Kathleen Kastner, MD

Position title: Assistant Professor

Division of Developmental Pediatrics & Rehabilitation Medicine
1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792-4108
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 263-8663

Kathleen A. Kastner, MD


BS, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign, Urbana, Illinois
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Chief Residency, Pediatrics, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Fellowship, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 

Professional Activities

Dr. Kathleen Kastner is an assistant professor in the Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine. She is the rotation director for the developmental behavioral pediatrics rotation for the pediatric residency and medical student elective. Additionally, Kastner serves as an assistant block leader for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Phase 1 Human Family Tree course and as the medicine discipline training coordinator for the Wisconsin Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) interdisciplinary training program. Further, Kastner enjoys her role as the physician champion for Project ECHO, which provides ongoing education opportunities for primary care providers related to caring for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Clinical Interests

Kastner is a developmental behavioral pediatrician who is committed to providing high-quality care for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Her practice also focuses on children at an increased risk for developmental concerns due to prematurity or complex medical history. Kastner is the clinic director for the Newborn Follow Up Clinic and practices in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic.

Research Interests

Kastner’s research interests are in medical education. She explores expanding curriculum related to disability advocacy and improving resident training and expertise in discussing developmental concerns.