Chesney Castleberry, M.D.

Assistant Professor- Pending

phone: (314) 454-6095

Clinical Interests

Primary clinical interest is in the field of heart failure, cardiomyopathy, mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation. Also have clinical interest in aquired immune deficiencies especially as they relate to sequale of cardiac operations and transplantation.


  • B.A., Texas A&M University2001
  • M.D., University of Texas Medical School2005


  • Resident, Children’s Memorial Hospital2005 - 2008
  • Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin2008 - 2011
  • Advanced Fellow, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital2011 - 2012

Licensure and Board Certification

  • WI, Wisconsin License2008
  • American Board of Pediatrics2009
  • CA, California License2012
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support 2012
  • American Board of Pediatric Cardiology2013
  • OH, Ohio License2013
  • Thoratec Heartmate II 2013
  • KY, Kentucky License2013
  • Syncardia C2 2014
  • Syncardia Freedom Driver 2014
  • Thoratec Heartmate II 2014
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support 2015
  • MO, Pediatric Advanced Life Support 2015


  • Medical College of Wisconsin Fellow Research Award2010
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant Registry, Early Career Award2014
  • Mentor- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Capstone Poster Presentation- 1st Place Award2015

Recent Publications view all (9)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Castleberry C, Zafar F, Thomas T, Khan MS, Bryant R, Chin C, Morales DL, Lorts A. Allosensitization does not alter post-transplant outcomes in pediatric patients bridged to transplant with a ventricular assist device. Pediatr Transplant. 2016;20(4):559-64. PMID:27102953  
  2. Castleberry CD, Zafar F, Dipchand AI, Edwards L, Chin C. Early initiation of mTOR inhibitors in children with heart transplantation: A propensity-based registry analysis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016;35(2):253-5. PMID:26612055  
  3. Puri K, Kocoshis S, Risma K, Perez L, Hart C, Chin C, Ryan TD, Jefferies JL, Schumacher KR, Castleberry C. Basiliximab treatment for autoimmune bowel disease in a pediatric heart transplant patient. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(7):E165-9. doi:10.1111/petr.12584  PMID:26374667  
  4. Castleberry C, Canter CE. The influence of pulmonary resistance on the success of pediatric heart transplantation: Are there still boundaries? Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(6):580-1. doi:10.1111/petr.12560  PMID:26215796  
  5. Zafar F, Castleberry C, Khan MS, Mehta V, Bryant R 3rd, Lorts A, Wilmot I, Jefferies JL, Chin C, Morales DL. Pediatric heart transplant waiting list mortality in the era of ventricular assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015;34(1):82-8. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2014.09.018  PMID:25447574  
  6. Castleberry C, Ryan TD, Chin C. Transplantation in the highly sensitized pediatric patient. Circulation. 2014;129(22):2313-9. PMID:24891624  
  7. Castleberry C, White-Williams C, Naftel D, Tresler MA, Pruitt E, Miyamoto SD, Murphy D, Spicer R, Bannister L, Schowengerdt K, Gilmore L, Kaufman B, Zangwill S. Hypoalbuminemia and poor growth predict worse outcomes in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2014;18(3):280-7. doi:10.1111/petr.12239  PMID:24646199  
  8. Hidestrand M, Tomita-Mitchell A, Hidestrand PM, Oliphant A, Goetsch M, Stamm K, Liang HL, Castleberry C, Benson DW, Stendahl G, Simpson PM, Berger S, Tweddell JS, Zangwill S, Mitchell ME. Highly sensitive noninvasive cardiac transplant rejection monitoring using targeted quantification of donor-specific cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12):1224-6. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.09.029  PMID:24140666  
  9. Castleberry CD, Gudausky TM, Berger S, Tweddell JS, Pelech AN. Stenting of the right ventricular outflow tract in the high-risk infant with cyanotic teratology of Fallot. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014;35(3):423-30. doi:10.1007/s00246-013-0796-z  PMID:24096718  
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