Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery annual report


Washington University pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in treating children with congenital cardiac disorders requiring surgical care.

Our surgeons treat a range of conditions, from those that are relatively straightforward – such as atrial septal defects – all the way to complex single ventricle anomalies. Particular areas of interest include:

  • Neonatal surgery of all types
  • Surgery for congenital heart disease
  • Marfan’s syndrome
  • Ross procedure
  • Fontan procedure and late complications following that operation
  • Tracheal reconstruction

Transplantation programs

The transplantation program is another area of strength. The lung transplant program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the most active of its kind in the world and attracts patients with cystic fibrosis as well as other lethal lung diseases. Our pediatric heart transplant program also is considered one of the leaders in the United States.

A list of the more common procedures performed by our surgeons includes:

Consultations & location

For a consultation regarding a pediatric heart or lung condition, call:

Our pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons