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Kelvin A Yamada, MD

Kelvin A Yamada, MD

Dr. Yamada focuses his practice on all pediatric neurological conditions and adults with sleep disorders. Dr. Yamada has been consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Neurology
56
Male
1985
1990
Neurology - certified
Sleep Disorders - certified
Neurology-Pediatric
Pediatrics - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
1 Children's Place
Suite 2D
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.454.6120
  
212 North Kingshighway
Suite 237
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.362.4342
  
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Education

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine Houston Texas
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine Houston Texas
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Houston Texas
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Missouri

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Health Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
IPA Secondary to Medicare
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

The ketogenic diet inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway.McDaniel SS, Rensing NR, Thio LL, Yamada KA, Wong M.Epilepsia. 2011 Mar;52(3):e7-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.02981.x. Epub 2011 Mar 3.

PMID:
21371020
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsA ketogenic diet does not impair rat behavior or long-term potentiation.Thio LL, Rensing N, Maloney S, Wozniak DF, Xiong C, Yamada KA.Epilepsia. 2010 Aug;51(8):1619-23.

PMID:
20132289
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsA physiological role for amyloid-beta protein:enhancement of learning and memory.Morley JE, Farr SA, Banks WA, Johnson SN, Yamada KA, Xu L.J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;19(2):441-9.

PMID:
19749407
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsCalorie restriction and glucose regulation.Yamada KA.Epilepsia. 2008 Nov;49 Suppl 8:94-6. Review.

PMID:
19049600
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsFGF14 regulates the intrinsic excitability of cerebellar Purkinje neurons.Shakkottai VG, Xiao M, Xu L, Wong M, Nerbonne JM, Ornitz DM, Yamada KA.Neurobiol Dis. 2009 Jan;33(1):81-8. Epub 2008 Oct 1.

PMID:
18930825
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsObesity and hypertriglyceridemia produce cognitive impairment.Farr SA, Yamada KA, Butterfield DA, Abdul HM, Xu L, Miller NE, Banks WA, Morley JE.Endocrinology. 2008 May;149(5):2628-36. Epub 2008 Feb 14.

PMID:
18276751
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsIncreased severity of pentylenetetrazol induced seizures in leptin deficient ob/ob mice.Erbayat-Altay E, Yamada KA, Wong M, Thio LL.Neurosci Lett. 2008 Mar 12;433(2):82-6. Epub 2007 Dec 28.

PMID:
18241989
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsLeptin inhibits 4-aminopyridine- and pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures and AMPAR-mediated synaptic transmission in rodents.Xu L, Rensing N, Yang XF, Zhang HX, Thio LL, Rothman SM, Weisenfeld AE, Wong M, Yamada KA.J Clin Invest. 2008 Jan;118(1):272-80.

PMID:
18097472
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsAbnormal glutamate homeostasis and impaired synaptic plasticity and learning in a mouse model of tuberous sclerosis complex.Zeng LH, Ouyang Y, Gazit V, Cirrito JR, Jansen LA, Ess KC, Yamada KA, Wozniak DF, Holtzman DM, Gutmann DH, Wong M.Neurobiol Dis. 2007 Nov;28(2):184-96. Epub 2007 Jul 21.

PMID:
17714952
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsImpaired spatial learning and defective theta burst induced LTP in mice lacking fibroblast growth factor 14.Wozniak DF, Xiao M, Xu L, Yamada KA, Ornitz DM.Neurobiol Dis. 2007 Apr;26(1):14-26. Epub 2007 Jan 19.

PMID:
17236779
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsLeptin contributes to slower weight gain in juvenile rodents on a ketogenic diet.Thio LL, Erbayat-Altay E, Rensing N, Yamada KA.Pediatr Res. 2006 Oct;60(4):413-7. Epub 2006 Aug 28.

PMID:
16940251
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsGhrelin controls hippocampal spine synapse density and memory performance.Diano S, Farr SA, Benoit SC, McNay EC, da Silva I, Horvath B, Gaskin FS, Nonaka N, Jaeger LB, Banks WA, Morley JE, Pinto S, Sherwin RS, Xu L, Yamada KA, Sleeman MW, Tschöp MH, Horvath TL.Nat Neurosci. 2006 Mar;9(3):381-8. Epub 2006 Feb 19.

PMID:
16491079
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSynaptic activity regulates interstitial fluid amyloid-beta levels in vivo.Cirrito JR, Yamada KA, Finn MB, Sloviter RS, Bales KR, May PC, Schoepp DD, Paul SM, Mennerick S, Holtzman DM.Neuron. 2005 Dec 22;48(6):913-22.

PMID:
16364896
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsIn vivo imaging of dendritic spines during electrographic seizures.Rensing N, Ouyang Y, Yang XF, Yamada KA, Rothman SM, Wong M.Ann Neurol. 2005 Dec;58(6):888-98.

PMID:
16240365
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsKetogenic diet reduces hypoglycemia-induced neuronal death in young rats.Yamada KA, Rensing N, Thio LL.Neurosci Lett. 2005 Sep 16;385(3):210-4.

PMID:
15975714
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsDifferential presynaptic modulation of excitatory and inhibitory autaptic currents in cultured hippocampal neurons.Thio LL, Yamada KA.Brain Res. 2004 Jun 25;1012(1-2):22-8.

PMID:
15158157
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsEffects of seven clinically important antiepileptic drugs on inhibitory glycine receptor currents in hippocampal neurons.Karkar KM, Thio LL, Yamada KA.Epilepsy Res. 2004 Jan;58(1):27-35.

PMID:
15066672
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRepetitive hypoglycemia in young rats impairs hippocampal long-term potentiation.Yamada KA, Rensing N, Izumi Y, De Erausquin GA, Gazit V, Dorsey DA, Herrera DG.Pediatr Res. 2004 Mar;55(3):372-9. Epub 2003 Dec 17.

PMID:
14681492
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsAn animal model of generalized nonconvulsive status epilepticus: immediate characteristics and long-term effects.Wong M, Wozniak DF, Yamada KA.Exp Neurol. 2003 Sep;183(1):87-99.

PMID:
12957492
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsImpaired glial glutamate transport in a mouse tuberous sclerosis epilepsy model.Wong M, Ess KC, Uhlmann EJ, Jansen LA, Li W, Crino PB, Mennerick S, Yamada KA, Gutmann DH.Ann Neurol. 2003 Aug;54(2):251-6.

PMID:
12891680
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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