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Janet Scheel, MD

Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology
Cardiac Transplant Program

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Cardiology
Heart Transplantation

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

pediatric heart transplantation, heart failure, fetal echocardiography; heart disease in children

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6095
Fax: 314-454-2561

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Suite: E
Floor: 2
Office Phone: 314-454-6095
Fax: 314-454-2561



Fellowship; pediatric cardiology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 1991
Residency; Senior Assistant Resident: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 1988
Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. 1985

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

  1. Bacterial infections after pediatric heart transplantation: Epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017;36(9):996-1003. PMID:28583371 
  2. Hybrid Exclusion of HeartMate ІІ Left Ventricular Assist Device After Bridge to Recovery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101(6):e193-4. PMID:27211979 
  3. Using a Low-Risk Population to Estimate the Specificity of the World Heart Federation Criteria for the Diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016;29(3):253-8. PMID:26725186 
  4. Handheld echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease by non-experts. Heart. 2016;102(1):35-9. PMID:26438784 
  5. The utility of handheld echocardiography for early rheumatic heart disease diagnosis: a field study. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015;16(5):475-82. PMCID:PMC4542771  PMID:25564396 
  6. Simplified rheumatic heart disease screening criteria for handheld echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015;28(4):463-9. PMID:25660669 
  7. Mutations in Alström protein impair terminal differentiation of cardiomyocytes. Nat Commun. 2014;5:3416. PMCID:PMC3992616  PMID:24595103 
  8. Donors' characteristics and impact on outcomes in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2013;17(8):774-81. PMID:24102961 
  9. World Heart Federation criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease--an evidence-based guideline. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2012;9(5):297-309. PMCID:PMC5523449  PMID:22371105 
  10. Decline in rejection in the first year after pediatric cardiac transplantation: a multi-institutional study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010;29(6):625-32. PMID:20207171