I have always been inspired by the resilience I see from children with chronic medical challenges. Since I started working at Ranken Jordan, I have seen the members of our workforce foster and grow that resilience for each child. My colleagues' commitment to these children and their families that I witness on a daily basis inspires me to come to work every day.Dr. Claire
Claire Wallace, PhD
Claire Wallace, PhD, a pediatric psychologist at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, leads the hospital’s outpatient psychology service to support medically complex patients who come to the hospital for outpatient therapy or clinics.
Dr. Wallace provides holistic, wrap-around care for patients by building psychology services into outpatient treatments. She works closely with team members across the hospital, including speech, occupational and physical therapists, to co-treat each patient and support their family members.
As a pediatric psychologist, Dr. Wallace has specialized training to treat children with medically complex conditions. This means in addition to treating anxiety, depression, and behavior problems, she and the other pediatric psychologists at Ranken Jordan also are trained to help children with sleep, feeding, adherence, pain, adjustment to illness, and trauma.
A St. Louis native, Dr. Wallace received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and received her master’s and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University.
She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. While there, she provided consultation services and follow-up care to inpatient medical units across many areas including cardiothoracic intensive care, pediatric intensive care, gastroenterology, intensive feeding, and physical medicine & rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Wallace provided outpatient individual and family therapy.
After her internship, Dr. Wallace came to St. Louis Children’s Hospital to complete her post-doctoral fellowship. During her fellowship, she provided inpatient consultation services across the hospital with a focus on patients in the hematology, oncology, and solid organ transplant (liver, kidney, lung, & heart) areas. She also provided outpatient services to the craniofacial clinic and general outpatient therapy services to children, adolescents, and their families.