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Martin S. Keller, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical School

M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1990

Post Doctoral Education

Surgical Internship, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1990-1991.

Surgical Residency, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1991-1996.

Fellowship, Trauma and Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1996–1998

Residency, Pediatric Surgery, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1998–2000.

Board Certifications

Pediatric Surgery--Certified
Surgical Critical Care--Certified

Honors and Awards

2017, Listed in Best Doctors in America, (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Clinical Interests

Newborn surgery, pediatric general surgery, trauma, critical care and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Ranken Jordan Children’s Hospital
Shriner’s Hospital for Children

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, 2nd floor Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110

Shriners Hospital for Children **only sees patients with chest wall deformities at this location**

(314) 454-6022

Contact Information

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-6022
Fax: (314) 454-4128

Selected Publications

Bucher BT, Hall BL, Warner BW, Keller MS. Intussusception in children: cost-effectiveness of ultrasound vs diagnostic contrast enema. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun;46(6):1099-105.

Bucher BT, Guth RM, Elward AM, Hamilton NA, Dillon PA, Warner BW, Keller MS. Risk factors and outcomes of surgical site infection in children. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):1033-1038.

Hamilton NA, Bucher BT, Keller MS. The significance of first rib fractures in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan;46(1):169-72.

Bucher BT, Keller MS. Images in clinical medicine. Meckel's diverticulum. N Engl J Med. 2010 Nov 18;363(21):2045.

Hamilton NA, Keller MS. Mild traumatic brain injury in children. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 Nov;19(4):271-8.

Bucher BT, Seigel J, Rosenblum E, Nesslein C, Keswani S, Foglia RP, Dillon PA, Warner BW, Keller MS. A pediatric acute wound service: a novel approach in wound management. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan;45(1):167-70; discussion 170.

Keller MS, Green MC. Comparison of short- and long-term functional outcome of nonoperatively managed renal injuries in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan;44(1):144-7; discussion 147.

Keller MS, Coln CE, Limpert JA, Trimble JA, Redmon SM, Green MC, Weber TR. The utility of routine trauma labs in pediatric trauma resuscitations. American Journal of Surgery. 2004:188(6):671-678.

Keller MS, Coln CE, Green MC, Trimble JA, Redmond SA, Weber TR. Functional outcome of nonoperatively managed renal injuries in children. Journal of Trauma. 2004:57(1):108-110. Abstract reprinted in the Urologic Survey Section J Urology March-May 2005.

Keller MS. Blunt injury to solid abdominal organs. Sem Pediatr Surg. 2004;13:106-111.

Margenthaler JL, Weber TR, Keller MS. Predictors of surgical outcome for complicated pneumonia in children: The impact of bacterial virulence. World Journal of Surgery. 2004;28:87-91.

Limpert JN, Bower RJ, Weber TR, Micelli AP, Keller MS. Outcome of surgery in infants born at extremely low birthweight. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2003:38(6):924-927.

Margenthaler JL, Weber TR, Keller MS. Computed tomography contrast blush demonstrating active bleeding from a complex pelvic fracture in a child. Journal of Trauma. 2003:54(4):799.

Martgenthaler JL, Vogler C, Weber TR, Limpert JL, Keller MS. Small bowel intussusception in a preterm infant. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2002;37(10):1515-1517.

Vane DW, Keller MS, Sartorelli KA, Miceli AP. Pediatric trauma: Current concepts and treatments. J Int Care Med. 2002;17(5):230-247.

Pub Med for Martin S. Keller, M.D.


Benign Renal Disease. In: Ziegler M, Azizkhan R, and Weber T (eds.). Operative Pediatric Surgery. McGraw-Hill;2003.

Groin Hernia and Hydroceles. In: Ashcraft KW, Holder TM. Pediatric Surgery. 4th edition. W.B. Saunders Company. (in press)

Thoracic Truama. In: Mattei P (ed.). Surgical Directives: Pediatric Surgery. Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins. (in press)