Case Logs

Academic year 2021 the program performed 169 index congenital cardiac cases, encompassing all levels of complexity, and 55 transplants, encompassing all levels of complexity.

Our Years in Numbers

Operating Room Cases1,027
Clinical Visits1,420
Clinical Research Studies30
Research Funding$215,473
Year 2022

Simulation Curriculum

Washington University pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and fellows can utilize new tools to diagnose and plan treatment strategies for patient with rare and complex heart defects using an hands-on approach to training with prepared silicone models.

“Since the session was conducted in a virtual enviornment with a webcam spotlighting the surgical area and model, surgeons received real-time feedback and received a final review of their approaches and anatomic results”.

Pirooz Eghtesady, MD. PhD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief

Following the success of the initial training program, the division conducts ongoing simulation training monthly as part of its comprehensive surgical training curriculum.