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Faculty Physicians

Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric, MD

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

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
Pediatric Asthma
Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric - Pulmonology

Languages

Spanish

Areas of Clinical Interest

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Three

1020 N. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 110
Office Phone: 314-454-2694
Fax: 314-454-2219

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-2694

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Nonrespiratory symptoms before loss of asthma control in children.
Newton LP, Osei-Akosa Y, Strunk RC, Krauss M, Bacharier LB, Garbutt JM, Rivera-Spoljaric K
J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2013 May-Jun; 1(3)304-6.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2013.01.012.

PMID:
    24565492
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Shared clinician-patient decision-making about treatment of pediatric asthma: what do we know and how can we use it?
Rivera-Spoljaric K, Halley M, Wilson SR
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Apr; 14(2)161-7. doi: 10.1097/ACI.0000000000000046.

PMID:
    24553296
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Do oral corticosteroids reduce the severity of acute lower respiratory tract illnesses in preschool children with recurrent wheezing?
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 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jun; 131(6)1518-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.01.034.

PMID:
    23498594
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Heterozygous 24-polyalanine repeats in the PHOX2B gene with different manifestations across three generations.
Chuen-im P, Marwan S, Carter J, Kemp J, Rivera-Spoljaric K
Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Feb; 49(2)E13-6. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22731.

PMID:
    23460419
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Recurrent pleural effusion without intrathoracic migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter: a case report.
Chuen-im P, Smyth MD, Segura B, Ferkol T, Rivera-Spoljaric K
Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Jan; 47(1)91-5. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21510.

PMID:
    22170808
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Caregivers report a wide variety of early signs and symptoms of impending asthma exacerbations that are not different between preschool and school-aged children.
Rivera-Spoljaric K, Jaenicke M, Sridhar S, Krauss MJ, Garbutt JM, Bacharier LB, Strunk RC
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov; 128(5)1109-11.e1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.06.033.

PMID:
    21906791
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Detection and home management of worsening asthma symptoms.
Garbutt J, Highstein G, Nelson KA, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Strunk R
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 Dec; 103(6)469-73. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60262-1.

PMID:
    20084839
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Signs and symptoms that precede wheezing in children with a pattern of moderate-to-severe intermittent wheezing.
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
J Pediatr. 2009 Jun; 154(6)877-81.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.12.029.

PMID:
    19324370
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

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