Caroline C. Horner, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Researcher, Patient Oriented Research Unit
Patient Oriented Research UnitAllergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

phone: 314-454-2694


  • B.A., universali cum honore, Washington University1993
  • M.D., cum laude, St. Louis University School of Medicine2000
  • MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine2011


  • Medical Research Technician, Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis University1994 - 1996
  • Summer Research Fellow, St. Louis University School of Medicine1997 - 1997
  • Resident, St. Louis University School of Medicine2000 - 2004
  • Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch2004 - 2006

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics2004
  • American Board of Internal Medicine2004
  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology2006
  • MO, Medical License2006


  • Medical School Class President, St. Louis University School of Medicine1998 - 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, St. Louis University School of Medicine1999
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit honor society, St. Louis University School of Medicine1999
  • Merck Book Award, awarded for “significant contributions to the welfare of St. Louis University School of Medicine, its students, and its academic program”2000
  • Academic Fellowship Award, University of Texas Medical Branch2005
  • Nominee Outstanding Resident/Fellow Award, University of Texas Medical Branch2005
  • Nominee Outstanding Resident/Fellow Award, University of Texas Medical Branch2006
  • Clinical Research Training Center Postdoctoral Program Scholar, Washington University School of Medicine2008 - 2011
  • Gail G Shapiro Clinical Faculty Award, Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Education and Research Trust, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology2010
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient2011 - 2014

Selected Publications view all (7)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Horner CC, Dula C, Bacharier LB, Garbutt JM, Gonzalez C, Deych E, Shannon WD, Strunk RC. Daily global stress is associated with nocturnal asthma awakenings in school-age children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016. PMID:27246525  
  2. Horner CC, Mauger D, Strunk RC, Graber NJ, Lemanske RF Jr, Sorkness CA, Szefler SJ, Zeiger RS, Taussig LM, Bacharier LB, Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Most nocturnal asthma symptoms occur outside of exacerbations and associate with morbidity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;128(5):977-82.e1-2. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2011.07.018  PMCID:PMC3408598  PMID:21855126  
  3. Horner CC, Bacharier LB. Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschool and school-age children: focus on the 2007 NAEPP Guidelines. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2009;15(1):52-6. doi:10.1097/MCP.0b013e32831da8ea  PMID:19077706  
  4. Horner CC, Strunk RC. Age-related changes in the asthmatic phenotype in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007;19(3):295-9. doi:10.1097/MOP.0b013e32809913a2  PMID:17505189  
  5. Horner CC, Bacharier LB. Management approaches to intermittent wheezing in young children. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007;7(2):180-4. doi:10.1097/ACI.0b013e32807fafd2  PMID:17351473  
  6. Ford DA, Horner CC, Gross RW. Protein kinase C acylation by palmitoyl coenzyme A facilitates its translocation to membranes. Biochemistry. 1998;37(34):11953-61. doi:10.1021/bi980565w  PMID:9718320  
  7. Ford DA, Han X, Horner CC, Gross RW. Accumulation of unsaturated acylcarnitine molecular species during acute myocardial ischemia: metabolic compartmentalization of products of fatty acyl chain elongation in the acylcarnitine pool. Biochemistry. 1996;35(24):7903-9. doi:10.1021/bi960552n  PMID:8672492