Sara M. Buckelew, MD, MPH

Adolescent medicine specialist
Director, Eating Disorders Program

Dr. Sara M. Buckelew is a specialist in adolescent medicine and a director of the UCSF Eating Disorders Program. Her focus is on caring for teenagers with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia. In research, she also focuses on eating disorders, as well as other topics in adolescent mental health.

Buckelew earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and earned a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. At UCSF, she completed a residency in preventive medicine and public health, followed by a fellowship in adolescent medicine. She is a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Buckelew is accepting new patients.

Clinics

Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic at Mount Zion
2330 Post St., Suite 219
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2002
Fax: (415) 353-2466

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

Eating Disorders Program
2330 Post St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2002
Fax: (415) 353-2466

More about Sara M. Buckelew

Education

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, MD 1998

Residencies

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatrics 2001
UCSF, Preventive Medicine and Public Health 2003

Fellowships

UCSF, 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.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.