Medical School

Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Department of Surgery

James D. St. Louis, M.D.

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Academic Title

Chief and Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Aldo Castañeda Professorship in Congenital Heart Surgery

Clinical Title

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon


Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
Duke University, Durham, N.C. (Cadiothoracic Surgery); Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. (Pediatric and Neonatal Cardiac Surgery)

Contact Info




Administrative Contact

Heidi Menzel
2450 Riverside Ave, East Bldg, MB544
Phone: 612-625-7132

Office Address
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
2450 Riverside Ave, East Bldg, MB544
Mailcode 8951
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Bio Statement

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Monocyte/macrophage function in chronically hypoxic rat lungs

Characterization of CD163 expression in children undergoing correction of congenital defects of the heart

  1. Berlin Heart EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist device for bridge to heart transplantation in US children. Almond CS. Morales DL. Blackstone EH. Turrentine MW. Imamura M. Massicotte MP. Jordan LC. Devaney EJ. Ravishankar C. Kanter KR. Holman W. Kroslowitz R. Tjossem C. Thuita L. Cohen GA. Buchholz H. St Louis JD. Nguyen K. Niebler RA. Walters HL 3rd. Reemtsen B. Wearden PD. Reinhartz O. Guleserian KJ. Mitchell MB. Bleiweis MS. Canter CE. Humpl T. Circulation. 127(16):1702-11, 2013 Apr 23.
  2. Long-term use of ventricular assist device as a bridge to recovery in acute fulminant myocarditis. George CL. Ameduri RK. Reed RC. Dummer KB. Overman DM. St Louis JD. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 95(3):e59-60, 2013 Mar.
  3. Repair of "simple" total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: a review from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium. St Louis JD. Harvey BA. Menk JS. Raghuveer G. O'Brien JE Jr. Bryant R 3rd. Kochilas L. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 94(1):133-7; discussion 137-8, 2012 Jul.
  4. Current use of the EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist device. Bryant R 3rd. Steiner M. St Louis JD. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research . 3(6):612-7, 2010 Dec.
  5. Mechanical circulatory support in patients with heart failure secondary to transposition of the great arteries. Joyce DL. Crow SS. John R. St Louis JD. Braunlin EA. Pyles LA. Kofflin P. Joyce LD. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation. 29(11):1302-5, 2010 Nov.
  6. Repair of major congenital cardiac defects in low-birth-weight infants: is delay warranted?. Shepard CW. Kochilas LK. Rosengart RM. Brearley AM. Bryant R 3rd. Moller JH. St Louis JD. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 140(5):1104-9, 2010 Nov.
  7. Surgical strategies and outcomes in patients with Shone complex: a retrospective review. St Louis JD. Bannan MM. Lutin WA. Wiles HB. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 84(4):1357-62; discussion 1362-3, 2007 Oct.
  8. Elective use of left ventricular assist after delayed arterial switch operation for D-transposition of the great vessels with intact ventricular septum. St Louis JD. Wheeler D. Wiles HB. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 134(1):252-3, 2007 Jul.
  9. Pentalogy of Cantrell associated with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Wheeler DS. St Louis JD. Pediatric Cardiology. 28(4):311-3, 2007 Jul-Aug.
  10. Stage I palliation for interrupted "right" aortic arch associated with mitral atresia. St Louis JD. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 82(6):2300-2, 2006 Dec.
  11. Intrathoracic peripheral nerve sheath tumors in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (von Recklinghausen disease). Patel VS. St Louis JD. Oduntan O. Landolfo KP. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 131(3):736-7, 2006 Mar.
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