Andrew Yeh, MD

Andrew Yeh, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Pediatric trauma
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Pediatric intestinal rehabilitation

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Atresia
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung Disease
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intestinal malrotation/midgut volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Hernias
  • Hydroceles
  • Ovarian cysts/tumors
  • Undescended testes
  • Brachial cleft remnants/cysts
  • Cystic hygromas
  • Thyroid masses
  • Dermoid cysts
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Biliary atresia
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Cholelithiasis and gallbladder dysfunction
  • Liver tumors and masses
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Airway obstructions
  • Congenital lesions of the lung and trachea
  • Chest wall malformations (pectus excavatum and carinatum)
  • Empyema
  • Chest masses
  • Wilms’ tumor
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Lymphomas
  • Hodgkins disease


BS: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007
Medical School: John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, 2012


General Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012-2020


Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2020-2022

Resident Research Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016-2018

Awards and Honors

  • 2018, Society of University Surgeons Resident Research Award, “Whole-Food Enteral Nutrition Prevents Gut Dysbiosis and Improves Outcomes in a Mouse Colitis Model”
  • 2017, Surgical Infection Society Joseph Susman Memorial Award, “Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Rescues the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
  • 2016, 39th Annual Conference on Shock Travel Award, “The Microbiota Across Five Body Sites in Critically Ill Adult Surgical Patients is Highly Disordered and Unstable Over Time”
  • 2012, Glenn M. Kokame Endowed Memorial Award in Surgery, University of Hawai’i
  • 2012, Dr. Laura Weldon Hoque Award, University of Hawai’i
  • 2010, Pacific Medical Administrative Group Scholarship, University of Hawai’i


Holder-Murray J, Yeh A, Rogers MB, Firek B, Mahler B, Medich D, Celebrezze J, Morowitz
MJ. Time-Dependent Displacement of Commensal Skin Microbes by Pathogens at the Site of Colorectal Surgery. Clinical Infectious Diseases 10.1093/cid/ciaa1615 (2020).

Yeh A, Butler G, Strotmeyer S, Austin K, Visoiu M, Cladis F, Malek, M. ERAS protocol for
pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomy promotes safe and early discharge. Journal of
Pediatric Surgery 55, 96 – 100 (2020).

Yeh A, Conners EM, Ramos-Jimenez RG, Firek B, Novak EA, Rogers MB, Cheek R,
Ozolek J, Mollen KP, Morowitz MJ. Plant-based Enteral Nutrition Modifies the Gut
Microbiota and Improves Outcomes in Murine Models of Colitis. Cellular and Molecular
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 7, 872 – 874 (2019).

McClanahan D, Yeh A, Firek B, Zettle S, Rogers MB, Cheek R, Nguyen MVL, Gayer CP,
Wendell SG, Mullett SJ, Morowitz MJ. Pilot Study of the Effect of Plant-Based Enteral
Nutrition on the Gut Microbiota in Chronically Tube-Fed Children. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 43, 899 – 911 (2019).

Goyal A, Yeh A*, Bush BR, Firek B, Siebold LM, Rogers MB, Kufen AD, Morowitz MJ.
Safety, Clinical Response, and Microbiome Findings Following Fecal Microbiota Transplant With Inflammatory Bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 24, 410 – 421 (2018).

Rogers MB, Aveson V, Firek B, Yeh A, Brooks B, Brower-Sinning R, Steve J, Banfield JF,
Zureikat A, Hogg M, Boone BA, Zeh HJ, Morowitz MJ. Disturbances of the Perioperative
Microbiome Across Multiple Body Sites in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Pancreas 46, 260 – 267 (2017).

Rogers MB, Firek B, Shi M, Yeh A, Brower-Sinning R, Aveson V, Kohl BL, Fabio A, Carcillo
JA, Morowitz MJ. Disruption of the microbiota across multiple body sites in critically ill
children. Microbiome 4, 66 (2016).

Yeh A, Rogers MB, Firek B, Neal MD, Zuckerbraun BS, Morowitz MJ. Dysbiosis Across
Multiple Body Sites in Critically Ill Adult Surgical Patients. Shock 46, 649 – 654 (2016).
2009 Heinmiller A, Ting-A-Kee R, Vargas-Perez H, Yeh A, van der Kooy, D. Tegmental
pedunculopontine glutamate and GABA-B synapses mediate morphine reward. Behavioral Neuroscience. 123 (2009): 145 – 155.


Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
2nd Floor, Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-6022

St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center
13001 North Outer 40 Road
St. Louis, MO 63017

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To request an appointment with Dr. Yeh, please call 314-454-6022.