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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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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

Second annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (Pedimacs) report: Pre-implant characteristics and outcomes.
Blume ED, VanderPluym C, Lorts A, Baldwin JT, Rossano JW, Morales DLS, Cantor RS, Miller MA, St Louis JD, Koehl D, Sutcliffe DL, Eghtesady P, Kirklin JK, Rosenthal DN, Pedimacs Investigators.
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jul 4; pii: S1053-2498(17)31884-3. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2017.06.017.

PMID:
    28965736
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Invited Commentary.
Eghtesady P
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug; 104(2)696-697. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.003.

PMID:
    28734409
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Novel Surgical Approach to Mechanical Circulatory Support in Univentricular Infants.
Gazit AZ, Petrucci O, Manning P, Shepard M, Baltagi S, Simpson K, Castleberry C, Canter C, Eghtesady P
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul 15; pii: S0003-4975(17)30584-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.04.023.

PMID:
    28720202
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Outcomes following implantation of mechanical circulatory support in adults with congenital heart disease: An analysis of the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS).
VanderPluym CJ, Cedars A, Eghtesady P, Maxwell BG, Gelow JM, Burchill LJ, Maltais S, Koehl DA, Cantor RS, Blume ED
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Mar 7; pii: S1053-2498(17)31682-0. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2017.03.005.

PMID:
    28365175
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Outcomes of Lung Transplantation for Infants and Children with Genetic Disorders of Surfactant Metabolism.
Eldridge WB, Zhang Q, Faro A, Sweet SC, Eghtesady P, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Wambach JA
J Pediatr. 2017 May; 184157-164.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.01.017.

PMID:
    28215425
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ECMO for Pediatric Lung Transplantation.
Olsen MC, Anderson MJ, Fehr JJ, Christensen JL, Shepard MP, Poe JB, Eghtesady P
ASAIO J. 2017 Jan 23; doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000534.

PMID:
    28125461
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Children's Hospital Characteristics and Readmission Metrics.
Auger KA, Teufel RJ 2nd, Harris JM 2nd, Gay JC, Del Beccaro MA, Neuman MI, Tejedor-Sojo J, Agrawal RK, Morse RB, Eghtesady P, Simon HK, McClead RE Jr, Fieldston ES, Shah SS
Pediatrics. 2017 Feb; 139(2)pii: e20161720. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1720.

PMID:
    28123044
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes and Trends of Ventricular Assist Device Selection in Children with End-Stage Heart Failure.
Miller JR, Lancaster TS, Epstein DJ, DuPont NC, Simpson KE, Castleberry C, Canter CE, Eghtesady P, Boston US
ASAIO J. 2017 Jul/Aug; 63(4)464-469. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000506.

PMID:
    28009713
    [PubMed - in process]
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Invited Commentary.
Eghtesady P
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1)214-215. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.049.

PMID:
    28007238
    [PubMed - in process]
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Databases for Congenital Heart Defect Public Health Studies Across the Lifespan.
Riehle-Colarusso TJ, Bergersen L, Broberg CS, Cassell CH, Gray DT, Grosse SD, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Kirby RS, Kochilas L, Krishnaswamy A, Marelli A, Pasquali SK, Wood T, Oster ME, Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Oct 26; 5(11)pii: e004148.

PMID:
    27912209
    [PubMed - in process]
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Improved waitlist and transplant outcomes for pediatric lung transplantation after implementation of the lung allocation score.
Lancaster TS, Miller JR, Epstein DJ, DuPont NC, Sweet SC, Eghtesady P
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 May; 36(5)520-528. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.10.007.

PMID:
    27866928
    [PubMed - in process]
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3D Printing in Complex Congenital Heart Disease: Across a Spectrum of Age, Pathology, and Imaging Techniques.
Anwar S, Singh GK, Varughese J, Nguyen H, Billadello JJ, Sheybani EF, Woodard PK, Manning P, Eghtesady P
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Aug; 10(8)953-956. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.03.013.

PMID:
    27450874
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pulmonary Valve Replacement With Small Intestine Submucosa-Extracellular Matrix in a Porcine Model.
Miller JR, Henn MC, Lancaster TS, Lawrance CP, Schuessler RB, Shepard M, Anderson M, Kovacs A, Matheny RG, Eghtesady P, Damiano RJ, Boston US
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Jul; 7(4)475-83. doi: 10.1177/2150135116651113.

PMID:
    27358303
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 Jul; 35(7)877-83. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.02.005.

PMID:
    27068035
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - 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.