Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street, #4207
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Columbia College, Columbia UniversityBA1993History
    University of PennsylvaniaM.D.1998School of Medicine
    Children's Hospital Los AngelesResidency 2001Pediatrics
    University of California, BerkeleyMaster's of Public Health2002Maternal Child Health
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship 2007Adolescent Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    University of California, San Francisco 2018Excellence in Teaching Award
    UCSF Health 2020Exceptional Physician Award

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    1. Clinical characteristics of hospitalized male adolescents and young adults with atypical anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2024 Jan 11. Nagata JM, Vargas R, Sanders AE, Stuart E, Downey AE, Chaphekar AV, Nguyen A, Ganson KT, Buckelew SM, Garber AK. PMID: 38205657.
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    2. Short-term outcomes of the study of refeeding to optimize inpatient gains for patients with atypical anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2024 Jan 05. Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Buckelew SM, Downey AE, Le Grange D, Gorrell S, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Moscicki AB, Golden NH. PMID: 38179719.
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    3. What medical providers need to elevate outpatient care for adolescents and young adults with binge-eating disorder: A novel protocol. Int J Eat Disord. 2024 Feb; 57(2):294-302. Downey AE, Odette M, Sanders AE, Kuykendall M, Saunders E, Nagata JM, Forsberg S, Buckelew SM, Garber AK. PMID: 38130097.
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    4. Sex differences in cholesterol and triglyceride levels among hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. Int J Eat Disord. 2024 Jan; 57(1):184-194. Nagata JM, Chaphekar AV, Vargas R, Nguyen A, Downey AE, Patel KP, Ganson KT, Stuart E, Vendlinski S, Buckelew SM, Garber AK. PMID: 37864342; PMCID: PMC10842641.
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    5. Modification of an inpatient medical management protocol for pediatric Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: improving the standard of care. J Eat Disord. 2023 Sep 22; 11(1):165. Gorrell S, Vendlinski SS, Thompson AS, Downey AE, Kramer R, Hail L, Clifton S, Forsberg S, Reilly EE, Saunders E, Buckelew SM, Le Grange D. PMID: 37737186; PMCID: PMC10514937.
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    6. Course and outcome in individuals with atypical anorexia nervosa: Findings from the Study of Refeeding to Optimize iNpatient Gains (StRONG). Int J Eat Disord. 2023 Jul 28. Golden NH, Kapphahn CJ, Cheng J, Kreiter A, Downey AE, Accurso EC, Machen VI, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Moscicki AB, Le Grange D, Garber AK. PMID: 37507351; PMCID: PMC10822019.
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    7. Telemedicine in an adolescent and young adult medicine clinic: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Jun 22; 23(1):680. Barney A, Mendez-Contreras S, Hills NK, Buckelew SM, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 37349720; PMCID: PMC10288754.
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    8. Parental self-efficacy: Longitudinal impact on clinical outcomes across levels of care in adolescent anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2023 09; 56(9):1764-1771. Gorrell S, Downey AE, Saunders E, Accurso EC, Buckelew S, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Garber AK. PMID: 37272755; PMCID: PMC10524863.
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    9. Hospital-based higher calorie refeeding and mealtime distress in adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa or atypical anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2023 06; 56(6):1219-1227. Accurso EC, Cheng J, Machen VI, Buckelew S, Kreiter A, Adams S, Le Grange D, Golden NH, Garber AK. PMID: 36919264; PMCID: PMC10247438.
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    10. Eating disorders in sexual minority adolescents and young adults: examining clinical characteristics and psychiatric co-morbidities in an inpatient medical setting. J Eat Disord. 2023 Feb 28; 11(1):32. Chaphekar AV, Downey A, Garber AK, Kuykendall M, Bojorquez-Ramirez P, Ganson KT, Buckelew SM, Nagata JM. PMID: 36855189; PMCID: PMC9972849.
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    11. Disparities in access to eating disorders treatment for publicly-insured youth and youth of color: a retrospective cohort study. J Eat Disord. 2023 Jan 24; 11(1):10. Moreno R, Buckelew SM, Accurso EC, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 36694235.
