School of Medicine

Department of Surgery



Contact Us:

Department of Surgery
LSUHSC School of Medicine
2021 Perdido St, 8th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112

Tel: (504) 568-4750

Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery


The Heart Center at Children's Hospital is recognized nationally as a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, from fetus to adult, with congenital cardiovascular disorders. Our accomplished and dedicated team of specialists are trained to care for the unique needs of our congenital heart disease children and adults whose levels of care range from basic to highly critical. Children's Hospital has the only specialty pediatric anesthesia department and the only dedicated 20-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in Louisiana and the Gulf South. We know your family is important to you, and we care for your child or adult in a compassionate, comfortable and convenient state-of-the-art environment. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for every child. Each year, nearly 2,000 children and adults from throughout the world visit Children's Hospital for cardiology services. Our cardiothoracic surgeons perform more than 450 surgical procedures a year. Approximately half of these are performed on children younger than age 1. A full range of congenital heart disease surgeries using the most advanced surgical techniques is performed at Children's Hospital.


  • Septal defects
  • Valvular and coronary artery anomalies
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Interrupted or hypoplastic aortic arch
  • Tetrology of Fallot
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Truncus arteriosus

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) or single ventricle variants (e.g. tricuspid atresia) that require a staged surgical approach including the Norwood procedure during the newborn period, Glenn Shunt later in infancy and the Fontan procedure in early childhood.

Our cardiac surgeons also specialize in the repair of chest wall deformities including pectus excavatum and carinatum, repair of diseases involving the lungs, pleura or diaphragm as well as implantation of pacemakers.

Meet the Team



Office Phone: (504) 896-3928
Office Fax: (504) 896-9410
Location: Children's Hospital, Main Campus