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

  • Prophylactic Peritoneal Drainage is Associated with Improved Fluid Output after Congenital Heart Surgery.
    Pettit KA, Schreiter NA, Lushaj EB, Hermsen JL, Wilhelm M, Mahon ACR, Nelson KL, DeGrave JJ, Marka N, Anagnostopoulos PV
    Pediatr Cardiol 2020 Dec; 41(8): 1704-1713
    [PubMed ID: 32734528]

  • Commentary: What is invisible to the eye could be seen through the heart: How advancements to the visualization of the conduction tissue can improve surgical and electrophysiology procedures.
    Von Bergen NH, Anagnostopoulos PV
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 08; 160(2): 500-501
    [PubMed ID: 32279964]

  • Beyond 30 Days: Analysis of Unplanned Readmissions During the First Year Following Congenital Heart Surgery.
    Lushaj EB, Hermsen J, Leverson G, MacLellan-Tobert SG, Nelson K, Amond K, Anagnostopoulos PV
    World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2020 03; 11(2): 177-182
    [PubMed ID: 32093562]

  • Three-dimensional printing in congenital heart disease.
    Hermsen JL, Roldan-Alzate A, Anagnostopoulos PV
    J Thorac Dis 2020 Mar; 12(3): 1194-1203
    [PubMed ID: 32274200]

  • A unique indication for the senning procedure: Atrioventricular discordance with ventriculoarterial concordance.
    Hermsen JL, Okorie UC, Srinivasan S, Schreiter NA, Anagnostopoulos PV
    J Card Surg 2020 Feb; 35(2): 444-446
    [PubMed ID: 31793037]

All Publications on PubMed