Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH

Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH


  • Children's Title: Attending Physician
  • Academic Title: Professor
  • On Staff Since: January 1995
"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."
  • Biography

    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.

    Board Certification(s)

    Adolescent Medicine


    Thomas Jefferson University-Jefferson School Of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA


    Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA


    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Clinical Interests

    eating disorders and headaches

    Research Focus Area

    Behavioral / Mental Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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