB, Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri-Columbia1984
  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine1988

Training

  • Residency in Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital1988 - 1991
  • Pediatric Chief Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital1991 - 1992
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine1992 - 1994

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support1989
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners1989
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support1991
  • American Board of Pediatrics (General)1991
  • MO, Medical Licensure1991
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.)- Provider1992
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support1993
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty Pediatric Emergency Medicine1996
  • Basic Life Support1996
  • American Board of Pediatrics MOC Certification2014

Honors

  • Curators' Scholar, University of Missouri-Columbia1981 - 1984
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Missouri-Columbia1984
  • Elisabeth L. Demonchaux Prize in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine1988
  • Outstanding Teacher, Subspecialty Award, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine2002 - 2003
  • Pediatric Clinical Educator Award, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residents2008 - 2009
  • Triple Crown Winner, Children's Direct St. Louis Children's Hospital2012

Recent Publications view all (31)


  1. Tunik MG, Powell EC, Mahajan P, Schunk JE, Jacobs E, Miskin M, Zuspan SJ, Wootton-Gores S, Atabaki SM, Hoyle JD Jr, Holmes JF Jr, Dayan PS, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Clinical Presentations and Outcomes of Children With Basilar Skull Fractures After Blunt Head Trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;68(4):431-440.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.04.058  PMID:27471139  
  2. Stanley RM, Johnson MD, Vance C, Bajaj L, Babcock L, Atabaki S, Thomas D, Simon HK, Cohen DM, Rubalcava D, Adelson PD, Bulloch B, Rogers AJ, Mahajan P, Baren J, Lee L, Hoyle J, Quayle K, Casper TC, Dean JM, Kuppermann N. Challenges Enrolling Children Into Traumatic Brain Injury Trials: An Observational Study Acad Emerg Med. 2016. PMID:27618167  
  3. Borgialli DA, Mahajan P, Hoyle JD Jr, Powell EC, Nadel FM, Tunik MG, Foerster A, Dong L, Miskin M, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Performance of the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale Score in the Evaluation of Children With Blunt Head Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(8):878-884. doi:10.1111/acem.13014  PMID:27197686  
  4. Natale JE, Joseph JG, Rogers AJ, Tunik M, Monroe D, Kerrey B, Bonsu BK, Cook LJ, Page K, Adelgais K, Quayle K, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF. Relationship of Physician-identified Patient Race and Ethnicity to Use of Computed Tomography in Pediatric Blunt Torso Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(5):584-590. doi:10.1111/acem.12943  PMID:26914184  
  5. Garro A, Chodobski A, Szmydynger-Chodobska J, Shan R, Bialo SR, Bennett J, Quayle K, Rewers A, Schunk JE, Casper TC, Kuppermann N, Glaser N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Circulating matrix metalloproteinases in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016. doi:10.1111/pedi.12359  PMID:26843101  
  6. Atabaki SM, Hoyle JD Jr, Schunk JE, Monroe DJ, Alpern ER, Quayle KS, Glass TF, Badawy MK, Miskin M, Schalick WO, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N. Comparison of Prediction Rules and Clinician Suspicion for Identifying Children With Clinically Important Brain Injuries After Blunt Head Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016. doi:10.1111/acem.12923  PMID:26825755  
  7. Lichenstein R, Monroe D, Quayle KS, Miskin M, Cooper A, Gerardi MJ, Callahan JM, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Television-Related Head Injuries in Children: A Secondary Analysis of a Large Cohort Study of Head-Injured Children in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000000605  PMID:26555312  
  8. Ellison AM, Quayle KS, Bonsu B, Garcia M, Blumberg S, Rogers A, Wootton-Gorges SL, Kerrey BT, Cook LJ, Cooper A, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network PECARN. Use of Oral Contrast for Abdominal Computed Tomography in Children With Blunt Torso Trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;66(2):107-114.e4. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.01.014  PMID:25794610  
