Faculty Profile: Katherine Steuer

Katherine SteuerSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital Legal Services
Current TBA Courses
Previous Courses Taught (3)
  • 31st Annual Health Law Forum
  • Controlled Substance Prescribing: Evolving Standards during the Opioid Epidemic
  • Controlled Substance Prescribing: Evolving Standards during the Opioid Epidemic

Kathy Steuer is Managing Counsel, Health Affairs, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where she advises on legal and ethical issues related to patient care and human subject research, and on a diverse range of regulatory, operational, policy, and transactional issues. These include medical staff affairs, graduate medical education, fraud and abuse, genomics, pharmacy and pathology regulation, and affiliation and other agreements. Her achievements include establishing a medical-legal partnership with Memphis Area Legal Services for assisting families with conservatorships; testifying at Tennessee hearing on conservatorship law; co-drafting a Tennessee law on in loco parentis consent to health care; preparing written and presenting oral comments on a Board of Medical Examiners proposed telemedicine regulation; drafting comments on the proposed amendments to the federal Common Rule governing human subject protection; and giving an annual continuing medical education program on prescribing controlled substances. Kathy was among the recipients of the St. Jude Clinical Care Improvement Award for 2014 and of the St. Jude Family-Centered Care Champion Award for 2015. She is a past chair of the Health Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association, remains on its governing Board, and has previously served as a Founding Board Member and Co-Chair of Marketing Committee. After graduating from Harvard Law School, where she was Editor in Chief of The Harvard Environmental Law Review, Kathy clerked for the Honorable Richard S. Arnold on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2016, Kathy earned a Certificate in Pediatric Bioethics from Children's Mercy Bioethics Center, Children's Mercy Hospital in affiliation with the University of Missouri - Kansas City.