Kimberly S. Quayle, M.D.

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Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dana Brown Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2341


  • AB, Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri-Columbia1984
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine1988


  • 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

  • 1989 - PresPediatric Advanced Life Support
  • 1989Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1991 - PresAdvanced Trauma Life Support
  • 1991 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics (General)
  • 1991 - PresMO, Medical Licensure
  • 1992Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.)- Provider
  • 1993Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • 1996 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • 1996Basic Life Support
  • 2014 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics MOC Certification

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • Completion of the Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists2017
  • Triple Crown Winner, Children's Direct2017
  • 2019 Alumni Faculty Achievement Award, Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association2019
  • Best PEM MD Award, Emergency Medicine Residents2019
  • WUSM Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Honoree2020

Recent Publications view all (46)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Serious Bacterial Infection in Young Febrile Infants with Positive Urinalyses Pediatrics. 2022;2021/055633. 
  2. The Use of Biomarkers in the Early Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis - A Pilot Study Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2022;42(5):e526-e532. doi:10.1097/BPO.00000000000002052  
  3. Serum Sodium Concentration and Mental Status in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Pediatrics. 2021;148; 3; e2021050243. doi:10.1542/peds.2021-050243  
  4. Use of a sterile collection process to reduce contaminated peripheral blood cultures HOSPPEDS. 2021. 
  5. Emerging Therapies: Drugs and Regimens - Effects of Fluid Rehydration Strategy on Correction of Acidosis and Electrolyte Abnormalities in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetes Care. 2020. doi:DC20-3113.R1  
  6. Frequency and Risk Factors of Acute Kidney Injury During Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children and Association With Neurocognitive Outcomes. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(12):e2025481. PMCID:PMC7718599  PMID:33275152 
  7. Pathophysiology/Complications - Cognitive Function following Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children with New Onset or Previously Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes Care. 2020;43(11):2768-2775. doi:10.2337/DC20-0187  PMID:32962981 
  8. Hypertension During Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children J Pediatr. 2020;223:156-163.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.04.066  PMCID:PMC7414786  PMID:32387716 
  9. Implementation of Telemedicine in Pediatric and Neonatal Transport AIRMEDJ-D-19-00069R1. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.amj.2020.04.008  PMID:32690303 
  10. Efficacy of levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate for established status epilepticus by age group (ESETT): a double-blind, responsive-adaptive, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2020;395(10231):1217-1224. PMID:32203691 
  11. Randomized Trial of Three Anticonvulsant Medications for Status Epilepticus. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(22):2103-2113. PMCID:PMC7098487  PMID:31774955 
  12. Reduction of Computed Tomography Use for Pediatric Closed Head Injury Evaluation at a Nonpediatric Community Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 2019;26(7):784-795. PMID:30428150 
  13. Clinical Trial of Fluid Infusion Rates for Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis. N Engl J Med. 2018;378(24):2275-2287. PMCID:PMC6051773  PMID:29897851 
  14. Pediatric Lawnmower Injuries Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017;33(12):784-786. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000001109  PMID:28398934 
  15. Circulating matrix metalloproteinases in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. Pediatr Diabetes. 2017;18(2):95-102. doi:10.1111/pedi.12359  PMID:26843101 
  16. Challenges Enrolling Children Into Traumatic Brain Injury Trials: An Observational Study Acad Emerg Med. 2017;24(1):31-39. doi:10.1111/acem.13085  PMID:27618167 
  17. 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 
  18. 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 
  19. Comparison of Prediction Rules and Clinician Suspicion for Identifying Children With Clinically Important Brain Injuries After Blunt Head Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(5):566-575. doi:10.1111/acem.12923  PMID:26825755 
  20. 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 
  21. 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 
  22. 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 
  23. Isolated Linear Skull Fractures in Children With Blunt Head Trauma Pediatrics. 2015;135(4):e851-e857. 
  24. 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 
  25. 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 
  26. 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 
  27. 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 
  28. 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 
  29. 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 
  30. 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 
  31. 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 
  32. 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 
  33. 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 
  34. 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 
  35. 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 
  36. 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 
  37. 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 
  38. 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 
  39. 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 
  40. 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 
  41. Geographic variation of pediatric burn injuries in a metropolitan area. Acad Emerg Med. 2003;10(7):743-752. PMID:12837649 
  42. Factors associated with adverse outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis-related cerebral edema. J Pediatr. 2002;141(6):793-797. PMID:12461495 
  43. 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 
  44. Description of Missouri children who suffer burn injuries. Inj Prev. 2000;6(4):255-258. PMCID:PMC1730668  PMID:11144622 
  45. Diagnostic testing for acute head injury in children: when are head computed tomography and skull radiographs indicated? Pediatrics. 1997;99(5):E11. PMID:9113968 
  46. Clinical Characteristics of Children with Cerebral Injury Preceding Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Journal of Pediatrics. 
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