John Bass, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

John Bass

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2755

Fax 612-626-2467

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

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Care Team Member, Heart Center

Pediatric Cardiologist

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

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS

Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


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.


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2014, 2016-2018)
  • PICS-AICS Achievement Award (2014)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2007-2010, 2011-2012, 2013)



  • Echocardiography
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Kawasaki Disease


Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Echocardiography; Interventional cardiology; Kawasaki Disease

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Fairview Northland Medical Center; Fairview Ridges Hospital; Fairview Southdale Hospital; University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center