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Karen Pugh, MD


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Accepts patients until out of high school

300 Medical Plaza

Suite 310

Lake St. Louis, MO 63367


This physician is affiliated with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

Karen Pugh, MD, MPH, is a board-certified pediatrician who provides care to patients age newborn to 21 years. She received both her medical degree and master’s degree in public health from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Before joining SSM Health Medical Group, Dr. Pugh practiced outpatient pediatrics at Wards Corner Pediatrics in Norfolk, Virginia. Her special medical interests include adolescent medicine and preventative medicine.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Being a St. Louis native, Dr. Pugh is excited to be returning home to raise her two young sons with her husband, Dr. Jackson Pugh, a family medicine physician. She enjoys spending time with her growing family, playing basketball and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.

"Through evidence-based medicine and family collaboration, my goal is to be a trusted advocate for your child's medical, mental and developmental health. I look forward to embarking on a partnership with my patients and their families to help them become happy and healthy adults." - Karen Pugh, MD

Medical School:

St. Louis University School of Medicine


St. Louis University School of Medicine

Certified By:

American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations:

Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

Medical Interests:

Adolescent health care, Pediatric medicine, Preventive care, Primary care

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