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D. Katherine Grange, MD

Katherine Grange, MD, professor of pediatrics in the division of genetics and genomic medicine, is honored for her exceptional work as a clinical geneticist.

Colleagues describe Grange as a highly skilled clinician who thoroughly investigates and manages complex inherited metabolic disease cases. For several years, she was the only full-time clinical geneticist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and handled virtually all inpatient consultations on her own. She has published numerous case reports and clinical studies in which her thorough clinical evaluations facilitate the diagnosis and management of complex genetic conditions.

Grange also conducts state-of-the-art clinical research in the area of novel therapeutics for genetic and metabolic diseases. She has published more than 81 peer-reviewed articles.

In addition to her clinical and research expertise, Grange is considered an excellent teacher and a leader in resident education. She directs the genetics residency program at the medical school and acts as a subspecialty consultant and general pediatrics ward attending. She received the Outstanding Teacher Award in pediatrics in 2008.

Grange has earned the respect of her peers, patients and staff as a devoted, compassionate and highly approachable physician and teacher. She immediately bonds with families and patients, colleagues say, and is also highly regarded among her peers nationally and internationally. Her students consider her to be extremely knowledgeable and approachable.

Grange received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1976 and her medical degree from the University of Florida in 1981. She completed her postgraduate training at the University of Wisconsin and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). After 12 years on the faculty of Saint Louis University, she was recruited to Washington University in 2001.

Published: 02/20/2015