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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

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 - in process]
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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. 2016 Dec 20; doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000506.

PMID:
    28009713
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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. 2016 Oct 17; pii: S1053-2498(16)30365-5. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2016.10.007.

PMID:
    27866928
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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. 2016 Jul 14; pii: S1936-878X(16)30413-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.03.013.

PMID:
    27450874
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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. 2016 Jan 6; 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 1; 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
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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-Feb; 11(1)71-9. doi: 10.1111/chd.12296.

PMID:
    26365670
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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Areas of Research Interest

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