A photo of Dr. Arnold Strauss.

Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

"My colleagues and I are seeking to define gene mutations that cause pediatric heart disease so that we can better treat or prevent these conditions."

Biography & Affiliation


As a general pediatric cardiologist, I see outpatients for congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, genetic disorders and other issues. In my practice, I talk to patients directly and take time to answer all questions from patients and their families.

I was inspired to pursue my career by David Goldring, MD, who was the director of pediatric cardiology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for many years.

In addition to helping patients and their families, I’m involved in research. My colleagues and I are seeking to define gene mutations that cause pediatric heart disease so that we can better treat or prevent these conditions.

I was honored to receive the 2006 American Heart Association’s Basic Science Research Award for work that led to finding genetic defects that can cause heart failure and sudden death in infants and children. I also received the 1991 E. Mead Johnson Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

In my spare time, I love watching baseball and going to the beach.

Additional Languages


Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiology; genetic basis of pediatric heart disease; General Cardiology Outpatient Clinic

Academic Affiliation

Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Global Health


MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1970.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1970-72.

Fellowship: Cardiology, Children's Hospital and Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1972-75.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Merck, Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories, Rahway, NJ, 1975-77.


The Genomics Research and Innovation Network: creating an interoperable, federated, genomics learning system. Mandl, KD; Glauser, T; Krantz, ID; Avillach, P; Bartels, A; Beggs, AH; Biswas, S; Bourgeois, FT; Corsmo, J; Dauber, A; et al. Genetics in Medicine. 2020; 22:371-380.

Elucidating the Beneficial Role of PPAR Agonists in Cardiac Diseases. Khuchua, Z; Glukhov, AI; Strauss, AW; Javadov, S. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19.

The Effects of PPAR Stimulation on Cardiac Metabolic Pathways in Barth Syndrome Mice. Schafer, C; Moore, V; Dasgupta, N; Javadov, S; James, JF; Glukhov, AI; Strauss, AW; Khuchua, Z. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2018; 9.

The PPAR pan-agonist bezafibrate ameliorates cardiomyopathy in a mouse model of Barth syndrome. Huang, Y; Powers, C; Moore, V; Schafer, C; Ren, M; Phoon, CK L; James, JF; Glukhov, AV; Javadov, S; Vaz, FM; et al. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 2017; 12.

Evaluation of Fellows' CrossTalk Effectiveness in Promoting Transdisciplinary Networking and Research. Wikenheiser-Brokamp, KA; Klein, M; Hershey, GK K; Devarajan, P; DeWitt, TG; Loch, J; Strauss, AW; Muglia, LJ; Hostetter, MK. Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 181:5-6.e3.