Shawn West, M.D., M.Sc

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Major Lectureships and Seminars

  • Pedimag National Training Conference, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. June 2017.

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • PHTS
    • Variation Working Group, 2017 to present
  • AHA
  • American Society of Transplantation
    • Patient Transition Committee, 2015 to present

Education & Training

  • MD: Medical College of Georgia Augusta, GA
  • Residency: Georgia Health Sciences University Augusta, GA
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA

Research Interests

Shawn West’s research interests include cardiac transplantation in children following single-ventricle physiology, cardiomyopathies, acute rejection following heart transplantation, and noninvasive measurements of systolic and diastolic function in children with structural congenital heart disease. West explores outcomes-based research in children with congenital heart disease and heart transplantation, cost analysis of heart transplant, quality improvement in care of single-ventricle patients through third-stage palliation, assessment of myocardial deformation using velocity vector imaging/speckle tracking, and outcomes of fetal cardiomyopathies. His current research projects include the following.

  • CTOT, CTOT-09 (Site Subinvestigator)
  • PHTS (Site Sub-investigator)
  • Heart Transplant EBV Study (Site Subinvestigator)
  • Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry Biomarker Study (Site Subinvestigator)
  • Use of Advanced Cardiac Therapies for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Open-label study for Sanfilippo type B for SBC-103
  • Left heart decompression and outcome in patients on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support
  • Midterm analysis of the bicuspid polytetrafluoroethylene conduit (Masa valve) for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in neonates and infants
  • Inert Gas Rebreathing for Predicting Disease Status in Subjects with Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pediatric Heart Failure Observational Study Group. This is a multicenter registry study through the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, pediatric acute myocarditis in a contemporary multicenter cohort.
  • Fontan-related Protein-losing Enteropathy and Transplant Observational Study. This is a multicenter registry study analyzing patients referred for heart transplant evaluation for Fontan-related protein-losing enteropathy.