Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD

Section Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Expertise


Specialty Areas


  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Heart transplantation
  • Lung transplantation
  • Ventricular assist device placement in children

Common Procedures


  • Neonatal heart procedures
  • Complex cardiac reconstructions
  • Valve surgery for children
  • Transplants

Common Diagnoses Treated


  • Anomalous coronary artery
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Arrhythmias & heart rhythm disorders
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Atrioventricular canal defects
  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Heart failure
  • Heart murmur
  • Heart valve diseases (aortic, mitral, pulmonary, tricuspid)
  • Atresia
  • Prolapse
  • Valvular regurgitation
  • Valve stenosis
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstructive lesions
  • Ebstein anomaly
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Ventricular septal defect
Education


Board Certifications


General Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Congenital Heart Surgery

Degrees


Medical School: 1993, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

PhD, Molecular Biology and Immunology: 1993, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Residency


General Surgery Residency: Stanford University Hospital, 1998

Professor Alain Carpentier Service-Fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery, Broussais Hospital, Paris, France, 1999

Professor Claude Planché Service-Fellow in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Paris, France, 1999

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1998-2001

Fellowship


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship: U.C.S.F./Stanford University Hospital, 2001-2002

Professional Memberships


AATS, STS, ASA, AHA, WSPCHS, AAAS, AAP, SUS

Research


Areas of Research Interest


The roles of viruses in pediatric heart diseases and outcomes of congenital heart surgery

Innovations


Modifications of surgical approaches to different congenital heart operations

Financial Disclosures


None

Publications


Locations


Hospital Affiliations


St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At


St. Louis Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Phone: 314-454-6165
Fax: 314-454-2381

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Contact


To request an appointment with Dr. Eghtesady, please call (314) 454-6165.