Sara K. Greer, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (PEFA)
Critical Care Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2527


  • BS, Summa Cum Laude, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign2010
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine2014


  • Resident, Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine2014 - 2017
  • Comprehensive Instructor Workshop in Medical Simulation, Center for Medical Simulation2017
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine2017 - 2018
  • Education Skills Program, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine2018
  • Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine2018 - 2021
  • Chief Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine2020 - 2021

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2017 - PresState of Missouri Licensed Physician
  • 2017 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Campus Honors Program and Chancellor’s Scholar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign2006 - 2010
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign2008
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign2010
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Top Ten Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Article (PMID 21150734)2011
  • Pediatric Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award2018
  • Best Abstract in Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics Research Retreat2019
  • Academy of Educators Honor Roll Award2021
  • Academy of Educators Rising Star Award2022

Recent Publications view all (7)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Cognitive Load Assessment Scales in Simulation: Validity Evidence for a Novel Measure of Cognitive Load Types. Simulation in Healthcare. Advance online publication. 2022. doi:10.1097/SIH.0000000000000665  PMID:35470346 
  2. Vertebral Body Stapling for Moderate Juvenile and Early Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Cautions and Patient Selection Criteria. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015;40(24):E1305-14. PMID:26655807 
  3. High prevalence of cervical deformity and instability requires surveillance in Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2015;97(5):411-419. PMID:25740032 
  4. Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis in Non-Ambulatory Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy Patients: A Matched Cohort Comparison of Unit Rod Technique and All-Pedicle Screw Constructs. Spine Deformity. 2013;1(5):389-394. PMID:27927398 
  5. Clinically significant differences exist between curves in operative idiopathic early-onset scoliosis and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013;38(16):1368-1374. PMID:23574816 
  6. Tibial Fractures after tibial tubercle osteotomies for patellar instability: A comparison of 3 osteotomy configurations. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics. 2011;5(1):19-26. PMID:22295046 
  7. Outcomes after patellar realignment surgery: A minimum 3-year followup study of children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2011;31(1):65-71. PMID:21150734 
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