Faculty Details

Kate M. Waldeck, MD


Assistant Professor


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


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 received her medical degree at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York, and she completed her pediatric residency at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, California. She completed fellowship training in pediatric critical care medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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.

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

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.)