Sarah Buday, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology; Pain Psychologist, Pain Management Center

Sarah is an Assistant Professor and serves as a Pain Psychologist in the Pain Management Center, where she can be found surrounded by a large number of plants. She also provides assessment and treatment services with the bariatric surgery team. She grew up in St. Louis (Pattonville) and attended Washington University as an undergrad. After working in the WUSM psychiatry department for a bit, she then obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at UMSL. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed at the Oklahoma City VA/OU Medical Center, and she did her fellowship at the St. Louis VA Medical Center.

Despite having no natural athletic ability or aptitude, she continues to stubbornly sign up for endurance events such as marathons, ultramarathons, duathlons, and triathlons. Her best girl, Scarlett the Bluetick Coonhound, is a wonderful training partner. Her fiancé, Kevin, cooks her delightful dinners and has reluctantly become a fan of true crime documentaries.