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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

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. 2015 Oct 26;

PMID:
    26499513
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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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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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Comparison of digital and optical hand-held refractometers for the measurement of feline urine specific gravity.
Bennett AD, McKnight GE, Dodkin SJ, Simpson KE, Schwartz AM, Gunn-Moore DA
J Feline Med Surg. 2011 Feb; 13(2)152-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jfms.2010.09.012.

PMID:
    21186131
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Imaging findings in 11 cats with feline dysautonomia.
Novellas R, Simpson KE, Gunn-Moore DA, Hammond GJ
J Feline Med Surg. 2010 Aug; 12(8)584-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jfms.2010.01.012.

PMID:
    20452794
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Blood types in Bengal cats in the UK.
Gunn-Moore DA, Simpson KE, Day MJ
J Feline Med Surg. 2009 Oct; 11(10)826-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jfms.2009.03.008.

PMID:
    19423375
    [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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Timing of left heart base descent in dogs with dilated cardiomyopathy and normal dogs.
Simpson KE, Devine BC, Woolley R, Corcoran BM, French AT
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2008 May-Jun; 49(3)287-94.

PMID:
    18556819
    [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.