Kel Vin Woo  Woo_K@kids.wustl.edu

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Clinical Fellow, Cardiology
Cardiology

phone: (314) 454-6095

Education

  • BSE, Duke University2003
  • MD, Vanderbilt University2012
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University2010

Training

  • Resident, Saint Louis Children's Hospital2012 - 2014
  • Clinical Fellow, Washington University in St Louis2014 - 2018
  • Research Fellow, Washington University in St Louis2018 - 2020

Honors and Awards

  • Best Cadet Award, Supplies and Transport Training School, Singapore Armed Forces1997
  • Formation Outstanding Soldier Award, 2nd People’s Defense Force, Singapore Armed Forces1998
  • Formation Best Soldier Award, 2nd People’s Defense Force, Singapore Armed Forces1999
  • Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Dean’s List2000
  • Duke University Residential Advisor Scholarship2000 - 2001
  • Duke University Undergraduate Research Support Grant2000 - 2001
  • Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Dean’s List2001
  • Duke University Residential Advisor Scholarship2001 - 2002
  • Duke University Undergraduate Research Support Grant2001 - 2002
  • Duke University Center for International Studies, Summer Research Travel Award2002 - 2002
  • TIDES Foundation, Operation Crossroads Africa Scholarship for HIV/AIDS Education - Lesotho2002 - 2002
  • Duke University Residential Advisor Scholarshi2002 - 2003
  • Howard Hughes Biology Forum Award2002 - 2003
  • Meade Haven Charitable Trust M.D./Ph.D. Scholarship2002 - 2003
  • American Federation of Medical Research Conference Travel Award2010
  • American Federation of Medical Research Conference Travel Award2010
  • American Physician Scientists Association Conference Travel Award2010
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation Conference Travel Award2010
  • Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Young Investigator Travel Award2010
  • European Arteriosclerosis Society Congress Travel Grant2010
  • Oliver Langenberg Pediatric Physician-Scientist Training Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University2012 - 2018
  • 2nd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference Travel Award2017
  • Missouri American College of Cardiology Foundation Early Career Cardiologist Research Award2017
  • 4th Annual Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigator’s Forum - Best Abstract Presentation2017
  • 4th Annual Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigator’s Forum Travel Award2017
  • American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2017 Travel Scholarship2017
  • 11th International Conference on Neonatal & Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease Conference – Finalist, Best Basic Science Abstract2018
  • 2018 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology BioArt Winner2018
  • 2018 Gordon Conference on Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Disease - Best Abstract Award2018
  • 2018 St Louis Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Research Retreat - Best Fellow Abstract in Basic Science Award2018
  • 3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference Travel Award2019
  • American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2019 Young Investigators Award – 1st place, Best Basic Science and Translational Research2019
  • Entelligence Young Investigator Program Award2020
  • American Lung Association Catalyst Award2021 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (8)


  1. Endothelial FGF signaling is protective in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension JCI. 2021;131(17). doi:https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI141467  
  2. Pulmonary Hypertension and ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels. Hypertension. 2019;74(1):14-22. PMCID:PMC6561811  PMID:31132951 
  3. A Novel Noninvasive Index to Characterize Right Ventricle Pulmonary Arterial Vascular Coupling in Children. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019;12(4):761-763. PMID:30553673 
  4. Diagnosis and Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Group 3 Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2019;21(3):16. PMID:30903302 
  5. Right Ventricular-Pulmonary Vascular Interactions: An Emerging Role for Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time by Echocardiography in Adults and Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018;31(8):962-964. PMID:29807847 
  6. Transient Notch Activation Induces Long-Term Gene Expression Changes Leading to Sick Sinus Syndrome in Mice. Circ Res. 2017;121(5):549-563. PMCID:PMC5565396  PMID:28674041 
  7. Role of Tie1 in shear stress and atherosclerosis. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2011;21(4):118-23. PMCID:PMC3382080  PMID:22681967 
  8. Tie1 attenuation reduces murine atherosclerosis in a dose-dependent and shear stress-specific manner. J Clin Invest. 2011;121(4):1624-35. PMCID:PMC3069759  PMID:21383501 
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