Brooke I. Polk, 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. Polk is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. She graduated with honors from Colorado State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Polk completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, followed by a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Polk joined the faculty at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in July 2017. She is an active member of several organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Polk’s clinical and research interests include childhood food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis.


  • BS, Cum laude, Colorado State University2008
  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine2012


  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital2012 - 2015
  • Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology, Children's Mercy Hospital2015 - 2017

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2015 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Board Certified
  • 2015 - PresMO, Medical License
  • 2017 - PresAmerican Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • 2018 - PresIL, Medical License
  • 2020 - PresBLS/PALS

Honors and Awards

  • Mortar Board Honor Society, Tau Iota Omega Chapter2007
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Colorado School of Medicine2011
  • Clemens von Pirquet Award, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology2015
  • FIT Bowl champion, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Annual Meeting2016
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award 20222022 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (12)

  1. Eosinophilic Esophagitis: The Role of Environmental Exposures Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2022. 
  2. Food Insecurity in the Food Allergic Population: A Work Group Report of the AAAAI Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee J Allergy Clin Immune Pract. 2022;10(1):81-90. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2021.10.058  PMID:34862158 
  3. Seafood graded oral food challenge outcomes in a pediatric tertiary care center World Allergy Organ J. 2020;13(5):100121. doi:10.1016/j.waojou.2020.100121  PMCID:PMC7248448  PMID:32477447 
  4. What have recent advances in therapy taught us about severe asthma disease mechanisms? Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2019. doi:10.1080/1744666X.2020.1672536.  PMID:31549894 
  5. Potential Strategies and Targets for the Prevention of Pediatric Asthma. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am.. 2019;39(2):151-162. PMID:30954167 
  6. Management of acute loss of asthma control: yellow zone strategies. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. . 2019. doi:10.1097/ACI.0000000000000512.  PMID:30649012  
  7. The Role of the Environment in Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2018. PMID:30032346 
  8. Patient-Centered Outcomes in Food Allergy. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2017;17(6):39. PMID:28516366 
  9. Biological Therapies of Immunologic Diseases: Strategies for Immunologic Interventions. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2017;37(2):247-259. PMID:28366475 
  10. Association of tree nut and coconut sensitization. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016;117(4):412-416. PMID:27566863 
  11. Folic acid pathway single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with methotrexate significant adverse events in United States veterans with rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014;32(3):324-32. PMCID:PMC4167828  PMID:24447348 
  12. Pharmacogenomics in childhood rheumatic disorders: a foundation for future individualized therapy. Discov Med. 2013;16(90):267-75. PMID:24333406 
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