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Robert C Strunk, MD

Robert C Strunk, MD

Dr. Strunk cares for children with allergies and pulmonary diseases. Dr. Strunk currently is not accepting new patients. Recognized as a "Best Doctor in America" in the 2011 issue of St. Louis Magazine.
Div Of Allergy/Immun/Pulm Med
Allergy - certified
Immunology - certified
*Pediatrics - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).


  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
One Children's Place
2Nd Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Medical School: Northwestern University Chicago Illinois
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School Cambridge Massachusetts

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna HMO/Open Access
Aetna Managed Choice POS
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna POS/PPO/Choice
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Preferred HMO/POS
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Health Network PPO
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage- Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry PPO
CoventryAdvantra HMO/POS - Medicare
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
HumanaChoice PPO-Medicare
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
IPA Secondary to Medicare
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United HC MCARE Complete Choice PPO
United HC MCARE Complete HMO
United HC MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
United HC MCARE Dual Complete
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

Daily or intermittent budesonide in preschool children with recurrent wheezing.Zeiger RS, Mauger D, Bacharier LB, Guilbert TW, Martinez FD, Lemanske RF Jr, Strunk RC, Covar R, Szefler SJ, Boehmer S, Jackson DJ, Sorkness CA, Gern JE, Kelly HW, Friedman NJ, Mellon MH, Schatz M, Morgan WJ, Chinchilli VM, Raissy HH, Bade E, Malka-Rais J, Beigelman A, Taussig LM; CARE Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 24;365(21):1990-2001.

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Related citationsEffects of Experimental Asthma on Inflammation and Lung Mechanics in Sickle Cell Mice.Pritchard KA, Feroah TR, Nandedkar SD, Holzhauer SL, Hutchins W, Schulte ML, Strunk RC, Debaun MR, Hillery CA.Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]

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Related citationsAsthma morbidity and treatment in children with sickle cell disease.Anim SO, Strunk RC, DeBaun MR.Expert Rev Respir Med. 2011 Oct;5(5):635-45.

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Related citationsCaregivers report a wide variety of early signs and symptoms of impending asthma exacerbations that are not different between preschool and school-aged children.Rivera-Spoljaric K, Jaenicke M, Sridhar S, Krauss MJ, Garbutt JM, Bacharier LB, Strunk RC.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):1109-11.e1-5. Epub 2011 Sep 8. No abstract available.

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Related citationsMost nocturnal asthma symptoms occur outside of exacerbations and associate with morbidity.Horner CC, Mauger D, Strunk RC, Graber NJ, Lemanske RF Jr, Sorkness CA, Szefler SJ, Zeiger RS, Taussig LM, Bacharier LB; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):977-82.e1-2. Epub 2011 Sep 8.

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Related citationsResilience in low-socioeconomic-status children with asthma: adaptations to stress.Chen E, Strunk RC, Trethewey A, Schreier HM, Maharaj N, Miller GE.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):970-6. Epub 2011 Aug 6.

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Related citationsGrowth of preschool children at high risk for asthma 2 years after discontinuation of fluticasone.Guilbert TW, Mauger DT, Allen DB, Zeiger RS, Lemanske RF Jr, Szefler SJ, Strunk RC, Bacharier LB, Covar R, Sorkness CA, Taussig LM, Martinez FD; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;128(5):956-63.e1-7. Epub 2011 Aug 4.

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Related citationsRecurrent, severe wheezing is associated with morbidity and mortality in adults with sickle cell disease.Cohen RT, Madadi A, Blinder MA, DeBaun MR, Strunk RC, Field JJ.Am J Hematol. 2011 Sep;86(9):756-61. doi: 10.1002/ajh.22098. Epub 2011 Aug 2.

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Related citationsA randomized controlled trial of parental asthma coaching to improve outcomes among urban minority children.Nelson KA, Highstein GR, Garbutt J, Trinkaus K, Fisher EB, Smith SR, Strunk RC.Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Jun;165(6):520-6.

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Related citationsAsthma is a distinct comorbid condition in children with sickle cell anemia with elevated total and allergen-specific IgE levels.Ross JG, Bernaudin F, Strunk RC, Kamdem A, Arnaud C, Hervé M, Delacourt C, DeBaun MR.J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011 Jul;33(5):e205-8.

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Related citationsExhaled nitric oxide levels during treatment of pediatric acute asthma exacerbations and association with the need for hospitalization.Nelson KA, Lee P, Trinkaus K, Strunk RC.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Apr;27(4):249-55.

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Related citationsElevation of IgE in children with sickle cell disease is associated with doctor diagnosis of asthma and increased morbidity.An P, Barron-Casella EA, Strunk RC, Hamilton RG, Casella JF, DeBaun MR.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jun;127(6):1440-6. Epub 2011 Mar 9.

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Related citationsUse of beclomethasone dipropionate as rescue treatment for children with mild persistent asthma (TREXA): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.Martinez FD, Chinchilli VM, Morgan WJ, Boehmer SJ, Lemanske RF Jr, Mauger DT, Strunk RC, Szefler SJ, Zeiger RS, Bacharier LB, Bade E, Covar RA, Friedman NJ, Guilbert TW, Heidarian-Raissy H, Kelly HW, Malka-Rais J, Mellon MH, Sorkness CA, Taussig L.Lancet. 2011 Feb 19;377(9766):650-7. Epub 2011 Feb 14.

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Related citationsCost-effectiveness analysis of fluticasone versus montelukast in children with mild-to-moderate persistent asthma in the Pediatric Asthma Controller Trial.Wang L, Hollenbeak CS, Mauger DT, Zeiger RS, Paul IM, Sorkness CA, Lemanske RF Jr, Martinez FD, Strunk RC, Szefler SJ, Taussig LM; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jan;127(1):161-6, 166.e1.

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Related citationsDeath due to asthma in two adolescents with sickle cell disease.Field JJ, Horst J, Strunk RC, White FV, DeBaun MR.Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar;56(3):454-7.

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Related citationsUrinary leukotriene E4/exhaled nitric oxide ratio and montelukast response in childhood asthma.Rabinovitch N, Graber NJ, Chinchilli VM, Sorkness CA, Zeiger RS, Strunk RC, Bacharier LB, Martinez FD, Szefler SJ; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Sep;126(3):545-51.e1-4. Erratum in: J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Nov;126(5):959-61. Dosage error in article text.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsAirway hyperresponsiveness in children with sickle cell anemia.Field JJ, Stocks J, Kirkham FJ, Rosen CL, Dietzen DJ, Semon T, Kirkby J, Bates P, Seicean S, DeBaun MR, Redline S, Strunk RC.Chest. 2011 Mar;139(3):563-8. Epub 2010 Aug 19.

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Related citationsIn utero smoke exposure and impaired response to inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma.Cohen RT, Raby BA, Van Steen K, Fuhlbrigge AL, Celedón JC, Rosner BA, Strunk RC, Zeiger RS, Weiss ST; Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Sep;126(3):491-7. Epub 2010 Jul 31.

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Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsPrevalence of daily medication adherence among children with sickle cell disease: a 1-year retrospective cohort analysis.Patel NG, Lindsey T, Strunk RC, DeBaun MR.Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Sep;55(3):554-6.

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Related citationsTelephone coaching for parents of children with asthma: impact and lessons learned.Garbutt JM, Banister C, Highstein G, Sterkel R, Epstein J, Bruns J, Swerczek L, Wells S, Waterman B, Strunk RC, Bloomberg GR.Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jul;164(7):625-30.

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