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Charles E. Canter, MD

Current Position
Lois B. Tuttle and Jeanne B. Hauck Chair in Pediatrics Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant Program, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Cardiology
Heart Transplantation

Patients Seen At
Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Fax:   314-454-2561
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Phelps County Regional Hospital
1000 West Tenth Street
Rolla, MO  65401
Fax:   573-458-8862
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric cardiac transplantation, coronary angiography, coronary artery disease, hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Cardiology -- Certified

Medical Education
ScB: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1974
ScM: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1976
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1979
Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1982
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1984
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Current Editorial Responsibilities
Editorial Board, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, September 1999
Associate Editor, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, February 2003
Editorial Board, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 1999

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Almond CS, Morales DL, Blackstone EH, Turrentine MW, Imamura M, Massicotte MP, Jordan LC, Devaney EJ, Ravishankar C, Kanter KR, Holman W, Kroslowitz R, Tjossem C, Thuita L, Cohen GA, Buchholz H, St Louis JD, Nguyen K, Niebler RA, Walters HL 3rd, Reemtsen B, Wearden PD, Reinhartz O, Guleserian KJ, Mitchell MB, Bleiweis MS, Canter CE, Humpl T.  Berlin Heart EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist device for bridge to heart transplantation in US children. Circulation. 2013 Apr 23;127(16):1702-11.

Jackups R Jr, Canter C, Sweet SC, Mohanakumar T, Morris GP. Measurement of donor-specific HLA antibodies following plasma exchange therapy predicts clinical outcome in pediatric heart and lung transplant recipients with antibody-mediated rejection. J Clin Apher. 2013 Feb 21.  

Caruthers SD, Madani MH, Wickline SA, Canter CE. Could contrast-enhanced cardiovascular MRI potentially be used to screen pediatric cardiac transplant patients for transplant coronary artery disease? Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2012 Dec;10(12):1459-61.

Madani MH, Canter CE, Balzer DT, Watkins MP, Wickline SA. Noninvasive detection of transplant coronary artery disease with contrast-enhanced cardiac MRI in pediatric cardiac transplants. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Nov;31(11):1234-5.

Siebrasse EA, Bauer I, Holtz LR, Le BM, Lassa-Claxton S, Canter C, Hmiel P, Shenoy S, Sweet S, Turmelle Y, Shepherd R, Wang D. Human polyomaviruses in children undergoing transplantation, United States, 2008-2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Oct.

Voeller RK, Epstein DJ, Guthrie TJ, Gandhi SK, Canter CE, Huddleston CB. Trends in the indications and survival in pediatric heart transplants: a 24-year single-center experience in 307 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep;94(3):807-15; discussion 815-6.

Ameduri RK, Zheng J, Schechtman KB, Hoffman TM, Gajarski RJ, Chinnock R, Naftel DC, Kirklin JK, Dipchand AI, Canter CE. Has late rejection decreased in pediatric heart transplantation in the current era? A multi-institutional study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Sep;31(9):980-6.

Webber SA, Lipshultz SE, Sleeper LA, Lu M, Wilkinson JD, Addonizio LJ, Canter CE, Colan SD, Everitt MD, Jefferies JL, Kantor PF, Lamour JM, Margossian R, Pahl E, Rusconi PG, Towbin JA; Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry Investigators. Outcomes of restrictive cardiomyopathy in childhood and the influence of phenotype: a report from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Circulation. 2012 Sep 4;126(10):1237-44.

Fraser CD Jr, Jaquiss RD, Rosenthal DN, Humpl T, Canter CE, Blackstone EH, Naftel DC, Ichord RN, Bomgaars L, Tweddell JS, Massicotte MP, Turrentine MW, Cohen GA, Devaney EJ, Pearce FB, Carberry KE, Kroslowitz R, Almond CS; Berlin Heart Study Investigators.
Prospective trial of a pediatric ventricular assist device. N Engl J Med. 2012 Aug 9;367(6):532-41.

Pietra BA, Kantor PF, Bartlett HL, Chin C, Canter CE, Larsen RL, Edens RE, Colan SD, Towbin JA, Lipshultz SE, Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Hsu DT. Early predictors of survival to and after heart transplantation in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2012 Aug 28;126(9):1079-86.

Toib A, Goldstein SB, Khanna G, Canter CE, Lee CK, Balzer DT, Singh GK. Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast associated with portosystemic shunt due to persistent patent ductus venosus. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 May-Jun.

Simpson KE, Cibulka N, Lee CK, Huddleston CH, Canter CE. Failed Fontan heart transplant candidates with preserved vs impaired ventricular ejection: 2 distinct patient populations.
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 May;31(5):545-7.

Everitt MD, Boyle GJ, Schechtman KB, Zheng J, Bullock EA, Kaza AK, Dipchand AI, Naftel DC, Kirklin JK, Canter CE; Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Investigators. Early survival after heart transplant in young infants is lowest after failed single-ventricle palliation: a multi-institutional study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 May;31(5):509-16.

Almond CS, Gauvreau K, Canter CE, Rajagopal SK, Piercey GE, Singh TP. A risk-prediction model for in-hospital mortality after heart transplantation in US children. Am J Transplant. 2012 May;12(5):1240-8.

Simpson KE, Canter CE. Can adult heart failure regimens be applied to children: what works and what does not? Curr Opin Cardiol. 2012 Mar;27(2):98-107.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Charles E. Canter.

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