Katie Plax, M.D.  plax_k@kids.wustl.edu

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Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent MedicinePediatrics

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Education

  • BA, Brown University1989
  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1996
  • MD, Boston Children's Hospital1997
  • MD, St. Louis Children's Hospital1999

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1999American Board of Pediatrics
  • 1999Missouri Medical License
  • 2006American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2013American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Resident Award, St Louis Children's Hospital, an award presented by the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics1999
  • Recognized by the women Legislators of Missouri in a salute to Women Doctors and Health Care Administrators2000
  • The Ashley Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, an award for children's advocacy2002
  • The Community Advocate Award, The St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Association of Social Welfare2004
  • Excellence in Pediatrics Award, St Louis Pediatric Society2005
  • Resident Teaching Award-Outstanding Teacher Award, General Pediatric Medicine2006
  • Progressive Youth Connection Health Award 20072007
  • Best Doctors, St. Louis Magazine2007 - 2017
  • WUSM Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service2008
  • Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award, Washington University2010
  • Health Care Hero Award, St Louis Business Journal2010
  • Lighting the Way Award, St Louis for Kids2010
  • Pioneer Award, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - St. Louis2010
  • AAP Promising Practices Award for Promoting Adolescents' Strengths2011
  • Community Superhero Award, Voices for Children2011
  • What's Right with the Region - Demonstrating Innovative Solutions2013
  • Missouri Foundation for Health Corinne Walentik Award2014
  • Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Midwest Chapter Award2014
  • Missouri Foundation for Health Corinne Walentik MD Award2014
  • Trouble Maker of the Best Kind Award- St. Louis Cultural Leadership2018
  • Job Lewis Smith Award- American Academy of Pediatrics2019

Selected Publications view all (22)


Publication Co-Authors

1.
Mental health care utilization at a free drop-in youth center in St. Louis, Missouri. Mo Med. 2012;109(6):475-81. PMID:23362652 
2.
Medical debt, health care access, and professional responsibility. Virtual Mentor. 2006;8(3):166-9. doi:10.1001/virtualmentor.2006.8.3.msoc1-0603  PMID:23232350 
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