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Kathleen E. Simpson, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Cardiology

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite D, Second Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6095
Fax:   314-454-2561
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8116
660 South Euclid Ave
St. Louis , MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
heart failure in children, pediatric heart transplant, ventricular assist devices, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, heart disease in children,

Areas of Research Interest
Autoimmunity in pediatric myocarditis: a pilot study investigating autoimmunity in pediatric myocarditis, specifically looking at the relationship of development of specific cardiac protein auto-antibodies and clinical course. Also, liver cirrhosis in Fontan patients undergoing cardiac transplant, a retrospective analysis of a single-center experience of single ventricle patients after the Fontan procedure with evidence of liver cirrhosis evaluating specific transplant outcomes.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical School: Medical Degree Program, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, 2006
B.A.: University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, 2006
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics, Kansas City MO, 2009
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University Medical School, St Louis, MO, 2012
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Honors and Awards
Myocarditis Foundation Research Fellowship Training Grant 07/2011-07/2012
Gold Humanism Honor Society Award 2006

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Simpson KE, Cibulka N, Lee CK, Huddleston CH, Canter CE. Failed fontan heart transplant candidates with preserved versus impaired ventricular ejection: 2 distinct populations. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 May;31(5):545-7.

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.

Simpson KE, Huddleston CB, Foerster S, Nicholas R, Balzer D. Successful subxyphoid hybrid approach for placement of a Melody percutaneous pulmonary valve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jul 1;78(1):108-11.

Simpson KE, Canter CE. Acute myocarditis in children. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2011 Jun;9(6):771-83.

Simpson KE, Hulse E, Carlson K. Atrial tachyarrhythmia in neonatal enterovirus myocarditis. Pediatric Cardiology. 2009 Aug;30(6):827-30.

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

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