New Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Pediatric Heart Program

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Petros V. Anagnostopoulos, American Family Children's Hospital's new chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic SurgeryAmerican Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Heart Program welcomes Petros V. Anagnostopoulos, MD as its new chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery.


Dr. Anagnostopoulos, who joins the University of Wisconsin faculty as an associate professor, comes to Madison from the University of California, San Francisco. He will reside in Madison with his wife and three children, ages 9, 6, and 18 months.


Dr. Anagnostoploulos, who is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, completed two fellowships - one in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a second in pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.


He completed his general surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and received his medical degree from the University of Athens Medical School, Greece.


"We are thrilled to have Dr. Anagnostopoulos join our Pediatric Heart Program," says J. Carter Ralphe, MD, chief of Pediatric Cardiology at American Family Children's Hospital. "He has a very strong track record of experience and outstanding outcomes and will enhance the level of comprehensive care we can offer to children with any type of heart problem. Petros has great leadership qualities, a wonderful rapport with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. He will help us to deliver the highest quality care that is expected at American Family Children's Hospital."


Dr. Anagnostoploulos, who begins August 1, has clinical interests in pediatric congenital heart surgery and minimally invasive heart surgery. His research interests are in coagulopathy associated with supraceliac aortic clamping and development of a rapid deployment extracorporeal life support program.