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Kelvin A. Yamada, MD

Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Sleep Medicine Center

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Pediatric Neurology
Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatric Neurology
Pediatrics
Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

General neurology inpatient and outpatient care, newborn and pediatric inpatient neurological consultation, general inpatient pediatric medicine care, clinical neurophysiologist, pediatric sleep medicine.

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 454-6120
Fax: (314) 454-2523

Center 40 Building

1600 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63144

Office Phone: (314) 362-4342

Education

Education

Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas 1984
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1988
Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 1983
B.A.: Pomona College, Claremont, California 1980
Fellowship: Electroencephalography, Polysomnography, and Evoked Potentials, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1992

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Arrhythmogenic remodeling of β2 versus β1 adrenergic signaling in the human failing heart.
Lang D, Holzem K, Kang C, Xiao M, Hwang HJ, Ewald GA, Yamada KA, Efimov IR
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr; 8(2)409-19. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.114.002065.

PMID:
    25673629
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Measurement Properties of the Low Back Activity Confidence Scale (LoBACS).
Davenport TE, Cleland JA, Yamada KA, Kulig K
Eval Health Prof. 2016 Jun; 39(2)204-14. doi: 10.1177/0163278714527757.

PMID:
    24686745
    [PubMed - in process]
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Deep RNA sequencing reveals dynamic regulation of myocardial noncoding RNAs in failing human heart and remodeling with mechanical circulatory support.
Yang KC, Yamada KA, Patel AY, Topkara VK, George I, Cheema FH, Ewald GA, Mann DL, Nerbonne JM
Circulation. 2014 Mar 4; 129(9)1009-21. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.003863.

PMID:
    24429688
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prevalence of Sleep Disturbances in Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1.
Licis AK, Vallorani A, Gao F, Chen C, Lenox J, Yamada KA, Duntley SP, Gutmann DH
J Child Neurol. 2013 Nov; 28(11)1400-1405.

PMID:
    24065580
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Sirt1 extends life span and delays aging in mice through the regulation of Nk2 homeobox 1 in the DMH and LH.
Satoh A, Brace CS, Rensing N, Cliften P, Wozniak DF, Herzog ED, Yamada KA, Imai S
Cell Metab. 2013 Sep 3; 18(3)416-30. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2013.07.013.

PMID:
    24011076
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Heterogeneity and function of K(ATP) channels in canine hearts.
Zhang HX, Silva JR, Lin YW, Verbsky JW, Lee US, Kanter EM, Yamada KA, Schuessler RB, Nichols CG
Heart Rhythm. 2013 Oct; 10(10)1576-83. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2013.07.020.

PMID:
    23871704
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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How to build an integrated biobank: the Washington University Translational Cardiovascular Biobank & Repository experience.
Yamada KA, Patel AY, Ewald GA, Whitehead DS, Pasque MK, Silvestry SC, Janks DL, Mann DL, Nerbonne JM
Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Jun; 6(3)226-31. doi: 10.1111/cts.12032.

PMID:
    23751030
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gender differences in electrophysiological gene expression in failing and non-failing human hearts.
Ambrosi CM, Yamada KA, Nerbonne JM, Efimov IR
PLoS One. 2013; 8(1)e54635. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054635.

PMID:
    23355885
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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CD36 protein influences myocardial Ca2+ homeostasis and phospholipid metabolism: conduction anomalies in CD36-deficient mice during fasting.
Pietka TA, Sulkin MS, Kuda O, Wang W, Zhou D, Yamada KA, Yang K, Su X, Gross RW, Nerbonne JM, Efimov IR, Abumrad NA
J Biol Chem. 2012 Nov 9; 287(46)38901-12. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.413609.

PMID:
    23019328
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Photodynamic therapy: shining new light on limiting the collateral damage of ablation?
Yamada KA, Smith TW
Heart Rhythm. 2012 Sep; 9(9)1510-1. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.05.022.

PMID:
    22642984
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Differential calcium handling in two canine models of right ventricular pressure overload.
Moon MR, Aziz A, Lee AM, Moon CJ, Okada S, Kanter EM, Yamada KA
J Surg Res. 2012 Dec; 178(2)554-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2012.04.066.

PMID:
    22632938
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Residual Cx45 and its relationship to Cx43 in murine ventricular myocardium.
Bao M, Kanter EM, Huang RY, Maxeiner S, Frank M, Zhang Y, Schuessler RB, Smith TW, Townsend RR, Rohrs HW, Berthoud VM, Willecke K, Laing JG, Yamada KA
Channels (Austin). 2011 Nov-Dec; 5(6)489-99. doi: 10.4161/chan.5.6.18523.

PMID:
    22127232
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Low Back Activity Confidence Scale (LoBACS): preliminary validity and reliability.
Yamada KA, Lewthwaite R, Popovich JM Jr, Beneck GJ, Kulig K, Physical Therapy Clinical Research Network
Phys Ther. 2011 Nov; 91(11)1592-603. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20100135.

PMID:
    21852520
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The ketogenic diet inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway.
McDaniel SS, Rensing NR, Thio LL, Yamada KA, Wong M
Epilepsia. 2011 Mar; 52(3)e7-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.02981.x.

PMID:
    21371020
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Novel genetic findings in an extended family pedigree with sleepwalking.
Licis AK, Desruisseau DM, Yamada KA, Duntley SP, Gurnett CA
Neurology. 2011 Jan 4; 76(1)49-52. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318203e964.

PMID:
    21205695
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Identification of CaMKII phosphorylation sites in Connexin43 by high-resolution mass spectrometry.
Huang RY, Laing JG, Kanter EM, Berthoud VM, Bao M, Rohrs HW, Townsend RR, Yamada KA
J Proteome Res. 2011 Mar 4; 10(3)1098-109. doi: 10.1021/pr1008702.

PMID:
    21158428
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A ketogenic diet does not impair rat behavior or long-term potentiation.
Thio LL, Rensing N, Maloney S, Wozniak DF, Xiong C, Yamada KA
Epilepsia. 2010 Aug; 51(8)1619-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2009.02515.x.

PMID:
    20132289
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Remodeling of cardiac fibroblasts following myocardial infarction results in increased gap junction intercellular communication.
Zhang Y, Kanter EM, Yamada KA
Cardiovasc Pathol. 2010 Nov-Dec; 19(6)e233-40. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2009.12.002.

PMID:
    20093048
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reduced expression of Cx43 attenuates ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction via impaired TGF-beta signaling.
Zhang Y, Wang H, Kovacs A, Kanter EM, Yamada KA
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Feb; 298(2)H477-87. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00806.2009.

PMID:
    19966054
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An intensive, progressive exercise program reduces disability and improves functional performance in patients after single-level lumbar microdiskectomy.
Kulig K, Beneck GJ, Selkowitz DM, Popovich JM Jr, Ge TT, Flanagan SP, Poppert EM, Yamada KA, Powers CM, Azen S, Winstein CJ, Gordon J, Samudrala S, Chen TC, Shamie AN, Khoo LT, Spoonamore MJ, Wang JC, Physical Therapy Clinical Research Network (PTClinResNet)
Phys Ther. 2009 Nov; 89(11)1145-57. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20080052.

PMID:
    19778981
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In the News

In the News

Kelvin Yamada, MD