Janet Scheel  jscheel@wustl.edu

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Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology

phone: (314) 454-6095


  • BS, Georgetown University1980
  • MD, Georgetown University1985


  • Internship, The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center1985 - 1986
  • Residency, Junior Assistant Resident, John Hopkins Hospital1986 - 1987
  • Residency, Senior Assistant Resident, John Hopkins Hospital1987 - 1988
  • Fellowship, John Hopkins Hospital1988 - 1991

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, DEA
  • 1986 - PresFlex, Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1987 - 2019MD, Medical License
  • 1989 - 2014American Board of Pediatrics
  • 1994 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics- Pediatric Cardiology
  • 2013 - 2018DC, Medical License
  • 2017 - 2018MO, Medical License

Honors and Awards

  • Ciba- Geigy Award for compassion, intelligence and integrity1985
  • Pediatric Award for top graduating medical student in pediatrics1985
  • Faces of Heart - Howard County American Heart Association2013
  • Fellows Jodi Pike Memorial Teaching Award2015

Recent Publications view all (23)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Variability in donor selection among pediatric heart transplant providers: Results from an international survey. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;23(5):e13417. PMID:31081171 
  2. Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability and agreement of echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease using the World Heart Federation evidence-based criteria. Heart Asia. 2019;11(2):e011233. PMCID:PMC6591009  PMID:31297166 
  3. Center volume and outcomes in pediatric heart transplantation-Bigger is better until it isn't. Am J Transplant. 2018. PMID:30040193 
  4. Worldwide Experience of a Durable Centrifugal Flow Pump in Pediatric Patients. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018. PMID:29551744 
  5. Pediatric mechanical circulatory support comes of age. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018;37(1):139-140. PMID:29169883 
  6. Bacterial infections after pediatric heart transplantation: Epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017;36(9):996-1003. PMID:28583371 
  7. Hybrid Exclusion of HeartMate ІІ Left Ventricular Assist Device After Bridge to Recovery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101(6):e193-4. PMID:27211979 
  8. Using a Low-Risk Population to Estimate the Specificity of the World Heart Federation Criteria for the Diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016;29(3):253-8. PMID:26725186 
  9. Handheld echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease by non-experts. Heart. 2016;102(1):35-9. PMID:26438784 
  10. The utility of handheld echocardiography for early rheumatic heart disease diagnosis: a field study. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015;16(5):475-82. PMCID:PMC4542771  PMID:25564396 
  11. Simplified rheumatic heart disease screening criteria for handheld echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015;28(4):463-9. PMID:25660669 
  12. Mutations in Alström protein impair terminal differentiation of cardiomyocytes. Nat Commun. 2014;5:3416. PMCID:PMC3992616  PMID:24595103 
  13. Donors' characteristics and impact on outcomes in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2013;17(8):774-81. PMID:24102961 
  14. World Heart Federation criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease--an evidence-based guideline. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2012;9(5):297-309. PMCID:PMC5523449  PMID:22371105 
  15. Decline in rejection in the first year after pediatric cardiac transplantation: a multi-institutional study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010;29(6):625-32. PMID:20207171 
  16. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: Practice guidelines for management of heart failure in children. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004;23(12):1313-33. PMID:15607659 
  17. Prevalence of congenital cardiovascular malformations among relatives of infants with hypoplastic left heart, coarctation of the aorta, and d-transposition of the great arteries. Am J Med Genet A. 2004;124A(3):225-30. PMID:14708093 
  18. Cognitive functioning as a contraindication to organ transplant surgery: Dilemmas encountered in medical decision making. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 1996;3(4):413-22. PMID:24226849 
  19. Asystoles during infancy recorded by home memory monitors. Benign events? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996;150(9):901-5. PMID:8790118 
  20. Neonatal lupus erythematosus. Report of serological and immunogenetic studies in twins discordant for congenital heart block. Br J Dermatol. 1994;130(3):342-8. PMID:8148276 
  21. Neonatal lupus erythematosus syndrome: analysis of C4 allotypes and C4 genes in 18 families. Medicine (Baltimore). 1992;71(2):84-95. PMID:1545698 
  22. Balloon dilatation of a stenotic Waterston shunt with long-term follow-up. Am J Cardiol. 1991;68(8):821-2. PMID:1892100 
  23. Iron deficiency in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 1990;117(2 Pt 1):266-8. PMID:2380829 
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