Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD

Section Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Emerson Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief,  St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Program Director, Congenital Cardiac Program


Specialty Areas

Pediatric Heart and Lung Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease in Children

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Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1993

Graduate School

PhD, Molecular Biology and Immunology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 1993

Post Doctoral Education

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

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

Board Certifications

General Surgery–Certified
Thoracic Surgery–Certified
Congenital Heart Surgery–Certified


Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children’s 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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Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Campus Box 8234, 660 S. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (south)
Queeny Tower Suite 3106
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110