Kayla Daniel, MD

Kayla E. Daniel, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Daniel specializes in the nonoperative care of all sports-related musculoskeletal injuries in pediatric and adolescent patients, including sports-related concussions.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Ankle sprains
  • Apophysitis
  • Back pain
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Concussions
  • Elbow pain
  • Female athlete triad (relative energy deficiency in sports)
  • Finger/toe injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Wrist pain

Common Procedures

  • Joint injections
  • Small cyst aspiration/injection

Clinical Office Locations

  • St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center - South County 

    5114 Midamerica Plaza, Suite 1E

    St. Louis, MO 63129

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center
  • Progress West Hospital
  • Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

MyChart Patient Portal

  • Improving the Diagnosis of Menstrual Dysfunction Through Quality Improvement. Daniel K, Valasek A. Medicine & Science in Exercise. Publication pending in Volume 52:5S. 2020.
  • The Knee Jerk Reaction. Daniel K, Valasek A. Case report submitted for publication.
    Nutrition and Supplement Use in Athletes--Revision. Daniel K. AAP Care of the Young Athlete Handout. In Press.
  • Sports Shorts for Pediatricians and Parents: The Female Athlete Triad. Daniel K. Ohio Pediatrics. No. Spring 2020:17-18. www.ohioaap.org.
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee (Patella and Femur). Daniel K, Fischer A. Common Pediatric Knee Injuries. Edited by Nailah Coleman. In Press.
  • Menstrual Disorders in the Athlete. Daniel K, Fischer A. The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Third ed. Edited by: Suraj A. Achar, Kenneth S. Taylor. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 370-371. 2020.
  • Effects of a Weight Bearing Exercise Program on Bone Mineral Density of Female Adolescent Athletes. Daniel K, Conrad K, Buell J, Young J, Huang L, Fischer A. Medicine & Science in Exercise. 50(5S):698, May 2018.
  • Hematemesis as Initial Presentation in a 10-Week-Old Infant with Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis. Shetty V, Daniel KE, Kesavan A. Case Reports in Pediatrics. 2017;2017:2391417. doi:10.1155/2017/2391417.

Research Interests

Dr. Daniel has research interests in the female athlete triad, relative energy deficiency in sports, menstrual dysfunction in female athletes, and ultrasound use in pediatric sports medicine.


Dr. Daniel earned her medical degree from Rush University College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She then went on to complete both a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine from the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Medical Degree

  • Rush University College of Medicine in Chicago, IL


  • Pediatrics, Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH


  • Primary Care Sports Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH

Honors and Awards

  • Children’s Practicing Pediatricians Pediatric Resident Education Grant Program, 2017
  • Rush Medical College Dean's Research Fellowship, 2013

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Member of Council on Sports/Fitness
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

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