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Faculty Physicians

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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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

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

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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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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Capability of Scottish emergency departments to provide physician-based prehospital critical care teams: a national survey.
Newton AI, Adams JR, Simpson KE, Egan G, Gowens PA, Donald MJ
Eur J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 20(6)387-90. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e32835c5394.

PMID:
    23442370
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cloning and expression of feline colony stimulating factor receptor (CSF-1R) and analysis of the species specificity of stimulation by colony stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) and interleukin-34 (IL-34).
Gow DJ, Garceau V, Pridans C, Gow AG, Simpson KE, Gunn-Moore D, Hume DA
Cytokine. 2013 Feb; 61(2)630-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2012.11.014.

PMID:
    23260168
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Failed Fontan heart transplant candidates with preserved vs impaired ventricular ejection: 2 distinct patient populations.
Simpson KE, Cibulka N, Lee CK, Huddleston CH, Canter CE
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 May; 31(5)545-7. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.02.003.

PMID:
    22381208
    [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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Atrial tachyarrhythmias in neonatal enterovirus myocarditis.
Simpson KE, Hulse E, Carlson K
Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Aug; 30(6)827-30. doi: 10.1007/s00246-009-9398-1.

PMID:
    19294461
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pulsed-wave Doppler tissue imaging velocities in normal geriatric cats and geriatric cats with primary or systemic diseases linked to specific cardiomyopathies in humans, and the influence of age and heart rate upon these velocities.
Simpson KE, Gunn-Moore DA, Shaw DJ, French AT, Dukes-McEwan J, Moran CM, Corcoran BM
J Feline Med Surg. 2009 Apr; 11(4)293-304. doi: 10.1016/j.jfms.2008.08.003.

PMID:
    18929500
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Food intake in multiple sclerosis.
Hewson DC, Phillips MA, Simpson KE, Drury P, Crawford MA
Hum Nutr Appl Nutr. 1984 Oct; 38(5)355-67.

PMID:
    6526682
    [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.