Kimberly S. Quayle, M.D.

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Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dana Brown Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2341


  • AB, Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri-Columbia1984
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine1988


  • Residency in Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital1988 - 1991
  • Pediatric Chief Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital1991 - 1992
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine1992 - 1994

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1989 - PresPediatric Advanced Life Support
  • 1989Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1991 - PresAdvanced Trauma Life Support
  • 1991 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics (General)
  • 1991 - PresMO, Medical Licensure
  • 1992Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.)- Provider
  • 1993Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • 1996 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • 1996Basic Life Support
  • 2014 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics MOC Certification

Honors and Awards

  • Curators' Scholar, University of Missouri-Columbia1981 - 1984
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Missouri-Columbia1984
  • Elisabeth L. Demonchaux Prize in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine1988
  • Outstanding Teacher, Subspecialty Award, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine2002 - 2003
  • Pediatric Clinical Educator Award, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residents2008 - 2009
  • Triple Crown Winner, Children's Direct St. Louis Children's Hospital2012
  • Completion of the Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists2017
  • Triple Crown Winner, Children's Direct2017
  • 2019 Alumni Faculty Achievement Award, Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association2019
  • Best PEM MD Award, Emergency Medicine Residents2019
  • WUSM Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Honoree2020

Recent Publications view all (48)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Clinical Characteristics of Children with Cerebral Injury Preceding Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis J Pediatr. 2022;250(Epub 2022 Aug 6):100-104. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.07.033  PMID:35944716 
  2. Radiographic Pneumonia in Young Febrile Infants Presenting to the Emergency Department: A Prospective Cohort Study Emergency Medicine Journal. 2022. 
  3. Serious Bacterial Infection in Young Febrile Infants with Positive Urinalyses Pediatrics. 2022;2021/055633. doi:10.1542/peds.2021-055633. doi:10.1097/BPO.00000000000002052  
  4. Relationships Among Biochemical Measures in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2022. 
  5. Television-Related Head Injuries in Children: A Secondary Analysis of a Large Cohort Study of Head-Injured Children in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022;1:38(7)(Epub 2015 Nov 6):326-331. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000000605  PMID:26555312 
  6. The Use of Biomarkers in the Early Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis - A Pilot Study Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2022;42(5):e526-e532. doi:10.1097/BPO.00000000000002052  
  7. Serum Sodium Concentration and Mental Status in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Pediatrics. 2021;148; 3; e2021050243. doi:10.1542/peds.2021-050243  
  8. Emerging Therapies: Drugs and Regimens - Effects of Fluid Rehydration Strategy on Correction of Acidosis and Electrolyte Abnormalities in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetes Care. 2021. doi:DC20-3113.R1  PMID:34187840 
  9. Use of a sterile collection process to reduce contaminated peripheral blood cultures HOSPPEDS. 2021. 
  10. Frequency and Risk Factors of Acute Kidney Injury During Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children and Association With Neurocognitive Outcomes. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(12):e2025481. PMCID:PMC7718599  PMID:33275152 
  11. Pathophysiology/Complications - Cognitive Function following Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children with New Onset or Previously Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes Care. 2020;43(11):2768-2775. doi:10.2337/DC20-0187  PMID:32962981 
  12. Hypertension During Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children J Pediatr. 2020;223:156-163.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.04.066  PMCID:PMC7414786  PMID:32387716 
  13. Implementation of Telemedicine in Pediatric and Neonatal Transport AIRMEDJ-D-19-00069R1. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.amj.2020.04.008  PMID:32690303 
  14. Efficacy of levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate for established status epilepticus by age group (ESETT): a double-blind, responsive-adaptive, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2020;395(10231):1217-1224. PMID:32203691 
  15. Randomized Trial of Three Anticonvulsant Medications for Status Epilepticus. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(22):2103-2113. PMCID:PMC7098487  PMID:31774955 
  16. Reduction of Computed Tomography Use for Pediatric Closed Head Injury Evaluation at a Nonpediatric Community Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 2019;26(7):784-795. PMID:30428150 
  17. Clinical Trial of Fluid Infusion Rates for Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis. N Engl J Med. 2018;378(24):2275-2287. PMCID:PMC6051773  PMID:29897851 
  18. Pediatric Lawnmower Injuries Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017;33(12):784-786. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000001109  PMID:28398934 
  19. Circulating matrix metalloproteinases in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. Pediatr Diabetes. 2017;18(2):95-102. doi:10.1111/pedi.12359  PMID:26843101 
