University of Wisconsin–Madison

Petros V. Anagnostopoulos, MD, MBA, FACS


  • Surgeon in Chief, American Family Children’s Hospital
  • Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
(608) 263-0439

600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792-0001


  • MD, University of Athens Medical School, Athens Greece, 1994
  • Residency in General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1997
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Heart and Vascular Institute of Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2002
  • Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, 2006

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Anagnostopoulos specializes in complex neonatal and infant cardiac reconstructive surgery, pediatric heart surgery, adult congenital cardiac surgery, single ventricle palliation, extracorporeal life support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ventricular assist devices, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, hybrid surgical-catheterization cardiac surgery, off-pump cardiac surgery, complex mitral and tricuspid valve repair, aortic root surgery, tetralogy of Fallot, coronary artery anomalies, Ross operations, obstructive cardiomyopathy, and heart transplantation.

Dr. Anagnostopoulos provides a wide range of services including Neonatal and Infant Cardiac Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Heart Surgery, Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Single Ventricle Palliation, Extracorporeal Life Support, Ventricular Assist Devices, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Hybrid Surgical-Catheterization Cardiac Surgery, Off-Pump Cardiac Surgery, Complex Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Repair, Aortic Root Surgery, Tetralogy of Fallot, Coronary Artery Anomalies, Ross Operations, Obstructive Cardiomyopathy, Heart Transplant.

Research Interests

Dr. Anagnostopoulos’s research interests include coagulopathy associated with supraceliac aortic clamping and development of rapid deployment extracorporeal life support program.

Recent Publications:

    • Pseudoaneurysm complicating right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit surgery: Why single-center observational studies still matter.
    • Anagnostopoulos PV
    • J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2017 Dec; 154(6): 2050-2051
    • [PubMed ID: 28967427]
    • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy in a Patient With Tetralogy of Fallot and Right-Sided Aortic Arch.
    • Thomas MJ, Bartlett HL, Bassetti MF, Lubner SJ, Kirvassilis G, Anagnostopoulos PV, Maloney JD, Macke RA
    • Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1): e77-e79
    • [PubMed ID: 28007281]
    • When to repair coarctation associated with hypoplastic aortic arch through the front: Are we asking the questions that really matter?
    • Anagnostopoulos PV
    • J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Dec; 152(6): 1475-1476
    • [PubMed ID: 27697355]
    • A large international single-center case-series of coronary artery fistulas in children: When high clinical research standards adopted globally create exciting opportunities for the future.
    • Anagnostopoulos PV
    • J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Oct; 152(4): 1131-2
    • [PubMed ID: 27342732]
    • Prediction of severe acute kidney injury after pediatric cardiac surgery with the use of novel biomarkers: A new trend in clinical research and risk stratification.
    • Anagnostopoulos PV
    • J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Jul; 152(1): 187-8
    • [PubMed ID: 27343913]

All Publications on PubMed