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Kathryn L. Plax, MD

Current Position
Professor,
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
314-454-2468
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, 2007-2014 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Midwest Chapter Award, 2014
Missouri Foundation for Health Corinne Walentik MD Award, 2014
What's Right with the Region - Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, 2013
Community Superhero Award, Voices for Children, 2011
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


Selected or Recent Journal Articles
F Ahmad, K Plax, K Collins, D Jeffe, K Schechtman, J Garbutt, D Doerhoff, D Jaffe (2014). Computerized Self-Interviews Improve Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Testing Among Youth in the Emergency Department PubMed: Annals of Emergency Medicine.

L Baker, R Paul, J Heaps, E Westerhaus, J Chang, S Williams, M Brier, K Plax, B Ances (2014). Impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus on Neurocognition and Risky Behaviors in Young Adults. Journal of Neurovirology

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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