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Kathryn L. Plax, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor,
Diagnostic Division (Adolescent Medicine)

Specialty Areas
Adolescent Medicine

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Adolescent Center
One Children's Place, Suite C, Second Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-2524
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis , MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
adolescent medicine, reproductive health care, including menstrual problems, family planning, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual identity, Pap tests, weight management, eating disorders, chronic diseases, AIDS, substance abuse including tobacco, drugs and alcohol,patient advocacy

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Brown University
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York
Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis MO
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2007-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Pioneer Award, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis, 2010

Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award, Washington University, 2010

Lighting the Way Award, St. Louis for Kids, 2010

WUSM Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service, 2008

Progressive Youth Connection Health Award, 2007

Resident Teaching Award-Outstanding Teacher Award General Pediatric Medicine, 2006

Excellence in Pediatrics Award, St. Louis Pediatric Society, 2005

The Community Advocate Award, The St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Association of Social Welfare, 2004

Medical advisor to Healthy Kids at Play program and the Healthy Kids Express evaluation team, 2002

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Kaushik G, Plax KL, Constantino JN, Lewis L, Mamah D. Mental health care utilization at a free drop-in youth center in St. Louis, Missouri. Mo Med. 2012 Nov-Dec;109(6):475-81.

Plax K, Seifert RW. Medical debt, health care access, and professional responsibility. Virtual Mentor. 2006 Mar 1;8(3):166-9.

Sanders LM, Robinson TN, Forster LQ, Plax K, Brosco JP, Brito A. Evidence-based community pediatrics: building a bridge from bedside to neighborhood. Pediatrics. 2005 Apr;115(4 Suppl):1142-7.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Kathryn L. Plax.

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