Abigail Kissel  kisselam@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor, Academic Pediatrics
Academic Pediatrics

phone: (314) 454-6300


  • BA, Northwestern University2006
  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine2010


  • Pediatrics Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2010 - 2013
  • Pediatrics Chief Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2013 - 2014
  • Children's Defense Fund Fellowship2018 - 2019
  • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2018 - 2021
  • EPIC Physician Builder Training, EPIC2019 - 2019

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Missouri Medical License
  • 2013 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics Certification

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Honor Society- Northwestern University2006
  • Election to membership in Gold Humanism Society at Baylor College of Medicine2009
  • Scholarship to attend the American Academy of Neurology Conference2009
  • Intern of the Year award for Clinical Excellence- UTSW2011
  • Excellence in Advocacy- UTSW2013
  • Senior Educator of the Year- UTSW2013
  • Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics annual award for attending DBP Clinical Update Conference2022

Recent Publications view all (7)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Effectsoftheelectronichealth record onjob satisfactionofacademic pediatric faculty. Int J Med Inform. 2022;168:104881. PMID:36208533 
  2. Clinical utility of the ECLECTIC framework in providing culturally-informed autism spectrum disorder evaluations: A pediatric case-based approach. Clin Neuropsychol. 2022;36(5):1148-1171. PMID:34126862 
  3. A brief survey of medical practitioner knowledge and attitudes regarding autism spectrum disorder in Bahir Dhar, Ehtiopia. African Journal of Health Sciences. 2021;34(3):364-373. 
  4. Pediatric Priorities. Acad Med. 2020;95(8):1131. PMID:32079944 
  5. Efficacy and tolerability of pregabalin in essential tremor: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. J Neurol Sci. 2009;285(1-2):195-7. PMID:19631949 
  6. A population-based study of parkinsonism in an Amish community. Neuroepidemiology. 2009;33(3):225-30. PMCID:PMC2826445  PMID:19641327 
  7. High dose botulinum toxin A for the treatment of lower extremity hypertonicity in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2007;49(11):818-22. PMCID:PMC3064069  PMID:17979859 
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