Medical Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Program, and Cardiac Mechanical Support Program
Attending Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Pediatric Heart Failure; Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation; Pediatric Mechanical Heart Support


Medical School: 

Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis


Massachusetts General Hospital: Pediatrics


Massachusetts General Hospital: Pediatrics


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Pediatric Cardiology



Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiology: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics; FAAP; American Heart Association; Council for Heart Disease in the Young; American College of Cardiology; FACC; Congenital Heart Dz. & Pediatric Cardiology Section; International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation; Selerni Collegium


Graduated with Highest Honors in High Program, Dept. of Psychology, U.C. Berkeley , 1990; Letter of Commendation, Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, 1996


Menteer JD, Weinberg PM, Fogel MA. Quantifying Regional Right Ventricular Function in Tetralogy of Fallot. Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 7(5) 2005

Zeltser IJ, Menteer J, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Clark BJ, Kreutzer J, Rome JJ. Impact of Re-coarctation Following the Norwood Operation on Survival in the Balloon Angioplasty Era. JACC 45(11) 1844-48. 2005

Menteer JD, Hogarty A, Chrisant MRK. Heart Failure Chapter in Requisites in Pediatrics: Cardiology. Vetter VL, ed. Elsevier Science. (in Press)

Menteer JD. Congestive Heart Failure. The Five Minute Pediatric Consult, 4th Edition, M. William Schwartz, ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (in Press)

Research Interests: 

Immune presensitization of pediatric patients to human antigens: clinical impact, treatment prior to cardiac tranasplantation, and prevention; Mechanical cardiac support and ventricular assist device use in pediatric patients; Medical management of pediatric patients in severe and refractory heart failure; Effects of chronic heart failure on pediatric brain development; Autonomic dysfunction in pediatric heart failure.

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