Susan May Wiltrakis, MD  susanwiltrakis@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2341

Education

  • BS, Summa Cum Laude, Valparaiso University 2010
  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine2014

Training

  • Residency, General Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis/St. Louis Children's Hospital2014 - 2017
  • Simulation Instructor Training, Center for Medical Simulation, Harvard University2017 - 2017
  • Chief Resident, Washington University in St. Louis/St. Louis Children's Hospital2017 - 2018
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emory University2018 - 2021
  • Medical Education Track, Emory University2019 - 2020

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2012 - PresBasic Life Support (BLS)
  • 2014 - PresPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • 2017 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  • 2018 - PresGA, Medical License
  • 2018 - PresDEA License
  • 2018 - PresAdvanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • 2018 - PresAdvanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • 2021 - PresMO, Medical License
  • 2021 - PresMO, BNDD

Honors and Awards

  • UASOM Medical Student Scholarship2010
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society2013
  • High Five Award, St. Louis Children's Hospital2015
  • Essential Piece Award, St. Louis Children's Hospital2016
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, Emory University2019
  • Golden Apple Award for Simulation, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta2020
  • PEM Teacher of the Year Award 2022, Washington University in St. Louis Emergency Medicine Residency2022

Recent Publications view all (4)


  1. Optimizing Antibiotic Treatment of Skin Infections in Pediatric Emergency and Urgent Care Centers Pediatrics. 2022. doi:10.1542/peds.2021-053197  PMID:36073197 
  2. Use of POCUS in the Diagnosis of Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Pediatric Emergency Care. 2022;38(3):1085-1086. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000002662  PMID:35226635 
  3. COVID-19 testing for providers: Leading by example. Am J Emerg Med. 2021. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2021.01.010  PMCID:PMC7798438  PMID:33468390 
  4. The Contrasting Alkylations of 4-(Dimethylaminomethyl)pyridine and 4-(Dimethylamino)pyridine: An Organic Chemistry Experiment Journal of Chemical Education . 2011;88(3):328–330. doi:https://doi.org/10.1021/ed1000312  
Last updated: 09/09/2022
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