Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH

2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Fellowship, 2007 - Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Master's of Public Health, 2002 - Maternal Child Health, University of California, Berkeley
Residency, 2001 - Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
M.D., 1998 - School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
BA, 1993 - History, Columbia College, Columbia University
Honors and Awards
  • Exceptional Physician Award, UCSF Health, 2020
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2018
  • Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative, University of California, San Francisco, 2014
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of California, San Francisco, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2012
  1. Assessment of vitamin D among male adolescents and young adults hospitalized with eating disorders.
  2. Renal Function in Patients Hospitalized With Anorexia Nervosa Undergoing Refeeding: Findings From the Study of Refeeding to Optimize Inpatient Gains.
  3. Sex differences and associations between zinc deficiency and anemia among hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders.
  4. Sex differences in refeeding among hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders.
  5. Twenty-First Century Cures Act Final Rule and Adolescent Health Care: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program Experiences.
  6. Youth Insured By Medicaid With Restrictive Eating Disorders-Underrecognized and Underresourced.
  7. Using Standardized Patients to Augment Communication Skills and Self-Efficacy in Caring for Transgender Youth.
  8. Higher-Calorie Refeeding in Anorexia Nervosa: 1-Year Outcomes From a Randomized Controlled Trial.
  9. Short-term Outcomes of the Study of Refeeding to Optimize Inpatient Gains for Patients With Anorexia Nervosa: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial.
  10. The COVID-19 Pandemic and Rapid Implementation of Adolescent and Young Adult Telemedicine: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation.
  11. A Pediatric Transgender Medicine Curriculum for Multidisciplinary Trainees.
  12. Self-reported eating disorders and sleep disturbances in young adults: a prospective cohort study.
  13. Weight Loss and Illness Severity in Adolescents With Atypical Anorexia Nervosa.
  14. Weight restoration in atypical anorexia nervosa: A clinical conundrum.
  15. Teaching paediatric transgender care.
  16. Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy in the Differential Diagnosis of Eating Disorders.
  17. Enhancing Pediatric Trainees' and Students' Knowledge in Providing Care to Transgender Youth.
  18. Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: Teaching Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Residents.
  19. The prevalence of social and behavioral topics and related educational opportunities during attending rounds.
  20. Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative.
  21. Higher calorie diets increase rate of weight gain and shorten hospital stay in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa.
  22. 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.
  23. Index of suspicion. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome; psoas abscess; hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
  24. Increasing clinician self-efficacy for screening and counseling adolescents for risky health behaviors: results of an intervention.
  25. Innovations in preventive mental health care services for adolescents.
  26. What fathers need: a countywide assessment of the needs of fathers of young children.