Charles Canter, M.D.  canter@kids.wustl.edu

Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant Program, St. Louis Children's Hospital
Louis B. Tuttle And Jeanne B. Hauck Professor of Pediatrics
Researcher, Patient Oriented Research Unit
Patient Oriented Research UnitCardiology

phone: 314-454-6095

Education

  • B.S., Brown University1974
  • MSc, Brown University1976
  • M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine1979

Training

  • 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
  • National Board of Medical Examiners1980
  • American Board of Pediatrics1984
  • APB, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology, recertified 1995,recertified 2002,recertified 20151988

Honors

  • 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

Selected Publications view all (10)


  1. Sparks J, Epstein D, Baltagi S, Mehegan ME, Simpson KE, Canter CE, Silvestry S, Eghtesady P, Boston US. Continuous Flow Device Support in Children Using the HeartWare HVAD: 1,000 Days of Lessons Learned From a Single Center Experience. ASAIO J. 2015. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000253  PMID:25967955  
  2. Miller JR, Boston US, Epstein DJ, Henn MC, Lawrance CP, Kallenbach J, Simpson KE, Canter CE, Eghtesady P. Pediatric Quality of Life while Supported with a Ventricular Assist Device. Congenit Heart Dis. 2015. doi:10.1111/chd.12260  PMID:25864509  
  3. Schumacher KR, Almond C, Singh TP, Kirk R, Spicer R, Hoffman TM, Hsu D, Naftel DC, Pruitt E, Zamberlan M, Canter CE, Gajarski RJ, PHTS Study Group Investigators. Predicting graft loss by 1 year in pediatric heart transplantation candidates: an analysis of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database. Circulation. 2015;131(10):890-8. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.009120  PMID:25587099  
  4. Hoganson DM, Boston US, Gazit AZ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P. Successful bridge through transplantation with berlin heart ventricular assist device in a child with failing fontan. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99(2):707-9. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.064  PMID:25639417  
  5. Schweiger M, Vanderpluym C, Jeewa A, Canter CE, Jansz P, Parrino PE, Miera O, Schmitto J, Mehegan M, Adachi I, Hübler M, Zimpfer D. Outpatient management of intra-corporeal left ventricular assist device system in children: a multi-center experience. Am J Transplant. 2015;15(2):453-60. doi:10.1111/ajt.13003  PMID:25612114  
  6. Birnbaum BF, Simpson KE, Boschert TA, Zheng J, Wallendorf MJ, Schechtman K, Canter CE. Intravenous home inotropic use is safe in pediatric patients awaiting transplantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2015;8(1):64-70. doi:10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.114.001528  PMID:25472966  
  7. Captur G, Lopes LR, Mohun TJ, Patel V, Li C, Bassett P, Finocchiaro G, Ferreira VM, Esteban MT, Muthurangu V, Sherrid MV, Day SM, Canter CE, McKenna WJ, Seidman CE, Bluemke DA, Elliott PM, Ho CY, Moon JC. Prediction of sarcomere mutations in subclinical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014;7(6):863-71. doi:10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.114.002411  PMCID:PMC4237712  PMID:25228707  
  8. Sparks JD, Boston U, Eghtesady P, Canter CE. B-type natriuretic peptide trends after pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2014. PMID:24922348  
  9. Everitt MD, sleeper LA, Lu M, Canter CE, Pahl E, Wilkerson JD, Addonizio LJ, Towbin JA, Rossano J, Singh RK, Lamour J, Webber SA, Colan SD, Margossian R, Kantor PF, Jefferies JL, Lipshultz SE. Echocardiographic normalization in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: rsults from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. J Am Coll cardiol. 2014;63:1405. 
  10. Simpson KE, Esmaeeli A, Khanna G, White F, Turmelle Y, Eghtesady P, Boston U, Canter CE. Liver cirrhosis in fontan patients does not affect one year post-heart transplant mortality or markers of liver function J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014;33:170.