  9. Powell EC, Atabaki SM, Wootton-Gorges S, Wisner D, Mahajan P, Glass T, Miskin M, Stanley RM, Jacobs E, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N. Isolated Linear Skull Fractures in Children With Blunt Head Trauma Pediatrics. 2015;135(4):e851-e857. 
  10. Kwok MY, Yen K, Atabaki S, Adelgais K, Garcia M, Quayle K, Kooistra J, Bonsu BK, Page K, Borgialli D, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF. Sensitivity of plain pelvis radiography in children with blunt torso trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;65(1):63-71.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.06.017  PMID:25086474  
  11. Stanley RM, Hoyle JD Jr, Dayan PS, Atabaki S, Lee L, Lillis K, Gorelick MH, Holubkov R, Miskin M, Holmes JF, Dean JM, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Emergency department practice variation in computed tomography use for children with minor blunt head trauma. J Pediatr. 2014;165(6):1201-1206.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.008  PMID:25294604  
  12. Adelgais KM, Kuppermann N, Kooistra J, Garcia M, Monroe DJ, Mahajan P, Menaker J, Ehrlich P, Atabaki S, Page K, Kwok M, Holmes JF, Intra-Abdominal Injury Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Accuracy of the abdominal examination for identifying children with blunt intra-abdominal injuries. J Pediatr. 2014;165(6):1230-1235.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.014  PMID:25266346  
  13. Quayle KS, Powell EC, Mahajan P, Hoyle JD Jr, Nadel FM, Badawy MK, Schunk JE, Stanley RM, Miskin M, Atabaki SM, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N. Epidemiology of blunt head trauma in children in U.S. emergency departments. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(20):1945-1947. doi:10.1056/NEJMc1407902  PMID:25390756  
  14. Lee LK, Monroe D, Bachman MC, Glass TF, Mahajan PV, Cooper A, Stanley RM, Miskin M, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Working Group of Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Isolated loss of consciousness in children with minor blunt head trauma. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(9):837-843. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.361  PMID:25003654  
  15. Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Schutzman S, Schunk J, Lichenstein R, Foerster LA, Hoyle J Jr, Atabaki S, Miskin M, Wisner D, Zuspan S, Kuppermann N, Traumatic Brain Injury Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Risk of traumatic brain injuries in children younger than 24 months with isolated scalp hematomas. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(2):153-162. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.02.003  PMID:24635991  
  16. Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Atabaki S, Hoyle J Jr, Tunik MG, Lichenstein R, Alpern E, Miskin M, Kuppermann N, Traumatic Brain Injury Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Association of traumatic brain injuries with vomiting in children with blunt head trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;63(6):657-665. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.009  PMID:24559605  
  17. Kerrey BT, Rogers AJ, Lee LK, Adelgais K, Tunik M, Blumberg SM, Quayle KS, Sokolove PE, Wisner DH, Miskin ML, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. A multicenter study of the risk of intra-abdominal injury in children after normal abdominal computed tomography scan results in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62(4):319-326. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.04.006  PMID:23622949  
  18. Glaser NS, Ghetti S, Casper TC, Dean JM, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) DKA FLUID Study Group. Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis, fluid therapy, and cerebral injury: the design of a factorial randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Diabetes. 2013;14(6):435-446. doi:10.1111/pedi.12027  PMCID:PMC3687019  PMID:23490311  
  19. Rogers AJ, Maher CO, Schunk JE, Quayle K, Jacobs E, Lichenstein R, Powell E, Miskin M, Dayan P, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Incidental findings in children with blunt head trauma evaluated with cranial CT scans. Pediatrics. 2013;132(2):e356-363. doi:10.1542/peds.2013-0299  PMID:23878053  
