Thomas Chin, MD

Thomas Chin, MD

Professor in Pediatrics
Chief of Pediatric Cardiology
Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Institute
University of Tennessee HSC
Director of Cardiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Pediatric Medicine



Contact Information

Thomas Chin, MD
777 Washington Ave., Suite P215
Memphis, TN  38105
Phone: 901-287-6380
Fax: 901-287-5107


BS – University of Michigan
MD – University of Michigan College of Medicine

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Goldberg SP, Boston U, Turpin D, Mari G, Mathis CA, Chin TK, Knott-Craig CJ. Surgical Management of Intrapericardial Teratoma in the Fetus. J Pediatr 2010.

Leary PJ, Rajasekaran S, Morrison RR, Tuomanen EI, Chin TK, Hofmann PA.  A Cardioprotective Role for Platelet Activating Factor Through NOS Dependent S-Nitrosylation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 294, 2008.

Fouladi M, Furman W, Chin TK, Freeman BB, Dudkin L, Steward CF, Krailo M, Speights R, Ingle AM, Houghton PJ, Wright J, Adamson PC, Blaney SM. Phase I study of depsipeptide (FK228) in pediatric patients with refractory tumor. J Clinical Oncology 24(22); 3678-3685, 2006.

Pershad J, Myers S, Plowman C, Rossen C, Elam K, Wan J, Chin TK. Bedside limited echocardiography by the emergency physician is accurate during evaluation of the critically ill patient. Pediatrics 114(6):e667-e771, 2004.

Gilmore B, Noe P, Chin TK, Pershad J. Posterior Urethral Valve presenting as abdominal distension and undifferentiated shock in a neonate: The role of screening emergency physician directed bedside ultrasound. J Emerg Med 27(3):265-269, 2004.

Pershad J, Chin TK. Early detection of cardiac disease masking as acute bronchospasm: The role of bedside limited echocardiography by the emergency physician. Pediatr Emerg Care 19(2):e1-e3, 2003.

Kao RL, Chin TK. Drug induced myocardium regeneration after myocardial infarction. Cardiovasc Radiat Med (3)244, 2002.

Stone WL, Chin TK. Drugs for the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia. IDrugs 4(7):788-794, 2001.

Takeda K, Yu ZX, Qian S, Chin TK, Adelstein RS, Ferrans VJ. Nonmuscle Myosin II Localizes to the Z-lines of Skeletal Muscle. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton 46:59-68, 2000.

Stone WL, Chin TK. The use of genetically altered mice in studying atherosclerosis. Curr Opin in Cardiovasc, Pulm, Renal Invest Drugs 2(3):250-257, 2000.

Kao RL, Davis J, Chin TK, Ganote CE, Hossler FE, Li C, Browder W. Satellite cell transplantation to repair injured myocardium. Cardiac & Vasc Regeneration 1:31-42, 2000.

Bleyl SB, Mumford BR, Thompson V, Carey JC, Pysher TJ, Chin TK, Ward K. Neonatal, lethal non-compaction of the left ventricular myocardium is allelic to Barth Syndrome. AJHG 61:868-872, 1997.

Bleyl SB, Mumford BR, Brown-Harrison MC, Pagotto LT, Carey JC, Pysher TJ, Ward K. Chin TK. Xq28-linked non-compaction of the left ventricular myocardium (INVM): Prenatal diagnosis and pathologic analysis of affected Individuals. AJMG 72:257-265, 1997.

Chin TK, Christiansen GA, Caldwell JG, Thorburn J. Contribution of the sodium-calcium exchanger to contractions in immature rabbit ventricular myocytes. Pediatr Res 41:480-485, 1997.

Chin TK, Spitzer KW, Philipson KD, Bridge JHB. Effect of exchanger inhibitory peptide (XIP) on sodium-calcium exchange current in guinea pig ventricular cells. Circ Res 72:497-503, 1993.

Bridge JHB, Smolley J, Spitzer KW, Chin TK. Voltage dependence of sodium-calcium exchange and the control of calcium extrusion in the heart. Ann NY Acad Sci 639:34-47, 1991.

Chin TK, Friedman WF, Klitzner TK. Developmental changes in cardiac myocyte calcium regulation. Circ Res 67:574-579, 1990.

Chin TK, Perloff JK, Williams RG, Jue K, Mohrmann R. Isolated non-compaction of left ventricular myocardium: a study of eight cases. Circulation 82:507-513, 1990.

Teitel DF, Sidi D, Chin T, Brett C, Heymann MA, Rudolph AM. Developmental changes in myocardial contractile reserve in the lamb. Pediatr Res 19:948-955, 1985.