Medical School

Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Department of Pediatrics

James Moller, MD

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Medical School
Stanford, University of Minnesota

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(612) 626-2755

(612) 626-2467

Bio Statement

James H. Moller is a Professor of Pediatrics and a member of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Minnesota. He is a former Paul F. Dwan Professor in Pediatric Cardiology and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. He is a past president of the American Heart Association. A native of Fresno, California, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Following an internship in medicine at Stanford University Hospitals, he became a pediatric resident at the University of Minnesota Hospitals. His training was interrupted by two years of service in the U.S. Army. Following that, he completed fellowship training in pediatric cardiology in 1965, at which time he was also a senior research associate in cardiac pathology with Dr. Jesse Edwards. Dr. Moller assumed the rank of Professor of Pediatrics in 1970 and accepted the Paul F. Dwan Chair in Pediatric Cardiology in 1973. Subsequently, he has served as Chief of Staff of the University of Minnesota Hospitals for five years.Dr. Moller has been active in many cardiologic and pediatric organizations. He has served on the Boards of the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and has had a number of leadership positions, including the President of the American Heart Association, Chairman of the Section of  Cardiology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Chairman of the Board of Pediatric Cardiology. Internationally, he he is also a Founding Corresponding Member of the British Pediatric Cardiology Association and was Chairman of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young of the WORLD HEART Federation. Currently, he has been President of the InterAmerican Heart Foundation and is active in the European Society of Cardiology (being the only American pediatric cardiologist who is a fellow).

Dr. Moller has authored or edited 14 books, 23 chapters, and 200 scientific publications. These reflect his interest in congenital heart disease and has dealt principally with long-term follow-up study, excercise physiology of cardiac malformations, and cardiac pathology of cardiac malformations. He directs the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium, a collaborative multi-institutional data base on cardiac surgery and catheterization.

He has received several professional and volunteer awards including the Gold Heart Award, Award of Merit, Distinguished National Leadership Award, Scientific Council Distinguished Service Award and Meritorious Achievement Award from the American Heart Association; the Ross Medical Education Award from the Academy of Pediatrics; the Presidential Award from the Minnesota Association for Health and Physical Education; a Special Recognition Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Educatoin, Recreation and Dance for his work on Heart Health in Children; and several Distinguished Teaching Awards from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Gold Cane Award from the Department of Pediatrics.

His clinical interests are in general out-patient pediatric cardiology and electrocardiography.


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