Sarah Garwood, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2468

Clinical Interests

Transgender and Gender Expansive Health Care


  • BA, Truman State University1998
  • MD, University of Missouri-Columbia2002


  • Internship and Residency, St Louis Children's Hospital2002 - 2005

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2005 - PresMO, Missouri Medical License
  • 2005 - PresMO, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha2002
  • Women in Medicine Award2002
  • James P Keating Outstanding Resident Award2005
  • Excellence in Adolescent Health Award from the Midwest Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine2016
  • 2017 Health Advocacy Award from the St Louis American2017
  • AAP Special Achievement Award2017
  • Washington University Ethic of Service Award2018
  • Excellence in Educational Partnership - Jennings High School2019
  • Focus St Louis What's Right with the Region Award2019
  • Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award in Community Services2020
  • Dr. Corinne Walentik Leadership in Health Award from Missouri Foundation for Health2021
  • PROMO's Partnership Award2022

Recent Publications view all (4)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. An Examination of the Sex-Specific Nature of Nutrition Assessment within the Nutrition Care Process: Considerations for Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2022. doi:   
  2. Validation of the Nine-Item Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Screen among Transgender and Nonbinary Youth and Young Adults Transgender Health. 2021;0(0). doi:10.1089  
  3. Disordered Eating, Food Insecurity, and Weight Status Among Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Youth and Young Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study Using a Nutrition Screening Protocol LGBT Health. 2021;8(5):359-366. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2020.0308   PMID:34097472 
  4. More Than Poverty: The Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect on Pregnancy Risk J Adolesc Health. 2015;57(2):164-168. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.05.004.  PMCID:PMC 4653097  PMID:26206437 
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