Andrea Coverstone, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine
Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2694

Clinical Interests

Dr. Coverstone is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine. She graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She went on to receive her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (2009-2012). After residency she returned to Saint Louis, where she completed her fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Washington University in St Louis and earned her certificate in clinical investigation. Dr. Coverstone joined the faculty in 2015 and is a member of the American Thoracic Society and Arnold P Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Dr. Coverstone’s research focuses on understanding childhood asthma, particularly severe asthma. She is involved with research efforts through the Severe Asthma Research Program and AsthmaNet. In addition, she is a member of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Quality Improvement Team at St Louis Children’s Hospital and the CF Therapeutics Development Network.


  • BS, Gonzaga University2004
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine2009
  • MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis2015


  • Pediatric Residency, University of North Carolina Hospitals2009 - 2012
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine2012 - 2015

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2012 - PresMO, Missouri Board of Healing Arts Medical License
  • 2012 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  • 2016 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
  • 2020 - PresIL, Medical License

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Gonzaga University2004
  • Donald W. Bussman Award, St Louis University School of Medicine2009
  • Paul J McBryan Award, St Louis University School of Medicine2009
  • Rodney M. Coe Award for MD with Distinction in Community Service, St Louis University School of Medicine2009
  • St Louis Pediatric Society Award2009
  • American Thoracic Society Fellows Track Symposium Award2014

Recent Publications view all (27)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Quantitative CT Characteristics of Cluster Phenotypes in the Severe Asthma Research Program Cohorts. Radiology. 2022;210363. PMID:35471111 
  2. The azithromycin to prevent wheezing following severe RSV bronchiolitis-II clinical trial: Rationale, study design, methods, and characteristics of study population. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021;22:100798. PMCID:PMC8219746  PMID:34189338 
  3. Mixed Sputum Granulocyte Longitudinal Impact on Lung Function in the Severe Asthma Research Program. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021;203(7):882-892. PMCID:PMC8017570  PMID:33545021 
  4. Type 2 inflammation in the sputum of adolescents with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2021;126(3):297-299. PMCID:PMC8062219  PMID:33276117 
  5. Early Diagnosis and Intervention in Cystic Fibrosis: Imagining the Unimaginable. Front Pediatr. 2021;8:608821. PMCID:PMC7830672  PMID:33505947 
  6. Preventing asthma in high risk kids (PARK) with omalizumab: Design, rationale, methods, lessons learned and adaptation. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021;100:106228. PMCID:PMC7887056  PMID:33242697 
  7. Serum sickness-like reaction following initiation of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor therapy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020. PMID:32956574 
  8. Baseline sputum eosinophil + neutrophil subgroups' clinical characteristics and longitudinal trajectories for NHLBI Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP 3) cohort. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020. PMID:32032631 
  9. Diagnosis and Management of T2-High Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020;8(2):442-450. PMID:32037108 
  10. Clinical significance of the bronchodilator response in children with severe asthma. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019. PMID:31424170 
  11. Beyond Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Rhinovirus in the Pathogenesis and Exacerbation of Asthma: The Role of Metapneumovirus, Bocavirus and Influenza Virus. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2019;39(3):391-401. PMID:31284928 
  12. Extracellular DNA, Neutrophil Extracellular Traps, and Inflammasome Activation in Severe Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019;199(9):1076-1085. PMCID:PMC6515873  PMID:30888839 
  13. The effect of BPIFA1/SPLUNC1 genetic variation on its expression and function in asthmatic airway epithelium. JCI Insight. 2019;4(8). PMCID:PMC6538329  PMID:30996135 
  14. Airway Inflammatory Patterns in Severe Childhood Asthma-How Might This Change General Practice? J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019;7(6):1813-1814. PMID:31279464 
  15. Recurrent wheezing in children following human metapneumovirus infection. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018;142(1):297-301.e2. PMID:29481834 
  16. Effects of endogenous sex hormones on lung function and symptom control in adolescents with asthma. BMC Pulm Med.. 2018;18(1):58. doi:10.1186/s12890-018-0612-x.  PMID:29631584 
  17. Quintupling Inhaled Glucocorticoids to Prevent Childhood Asthma Exacerbations. N Engl J Med. 2018;378(10):891-901. PMCID:PMC5972517  PMID:29504498 
  18. Refractory Airway Type-2 Inflammation in a Large Subgroup of Asthmatics treated with Inhaled Corticosteroids JACI. 2018. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2017.12.1009  PMID:29524537 
  19. Baseline Features of the Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP III) Cohort: Differences with Age. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018;6(2):545-554.e4. PMCID:PMC5832534  PMID:28866107 
  20. ALX receptor ligands define a biochemical endotype for severe asthma. JCI Insight. 2017;2(14). doi:10.1172/jci.insight.93534  PMCID:PMC5518567  PMID:28724795 
  21. Natural killer cell-mediated inflammation resolution is disabled in severe asthma. Sci Immunol. 2017;2(9). PMCID:PMC5561743  PMID:28783702 
  22. Inflammatory and Comorbid Features of Patients with Severe Asthma and Frequent Exacerbations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017;195(3):302-313. PMCID:PMC5328178  PMID:27556234 
  23. Plasma IL6 levels, metabolic dysfunction, and asthma severity: a cross-sectional analysis of two cohorts Lancet Respir Med 2016. 2016;4(7):574-584. doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(16)30048-0  PMID:27283230 
  24. ATS Core Curriculum 2015: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015;12(11):1688-96. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201506-322CME  PMID:26540419 
  25. Severe asthma in school-age children: evaluation and phenotypic advances. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2015;15(5):521. doi:10.1007/s11882-015-0521-5  PMID:26134431 
  26. Overnight pulse oximetry for evaluation of sleep apnea among children with trisomy 21. J Clin Sleep Med. 2014;10(12):1309-15. doi:10.5664/jcsm.4286  PMCID:PMC4237524  PMID:25325597 
  27. DNA and inflammatory mediators in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from children with acute inhalational injuries. J Burn Care Res. 2013;34(3):326-33. doi:10.1097/BCR.0b013e31825d5126  PMCID:PMC3567221  PMID:23128126 
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