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Surgery / Cardiothoracic Surgery

Umar Sekou-Toure Boston, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease in Children
Pediatric Lung Surgery

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Plaza, Suite 5 South, 5th Floor
St. Louis, MO  314 454 6165
Fax:   314 454-2381
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery,
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Campus Box 8234, 660 S. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease, pediatric lung disease, heart transplant, pulmonary atresia,Ebstein's anomaly,

Board Certification
General Surgery -- Certified
Thoracic Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1995
Fellowship (Research): Cardiac Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, 1999
Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2002
Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2002
Chief Resident: Cardiovascular / Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2005
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2006
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Recent or Selected Journal Articles
Hoganson DM, Gazit AZ, Boston US, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Eghtesady P. Paracorporeal lung assist devices as a bridge to recovery or lung transplantation in neonates and young children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov 4.

Boston US, Fehr J, Gazit AZ, Eghtesady P. Paracorporeal lung assist device: an innovative surgical strategy for bridging to lung transplant in an infant with severe pulmonary hypertension caused by alveolar capillary dysplasia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct.

Arevalo AR, Boston US, Goldberg SP, Becker JA, Knott-Craig CJ. Starnes procedure in a neonate with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 May.

Philip RR, Boston US, Ballweg JA, Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ.Iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm of the innominate artery in a neonate. J Card Surg. 2012 Mar.

Mathis CA, Powell AE, Holloway RD, Shah S, Goldberg SP, Boston US. Alternative Cannulation Strategy For Pediatric ECMO. J. Card Surgery. 2011.

Boston US, Goldberg SP, Ward KE, Overholt ED, Spentzas T, Chin TK, Knott-Craig CJ.Complete repair of Ebstein anomaly in neonates and young infants: a 16-year follow-up.2011 Card Surg. Jul.

Jones RC, Boston US, Joshi VJ, Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ. Diagnosis and repair of anomalous right coronary artery from pulmonary artery in a neonate.Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb.

Goldberg SP, Jones RC, Boston US, Chin TK, Knott-Craig C. Current Trends in the Management of Neonates with Ebstein’s Anomaly. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2010.

Boston US, Goldberg SP, Ward KE, Overholt ED, Romp RI, Chin TK, Knott-Craig CJ. Biventricular Repair for Ebstein’s Anomaly in Neonates and Infants: A 16-Year Follow-Up. J. Thoracic Cardiovascular Surg. 2011.

Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ, Boston US, Mari GC, Chin TK. Surgical Management of Unusual Cardiac Tumors in Infants and Children. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2010 July.

Aeshad A, Alsheikh-Ali M, Boston U. Index of Suspicion. Pediatrics in Review. 2010.

Goldberg S, Boston US, Turpin D, Mari G, Knott-Craig CJ. Surgical Management of Intrapericardial Teratoma in the Fetus. Journal of Pediatrics. 2010.

Jones RC, Boston US, Joshi VJ, Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ. Diagnosis and Repair of Anomalous Right Coronary Artery from Pulmonary Artery in a Neonate. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011.

Boston U, Dearani J, O’Leary P, Driscoll D, Danielson G. Tricuspid Valve Repair for Ebstein’s Anomaly in Young Children: A 30-year Experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006.

Cetta F, Boston US, Dearani JA, Hagler DJ. Double outlet right ventricle: opinions regarding management. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2005.

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