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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
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Location(s)

Location(s)

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

Discussion.
Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 6; pii: S0022-5223(19)31630-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.06.106.

PMID:
    31597613
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Commentary: Useful little trick.
Miller JR, Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 30; pii: S0022-5223(19)31124-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.05.024.

PMID:
    31301907
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Commentary: Stem cell therapy for single-ventricle congenital heart disease: Exciting, but a long way to go.
Miller JR, Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep; 158(3)851-852. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.05.041.

PMID:
    31277816
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surgical Versus Percutaneous Closure of PDA in Preterm Infants: Procedural Charges and Outcomes.
Kim HS, Schechter MA, Manning PB, Eghtesady P, Balzer DT, Shahanavaz S, Rockefeller TA, Abarbanell AM
J Surg Res. 2019 Nov; 24341-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.04.069.

PMID:
    31154131
    [PubMed - in process]
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Intervention for arch obstruction after the Norwood procedure: Prevalence, associated factors, and practice variability.
Devlin PJ, McCrindle BW, Kirklin JK, Blackstone EH, DeCampli WM, Caldarone CA, Dodge-Khatami A, Eghtesady P, Meza JM, Gruber PJ, Guleserian KJ, Alsoufi B, Lambert LM, O'Brien JE Jr, Austin EH 3rd, Jacobs JP, Karamlou T
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb; 157(2)684-695.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.130.

PMID:
    30669228
    [PubMed - in process]
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Moderate-severe primary graft dysfunction after pediatric heart transplantation.
Mowers KL, Simpson KE, Gazit AZ, Eghtesady P, Canter CE, Castleberry CD
Pediatr Transplant. 2019 Mar; 23(2)e13340. doi: 10.1111/petr.13340.

PMID:
    30609166
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Potts Shunt Improves Right Ventricular Function and Coupling With Pulmonary Circulation in Children With Suprasystemic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Aggarwal M, Grady RM, Choudhry S, Anwar S, Eghtesady P, Singh GK
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Dec; 11(12)e007964. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.007964.

PMID:
    30558504
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A novel, data-driven conceptualization for critical left heart obstruction.
Meza JM, Slieker M, Blackstone EH, Mertens L, DeCampli WM, Kirklin JK, Karimi M, Eghtesady P, Pourmoghadam K, Kim RW, Burch PT, Jacobs ML, Karamlou T, McCrindle BW, Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society.
Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2018 Oct; 165107-116. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.08.014.

PMID:
    30337065
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prenatal to postnatal trajectory of brain growth in complex congenital heart disease.
Ortinau CM, Mangin-Heimos K, Moen J, Alexopoulos D, Inder TE, Gholipour A, Shimony JS, Eghtesady P, Schlaggar BL, Smyser CD
Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 20913-922. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.09.029.

PMID:
    30308377
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cardiac Management of the Patient With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Buddhe S, Cripe L, Friedland-Little J, Kertesz N, Eghtesady P, Finder J, Hor K, Judge DP, Kinnett K, McNally EM, Raman S, Thompson WR, Wagner KR, Olson AK
Pediatrics. 2018 Oct; 142(Suppl 2)S72-S81. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0333I.

PMID:
    30275251
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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3D Printing is a Transformative Technology in Congenital Heart Disease.
Anwar S, Singh GK, Miller J, Sharma M, Manning P, Billadello JJ, Eghtesady P, Woodard PK
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2018 Apr; 3(2)294-312. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2017.10.003.

PMID:
    30062215
    [PubMed]
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National Benchmarks for Proportions of Patients Receiving Blood Transfusions During Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: An Analysis of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database.
Kartha VM, Jacobs JP, Vener DF, Hill KD, Goldenberg NA, Pasquali SK, Meza JM, O'Brien SM, Feng L, Chiswell K, Eghtesady P, Badhwar V, Rehman M, Jacobs ML
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Oct; 106(4)1197-1203. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.04.088.

PMID:
    29902465
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An overview of mechanical circulatory support in single-ventricle patients.
Miller JR, Lancaster TS, Callahan C, Abarbanell AM, Eghtesady P
Transl Pediatr. 2018 Apr; 7(2)151-161. doi: 10.21037/tp.2018.03.03.

PMID:
    29770296
    [PubMed]
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Outcomes After Infections in Adolescents and Young Adults with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
Chen S, Cantor RS, Auerbach S, Schumacher K, Almond CS, Eghtesady P, Alejos J, Das BB, Hong BJ, Jaquiss RDB, Kirklin JK, Jeewa A
ASAIO J. 2019 May/Jun; 65(4)380-388. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000816.

PMID:
    29762230
    [PubMed - in process]
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State of the Art in Pediatric Lung Transplantation.
Lancaster TS, Eghtesady P
Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Summer; 30(2)166-174. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2018.04.007.

PMID:
    29702179
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anomalous Systemic Artery to the Left Lower Lobe: Literature Review and a New Surgical Technique.
Miller JR, Lancaster TS, Abarbanell AM, Manning PB, Eghtesady P
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 May; 9(3)326-332. doi: 10.1177/2150135118755986.

PMID:
    29692233
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Worldwide Experience of a Durable Centrifugal Flow Pump in Pediatric Patients.
Conway J, Miera O, Adachi I, Maeda K, Eghtesady P, Henderson HT, Guleserian K, Fan CS, Kirk R, Pediatric VAD Investigators.
Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Autumn; 30(3)327-335. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2018.03.003.

PMID:
    29551744
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ISHLT Consensus Statement on adult and pediatric airway complications after lung transplantation: Definitions, grading system, and therapeutics.
Crespo MM, McCarthy DP, Hopkins PM, Clark SC, Budev M, Bermudez CA, Benden C, Eghtesady P, Lease ED, Leard L, D'Cunha J, Wigfield CH, Cypel M, Diamond JM, Yun JJ, Yarmus L, Machuzak M, Klepetko W, Verleden G, Hoetzenecker K, Dellgren G, Mulligan M
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 May; 37(5)548-563. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2018.01.1309.

PMID:
    29550149
    [PubMed - in process]
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3D Printing Provides a Precise Approach in the Treatment of Tetralogy of Fallot, Pulmonary Atresia with Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries.
Anwar S, Rockefeller T, Raptis DA, Woodard PK, Eghtesady P
Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Feb 3; 20(1)5. doi: 10.1007/s11936-018-0594-2.

PMID:
    29397465
    [PubMed]
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Early stroke post-heart transplant is associated with decreased survival in children.
Cammock C, Choudhry S, Castleberry CM, Al-Hammadi N, Eghtesady P, Canter CE, Simpson KE
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jun; 37(6)733-739. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2017.12.016.

PMID:
    29395751
    [PubMed - in process]
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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.