Jessie Yester, MD, PhD

Jessie Yester, MD, PhD

Hometown: Downingtown, PA

College/Medical School: North Carolina State University/Virginia Commonwealth University

Residency: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Career/Research Interests:

  • Determining the molecular pathways of cardiomyocyte proliferation and regeneration
  • Cardiotoxicity


  • ΦΚΦ Member
  • Prior F30 support
  • Current T32 fellow
  • Department of Pediatrics T32 Research Training Program for Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows


Recent Presentations

  • Yester J, Liu H, Ammanamanchi N, Little K, Thomas D, Weinberg J, Morell V, Seery T, Medina M, Steinhauser M, Kühn B. Quantification of cardiomyocyte cell cycle activity in infants with tetralogy of Fallot identifies a potential mechanism that may contribute to right ventricular remodeling. (2020) Poster Presentation at the American Heart Association Fellows day. Pittsburgh, PA
  • Yester J. Bridging the gap to develop new treatments for heart failure. (2019) Oral Presentation at Leducq Consortium Internal Meeting. Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Yester J, Caris E, Black A, Picarsic J, Heredia W, Rajan D, Walsh L, Lichter-Konecki U, Zinn M, Domnina Y.  A novel presentation of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase mutations in infantile cardiomyopathy. (2018) Poster presented at Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Annual Meeting. Miami, FL
  • Yester J, Black A, Zinn M. Breast is Best? A case of dilated cardiomyopathy and rickets in an almost exclusively breast-fed 18-month-old infant. (2018) Poster Presentation at Midwest Cardiology Meeting, Mayo, Rochester, MN

Mentor: Bernard Kuhn, MD