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Kathleen E. Simpson, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

heart failure in children, pediatric heart transplant, ventricular assist devices, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, 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

Education

Education

Medical School: Medical Degree Program, 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
B.A.: University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 2006

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Outcomes and Trends of Ventricular Assist Device Selection in Children with End-Stage Heart Failure.
Miller JR, Lancaster TS, Epstein DJ, DuPont NC, Simpson KE, Castleberry C, Canter CE, Eghtesady P, Boston US
ASAIO J. 2016 Dec 20; doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000506.

PMID:
    28009713
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Changing expectations for Fontan patient survival after heart transplantation.
Simpson KE
Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Dec; 20(8)1022-1023. doi: 10.1111/petr.12813.

PMID:
    27882688
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impact of age on incidence and prevalence of moderate-to-severe cellular rejection detected by routine surveillance biopsy in pediatric heart transplantation.
Zinn MD, Wallendorf MJ, Simpson KE, Osborne AD, Kirklin JK, Canter CE
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Apr; 36(4)451-456. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.09.017.

PMID:
    27865735
    [PubMed - in process]
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Improved survival after heart transplant for failed Fontan patients with preserved ventricular function.
Miller JR, Simpson KE, Epstein DJ, Lancaster TS, Henn MC, Schuessler RB, Balzer DT, Shahanavaz S, Murphy JJ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P, Boston US
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Jul; 35(7)877-83. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.02.005.

PMID:
    27068035
    [PubMed - in process]
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Autoimmunity Against the Heart and Cardiac Myosin in Children With Myocarditis.
Simpson KE, Cunningham MW, Lee CK, Ward K, Tong A, Danon S, Simon C, Delaney JW, Canter CE
J Card Fail. 2016 Jul; 22(7)520-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2016.02.009.

PMID:
    26941007
    [PubMed - in process]
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High Frequency of Detection by PCR of Viral Nucleic Acid in The Blood of Infants Presenting with Clinical Myocarditis.
Simpson KE, Storch GA, Lee CK, Ward KE, Danon S, Simon CM, Delaney JW, Tong A, Canter CE
Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Feb; 37(2)399-404. doi: 10.1007/s00246-015-1290-6.

PMID:
    26499513
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Early Biventricular Assist Device Use in Children: A Single-Center Review of 31 Patients.
Miller JR, Epstein DJ, Henn MC, Guthrie T, Schuessler RB, Simpson KE, Canter CE, Eghtesady P, Boston US
ASAIO J. 2015 Nov-Dec; 61(6)688-94. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000268.

PMID:
    26186261
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Continuous Flow Device Support in Children Using the HeartWare HVAD: 1,000 Days of Lessons Learned From a Single Center Experience.
Sparks J, Epstein D, Baltagi S, Mehegan ME, Simpson KE, Canter CE, Silvestry S, Eghtesady P, Boston US
ASAIO J. 2015 Sep-Oct; 61(5)569-73. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000253.

PMID:
    25967955
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pediatric Quality of Life while Supported with a Ventricular Assist Device.
Miller JR, Boston US, Epstein DJ, Henn MC, Lawrance CP, Kallenbach J, Simpson KE, Canter CE, Eghtesady P
Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Jul-Aug; 10(4)E189-96. doi: 10.1111/chd.12260.

PMID:
    25864509
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intravenous home inotropic use is safe in pediatric patients awaiting transplantation.
Birnbaum BF, Simpson KE, Boschert TA, Zheng J, Wallendorf MJ, Schechtman K, Canter CE
Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Jan; 8(1)64-70. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.114.001528.

PMID:
    25472966
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis in children in the current era.
Canter CE, Simpson KE
Circulation. 2014 Jan 7; 129(1)115-28. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001372.

PMID:
    24396015
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Liver cirrhosis in Fontan patients does not affect 1-year post-heart transplant mortality or markers of liver function.
Simpson KE, Esmaeeli A, Khanna G, White F, Turnmelle Y, Eghtesady P, Boston U, Canter CE
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Feb; 33(2)170-7. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.10.033.

PMID:
    24365764
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Heart transplantation in pediatric cardiomyopathies.
Birnbaum BF, Simpson KE, Canter CE
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2013 Dec; 11(12)1677-90. doi: 10.1586/14779072.2013.847789.

PMID:
    24215197
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tissue Doppler septal Tei index indicates severity of illness in pediatric patients with congestive heart failure.
Sanchez Mejia AA, Simpson KE, Hildebolt CF, Pahl E, Matthews KL, Rainey CA, Canter CE, Jay PY, Johnson MC
Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Mar; 35(3)411-8. doi: 10.1007/s00246-013-0794-1.

PMID:
    24061276
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Can adult heart failure regimens be applied to children: what works and what does not?
Simpson KE, Canter CE
Curr Opin Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 27(2)98-107. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0b013e3283501960.

PMID:
    22249216
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute myocarditis in children.
Simpson KE, Canter CE
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2011 Jun; 9(6)771-83. doi: 10.1586/erc.11.70.

PMID:
    21714608
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Successful subxyphoid hybrid approach for placement of a Melody percutaneous pulmonary valve.
Simpson KE, Huddleston CB, Foerster S, Nicholas R, Balzer D
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jul 1; 78(1)108-11. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22930.

PMID:
    21234917
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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.