Jennifer N. Avari Silva, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology
College of Arts & SciencesSchool of MedicineCardiology

phone: (314) 454-6095


  • BA, Union College1997
  • BA, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, The Netherlands Institute of the Health Sciences in conjunction with Nijmegen University, and Semmelweis University1994
  • MD, St. George's University School of Medicine2002


  • Residency in Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital2002 - 2005
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children's Hospital2005 - 2008
  • Fellow, Rudy Lab in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St Louis2006 - 2008
  • 4th year Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology, Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School2008 - 2009
  • Leadless Pacemaker Implant, Medtronic, Inc2018 - 2018

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2002 - PresECFMG
  • 2005 - PresDiplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics Certification
  • 2009 - PresMO, BNDD
  • 2009 - PresMO, DEA
  • 2009 - PresMO, Missouri Board of Medicine
  • 2009 - PresMissouri Board of Medicine, Controlled Medication License
  • 2009 - PresMO, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • 2009 - PresIL, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • 2009 - PresIL, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Controlled Substance License
  • 2010 - PresIL, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Divisional of Professional Regulation
  • 2012 - PresDiplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology Certification
  • 2015 - 2025International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, Certified Electrophysiology Specialist--Pediatric Cardiology, certificate #: 192745
  • 2021 - PresKS, Telemedicine Waiver Medical License

Honors and Awards

  • Best Poster, 18th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference2016
  • Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society2016 - Pres
  • Fellow, American Heart Association2018 - Pres
  • Founder Nomination, Tech Startup Readiness Project, Ball State University and Indiana University2019
  • Innovator Award (Skandy Award), Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship2019
  • World Zoroastrian Entrepreneur, World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce2019
  • Finalist (Deamer Category), LaunchCode’s Moonshot Awards2019
  • Top Doctor, St Louis Magazine2019 - Pres
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology2020 - Pres
  • IDEA Award for Design Interaction2020
  • Silver Prize, Edison Award 2021 in Surgical Visualization Platforms (Science, Medical and Dental)2021
  • Senior Member, National Academy of Inventors2022 - Pres

Selected Publications view all (81)

Publication Co-Authors

Lead Advancement in Pediatric Patients with SelectSecure 3830 Pacing Leads J Cardiol Curr Res. 2014;1(3):75. doi:DOI: 10.15406/jccr.2014.01.00015  
Management of pediatric tachyarrhythmias on mechanical support. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014;7(4):658-663. doi:DOI: 10.1161/CIRCEP.113.000973  PMID:24987047 
Predictors of myocardial recovery in pediatric tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2014;11(7):1163-9. doi:DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.04.023  PMID:24751393 
Assessment of intrathoracic impedance algorithm in the pediatric and adult congenital population. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014;37(9):1174-80. doi:DOI: 10.1111/pace.12372  PMID:24646399 
Duplication of 20p12.3 associated with familial Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2013;161A(1):137-44. doi:DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.35701  PMID:23239491 
Updates on the inherited cardiac ion channelopathies: from cell to clinical. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012;14(5):473-89. doi:10.1007/s11936-012-0198-1  PMID:22865245 
3:2 antegrade atrioventricular block with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia: what is the mechanism and where is the block? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012;35(7):877-9. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2012.03420.x  PMID:22553974 
Unusually high association of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and complex heart defects in children with fasciculoventricular pathways. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012;35(3):308-13. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03274.x  PMID:22242628 
Electrophysiologic substrate and intraventricular left ventricular dyssynchrony in nonischemic heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy. Heart Rhythm. 2011;8(5):692-9. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.01.017  PMCID:PMC3096066  PMID:21232630 
Outcomes of heart transplantation using donor hearts from infants with sudden infant death syndrome. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010;29(11):1226-30. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2010.06.004  PMID:20691612 
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