John Bass

Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Care Team Member, Heart Center


Dr. Bass is a Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Bass received his MD degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi in Jackson and his fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1979. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.
Dr. Bass's clinical interests include interventional cardiology and echocardiography.
His research interest is in interventional cardiology. He participates in the development of the Amplatzer devices. These allow repair of heart lesions (patent ductus arteriosus, secundum atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale, muscular and perimembranous ventricular septal defects) at cardiac catheterization instead of requiring cardiac surgery.

Clinical Summary

Echocardiography; Interventional cardiology; Kawasaki Disease


MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

PICS-AICS Achievement Award
Best Doctors in America®
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine



Pediatric Cardiology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-401
Minneapolis, MN 55454