Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH

Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH

Adolescent Medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

On staff since January 1995

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Professor

"My passion to be an excellent physician is balanced by my desire to be a compassionate human being. Each day I wake up I am excited to see what awaits me in my clinical practice, with my 3 fabulous children and with my colleagues. I am honored to be a member of Seattle Children's Hospital and grateful to have had the opportunity to have shared tears and joy with countless courageous patients and their families. To be able to combine an integrative and holistic focus in pediatrics, adolescent medicine and orthopedics has been and continues to be amazing and rewarding journey."

Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH, is member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Breuner earned her MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed an internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, and an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. She received her Masters in Public Health at the University of Washington.

She is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders and obesity in the adolescent as well in sports and trauma related injuries in the child and adolescent. She is also interested in the management and treatment of adolescents with headaches, abdominal pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. She is particularly focused on the use of holistic, mindfulness and integrative approaches such as biofeedback, yoga, and massage in the management of these conditions. She is president of the Northwest Society of Adolescent Medicine and faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research interests include the evaluation of yoga as an adjunctive intervention for eating disorders, biofeedback for chronic headache and the assessment of complementary medicine for diabetes. Her goal is to incorporate complementary, holistic and integrative medicine into the outpatient and inpatient arenas at Children’s. She is an active participant in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Committee for Adolescence and the PREP academic board review course for Adolescent Medicine.


  • Kayla Kirkland, WA 10.16.15

    Dr. Breuner is amazing! Best doctor I have had ever! She is so kind and so caring. She actually listens to you and makes you feel like the best patient. Has helped me so much in the Biofeedback program at Seattle Childrens! Highly, highly recommend her!

  • Rebecca Vashon, WA 07.13.15

    Dr. Breuner was completely wonderful with my son.

  • Maureen Kirkland Washington 02.20.15

    Dr. Breuner is amazing! She was so welcoming, positive, proactive, and has a wonderful personality. Very kind and understanding of both myself and my teenager. Both my daughter and I felt very hopefully of the program and with Cora


Board Certification(s)

Adolescent Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia


Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center - San Diego, San Diego


Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle

Clinical Interests

eating disorders and headaches

Research Focus Area

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Behavioral / Mental Health

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2016 Seattle Magazine 2016
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
 Top Doctor - Seattle Magazine Seattle Magazine Jan. 1, 2009


  • Kemper KJ, Breuner CC
    Complementary, holistic, and integrative medicine: headaches.
    20124273 Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics , 2010 Feb. : e17-23
  • McCarty RL, Weber WJ, Loots B, Breuner CC, Vander Stoep A, Manhart L, Pihoker C
    Complementary and alternative medicine use and quality of life in pediatric diabetes.
    20180689 Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) , 2010 Feb. : 165-73
  • Rosen LD, Breuner CC
    Primary care from infancy to adolescence.
    18061779 Pediatric clinics of North America , 2007 Dec. : 837-58; ix
  • Breuner CC
    Alternative and complementary therapies.
    17030278 Adolescent medicine clinics , 2006 Oct. : 521-46; abstract ix
  • Breuner CC
    Natural contraception.
    16183542 Adolescent medicine clinics , 2005 Oct. : 603-16
  • Breuner CC, Smith MS, Womack WM
    Factors related to school absenteeism in adolescents with recurrent headache.
    15012658 Headache , 2004 Mar. : 217-22
  • Breuner CC
    The adolescent traveler.
    12687903 Primary care , 2002 Dec. : 983-1006
  • Breuner CC
    Complementary medicine in pediatrics: a review of acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, and chiropractic therapies.
    12486401 Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care , 2002 Nov. : 353-84


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Complementary Medicine, Nutritional Supplements and Eating Disorders University of Wisconsin Madison, WI Sept. 1, 2009
Adolescent Updates University of Washington School of Medicine Family Practice Review Seattle, WA June 1, 2009
Strategies for Managing the Difficult Adolescent Patient PAS workshop Baltimore, MD May 1, 2009
Predictor and Patterns of Complementary and Alternative Medicine utilization among Washington state SEARCH for Diabetes in youth participants North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine Minneapolis, Minnesota May 1, 2009
Nutrition Supplements in teens Nursing conference unkonwn March 1, 2009
Sport Performance and Nutritional Supplements Lynn Staheli Annual Orthopedic Meeting Seattle, WA Jan. 1, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
5T32 DK63687 NIH July 1, 2007
Biofeedback and headache research with Heidi Blume 1. Seattle Childrens Academic Enrichment Fund Jan. 1, 2007