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Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD

Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease in Children
Pediatric Lung Transplant

Board Certifications

Congenital Heart Surgery
General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

pediatric heart surgery, congenital heart conditions, pediatric lung surgery, closure of atrial or ventricular septal defects, repair of AV canal, repair of tetralogy of Fallot, Norwood procedure, Ross procedure, Fontan procedure, Glenn shunt procedure, repair of coarctation of the aorta, pediatric heart transplant, neonatal Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure, slide tracheoplasty

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6165
Fax: 314-454-2381

Education

Education

PhD: Molecular Biology and Immunology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1993
Residency: General Surgery, Stanford University Hospital, San Francisco, CA 1998
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1993
Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 2001
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Paris, France 1999
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Surgery, Maire Lannelongue Hospital, Paris, France 1999
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of California San Francisco/ Stanford University, CA 2002

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Improved survival after heart transplant for failed Fontan patients with preserved ventricular function.
Miller JR, Simpson KE, Epstein DJ, Lancaster TS, Henn MC, Schuessler RB, Balzer DT, Shahanavaz S, Murphy JJ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P, Boston US
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Mar 10; pii: S1053-2498(16)30044-4. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.02.005.

PMID:
    27068035
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Outcomes of children implanted with ventricular assist devices in the United States: First analysis of the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PediMACS).
Blume ED, Rosenthal DN, Rossano JW, Baldwin JT, Eghtesady P, Morales DL, Cantor RS, Conway J, Lorts A, Almond CS, Naftel DC, Kirklin JK, PediMACS Investigators
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 May; 35(5)578-84. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.01.1227.

PMID:
    27009673
    [PubMed - in process]
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Recommendations for utilization of the paracorporeal lung assist device in neonates and young children with pulmonary hypertension.
Gazit AZ, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Boston US, Huddleston CB, Hoganson DM, Shepard M, Raithel S, Mehegan M, Doctor A, Spinella PC, Eghtesady P
Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Mar; 20(2)256-70. doi: 10.1111/petr.12673.

PMID:
    26899454
    [PubMed - in process]
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Incidence of Platelet Dysfunction by Thromboelastography-Platelet Mapping in Children Supported with ECMO: A Pilot Retrospective Study.
Saini A, Hartman ME, Gage BF, Said A, Gazit AZ, Eghtesady P, Boston US, Spinella PC
Front Pediatr. 2015; 3116. doi: 10.3389/fped.2015.00116.

PMID:
    26779465
    [PubMed]
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Health-Related Quality of Life in Adult Survivors after the Fontan Operation.
Kirklin JK, Huddleston CB, Eghtesady P, Bacha EA
Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Autumn; 27(3)307-8. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.10.001.

PMID:
    26708373
    [PubMed - in process]
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Scimitar Syndrome: Multimodal Imaging Before and After Repair.
Martinez SC, Eghtesady P, Bhalla S, Ludbrook PA
Tex Heart Inst J. 2015 Dec; 42(6)593-5. doi: 10.14503/THIJ-14-4462.

PMID:
    26664322
    [PubMed - in process]
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Potts Shunt and Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: What We Have Learned.
Grady RM, Eghtesady P
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr; 101(4)1539-43. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.08.068.

PMID:
    26518375
    [PubMed - in process]
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Increased Body Mass Index Is Associated with Congestive Heart Failure and Mortality in Adult Fontan Patients.
Martinez SC, Byku M, Novak EL, Cedars AM, Eghtesady P, Ludbrook PA, Billadello JJ
Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 Jan; 11(1)71-9. doi: 10.1111/chd.12296.

PMID:
    26365670
    [PubMed - in process]
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50th Anniversary Landmark Commentary on Bove EL, Behrendt DM. Open-heart surgery in the first week of life. Ann Thorac Surg 1980;29:130-4.
Eghtesady P
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug; 100(2)387-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.052.

PMID:
    26234827
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Early Biventricular Assist Device Use in Children: A Single-Center Review of 31 Patients.
Miller JR, Epstein DJ, Henn MC, Guthrie T, Schuessler RB, Simpson KE, Canter CE, Eghtesady P, Boston US
ASAIO J. 2015 Nov-Dec; 61(6)688-94. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000268.

PMID:
    26186261
    [PubMed - in process]
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The myocardial and coronary histopathology and pathogenesis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Cole CR, Eghtesady P
Cardiol Young. 2016 Jan; 26(1)19-29. doi: 10.1017/S1047951115001171.

PMID:
    26152503
    [PubMed - in process]
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Primary pulmonary vein stenosis: Can we expect different results?
Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul; 150(1)188-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.05.020.

PMID:
    26126465
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Continuous Flow Device Support in Children Using the HeartWare HVAD: 1,000 Days of Lessons Learned From a Single Center Experience.
Sparks J, Epstein D, Baltagi S, Mehegan ME, Simpson KE, Canter CE, Silvestry S, Eghtesady P, Boston US
ASAIO J. 2015 Sep-Oct; 61(5)569-73. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000253.

PMID:
    25967955
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pediatric Quality of Life while Supported with a Ventricular Assist Device.
Miller JR, Boston US, Epstein DJ, Henn MC, Lawrance CP, Kallenbach J, Simpson KE, Canter CE, Eghtesady P
Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Jul-Aug; 10(4)E189-96. doi: 10.1111/chd.12260.

PMID:
    25864509
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Current approaches to device implantation in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients.
Miller JR, Lancaster TS, Eghtesady P
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2015 Apr; 13(4)417-27. doi: 10.1586/14779072.2015.1021786.

PMID:
    25732410
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Successful bridge through transplantation with berlin heart ventricular assist device in a child with failing fontan.
Hoganson DM, Boston US, Gazit AZ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb; 99(2)707-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.064.

PMID:
    25639417
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Application of the aviation black box principle in pediatric cardiac surgery: tracking all failures in the pediatric cardiac operating room.
Bowermaster R, Miller M, Ashcraft T, Boyd M, Brar A, Manning P, Eghtesady P
J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Feb; 220(2)149-55.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.10.018.

PMID:
    25529902
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rates and impact of potentially preventable readmissions at children's hospitals.
Gay JC, Agrawal R, Auger KA, Del Beccaro MA, Eghtesady P, Fieldston ES, Golias J, Hain PD, McClead R, Morse RB, Neuman MI, Simon HK, Tejedor-Sojo J, Teufel RJ 2nd, Harris JM 2nd, Shah SS
J Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 166(3)613-9.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.10.052.

PMID:
    25477164
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ventricular assist device use in congenital heart disease with a comparison to heart transplant.
Miller JR, Eghtesady P
J Comp Eff Res. 2014 Sep; 3(5)533-46. doi: 10.2217/cer.14.42.

PMID:
    25350804
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The surgical prebrief as part of a five-point comprehensive approach to improving pediatric cardiac surgical team communication.
Hoganson DM, Boston US, Manning PB, Eghtesady P
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct; 5(4)640-2. doi: 10.1177/2150135114544753.

PMID:
    25324273
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Research focuses on the pathogenesis of congenital heart diseases, with particular emphasis on aortic stenosis and hypoplastic left heart syndrome.