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    12. Transgender and other gender diverse adolescents with eating disorders requiring medical stabilization. J Eat Disord. 2022 Dec 23; 10(1):199. Chaphekar AV, Vance SR, Garber AK, Buckelew S, Ganson KT, Downey A, Nagata JM. PMID: 36564815; PMCID: PMC9789657.
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    13. Assessment of vitamin D among male adolescents and young adults hospitalized with eating disorders. J Eat Disord. 2022 Jul 18; 10(1):104. Nagata JM, Grandis A, Bojorquez-Ramirez P, Nguyen A, Downey AE, Ganson KT, Patel KP, Machen VI, Buckelew SM, Garber AK. PMID: 35851069; PMCID: PMC9295348.
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    14. Renal Function in Patients Hospitalized With Anorexia Nervosa Undergoing Refeeding: Findings From the Study of Refeeding to Optimize Inpatient Gains. J Adolesc Health. 2022 10; 71(4):432-437. Downey AE, Cheng J, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Machen VI, Rosen EL, Moscicki AB, Golden NH, Garber AK. PMID: 35705423.
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    15. Sex differences and associations between zinc deficiency and anemia among hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. Eat Weight Disord. 2022 Oct; 27(7):2911-2917. Nagata JM, Bojorquez-Ramirez P, Nguyen A, Ganson KT, McDonald CM, Machen VI, Downey A, Buckelew SM, Garber AK. PMID: 35624393; PMCID: PMC9556365.
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    16. Sex differences in refeeding among hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. Int J Eat Disord. 2022 02; 55(2):247-253. Nagata JM, Bojorquez-Ramirez P, Nguyen A, Ganson KT, Machen VI, Cattle CJ, Buckelew SM, Garber AK. PMID: 34957571; PMCID: PMC8837601.
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    17. Family-based treatment for pediatric eating disorders: Evidence and guidance for delivering integrated interdisciplinary care. Child Health Care. 2023; 52(1):7-22. Forsberg S, Gorrell S, Accurso EC, Trainor C, Garber A, Buckelew S, Le Grange D. PMID: 36619528; PMCID: PMC9817879.
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    18. Twenty-First Century Cures Act Final Rule and Adolescent Health Care: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program Experiences. J Adolesc Health. 2021 12; 69(6):873-877. Ford CA, Bourgeois F, Buckelew SM, Emans SJ, English A, Evans YN, Irwin CE, Richardson LP, Sherer S, Short S, Sieving RE, Simpson T, Tanaka D, White K. PMID: 34666958.
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    19. Youth Insured By Medicaid With Restrictive Eating Disorders-Underrecognized and Underresourced. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 10 01; 175(10):999-1000. Accurso EC, Buckelew SM, Snowden LR. PMID: 34338735; PMCID: PMC8896396.
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    20. Using Standardized Patients to Augment Communication Skills and Self-Efficacy in Caring for Transgender Youth. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Nov-Dec; 21(8):1441-1448. Vance SR, Dentoni-Lasofsky B, Ozer E, Deutsch MB, Meyers MJ, Buckelew SM. PMID: 34022426.
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    21. Higher-Calorie Refeeding in Anorexia Nervosa: 1-Year Outcomes From a Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2021 04; 147(4). Golden NH, Cheng J, Kapphahn CJ, Buckelew SM, Machen VI, Kreiter A, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Le Grange D, Moscicki AB, Sy AF, Wilson L, Garber AK. PMID: 33753542; PMCID: PMC8015147.
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    22. Short-term Outcomes of the Study of Refeeding to Optimize Inpatient Gains for Patients With Anorexia Nervosa: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 01 01; 175(1):19-27. Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Machen VI, Moscicki AB, Sy A, Wilson L, Golden NH. PMID: 33074282; PMCID: PMC7573797.
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    23. The COVID-19 Pandemic and Rapid Implementation of Adolescent and Young Adult Telemedicine: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation. J Adolesc Health. 2020 08; 67(2):164-171. Barney A, Buckelew S, Mesheriakova V, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 32410810; PMCID: PMC7221366.
