M. Kathleen Buetow, MD, DrPH

Dr. Buetow received an MD from the University of Maryland in 1954 and subsequently did a Pediatric Residency at Baltimore City Hospitals and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She then returned to Baltimore to pursue a Doctor of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health with her thesis work on the topic of Neonatal Mortality. She became a diplomat of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 1959, and has been a member of the AAP since then. She is also a member of their sub-committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Since 1965, she has been a Pediatric Physician on the staff of Carle Foundation Hospital and a member of the Carle Physician Group in Urbana, Illinois. As a Carle staff member she has also served as Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign from 1986-2007 and continues on medical school committees as an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. She is also a 20-year member of the University of Illinois Institutional Review Board (IRB). During her years at Carle, Kathleen Buetow has been particularly interested in fostering appropriate immunization practices and serves on Carle’s Immunization Committee. She has a special interest in Child Protection and is involved in many multidisciplinary efforts to prevent, identify and treat instances of child abuse and neglect. She has been involved for the past 20 years on a state Child Death Review Team which seeks to identify and remedy problems associated with Child Mortality.

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