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Umar Sekou-Toure Boston, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1991-1995

Post Doctoral Education

General Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1995-2002

Cardiac Surgery Research Fellow, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, 1997-1999

Chief Resident, General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2001-2002

Thoracic Surgery Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2002-2005

Chief Resident, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2004-2005

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2005-2006



Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Clinical Interests

Dr. Boston's areas of clinical interest include pediatric cardiology, congenital heart disease, pediatric lung disease, pediatric lung surgery, heart transplant, pulmonary atresia and Ebstein's anomaly.

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Patients Seen At

St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite 5850 
St Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-2381

Selected Publications

Mathis CA, Powell AE, Holloway RD, Shah S, Goldberg SP, Boston US. Alternative Cannulation Strategy For Pediatric ECMO. J. Card Surgery. 2011 (in press)

Goldberg SP, Jones RC, Boston US, Chin TK, Knott-Craig C. Current Trends in the Management of Neonates with Ebstein’s Anomaly. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2010 (in press)

Boston US, Goldberg SP, Ward KE, Overholt ED, Romp RI, Chin TK, Knott-Craig CJ. Biventricular Repair for Ebstein’s Anomaly in Neonates and Infants: A 16-Year Follow-Up. J. Thoracic Cardiovascular Surg. 2011;141:1163-9.

Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ, Boston US, Mari GC, Chin TK. Surgical Management of Unusual Cardiac Tumors in Infants and Children. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2010 July;1:211-216.

Aeshad A, Alsheikh-Ali M, Boston U. Index of Suspicion. Pediatrics in Review. 2010;31;75-80.

Goldberg S, Boston US, Turpin D, Mari G, Knott-Craig CJ. Surgical Management of Intrapericardial Teratoma in the Fetus. Journal of Pediatrics. 2010;156:848-9.

Jones RC, Boston US, Joshi VJ, Goldberg SP, Knott-Craig CJ. Diagnosis and Repair of Anomalous Right Coronary Artery from Pulmonary Artery in a Neonate. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011;6:48-50.

Boston U, Dearani J, O’Leary P, Driscoll D, Danielson G. Tricuspid Valve Repair for Ebstein’s Anomaly in Young Children: A 30-year Experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;81:690-6.

Cetta F, Boston US, Dearani JA, Hagler DJ. Double outlet right ventricle: opinions regarding management. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2005;7(5):385-90.

Boston U, Panneton JM, Hofer JM, Sabater A, Caplice N, Rowland CM, Noel AA, Bower TC, Cherry KJ. Infectious and Ischemic Complications from Percutaneous Closure Devices Used after Vascular Access. Ann Vasc Surg. 2003;17:66-71.

Boston U, You YN, Sarmiento JM. A Rapidly Growing Liver Mass. Contemporary Surgery. 2002;58(12).

Cook DJ, Boston U, Orszulak TA, Slater JM. CO2 Management and the Cerebral Response to Hemodilution during Hypothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Dogs. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001;72:1331-5.

Boston US, Slater JM, Orszulak TA, Cook DJ. Hierarchy of Regional Oxygen Delivery during Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001;71:260-4.

Miller V, Clouse WD, Tonnessen BH, Boston U, Severson SR, Rud KS. Time and Dose-Effect of Transdermal Nicotine on Endothelial Function. Am J Physiol: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2000;279:H1921.

Boston U, Sungurtekin H, McGregor CGA, Macoviak JA, Cook D. Differential Perfusion: A New Technique for Isolated Brain Cooling during Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000;69:1346-50.

Pub Med page for Umar S. Boston, MD, PhD


Boston U, Dearani J. Double Outlet Right Ventricle. In: Johns Hopkins Cardiothoracic Manual, 2005 Edition.