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Neurology / Pediatric

Kelvin A. Yamada, MD

Current Position
Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Sleep Medicine Center


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Neurology
Sleep Medicine
Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Patients Seen At
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
Department of Neurology
212 North Kingshighway, Suite 237
St Louis , MO  63108
314-362-4342
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St Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, Suite D, Second Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6120
Fax:   314-454-2523
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Campus Box 8111, 660 S. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
General neurology inpatient and outpatient care, newborn and pediatric inpatient neurological consultation, general inpatient pediatric medicine care, clinical neurophysiologist, pediatric sleep medicine.

Board Certification
Pediatric Neurology -- Certified
Pediatrics -- Certified
Neurology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1980
Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1983
Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas, 1984
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988
Fellowship: Electroencephalography, Polysomnography, and Evoked Potentials, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2011-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
American Neurological Association, Election, 2004

Recent or Selected Journal Articles
Yang KC, Yamada KA, Patel AY, Topkara VK, George I, Cheema FH, Ewald GA, Mann DL, Nerbonne JM. Deep RNA sequencing reveals dynamic regulation of myocardial noncoding RNAs in failing human heart and remodeling with mechanical circulatory support. Circulation. 2014 Mar 4;129(9):1009-21.

Ambrosi CM, Yamada KA, Nerbonne JM, Efimov IR. Gender differences in electrophysiological gene expression in failing and non-failing human hearts. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54635.

Licis AK, Vallorani A, Gao F, Chen C, Lenox J, Yamada KA, Duntley SP, Gutmann DH. Prevalence of Sleep Disturbances in Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. J Child Neurol. 2013 Nov;28(11):1400-1405. Epub 2013 Sep 23.

Zhang HX, Silva JR, Lin YW, Verbsky JW, Lee US, Kanter EM, Yamada KA, Schuessler RB, Nichols CG. Heterogeneity and function of K(ATP) channels in canine hearts. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Oct;10(10):1576-83.

Satoh A, Brace CS, Rensing N, Cliften P, Wozniak DF, Herzog ED, Yamada KA, Imai S. Sirt1 extends life span and delays aging in mice through the regulation of Nk2 homeobox 1 in the DMH and LH. Cell Metab. 2013 Sep 3;18(3):416-30.

Yamada KA, Patel AY, Ewald GA, Whitehead DS, Pasque MK, Silvestry SC, Janks DL, Mann DL, Nerbonne JM. How to build an integrated biobank: the Washington University Translational Cardiovascular Biobank & Repository experience. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Jun;6(3):226-31.

Moon MR, Aziz A, Lee AM, Moon CJ, Okada S, Kanter EM, Yamada KA. Differential calcium handling in two canine models of right ventricular pressure overload. J Surg Res. 2012 Dec;178(2):554-62.

Bao M, Kanter EM, Huang RY, Maxeiner S, Frank M, Zhang Y, Schuessler RB, Smith TW, Townsend RR, Rohrs HW, Berthoud VM, Willecke K, Laing JG, Yamada KA. Residual Cx45 and its relationship to Cx43 in murine ventricular myocardium. Channels (Austin). 2011 Nov-Dec;5(6):489-99.

Pietka TA, Sulkin MS, Kuda O, Wang W, Zhou D, Yamada KA, Yang K, Su X, Gross RW, Nerbonne JM, Efimov IR, Abumrad NA. CD36 protein influences myocardial Ca2+ homeostasis and phospholipid metabolism: conduction anomalies in CD36-deficient mice during fasting. J Biol Chem. 2012 Nov 9;287(46):38901-12.

McDaniel SS, Rensing NR, Thio LL, Yamada KA, Wong M. The ketogenic diet inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Epilepsia. 2011 Mar;52(3):e7-11.

Huang RY, Laing JG, Kanter EM, Berthoud VM, Bao M, Rohrs HW, Townsend RR, Yamada KA. Identification of CaMKII phosphorylation sites in Connexin43 by high-resolution mass spectrometry. J Proteome Res. 2011 Mar 4;10(3):1098-109.

Licis AK, Desruisseau DM, Yamada KA, Duntley SP, Gurnett CA. Novel genetic findings in an extended family pedigree with sleepwalking. Neurology. 2011 Jan 4;76(1):49-52.

Zhang Y, Kanter EM, Yamada KA. Remodeling of cardiac fibroblasts following myocardial infarction results in increased gap junction intercellular communication. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2010 Nov-Dec;19(6):e233-40.

Thio LL, Rensing N, Maloney S, Wozniak DF, Xiong C, Yamada KA. A ketogenic diet does not impair rat behavior or long-term potentiation. Epilepsia. 2010 Aug;51(8):1619-23.

Zhang Y, Wang H, Kovacs A, Kanter EM, Yamada KA. Reduced expression of Cx43 attenuates ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction via impaired TGF-beta signaling. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Feb;298(2):H477-87.

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

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