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
  • Leadership Course for Women in Medicine, Johns Hopkins University2011 - 2011
  • Leadership Development Program, Washington University2018 - 2018
  • Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health2018 - 2018

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, DEA
  • 1986 - PresFlex, Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1987 - PresMD, Medical License
  • 1989 - 2014American Board of Pediatrics
  • 1994 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics- Pediatric Cardiology
  • 2013 - PresDC, Medical License
  • 2017 - PresMO, Medical License

Honors and Awards

  • Listed " Best Doctors in St Louis" STL Magazine
  • Listed "Best Doctors in St Louis" STL Magazine
  • Georgetown University Medical School Class of 1985, President1985
  • Ciba- Geigy Award for compassion, intelligence and integrity1985
  • Pediatric Award for top graduating medical student in pediatrics1985
  • Listed "Best Doctors in Baltimore" Baltimore Magazine2009
  • Listed "Best Doctors in Baltimore" Baltimore Magazine2010
  • Listed "Best Doctors in Baltimore" Baltimore Magazine2011
  • Listed "Best Doctors in Baltimore" Baltimore Magazine2012
  • Faces of Heart - Howard County American Heart Association2013
  • Listed "Best Doctors in Washington DC" Washington Magazine2013
  • Listed "Best Doctors in Washington DC" Washington Magazine2014
  • Listed "Best Doctors in Washington DC" Washington Magazine2015
  • Fellows Jodi Pike Memorial Teaching Award2015
  • Listed "Best Doctors in Washington DC" Washington Magazine2016
  • Listed "Best Doctors in St Louis" St Louis Magazine2017
  • Listed "Best Doctors in St. Louis" St Louis Magazine2018
  • Listed "Best Doctors in St Louis" ST Louis Magazine2019
  • Listed "Best Doctors in St Louis" STL magazine2020
  • Listed "Best Doctors in St Louis" STL Magazine2021
  • Listed "Best Doctors in St. Louis" STL Magazine2022

Recent Publications view all (32)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Heart Transplantation in Children With Down Syndrome JAHA. 2022;11(10):e024883. PMID:35574952 
  2. Association of low center performance evaluations and pediatric heart transplant center behavior in the United States. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2021;40(8):831-840. PMID:34078559 
  3. Heterogeneous outcomes of liver disease after heart transplantation for a failed Fontan procedure. Pediatr Transplant. 2021;e14094. PMID:34296503 
  4. Report from the 2018 consensus conference on immunomodulating agents in thoracic transplantation: Access, formulations, generics, therapeutic drug monitoring, and special populations. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020;39(10):1050-1069. PMID:32883559 
  5. Delayed Development of Coronary Artery Dilitation in Suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome: More Research Needed. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2(10):e0236. PMCID:PMC7531755  PMID:33063036 
  6. Quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance T2 imaging offers ability to non-invasively predict acute allograft rejection in children. Cardiol Young. 2020;1-8. PMID:32456723 
  7. Review of the discard and/or refusal rate of offered donor hearts to pediatric waitlisted candidates. Pediatr Transplant. 2020;24(3):e13674. PMID:32198804 
  8. ISHLT consensus statement on donor organ acceptability and management in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020;39(4):331-341. PMID:32088108 
  9. Treatment and Pattern of Resolution of Antibody-Mediated Rejection with Hemodynamic Compromise Resistant to Standard Therapy after Heart Transplantation with a Positive Virtual Crossmatch. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020;39(4S):S458. PMID:32465797 
  10. Variability in donor selection among pediatric heart transplant providers: Results from an international survey. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;23(5):e13417. PMID:31081171 
  11. 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 
  12. Center volume and outcomes in pediatric heart transplantation-Bigger is better until it isn't. Am J Transplant. 2018. PMID:30040193 
  13. Worldwide Experience of a Durable Centrifugal Flow Pump in Pediatric Patients. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018. PMID:29551744 
  14. Pediatric mechanical circulatory support comes of age. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018;37(1):139-140. PMID:29169883 
  15. Bacterial infections after pediatric heart transplantation: Epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017;36(9):996-1003. PMID:28583371 
  16. Hybrid Exclusion of HeartMate ІІ Left Ventricular Assist Device After Bridge to Recovery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101(6):e193-4. PMID:27211979 
  17. 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 
  18. Handheld echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease by non-experts. Heart. 2016;102(1):35-9. PMID:26438784 
  19. 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 
  20. Simplified rheumatic heart disease screening criteria for handheld echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015;28(4):463-9. PMID:25660669 
  21. Mutations in Alström protein impair terminal differentiation of cardiomyocytes. Nat Commun. 2014;5:3416. PMCID:PMC3992616  PMID:24595103 
  22. Donors' characteristics and impact on outcomes in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2013;17(8):774-81. PMID:24102961 
  23. 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 
  24. 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 
  25. 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 
  26. 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 
  27. 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 
  28. Asystoles during infancy recorded by home memory monitors. Benign events? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996;150(9):901-5. PMID:8790118 
  29. 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 
  30. Neonatal lupus erythematosus syndrome: analysis of C4 allotypes and C4 genes in 18 families. Medicine (Baltimore). 1992;71(2):84-95. PMID:1545698 
  31. Balloon dilatation of a stenotic Waterston shunt with long-term follow-up. Am J Cardiol. 1991;68(8):821-2. PMID:1892100 
  32. Iron deficiency in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 1990;117(2 Pt 1):266-8. PMID:2380829 
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