  20. Holmes JF, Lillis K, Monroe D, Borgialli D, Kerrey BT, Mahajan P, Adelgais K, Ellison AM, Yen K, Atabaki S, Menaker J, Bonsu B, Quayle KS, Garcia M, Rogers A, Blumberg S, Lee L, Tunik M, Kooistra J, Kwok M, Cook LJ, Dean JM, Sokolove PE, Wisner DH, Ehrlich P, Cooper A, Dayan PS, Wootton-Gorges S, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Identifying children at very low risk of clinically important blunt abdominal injuries. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62(2):107-116.e2. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.11.009  PMID:23375510  
  21. Linscott LL, Kessler MM, Kitchin DR, Quayle KS, Hildebolt CF, McKinstry RC, Don S. CT for pediatric, acute, minor head trauma: clinician conformity to published guidelines. Am J Neuroradiol. 2013;34(6):1252-1256. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A3366  PMID:23221949  
  22. Nigrovic LE, Lillis K, Atabaki SM, Dayan PS, Hoyle J, Tunik MG, Jacobs ES, Monroe D, Wootton-Gorges SW, Miskin M, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Working Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). The prevalence of traumatic brain injuries after minor blunt head trauma in children with ventricular shunts. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;61(4):389-393. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.08.030  PMID:23122954  
  23. Lichenstein R, Glass TF, Quayle KS, Wootton-Gorges SL, Wisner DH, Miskin M, Muizelaar JP, Badawy M, Atabaki S, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Traumatic Brain Injury Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Presentations and outcomes of children with intraventricular hemorrhages after blunt head trauma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(8):725-731. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1919  PMID:22473883  
  24. Nigrovic LE, Lee LK, Hoyle J, Stanley RM, Gorelick MH, Miskin M, Atabaki SM, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Working Group of Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Prevalence of clinically important traumatic brain injuries in children with minor blunt head trauma and isolated severe injury mechanisms. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(4):356-361. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1156  PMID:22147762  
  25. Holmes JF, Borgialli DA, Nadel FM, Quayle KS, Schambam N, Cooper A, Schunk JE, Miskin ML, Atabaki SM, Hoyle JD, Dayan PS, Kuppermann N, TBI Study Group for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Do children with blunt head trauma and normal cranial computed tomography scan results require hospitalization for neurologic observation? Ann Emerg Med. 2011;58(4):315-322. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.03.060  PMID:21683474  
  26. Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Dayan PS, Hoyle JD Jr, Atabaki SM, Holubkov R, Nadel FM, Monroe D, Stanley RM, Borgialli DA, Badawy MK, Schunk JE, Quayle KS, Mahajan P, Lichenstein R, Lillis KA, Tunik MG, Jacobs ES, Callahan JM, Gorelick MH, Glass TF, Lee LK, Bachman MC, Cooper A, Powell EC, Gerardi MJ, Melville KA, Muizelaar JP, Wisner DH, Zuspan SJ, Dean JM, Wootton-Gorges SL, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009;374(9696):1160-1170. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61558-0  PMID:19758692  
  27. Williams KG, Schootman M, Quayle KS, Struthers J, Jaffe DM. Geographic variation of pediatric burn injuries in a metropolitan area. Acad Emerg Med. 2003;10(7):743-752. PMID:12837649  
  28. Marcin JP, Glaser N, Barnett P, McCaslin I, Nelson D, Trainor J, Louie J, Kaufman F, Quayle K, Roback M, Malley R, Kuppermann N, American Academy of Pediatrics, The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Commitee. Factors associated with adverse outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis-related cerebral edema. J Pediatr. 2002;141(6):793-797. PMID:12461495  
  29. Glaser N, Barnett P, McCaslin I, Nelson D, Trainor J, Louie J, Kaufman F, Quayle K, Roback M, Malley R, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Risk factors for cerebral edema in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. N Engl J Med. 2001;344(4):264-269. doi:10.1056/NEJM200101253440404  PMID:11172153  
  30. Quayle KS, Wick NA, Gnauck KA, Schootman M, Jaffe DM. Description of Missouri children who suffer burn injuries. Inj Prev. 2000;6(4):255-258. PMCID:PMC1730668  PMID:11144622  
  31. Quayle KS, Jaffe DM, Kuppermann N, Kaufman BA, Lee BC, Park TS, McAlister WH. Diagnostic testing for acute head injury in children: when are head computed tomography and skull radiographs indicated? Pediatrics. 1997;99(5):E11. PMID:9113968  
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