  20. Challenges Enrolling Children Into Traumatic Brain Injury Trials: An Observational Study Acad Emerg Med. 2017;24(1):31-39. doi:10.1111/acem.13085  PMID:27618167 
  21. Clinical Presentations and Outcomes of Children With Basilar Skull Fractures After Blunt Head Trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;68(4):431-440.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.04.058  PMID:27471139 
  22. Performance of the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale Score in the Evaluation of Children With Blunt Head Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(8):878-884. doi:10.1111/acem.13014  PMID:27197686 
  23. Comparison of Prediction Rules and Clinician Suspicion for Identifying Children With Clinically Important Brain Injuries After Blunt Head Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(5):566-575. doi:10.1111/acem.12923  PMID:26825755 
  24. Relationship of Physician-identified Patient Race and Ethnicity to Use of Computed Tomography in Pediatric Blunt Torso Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(5):584-590. doi:10.1111/acem.12943  PMID:26914184 
  25. Use of Oral Contrast for Abdominal Computed Tomography in Children With Blunt Torso Trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;66(2):107-114.e4. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.01.014  PMID:25794610 
  26. Isolated Linear Skull Fractures in Children With Blunt Head Trauma Pediatrics. 2015;135(4):e851-e857. 
  27. Sensitivity of plain pelvis radiography in children with blunt torso trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;65(1):63-71.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.06.017  PMID:25086474 
  28. Emergency department practice variation in computed tomography use for children with minor blunt head trauma. J Pediatr. 2014;165(6):1201-1206.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.008  PMID:25294604 
  29. Accuracy of the abdominal examination for identifying children with blunt intra-abdominal injuries. J Pediatr. 2014;165(6):1230-1235.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.014  PMID:25266346 
  30. Epidemiology of blunt head trauma in children in U.S. emergency departments. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(20):1945-1947. doi:10.1056/NEJMc1407902  PMID:25390756 
  31. Isolated loss of consciousness in children with minor blunt head trauma. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(9):837-843. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.361  PMID:25003654 
  32. Risk of traumatic brain injuries in children younger than 24 months with isolated scalp hematomas. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(2):153-162. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.02.003  PMID:24635991 
  33. Association of traumatic brain injuries with vomiting in children with blunt head trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;63(6):657-665. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.009  PMID:24559605 
  34. A multicenter study of the risk of intra-abdominal injury in children after normal abdominal computed tomography scan results in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62(4):319-326. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.04.006  PMID:23622949 
  35. Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis, fluid therapy, and cerebral injury: the design of a factorial randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Diabetes. 2013;14(6):435-446. doi:10.1111/pedi.12027  PMCID:PMC3687019  PMID:23490311 
  36. Identifying children at very low risk of clinically important blunt abdominal injuries. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62(2):107-116.e2. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.11.009  PMID:23375510 
  37. Incidental findings in children with blunt head trauma evaluated with cranial CT scans. Pediatrics. 2013;132(2):e356-363. doi:10.1542/peds.2013-0299  PMID:23878053 
  38. CT for pediatric, acute, minor head trauma: clinician conformity to published guidelines. Am J Neuroradiol. 2013;34(6):1252-1256. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A3366  PMID:23221949 
  39. The prevalence of traumatic brain injuries after minor blunt head trauma in children with ventricular shunts. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;61(4):389-393. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.08.030  PMID:23122954 
  40. Presentations and outcomes of children with intraventricular hemorrhages after blunt head trauma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(8):725-731. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1919  PMID:22473883 
  41. Prevalence of clinically important traumatic brain injuries in children with minor blunt head trauma and isolated severe injury mechanisms. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(4):356-361. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1156  PMID:22147762 
  42. Do children with blunt head trauma and normal cranial computed tomography scan results require hospitalization for neurologic observation? Ann Emerg Med. 2011;58(4):315-322. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.03.060  PMID:21683474 
  43. Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009;374(9696):1160-1170. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61558-0  PMID:19758692 
  44. Geographic variation of pediatric burn injuries in a metropolitan area. Acad Emerg Med. 2003;10(7):743-752. PMID:12837649 
  45. Factors associated with adverse outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis-related cerebral edema. J Pediatr. 2002;141(6):793-797. PMID:12461495 
  46. Risk factors for cerebral edema in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. N Engl J Med. 2001;344(4):264-269. doi:10.1056/NEJM200101253440404  PMID:11172153 
  47. Description of Missouri children who suffer burn injuries. Inj Prev. 2000;6(4):255-258. PMCID:PMC1730668  PMID:11144622 
  48. Diagnostic testing for acute head injury in children: when are head computed tomography and skull radiographs indicated? Pediatrics. 1997;99(5):E11. PMID:9113968 
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