Shobha Bhaskar, MD

Shobha Bhaskar, MD is a pediatric hospitalist with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, who also sees patients at Children’s Hospital facilities at Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Progress West Healthcare.

Terra Blatnik, MD

I have always loved working with young athletes — which makes my role with the Young Athletes Center such a great fit! It’s so rewarding to see a child who has suffered a setback get healthy and back on the field. I have three kids of my own, who are now 12, 10, and 7. My husband, Jeffrey, and I love to spend our time away from work exploring the city with them. And when I’m on my own, I like to run and participate in obstacle course races — and cook and bake when I can! My best advice to other moms is advice I try to live by, myself: keep your kids active! Set a good example and get out and walk as a family. Dr. Blatnik specializes in the nonoperative treatment of all musculoskeletal sports-related conditions in pediatric and adolescent patients ages 5 and above.

Lindsay Clukies, MD

Lindsay Clukies, MD Lindsay Clukies, MD, is a Washington University emergency medicine physician and associate medical director for trauma services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Sarah Garwood, MD

Sarah Garwood, MD I became a pediatrician because of the impact pediatrics has on a person’s entire life. If we can help parents guide children toward best practices and teens toward healthy choices early, then their chances of success are so much greater. My husband, Jason, and I share three daughters. Becoming a parent myself has deepened my empathy for children and teens who face adversity. As a pediatrician I am able to channel that energy and work toward improvements. Like any parent, I spend a lot of my “free” time running the girls around to different activities. But when we have downtime, I like to live by my favorite MomDoc tip: Keep track of and limit screen time. Kids will play, create, and engage their imaginations when being “plugged in” is not an option. Sarah Garwood, MD, is a Washington University adolescent medicine physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia, she trained at Children’s and became an attending physician in 2008.

Emily Hahn, DDS

Emily Ann Hahn, DDS Emily Hahn is a board certified pediatric dentist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. At the dental clinic within the hospital, she sees medically complex children that are followed by the other specialists at Children’s Hospital. Her passion is in creating a dental environment that suits each child as an individual. Dr. Hahn attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI for both undergrad and dental school. She completed her pediatric dental residency in Yakima, WA. She is the mommy to one spirited and jolly little guy.

Holly Hoefgen, MD

Holly Hoefgen, MD Holly Hoefgen, MD, is a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist. Her areas of specialty include primary ovarian insufficiency, abnormal menstruation, endometriosis, vulvar dystrophy, polycystic ovary syndrome, contraception and general gynecologic health, as well as fertility preservation for children and adolescents.

Brittany Kaiser, CHES, CPST

Brittany Kaiser, CHES, CPST Brittany Kaiser, CHES, CPST is the lead public health educator with Safety Stop at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She is a certified health education specialist and a certified passenger safety technician. Brittany educates parents and caregivers on car seat safety, home safety, bike helmet safety, and sleep safety. In her free time, she enjoys being a youth group leader for sixth grade to college-age kids at her church, spending time with friends and family, and pet-sitting.

Jamie Kondis

Jamie Kondis Dr. Kondis specializes in pediatric emergency medicine and child abuse pediatrics. She is a graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri and received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Washington University / St. Louis Children’s Hospital and then served for a year as chief resident.

Maithilee Menezes

Maithilee Menezes Dr. Maithilee Menezes is an ENT-otolaryngologist. She has been in practice for over 10 years. Dr. Menezes received her medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Rachel Orscheln

Rachel Orscheln Dr. Orscheln is the director of ambulatory pediatric infectious diseases and the International Adoption Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Her special clinical interests include adoption medicine, international health, and orthopedic infections. Her research interests include prevention of staphylococcal infections and treatment of orthopedic infections in children.

Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric

Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric Dr. Rivera-Spoljaric is a member of the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Multidisciplinary Technology Dependent Child Clinic and also provides consultative services at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital. Her research interests include childhood asthma and technology dependent children. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera-Spoljaric spends much of her free time with her 3 children. They enjoy swimming, going to the park, and exploring local St. Louis attractions like The Magic House and City Museum.

Piyush Srivastava, MD

Piyush Srivastava, MD Piyush Srivastava, MD, is a general pediatrician specializing in comprehensive children’s health care. He is also board certified in Obesity medicine. Dr. Srivastava’s practice is a part of BJC Medical Group, a well-established, multi-specialty physician group. In his free time, he enjoys reading articles and watching videos on nutrition, lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine, history, philosophy, food and culture. He loves playing with his two dogs, Chia and Milo, and is also a budding sky watcher and golfer.