Charles Canter, M.D.

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Lois B. Tuttle And Jeanne B. Hauck Professor of Pediatrics
Transplant Center Director
CardiologyCardiac Transplant Program

phone: (314) 454-6095


  • BS, Brown University1974
  • MSc, Brown University1976
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine1979


  • Intern, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO1979 - 1980
  • Assistant Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital1980 - 1982
  • Resident-Fellow, St. Louis Children's Hospital1982 - 1984

Licensure and Board Certification

  • IL, Medical License
  • MO, Medical License
  • 1980 - PresNational Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1984 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  • 1988 - PresAPB, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology, recertified 1995,recertified 2002,recertified 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Fellowship, American Heart Association Seminar on Cardiovascular Epidemiology - Pres
  • Upjohn Achievement Award1979
  • Best Doctors in America2003
  • Medical Honoree, American Heart Association, Heartland Affiliate2004
  • New endowed professorship from St. Louis Children’s Hospital – The Lois B. Tuttle and Jeanne B. Hauck Chair in Pediatrics.2012 - Pres
  • Parkway School District Hall of Fame2016 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (228)

  1. Trends in Sodium Intake in Children and Adolescents in the US and the Impact of US Department of Agriculture Guidelines J Pediatr. 2020. PMID:32600669 
  2. First year outcomes for low immunologic risk pediatric heart trasplant recipients managed with a steroid avoidance protocol: results from a multicenter prospective cohort study(CTOTC-4). I Heart Lung Transplant. 2020;972-981. 
  3. Baseline characteristics of the Valsartan for Attenuating Disease Evoltion in early Sarcomeric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Cohort. Circ Heart failure. 2019. PMID:31813281 
  4. Hospital readmission following pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;23(7):e13561. PMID:31483086 
  5. A Recipient Risk Prediction Tool for Short-term Mortality After Pediatric Heart Transplantation. Transplantation. 2019;103(11):2434-2439. PMID:30801538 
  6. Long-term outcomes after transplantation after support with a pulsatile pediatric ventricular assist device. Journal of Heart Lung Transplant. . 2019;38(4):449-455. PMID:30466802 
  7. Early outcomes for low-risk pediatric heart transplant recipients and steroid avoidance: A multicenter cohort study (Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children - CTOTC-04). J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019. PMID:31324444 
  8. Cardiac Biomarkers in Pediatric Cardiomyopathy: Study Design and Recruitment Results from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Prog Pediatr Cardiol. 2019;53:1-10. PMCID:PMC6863618  PMID:31745384 
  9. Cardiac biomarkers in pediatric cardiomyopathy: study design and recruitment results from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry Prog Pediatr Cardiol . 2019;53:1-10. 
  10. Left Ventricular Strain Is Abnormal in Preclinical and Overt Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Cardiac MR Feature Tracking. Radiology. 2019;290(3):640-648. PMCID:PMC6394738  PMID:30561279 
  11. Moderate-severe primary graft dysfunction after pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;23(2):e13340. PMID:30609166 
  12. Center volume and outcomes in pediatric heart transplantation-Bigger is better until it isn't. Am J Transplant. 2018;18(12):2843-2844. PMID:30040193 
  13. Current Topics and Controversies in Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Proceedings of the Pediatric Heart Transplantation Summit 2017. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018;9(5):575-581. PMID:30157743 
  14. Early stroke post-heart transplant is associated with decreased survival in children. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018;37(6):733-739. PMID:29395751 
  15. Worldwide Experience of a Durable Centrifugal Flow Pump in Pediatric Patients 2018. PMID:29551744 
  16. Impact of routine surveillance biopsy intensity on the diagnosis of moderate to severe cellular rejection and survival after pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2018;22(3):e13131. PMCID:PMC5903932  PMID:29377465 
  17. Association Between Thiopurine S-Methyltransferase (TPMT) Genetic Variants and Infection in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients Treated With Azathioprine: A Multi-Institutional Analysis Journal of Pediatric Parmacol Therapeutics. 2018. PMID:29720911 
  18. Pediatric heart transplantation across a positive crossmatch: First year results from the CTOTC-04 multi-institutional study American Journal of Transplant. 2018. PMID:29673058