Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA, is a pediatric cardiologist and cardiac researcher who diagnoses and treats patients at UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists located at Le Bonheur Outpatient Center - Main Campus in Memphis, Tennessee. UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists is a partnership between The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Furthermore, Dr. Towbin serves as Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Strategy Advancement at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and UT Health Science Center, Chief of Cardiology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (2015-present), Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and St. Jude Chair in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
Jeffrey A. Towbin MD's Videos
Education and Training
University of Cincinnati
Univ of Cincinnati Coll of Med, Cincinnati Oh 1982
American Board of Pediatrics- Pediatric Cardiology
Jeffrey A. Towbin MD's Expert Contributions
Yes. Any Pediatric Cardiologist can do it READ MORE
The time from heart transplantation until doing normal activities varies and depends on how well your son was going into the transplant, his underlying disease (cardiomyopathy? Congenital heart disease?), and nutritional status. Best case scenarios can be being discharged 1 week after transplant, but, of course, can be much longer. In the best case, activities can restart within the month. Many transplant teams will have the child wear a mask for 6-12 months and going back to school is commonly over the same time span. He is likely to be able to do more activities than pre-transplant, but, again, this is dependent on several individualized factors. He will need to be compulsive taking his medications and following the plans outlined by his transplant team (clinic, cath with biopsies, blood draws, etc.). READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- International Public Speaking, Annually by Invitation -
- Baylor Coll Of Med, Pediatric Cardiology; Childrens Hosp Med Ctr, Pediatrics
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 1985
- Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Pediatrics)
- Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital 1989
- Baylor College of MEdicine (Pediatrics); Texas Children's Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- Heart Rhythm Society, Heart Failure Society of America
Articles and Publications
- 275 Peer Reviewed Aritcles, 85 Book Chapters, 7 Books Published
What do you attribute your success to?
- Strong Work Ethic and Forward Thinking
Hobbies / Sports
- Listening to Music
Jeffrey A. Towbin MD's Practice location
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Cincinnati, OH 45229Get Direction
Get to know Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Jeffrey A. Towbin, who serves the population of Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Towbin has been in practice for more than three decades and is currently serving patients within St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also affiliated with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Towbin’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1982, when he graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. After a residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, he undertook his fellowship training at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
Dr. Towbin is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics, and has earned the coveted titles of Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and Fellow of the American Heart Association. He has dedicated his life to providing the highest standard of quality and compassionate care to his patients, and attributes his success to his strong work ethic, as well as his forward thinking and planning. When he is not working, Dr. Towbin enjoys listening to music.
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