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James S. Kemp, MD, FAAP

Current Position
Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Co-Director, Sleep Laboratory, St. Louis Children's Hospital


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Allergy
Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Pediatric Asthma

Patients Seen At
Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
314-454-2694
Fax:   314-454-2219
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St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Childrens Place, 2C, 2nd Floor
St. Louis , MO  63110
314-454-2694
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8116
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, infant and child pulmonary function testing, sleep disorders in children

Board Certification
Pediatric Pulmonology -- Certified
Sleep Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1976
Residency: Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO , 1978
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Texas, 1979
Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Texaz, 1988
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America 2002-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2012 (Castle Connolly Ltd.)

Consultative or Advisory Positions
Pres CJ Foundation for SIDS, Medical Advisory Board, 2009
Pres National Neuromuscular Diseases Standard of Care Committee: Working Group, 2009
Pres Member, St Louis Area Safe Sleep Task Force, 2005
Advisor to the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission - Infant Suffocation Project, 1992-present.

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Mullin JE, Cooper BP, Kirkham FJ, Rosen CL, Strunk RC, DeBaun MR, Redline S, Kemp JS. Stability of polysomnography for one year and longer in children with sickle cell disease. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012 Oct 15;8(5):535-9.

Mullin JE, Cooper B, Seicean S, Strunk RC, Rosen C, Redline S, Kemp JS, DeBaun MR. Variability of Pulse Oximatry Measurement Over One Year in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Depends on Initial Oxygen Saturation Measurement. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2010; 54: 1017-9.

Noyes BE, Kemp JS. Vocal cord dysfunction in children. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2007 Jun;8(2):155-63. Review. Erratum in: Paediatr Respir Rev. 2008 Mar;9(1):68.

Kemp JS. Asymmetric heads and failure to climb stairs. J Pediatr. 2006 Nov;149(5):594-5. No abstract available.

Jamshidi PB, Peter JR, Kemp JS. A randomized, controlled trial of the effect of humidified air in mild to moderate croup: evaluation using croup scores and respiratory inductance plethysmography. Cochran Review, 2006.

American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Cited Contributor. The changing concept of sudden infant death syndrome: diagnostic coding shifts, controversies regarding the sleep environment, and new variables to consider in reducing risk. Pediatrics 2005; 116: p. 1245

Vemulapalli C, Grady K, Kemp JS. Use of safe cribs and bedroom size among African American infants with a high rate of bed sharing. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Mar;158(3):286-9.

Scheers NJ, Rutherford GW, Kemp JS. Where should infants sleep? A comparison of risk for suffocation of infants sleeping in cribs, adult beds, and other sleeping locations. Pediatrics. 2003 Oct;112(4):883-9.

Kemp JS. Omigosh, not home sleep studies! J Pediatr. 2003 Apr;142(4):364-5. No abstract available.

Lenke LG, White DK, Kemp JS, Bridwell KH, Blanke KM, Engsberg JR. Evaluation of ventilatory efficiency during exercise in patients with idiopathic scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Sep 15;27(18):2041-5.

Unger B, Kemp JS, Wilkins D, Psara R, Ledbetter T, Graham M, Case M, Thach BT. Racial disparity and modifiable risk factors among infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly. Pediatrics. 2003 Feb;111(2):E127-31.

Flick L, Vemulapalli C, Stulac BB, Kemp JS. The influence of grandmothers and other senior caregivers on sleep position used by African American infants. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Nov;155(11):1231-7.

Flick L, White DK, Vemulapalli C, Stulac BB, Kemp JS. Sleep position and the use of soft bedding during bed sharing among African American infants at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome. J Pediatr. 2001 Mar;138(3):338-43.

Kemp JS, Unger B, Wilkins D, Psara RM, Ledbetter TL, Graham MA, Case M, Thach BT. Unsafe sleep practices and an analysis of bedsharing among infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly: results of a four-year, population-based, death-scene investigation study of sudden infant death syndrome and related deaths. Pediatrics. 2000 Sep;106(3):E41.

Cohen AH, Mallory GB Jr, Ross K, White DK, Mendeloff E, Huddleston CB, Kemp JS. Growth of lungs after transplantation in infants and in children younger than 3 years of age. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999 Jun;159(6):1747-51.

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


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