Jeffrey Gossett, MD

Director of Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Jeffrey Gossett is a pediatric cardiologist who treats heart birth defects as well as heart conditions that develop in childhood. He specializes in treating patients who develop heart failure and require evaluation for heart transplantation. He also treats patients with cardiomyopathy and end stage congenital heart disease, or a heart abnormality that is present at birth.

Gossett's research focuses on improving heart transplant outcomes. He has investigated rejection after heart transplantation, when the body's immune system attacks the transplanted heart, and heart transplant complications in children born with one functioning ventricle in the heart.

Gossett received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac catheterization and cardiac intensive care at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Gossett is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium, and the International Pediatric Transplant Association. He is a professor of clinical pediatrics at the UCSF School of Medicine.


Pediatric Heart Center Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2008
Fax: (415) 353-4144

Pediatric Heart Center Clinic at Modesto
1444 Florida Ave., Ste. 100
Modesto, CA 95350
Phone: (209) 529-1275
Fax: (209) 529-3464

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Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 1997


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics 2000


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Pediatric Cardiology 2005
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiac Intensive Care 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Prodhan P, Tang X, Gossett J, Beam B, Simsic J, Ghanayem N, ElHassan NO. Gastrostomy tube placement among infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome undergoing stage 1 palliation. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 May 13.
  2. ElHassan NO, Tang X, Gossett J, Zakaria D, Ross A, Kona SK, Prodhan P. Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Following Stage 1 Palliation or Heart Transplant. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Apr; 39(4):774-785.
  3. Lorts A, Eghtesady P, Mehegan M, Adachi I, Villa C, Davies R, Gossett JG, Kanter K, Alejos J, Koehl D, Cantor RS, Morales DLS. Outcomes of children supported with devices labeled as "temporary" or short term: A report from the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jan; 37(1):54-60.
  4. Rose-Felker K, Robinson JD, Backer CL, Rigsby CK, Eltayeb OM, Mongé MC, Rychlik K, Sammet CL, Gossett JG. Preoperative Use of CT Angiography in Infants With Coarctation of the Aorta. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 03; 8(2):196-202.
  5. Parent JJ, Darragh RK, Gossett JG, Ryan TD, Villa CR, Lorts A, Jefferies JL, Towbin JA, Chin C. Strategies to Prevent Cast Formation in Patients with Plastic Bronchitis Undergoing Heart Transplantation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jun; 38(5):1077-1079.
  6. Mongé MC, Kulat BT, Eltayeb O, Zingle NR, Moss ST, Gossett JG, Pahl E, Costello JM, Backer CL. Successful Bridge-to-Transplant of Functionally Univentricular Patients With a Modified Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Device. Artif Organs. 2017 Jan; 41(1):25-31.
  7. Gossett JG, Sammet CL, Agrawal A, Rychlik K, Wax DF. Reducing Fluoroscopic Radiation Exposure During Endomyocardial Biopsy in Pediatric Transplant Recipients. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Feb; 38(2):308-313.
  8. Harris TH, Gossett JG. Diagnosis and Diagnostic Modalities in Pediatric Patients with Elevated Troponin. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Dec; 37(8):1469-1474.
  9. Backer CL, Gossett JG. Cath lab to the rescue. Now with room to grow! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov; 152(5):e113.
  10. Sehgal S, Bock MJ, Louks Palac H, Brickman WJ, Gossett JG, Marino BS, Backer CL, Pahl E. New-onset diabetes mellitus after heart transplantation in children - Incidence and risk factors. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Nov; 20(7):963-969.
  11. Mongé MC, Kulat BT, Eltayeb O, Balasubramanya S, Sarwark AE, Zingle NR, Moss ST, Moga MA, Gossett JG, Pahl E, Costello JM, Backer CL. Novel Modifications of a Ventricular Assist Device for Infants and Children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul; 102(1):147-53.
  12. Kaddourah A, Goldstein SL, Lipshultz SE, Wilkinson JD, Sleeper LA, Lu M, Colan SD, Towbin JA, Aydin SI, Rossano J, Everitt MD, Gossett JG, Rusconi P, Kantor PF, Singh RK, Jefferies JL. Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of cardiorenal syndrome in children with dilated cardiomyopathy: a report from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 Dec; 30(12):2177-88.
  13. Casadonte JR, Wax DF, Gossett JG. Extracardiac Fontan fenestration using the SafeSept transseptal guidewire and snare-controlled diabolo-shaped covered-stent placement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Feb 15; 87(3):426-31.
  14. Gossett JG, Mansfield L, Acevedo J, Lay AS, Rychlik K, Wax DF. Growth of the atrial septum after Amplatzer device closure of atrial septal defects in young children. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Nov 15; 86(6):1041-7.
  15. Knecht KR, Glover A, Dossey AM, Rettiganti M, Gossett J, Frazier EA. Antibody-mediated rejection is associated with impaired graft function in pediatric heart transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Aug; 34(8):1120-1.
  16. Schumacher KR, Gossett J, Guleserian K, Naftel DC, Pruitt E, Dodd D, Carboni M, Lamour J, Pophal S, Zamberlan M, Gajarski RJ. Fontan-associated protein-losing enteropathy and heart transplant: A Pediatric Heart Transplant Study analysis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Sep; 34(9):1169-76.
  17. Arthur C, Tang X, Romero JR, Gossett JG, Harik N, Prodhan P. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infection among young children in a cardiac intensive care unit: a single institution experience. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Mar; 36(3):509-15.
  18. Horowitz R, Gossett JG, Bailitz J, Wax D, Pierce MC. The FLUSH study--flush the line and ultrasound the heart: ultrasonographic confirmation of central femoral venous line placement. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 63(6):678-83.
  19. Listernick R, Gossett J, Gambetta K, Chadwick E, Shulman ST, Wershil B, Curran M, Bhat R. A 4-year-old girl with dilated cardiomyopathy. Pediatr Ann. 2014 Jan 01; 43(1):7-10.
  20. Thrush PT, Gossett JG, Costello JM, Matthews KL, Nubani R, Bhagat H, Backer CL, Pahl E. Role for immune monitoring to tailor induction prophylaxis in pediatric heart recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Feb; 18(1):79-86.

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