Sara Buckelew, MD

Adolescent medicine specialist

Dr. Sara M. Buckelew is a specialist in adolescent medicine in the Teen Clinic and joint director of the Eating Disorders Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She specializes in treating teens with eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia, and sees patients at UCSF's clinics at Parnassus, Greenbrae and Pleasanton.

Buckelew earned a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed residencies at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and at UC Berkeley and UCSF in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She also completed a fellowship at UCSF. In her research, she's interested in eating disorders and adolescent mental health. She is a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine, American Teachers of Preventive Medicine and Society for Adolescent Medicine. Buckelew, who has a master's degree in public health, is an assistant clinical professor in pediatrics.

Buckelew is accepting new patients

Clinics

Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic at Mount Zion
2330 Post St., Suite 219
San Francisco, CA 94115

Adolescent Eating Disorders at Pleasanton
5924 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (415) 353-2002
Fax: (415) 353-2739

More about Sara Buckelew

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1998

Residencies

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Pediatrics 2001
UCSF Medical Center, Preventative Med/Public Health 2003

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Adolescent Medicine 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Vance SR, Lasofsky B, Ozer E, Buckelew SM. Teaching paediatric transgender care. Clin Teach. 2018 Mar 24.
  2. Nagata JM, Buckelew SM. Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy in the Differential Diagnosis of Eating Disorders. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Nov; 61(5):661.
  3. Vance SR, Deutsch MB, Rosenthal SM, Buckelew SM. Enhancing Pediatric Trainees' and Students' Knowledge in Providing Care to Transgender Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Apr; 60(4):425-430.
  4. Whittle AE, Buckelew SM, Satterfield JM, Lum PJ, O'Sullivan P. 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.
  5. Satterfield JM, Bereknyei S, Hilton JF, Bogetz AL, Blankenburg R, Buckelew SM, Chen HC, Monash B, Ramos JS, Rennke S, Braddock CH. The prevalence of social and behavioral topics and related educational opportunities during attending rounds. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1548-57.
  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. 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.
  7. Garber AK, Mauldin K, Michihata N, Buckelew SM, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB. 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.
  8. 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. 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.
  9. Buckelew S, Slivka M, Caglar D, Kwun R, Gupta R, Ros S. Index of suspicion. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome; psoas abscess; hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Pediatr Rev. 2010 Aug; 31(8):341-6.
  10. Buckelew SM, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Gee S, Ozer EM. 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.
  11. Buckelew SM, Yu J, English A, Brindis CD. Innovations in preventive mental health care services for adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2008 May; 42(5):519-25.
  12. Buckelew SM, Pierrie H, Chabra A. What fathers need: a countywide assessment of the needs of fathers of young children. Matern Child Health J. 2006 May; 10(3):285-91.

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