Cadence Kuklinski, D.O.

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

phone: (314) 454-2694

Clinical Interests

Dr Kuklinski graduated from Saint Louis University with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. After working for 4 years as a pediatric dietitian, she went on to receive her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA. She then returned to St. Louis and completed her pediatrics residency at Saint Louis University, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Washington University in St. Louis, after which she joined the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine as faculty. Dr Kuklinski is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American Society for Transplantation,the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Aerodigestive Society. Her clinical interests include aerodigestive disorders, lung transplant medicine, and multidisciplinary care.


  • BSc, Honors Program, Cum Laude, Saint Louis University2004
  • DO, Des Moines University2012


  • Dietetic Intern, Barnes-Jewish College2004 - 2005
  • Pediatric Resident, Saint Louis University2012 - 2015
  • Fellow, Pediatric Pulmonology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO2015 - 2018

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2015 - PresDiplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2016 - PresMO, Medical License
  • 2018 - PresIL Medical License
  • 2018 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Member, Des Moines University2011
  • Garrett Reed Wheeler Award in Pediatrics, Des Moines University2012
  • PICU's Outstanding Resident, Saint Louis University, Department of Pediatrics2015
  • Castle Connolly's Top Docs 20222022

Recent Publications view all (4)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. American Thoracic Society 2019 Pediatric Core Curriculum. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019. PMID:31456278 
  2. Texting preferences in a Paediatric residency. Clin Teach. 2017. PMID:28078778 
  3. Lung transplantation in infants and toddlers from 1990 to 2004 at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Am J Transplant. 2009;9(4):719-26. PMID:19344463 
  4. Pre-transplant mechanical ventilation increases short-term morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007;26(2):127-31. PMID:17258145 
Last updated: 10/11/2022
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