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    24. A Pediatric Transgender Medicine Curriculum for Multidisciplinary Trainees. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 04 03; 16:10896. Vance SR, Buckelew SM, Dentoni-Lasofsky B, Ozer E, Deutsch MB, Meyers M. PMID: 32352033; PMCID: PMC7187914.
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    25. Self-reported eating disorders and sleep disturbances in young adults: a prospective cohort study. Eat Weight Disord. 2021 Mar; 26(2):695-702. Nagata JM, Thurston IB, Karazsia BT, Woolridge D, Buckelew SM, Murray SB, Calzo JP. PMID: 32222955; PMCID: PMC7529665.
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    26. Weight Loss and Illness Severity in Adolescents With Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. Pediatrics. 2019 12; 144(6). Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Machen VI, Moscicki AB, Saffran K, Sy AF, Wilson L, Golden NH. PMID: 31694978; PMCID: PMC6889949.
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    27. Weight restoration in atypical anorexia nervosa: A clinical conundrum. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 11; 51(11):1290-1293. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Buckelew SM. PMID: 30488483; PMCID: PMC6295247.
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    28. Teaching paediatric transgender care. Clin Teach. 2018 06; 15(3):214-220. Vance SR, Lasofsky B, Ozer E, Buckelew SM. PMID: 29573566.
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    29. Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy in the Differential Diagnosis of Eating Disorders. J Adolesc Health. 2017 11; 61(5):661. Nagata JM, Buckelew SM. PMID: 28935389.
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    30. Enhancing Pediatric Trainees' and Students' Knowledge in Providing Care to Transgender Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Apr; 60(4):425-430. Vance SR, Deutsch MB, Rosenthal SM, Buckelew SM. PMID: 28065519.
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    31. Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: Teaching Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Residents. Subst Abus. 2015; 36(3):325-31. Whittle AE, Buckelew SM, Satterfield JM, Lum PJ, O'Sullivan P. PMID: 25260121.
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    32. The prevalence of social and behavioral topics and related educational opportunities during attending rounds. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1548-57. Satterfield JM, Bereknyei S, Hilton JF, Bogetz AL, Blankenburg R, Buckelew SM, Chen HC, Monash B, Ramos JS, Rennke S, Braddock CH. PMID: 25250747; PMCID: PMC4213280.
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    33. Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Dec; 55(6):750-6. Forman SF, McKenzie N, Hehn R, Monge MC, Kapphahn CJ, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Romano M, Rome ES, Robinson KA, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Rosen DS, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Jay MS, Lindenbaum J, Rickert VI, Garber A, Golden NH, Woods ER. PMID: 25200345.
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    34. Higher calorie diets increase rate of weight gain and shorten hospital stay in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Nov; 53(5):579-84. Garber AK, Mauldin K, Michihata N, Buckelew SM, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB. PMID: 24054812; PMCID: PMC4452504.
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    35. An eleven site national quality improvement evaluation of adolescent medicine-based eating disorder programs: predictors of weight outcomes at one year and risk adjustment analyses. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Dec; 49(6):594-600. Forman SF, Grodin LF, Graham DA, Sylvester CJ, Rosen DS, Kapphahn CJ, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Peebles R, Romano M, Rome ES, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Mammel KA, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Golden NH, Woods ER, National Eating Disorder QI Collaborative. PMID: 22098769.
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    36. Index of suspicion. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome; psoas abscess; hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Pediatr Rev. 2010 Aug; 31(8):341-6. Buckelew S, Slivka M, Caglar D, Kwun R, Gupta R, Ros S. PMID: 20679101.
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    37. Increasing clinician self-efficacy for screening and counseling adolescents for risky health behaviors: results of an intervention. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Aug; 43(2):198-200. Buckelew SM, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Gee S, Ozer EM. PMID: 18639796.
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    38. Innovations in preventive mental health care services for adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2008 May; 42(5):519-25. Buckelew SM, Yu J, English A, Brindis CD. PMID: 18407048.
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    39. What fathers need: a countywide assessment of the needs of fathers of young children. Matern Child Health J. 2006 May; 10(3):285-91. Buckelew SM, Pierrie H, Chabra A. PMID: 16231109.
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