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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

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

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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Maternal β-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngeal exposure and colonization in pregnancy.
Heidari-Bateni G, Brar AK, Hall M, Hathcock T, Epstein D, Goessling LS, Cunningham MW, Eghtesady P
Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2014; 2014639141. doi: 10.1155/2014/639141.

PMID:
    25210420
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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B-type natriuretic peptide trends after pediatric heart transplantation.
Sparks JD, Boston U, Eghtesady P, Canter CE
Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Aug; 18(5)477-84. doi: 10.1111/petr.12288.

PMID:
    24922348
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Two deletions overlapping a distant FOXF1 enhancer unravel the role of lncRNA LINC01081 in etiology of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins.
Szafranski P, Dharmadhikari AV, Wambach JA, Towe CT, White FV, Grady RM, Eghtesady P, Cole FS, Deutsch G, Sen P, Stankiewicz P
Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Aug; 164A(8)2013-9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36606.

PMID:
    24842713
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Improved outcomes with peritoneal dialysis catheter placement after cardiopulmonary bypass in infants.
Kwiatkowski DM, Menon S, Krawczeski CD, Goldstein SL, Morales DL, Phillips A, Manning PB, Eghtesady P, Wang Y, Nelson DP, Cooper DS
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 149(1)230-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.11.040.

PMID:
    24503323
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: a report from the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Registry.
Poynter JA, Williams WG, McIntyre S, Brothers JA, Jacobs ML, Congenital Heart Surgeons Society AAOCA Working Group
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jan 1; 5(1)22-30. doi: 10.1177/2150135113516984.

PMID:
    24403351
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Liver cirrhosis in Fontan patients does not affect 1-year post-heart transplant mortality or markers of liver function.
Simpson KE, Esmaeeli A, Khanna G, White F, Turnmelle Y, Eghtesady P, Boston U, Canter CE
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Feb; 33(2)170-7. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.10.033.

PMID:
    24365764
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of pre-stage II hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on 12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.
Aiyagari R, Rhodes JF, Shrader P, Radtke WA, Bandisode VM, Bergersen L, Gillespie MJ, Gray RG, Guey LT, Hill KD, Hirsch R, Kim DW, Lee KJ, Pelech AN, Ringewald J, Takao C, Vincent JA, Ohye RG, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4)1467-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.10.057.

PMID:
    24332668
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Defining the best practice patterns for the neonatal systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt procedure.
Heidari-Bateni G, Norouzi S, Hall M, Brar A, Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Mar; 147(3)869-873.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.10.063.

PMID:
    24332191
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Variation in feeding practices following the Norwood procedure.
Lambert LM, Pike NA, Medoff-Cooper B, Zak V, Pemberton VL, Young-Borkowski L, Clabby ML, Nelson KN, Ohye RG, Trainor B, Uzark K, Rudd N, Bannister L, Korsin R, Cooper DS, Pizarro C, Zyblewski SC, Bartle BH, Williams RV, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators
J Pediatr. 2014 Feb; 164(2)237-42.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.09.042.

PMID:
    24210923
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Paracorporeal lung assist devices as a bridge to recovery or lung transplantation in neonates and young children.
Hoganson DM, Gazit AZ, Boston US, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 147(1)420-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.08.078.

PMID:
    24199759
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Post-transplant outcomes of children bridged to transplant with the Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric ventricular assist device.
Eghtesady P, Almond CS, Tjossem C, Epstein D, Imamura M, Turrentine M, Tweddell J, Jaquiss RD, Canter C, Berlin Heart Investigators
Circulation. 2013 Sep 10; 128(11 Suppl 1)S24-31. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.000446.

PMID:
    24030413
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children.
Poynter JA, Eghtesady P, McCrindle BW, Walters HL 3rd, Kirshbom PM, Blackstone EH, Husain SA, Overman DM, Austin EH, Karamlou T, Lodge AJ, St Louis JD, Gruber PJ, Ziemer G, Davies RR, Jacobs JP, Brown JW, Williams WG, Tchervenkov CI, Jacobs ML, Caldarone CA, Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society
Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov; 96(5)1695-701; discussion 1701-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.074.

PMID:
    23972424
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient safety in the cardiac operating room: human factors and teamwork: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Wahr JA, Prager RL, Abernathy JH 3rd, Martinez EA, Salas E, Seifert PC, Groom RC, Spiess BD, Searles BE, Sundt TM 3rd, Sanchez JA, Shappell SA, Culig MH, Lazzara EH, Fitzgerald DC, Thourani VH, Eghtesady P, Ikonomidis JS, England MR, Sellke FW, Nussmeier NA, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
Circulation. 2013 Sep 3; 128(10)1139-69. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182a38efa.

PMID:
    23918255
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Paracorporeal lung assist device: an innovative surgical strategy for bridging to lung transplant in an infant with severe pulmonary hypertension caused by alveolar capillary dysplasia.
Boston US, Fehr J, Gazit AZ, Eghtesady P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct; 146(4)e42-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.06.014.

PMID:
    23871141
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prioritizing quality improvement in pediatric cardiac surgery.
Eghtesady P, Brar AK, Hall M
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar; 145(3)631-9; discussion 639-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.12.018.

PMID:
    23414983
    [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.