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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

Behavioral Hyperventilation and Central Sleep Apnea in Two Children.
Johnston TP, Tam-Williams J, Schmandt M, Patel AC, Cleveland C, Coste F, Kemp JS
J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Apr; 11(4)487-9.

PMID:
    26106657
    [PubMed - in process]
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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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Cerebral tissue oxygenation index and SIDS.
Gazit AZ, Kemp JS
Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3)598-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1875.

PMID:
    25157009
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sources of methodological variability in phase angles from respiratory inductance plethysmography in preterm infants.
Ulm LN, Hamvas A, Ferkol TW, Rodriguez OM, Cleveland CM, Linneman LA, Hoffmann JA, Sicard-Su MJ, Kemp JS
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jun; 11(5)753-60. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201310-363OC.

PMID:
    24716708
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Stability of polysomnography for one year and longer in children with sickle cell disease.
Mullin JE, Cooper BP, Kirkham FJ, Rosen CL, Strunk RC, DeBaun MR, Redline S, Kemp JS
J Clin Sleep Med. 2012 Oct 15; 8(5)535-9. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.2150.

PMID:
    23066365
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vocal cord dysfunction in children.
Noyes BE, Kemp JS
Paediatr Respir Rev. 2007 Jun; 8(2)155-63.

PMID:
    17574160
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Asymmetric heads and failure to climb stairs.
Kemp JS
J Pediatr. 2006 Nov; 149(5)594-5.

PMID:
    17095324
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of safe cribs and bedroom size among African American infants with a high rate of bed sharing.
Vemulapalli C, Grady K, Kemp JS
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Mar; 158(3)286-9.

PMID:
    14993090
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Where should infants sleep? A comparison of risk for suffocation of infants sleeping in cribs, adult beds, and other sleeping locations.
Scheers NJ, Rutherford GW, Kemp JS
Pediatrics. 2003 Oct; 112(4)883-9.

PMID:
    14523181
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Omigosh, not home sleep studies!
Kemp JS
J Pediatr. 2003 Apr; 142(4)364-5.

PMID:
    12712050
    [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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The influence of grandmothers and other senior caregivers on sleep position used by African American infants.
Flick L, Vemulapalli C, Stulac BB, Kemp JS
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Nov; 155(11)1231-7.

PMID:
    11695932
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sleep position and the use of soft bedding during bed sharing among African American infants at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome.
Flick L, White DK, Vemulapalli C, Stulac BB, Kemp JS
J Pediatr. 2001 Mar; 138(3)338-43.

PMID:
    11241039
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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.
Kemp JS, Unger B, Wilkins D, Psara RM, Ledbetter TL, Graham MA, Case M, Thach BT
Pediatrics. 2000 Sep; 106(3)E41.

PMID:
    10969125
    [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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Bedsharing promotes breastfeeding and AAP Task Force on Infant Positioning and SIDS.
Hauck FR, Kemp JS
Pediatrics. 1998 Sep; 102(3 Pt 1)662-4.

PMID:
    9738199
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sudden infant death with external airways covered: case-comparison study of 206 deaths in the United States.
Scheers NJ, Dayton CM, Kemp JS
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998 Jun; 152(6)540-7.

PMID:
    9641706
    [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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Rebreathing of exhaled gases: importance as a mechanism for the causal association between prone sleep and sudden infant death syndrome.
Kemp JS
Sleep. 1996 Dec; 19(10 Suppl)S263-6.

PMID:
    9085527
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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