Faculty, UW–Madison
Surgeon in Chief, American Family Children's Hospital

Petros Anagnostopoulos, MD, MBA, FACS

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
Petros Anagnostopoulos, MD, MBA, FACS


Petros Anagnostopoulos, MD, MBA, FACS, is a UW Health Kids pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He provides surgical treatment for children who have congenital heart conditions (problems that exist from birth). He also performs adult congenital heart surgery.

Dr. Anagnostopoulos treats a range of congenital heart conditions, including holes inside the heart, blockages inside the heart and complex malformations where part of the heart has not developed correctly. He has special clinical interests in aortic valve replacements and complex congenital heart disease in newborns.

Dr. Anagnostopoulos believes in a team approach to care and involves families in the decision-making process. He listens with compassion and connects with families to make them feel comfortable during difficult circumstances. He provides information that is easy to understand and empowers families to advocate for their children.

In addition to his clinical practice and teaching role, Dr. Anagnostopoulos conducts clinical outcomes research to evaluate the results of surgical procedures performed on children.

In his free time, Dr. Anagnostopoulos enjoys distance running, scuba diving and spending time with his family.

Giving a child a bright future is the most rewarding part of my work.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Athens Medical School, Greece

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2004-2006

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Areas of expertise