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Jeffery Meadows, M.D.

Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Jeffery Meadows is a pediatric cardiologist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital who specializes in treating complex heart disease with interventional cardiac catheterization procedures. He treats infants and children as well as adults who have had heart conditions since birth. In the Pediatric Heart Center, he also is director of the Pediatric and Cardiopulmonary Congenital Exercise Laboratory, which tests heart and pulmonary function before, during and after exercise. Meadows treats pediatric heart conditions that exist at birth as well as conditions that develop later. His expertise includes atrial and ventricular septal defect closure, balloon angioplasty and valvuloplasty collateral vessel closure, endovascular stent placement, invasive physiologic assessment and angiography, and percutaneous pulmonary valve placement.

In his research, Meadows focuses on pediatric interventional cardiology and quantitative physiologic assessment of ventricular and vascular function, particularly in patients with complex single ventricle anatomy. Meadows is an assistant professor in Pediatric Cardiology at UCSF. He earned a medical degree at Johns Hopkins University and completed an internship and residency in pediatric internal medicine and fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric interventional cardiology at Children's Hospital in Boston.

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 2000


Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatrics 2003


Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatric Cardiology 2004
Children's Hospital of Boston, Interventional Cardiology 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Karamlou T, Meadows J. The investigation of a study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug; 150(2):367-8.
  2. Meadows J, Minahan M, McElhinney DB, McEnaney K, Ringel R. Intermediate Outcomes in the Prospective, Multicenter Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST). Circulation. 2015 May 12; 131(19):1656-64.
  3. Hiremath G, Meadows J, Moore P. How Slow Can We Go? 4 Frames Per Second (fps) Versus 7.5 fps Fluoroscopy for Atrial Septal Defects (ASDs) Device Closure. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 36(5):1057-61.
  4. Meadows JJ, Moore PM, Berman DP, Cheatham JP, Cheatham SL, Porras D, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Zahn EM, McElhinney DB. Use and performance of the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve in native and postsurgical, nonconduit right ventricular outflow tracts. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jun; 7(3):374-80.
  5. Kobayashi D, Meadows J, Forbes TJ, Moore P, Javois AJ, Pedra CA, Du W, Gruenstein DH, Wax DF, Hill JA, Graziano JN, Fagan TE, Alvarez WM, Nykanen DG, Divekar AA. Standardizing radiation dose reporting in the pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory-a multicenter study by the CCISC (Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium). Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Nov 1; 84(5):785-93.
  6. Smith BM, Ezeokoli NJ, Kipps AK, Azakie A, Meadows JJ. Course, predictors of diaphragm recovery after phrenic nerve injury during pediatric cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep; 96(3):938-42.
  7. Landman G, Kipps A, Moore P, Teitel D, Meadows J. Outcomes of a modified approach to transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jul 1; 82(1):143-9.
  8. Natal-Hernandez L, Meadows J, Shunk KA, Boyle AJ. Percutaneous retrograde recanalization of a chronic total coronary artery occlusion in a 7 year old. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2013 Mar-Apr; 14(2):113-7.
  9. Meadows J, Teitel D, Moore P. Use and performance of premounted stents compared to nonpremounted stents in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac catheterization. J Interv Cardiol. 2013 Feb; 26(1):58-61.
  10. Lowenthal A, Kipps AK, Brook MM, Meadows J, Azakie A, Moon-Grady AJ. Prenatal diagnosis of atrial restriction in hypoplastic left heart syndrome is associated with decreased 2-year survival. Prenat Diagn. 2012 May; 32(5):485-90.
  11. Muzzarelli S, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Higgins CB, Meadows JJ. Usefulness of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to predict the need for intervention in patients with coarctation of the aorta. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 15; 109(6):861-5.
  12. Muzzarelli S, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Hope MD, Higgins CB, Nielsen JC, Geva T, Meadows JJ. Prediction of hemodynamic severity of coarctation by magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Nov 1; 108(9):1335-40.
  13. Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG, Hope MD, Meadows JJ, Higgins CB, Meadows AK. Diagnostic value of the flow profile in the distal descending aorta by phase-contrast magnetic resonance for predicting severe coarctation of the aorta. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Jun; 33(6):1440-6.
  14. Meadows J, Jenkins K. Protein-losing enteropathy: integrating a new disease paradigm into recommendations for prevention and treatment. Cardiol Young. 2011 Aug; 21(4):363-77.
  15. Meadows J, Landzberg MJ. Advances in transcatheter interventions in adults with congenital heart disease. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb; 53(4):265-73.
  16. Meadows J, Teitel D, Moore P. Anatomic and technical predictors of stent malposition during implantation for vascular obstruction in patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Oct; 3(10):1080-6.
  17. Meadows J, Lang P, Marx G, Rhodes J. Fontan fenestration closure has no acute effect on exercise capacity but improves ventilatory response to exercise. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Jul 8; 52(2):108-13.
  18. Meadows J, Gauvreau K, Jenkins K. Lymphatic obstruction and protein-losing enteropathy in patients with congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2008 Jul-Aug; 3(4):269-76.
  19. Meadows J, Powell AJ, Geva T, Dorfman A, Gauvreau K, Rhodes J. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging correlates of exercise capacity in patients with surgically repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Nov 1; 100(9):1446-50.
  20. Meadows J, Pigula F, Lock J, Marshall A. Transcatheter creation and enlargement of ventricular septal defects for relief of ventricular hypertension. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Apr; 133(4):912-8.

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