Andrew Paul Landstrom

Andrew Paul Landstrom

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Landstrom is a physician scientist who specializes in the care of children and young adults with arrhythmias and sudden unexplained death syndromes. As a clinician, he is trained in pediatric cardiology with a focus on arrhythmias and genetic diseases of the heart.  He specializes in caring for patients with heritable arrhythmia (channelopathies) such as long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, and short QT syndrome.  He also specializes in the evaluation of children following a cardiac arrest or after the sudden and unexplained death of a family member.  He has expertise in cardiovascular genetics and uses it to identify individuals in a family who may be at risk of a disease, even if all clinical testing is negative.  As a scientist, he is trained in genetics and cell biology.  He runs a research lab exploring the genetic and molecular causes of arrhythmias, sudden unexplained death syndromes, and heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathies).  He utilizes patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells and genetic mouse models to identify the mechanisms of cardiovascular genetic disease with the goal of developing novel therapies.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Assistant Professor in Cell Biology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Duke University Medical Center, Box 2652, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-3028
  • Email Address:
  • Websites:


  • American Board of Pediatrics, 2099
  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2018
  • American Board of Pediatrics, 2099
  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2017
  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2018
  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2014
  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2013
  • Ph.D. Mayo School of Health Sciences, 2012
  • M.D. Mayo School of Health Sciences, 2012

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow. Heart Rhythm Society. 2020
  • Fellow. American Heart Association. 2019
  • Fellow. Society for Pediatric Research. 2019
  • Young Investigator Award. American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. 2018
  • Best Poster Award. Baylor College of Medicine 6th Annual Cardiovascular Research Institute Symposium. 2017
  • Dan G. McNamara Fellow of the Year Award. Baylor College of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology. 2017
  • Top Abstract Award. Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Cardiovascular Research Institute Symposium. 2016
  • Outstanding Fellow in Pediatrics. Baylor College of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics House Officers. 2015
  • Adam Cohen Professionalism Award. Baylor College of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics . 2014
  • Distinguished Educator Award. Baylor College of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics. 2014
  • Jan Goddard-Finegold Award in Developmental Pediatrics. Baylor College of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics. 2014
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society Inductee. Baylor College of Medicine. 2013

Courses Taught

  • CELLBIO 493: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Valera, IC; Wacker, AL; Hwang, HS; Holmes, C; Laitano, O; Landstrom, AP; Parvatiyar, MS, Essential roles of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex in different cardiac pathologies, Advances in Medical Sciences, vol 66 no. 1 (2021), pp. 52-71 [10.1016/j.advms.2020.12.004] [abs].
  • Markunas, AM; Manivannan, PKR; Ezekian, JE; Agarwal, A; Eisner, W; Alsina, K; Allen, HD; Wray, GA; Kim, JJ; Wehrens, XHT; Landstrom, AP, TBX5-encoded T-box transcription factor 5 variant T223M is associated with long QT syndrome and pediatric sudden cardiac death., Am J Med Genet A (2020) [10.1002/ajmg.a.62037] [abs].
  • Reinoso, TR; Landim-Vieira, M; Shi, Y; Johnston, JR; Chase, PB; Parvatiyar, MS; Landstrom, AP; Pinto, JR; Tadros, HJ, A comprehensive guide to genetic variants and post-translational modifications of cardiac troponin C., J Muscle Res Cell Motil (2020) [10.1007/s10974-020-09592-5] [abs].
  • Moore, JP; Gallotti, RG; Shannon, KM; Bos, JM; Sadeghi, E; Strasburger, JF; Wakai, RT; Horigome, H; Clur, S-A; Hill, AC; Shah, MJ; Behere, S; Sarquella-Brugada, G; Czosek, R; Etheridge, SP; Fischbach, P; Kannankeril, PJ; Motonaga, K; Landstrom, AP; Williams, M; Patel, A; Dagradi, F; Tan, RB; Stephenson, E; Krishna, MR; Miyake, CY; Lee, ME; Sanatani, S; Balaji, S; Young, M-L; Siddiqui, S; Schwartz, PJ; Shivkumar, K; Ackerman, MJ, Genotype Predicts Outcomes in Fetuses and Neonates With Severe Congenital Long QT Syndrome., Jacc Clin Electrophysiol, vol 6 no. 12 (2020), pp. 1561-1570 [10.1016/j.jacep.2020.06.001] [abs].
  • Musunuru, K; Hershberger, RE; Day, SM; Klinedinst, NJ; Landstrom, AP; Parikh, VN; Prakash, S; Semsarian, C; Sturm, AC; American Heart Association Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Council on Clinical Cardiology,, Genetic Testing for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association., Circulation. Genomic and Precision Medicine, vol 13 no. 4 (2020) [10.1161/HCG.0000000000000067] [abs].