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Faculty Physicians

Umar Sekou-Toure Boston, MD

Associate Professor Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease in Children
Pediatric Lung Surgery

Board Certifications

General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease, pediatric lung disease, heart transplant, pulmonary atresia,Ebstein's anomaly,

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314 454 6165
Fax: 314 454-2381

Education

Education

Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2002
Medical Degree: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 1995
Fellowship (Research): Cardiac Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN 1999
Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2002
Chief Resident: Cardiovascular / Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2005
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2006

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Successful bridge through transplantation with berlin heart ventricular assist device in a child with failing fontan.
Hoganson DM, Boston US, Gazit AZ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb; 99(2)707-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.064.

PMID:
    25639417
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The surgical prebrief as part of a five-point comprehensive approach to improving pediatric cardiac surgical team communication.
Hoganson DM, Boston US, Manning PB, Eghtesady P
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct; 5(4)640-2. doi: 10.1177/2150135114544753.

PMID:
    25324273
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Paracorporeal lung assist devices as a bridge to recovery or lung transplantation in neonates and young children.
Hoganson DM, Gazit AZ, Boston US, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 147(1)420-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.08.078.

PMID:
    24199759
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Paracorporeal lung assist device: an innovative surgical strategy for bridging to lung transplant in an infant with severe pulmonary hypertension caused by alveolar capillary dysplasia.
Boston US, Fehr J, Gazit AZ, Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct; 146(4)e42-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.06.014.

PMID:
    23871141
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Starnes procedure in a neonate with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum.
Arevalo AR, Boston US, Goldberg SP, Becker JA, Knott-Craig CJ
Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 May; 93(5)1703-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.08.040.

PMID:
    22541201
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm of the innominate artery in a neonate.
Philip RR, Boston US, Ballweg JA, Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ
J Card Surg. 2012 Mar; 27(2)242-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01405.x.

PMID:
    22273485
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Alternative cannulation strategy for pediatric ECMO.
Mathis CA, Powell AE, Holloway RD, Shah S, Goldberg SP, Boston US
J Card Surg. 2011 Jul; 26(4)444-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01256.x.

PMID:
    21554388
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Complete repair of Ebstein anomaly in neonates and young infants: a 16-year follow-up.
Boston US, Goldberg SP, Ward KE, Overholt ED, Spentzas T, Chin TK, Knott-Craig CJ
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 May; 141(5)1163-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2011.01.029.

PMID:
    21353250
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnosis and repair of anomalous right coronary artery from pulmonary artery in a neonate.
Jones RC, Boston US, Joshi VJ, Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ
Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb; 6(1)48-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2010.00399.x.

PMID:
    21269412
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surgical management of intrapericardial teratoma in the fetus.
Goldberg SP, Boston US, Turpin DA, Mari GC, Mathis CA, Chin TK, Knott-Craig CJ
J Pediatr. 2010 May; 156(5)848-9, 849.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.01.016.

PMID:
    20304430
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tricuspid valve repair for Ebstein's anomaly in young children: a 30-year experience.
Boston US, Dearani JA, O'Leary PW, Driscoll DJ, Danielson GK
Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Feb; 81(2)690-5; discussion 695-6.

PMID:
    16427875
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Infectious and ischemic complications from percutaneous closure devices used after vascular access.
Boston US, Panneton JM, Hofer JM, Sabater EA, Caplice N, Rowland CM, Noel AA, Bower TC, Cherry KJ Jr, Gloviczki P
Ann Vasc Surg. 2003 Jan; 17(1)66-71.

PMID:
    12522702
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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