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Joseph Caspi, MD, FACS

Division of Cardiothoracic Pediatric Surgery
Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery - Children's Hospital

200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 896-3928
Fax: (504) 896-9410


MD - 1977
Hebrew University-Hadassah, Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel


Professor of Surgery, specializing in cardiothoracic surgery with special emphasis on pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

Medical School: Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem

General Surgery - Hadassah Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel;
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Carmel Hospital, Haifa, Israel

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Caspi is serving as the Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Hospital and joined our faculty in 1996.

Research Interests Donor-specific immunosuppression for cardiac allografting in infants and children.
Neonatal myocardial protection: The effect of calcium on left ventricular function measured by conductance catheter and intracellular calcium measurement.
The mechanism of catecholamine-induced cardiotoxicity.