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Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
Pediatric Asthma
Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

Patients Seen At
Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
314-454-2694
Fax:   314-454-2219
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St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite C, second floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Additional Languages Spoken
Spanish

Mailing Address
Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116-NWT
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Asthma in children, outcome of asthma from childhood to adult, allergy and lung diseases, immunology

Areas of Research Interest
Asthma and cystic fibrosis pharmacogenetics. Behavioral signs as predictors of the onset of an asthma exacerbation.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric - Pulmonology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: University of Puerto Rico, 1997
Medical Degree: Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2001
Residency: Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida, 2004
Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2006
Research Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Faculty Diversity Scholar, Washington University School of Medicine, 2007
American Thoracic Society, Minority Trainee Travel Award, 2007
K30 Award, Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation, Washington University School of Medicine, 2006
Clinical Distinction Award, Ponce School of Medicine, 2001

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Beigelman A, King TS, Mauger D, Zeiger RS, Strunk RC, Kelly HW, Martinez FD, Lemanske RF Jr, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Jackson DJ, Guilbert T, Covar R, Bacharier LB; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Do oral corticosteroids reduce the severity of acute lower respiratory tract illnesses in preschool children with recurrent wheezing? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jun;131(6):1518-1525.e14.

Chuen-Im P, Marwan S, Carter J, Kemp J, Rivera-Spoljaric K. Heterozygous 24-polyalanine repeats in the PHOX2B gene with different manifestations across three generations. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Mar 4.

Chuen-im P, Smyth MD, Segura B, Ferkol T, Rivera-Spoljaric K. Recurrent pleural effusion without intrathoracic migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter: a case report. Recurrent pleural effusion without intrathoracic migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter: a case report. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Jan;47(1):91-5.

Rivera-Spoljaric K, Jaenicke M, Sridhar S, Krauss MJ, Garbutt JM, Bacharier LB, Strunk RC. Caregivers report a wide variety of early signs and symptoms of impending asthma exacerbations that are not different between preschool and school-aged children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):1109-11.e1-5.

Garbutt J, Highstein G, Nelson KA, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Strunk R. Detection and home management of worsening asthma symptoms. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 Dec;103(6):469-73.

Rivera-Spoljaric K, Chinchilli VM, Camera LJ, Zeiger RS, Paul IM, Phillips BR, Taussig LM, Strunk RC, Bacharier LB; Childhood Asthma Research and Education (CARE) Network. Signs and symptoms that precede wheezing in children with a pattern of moderate-to-severe intermittent wheezing. J Pediatr. 2009 Jun;154(6):877-81.e4.

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

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