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Faculty Physicians

James S. Kemp, MD, FAAP

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

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, infant and child pulmonary function testing, sleep disorders in children

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Three

1020 N. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 110
Office Phone: 314-454-2694
Fax: 314-454-2219

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: 2C
Floor: 2nd Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-2694
Fax: 314 454-2515

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Overnight pulse oximetry for evaluation of sleep apnea among children with trisomy 21.
Coverstone AM, Bird M, Sicard M, Tao Y, Grange DK, Cleveland C, Molter D, Kemp JS
J Clin Sleep Med. 2014 Dec 15; 10(12)1309-15. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.4286.

PMID:
    25325597
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of ventilatory efficiency during exercise in patients with idiopathic scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion.
Lenke LG, White DK, Kemp JS, Bridwell KH, Blanke KM, Engsberg JR
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Sep 15; 27(18)2041-5.

PMID:
    12634566
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Racial disparity and modifiable risk factors among infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly.
Unger B, Kemp JS, Wilkins D, Psara R, Ledbetter T, Graham M, Case M, Thach BT
Pediatrics. 2003 Feb; 111(2)E127-31.

PMID:
    12563085
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Growth of lungs after transplantation in infants and in children younger than 3 years of age.
Cohen AH, Mallory GB Jr, Ross K, White DK, Mendeloff E, Huddleston CB, Kemp JS
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999 Jun; 159(6)1747-51.

PMID:
    10351913
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Softness and potential to cause rebreathing: Differences in bedding used by infants at high and low risk for sudden infant death syndrome.
Kemp JS, Livne M, White DK, Arfken CL
J Pediatr. 1998 Feb; 132(2)234-9.

PMID:
    9506633
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A new system to record reliable pulse oximetry data from the Nellcor N-200 and its applications in studies of variability in infant oxygenation.
Sprague D, Richardson MS, Baish JW, Kemp JS
J Clin Monit. 1996 Jan; 12(1)17-25.

PMID:
    8732812
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A new technique for transbronchial biopsy in infants and small children.
Mullins D, Livne M, Mallory GB Jr, Kemp JS
Pediatr Pulmonol. 1995 Oct; 20(4)253-7.

PMID:
    8606855
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quantifying the potential of infant bedding to limit CO2 dispersal and factors affecting rebreathing in bedding.
Kemp JS, Thach BT
J Appl Physiol (1985). 1995 Feb; 78(2)740-5.

PMID:
    7759448
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Physical properties of bedding that may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome in prone-sleeping infants.
Kemp JS, Nelson VE, Thach BT
Pediatr Res. 1994 Jul; 36(1 Pt 1)7-11.

PMID:
    7936840
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A sleep position-dependent mechanism for infant death on sheepskins.
Kemp JS, Thach BT
Am J Dis Child. 1993 Jun; 147(6)642-6.

PMID:
    8506832
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Unintentional suffocation by rebreathing: a death scene and physiologic investigation of a possible cause of sudden infant death.
Kemp JS, Kowalski RM, Burch PM, Graham MA, Thach BT
J Pediatr. 1993 Jun; 122(6)874-80.

PMID:
    8501562
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sudden death in infants sleeping on polystyrene-filled cushions.
Kemp JS, Thach BT
N Engl J Med. 1991 Jun 27; 324(26)1858-64.

PMID:
    2041551
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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