Kate M. Waldeck, MD

Assistant Professor


Clinical Interests



Kate Waldeck, MD, FAAP, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and practices pediatric critical care medicine in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital, where she also serves as medical director. Dr. Waldeck's clinical interests include continuous renal replacement therapy, multimodal mechanical ventilation and pediatric traumatic brain injury. Her research interests focus on utilizing ultrasonography to evaluate the pediatric airway and high flow nasal cannula management in acute respiratory failure.
Dr. Waldeck also has an interest in providing culturally competent care to LGBTQ children and teens. To help meet the needs of these children in our community, she spearheaded the creation of the Gender Affirming Pediatric Clinic, or GAP Clinic, which is first multidisciplinary clinic for transgender and gender diverse pediatric patients in the state of West Virginia. The clinic includes specialists in pediatric endocrinology, adolescent gynecology, pediatric psychiatry and psychology, and general pediatrics. GAP clinic occurs on the fourth Friday of the month at the main pediatric outpatient campus in Huntington.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Residency: Kaiser Permanente Northern California - Pediatrics (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Residency: University of Michigan/C.S. Mott Children's Hospital - Anesthesia (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine


  • Certified: American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialty certification in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Marshall Pediatrics

1600 Medical Center Drive
3rd Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304.691.1300

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Daccache A, Waldeck K, Kilgore JT, Lanata M, Wittler RR, Agasthya N. 2023. Human Parechovirus Associated Critical Illness in Neonates and Infants: Case Series and Review of Literature. Kans J Med. 2023 11 30;16:289-293.
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Censoplano N, Gorga S, Waldeck K, Stillwell T, Rabah-Hammad R, Flori H. 2018. Neonatal Adenovirus Infection Complicated by Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2018 4 4;141(Suppl 5):S475-S480.
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