Baddr Shakhsheer, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Pediatric surgeon Baddr Shakhsheer, MD, helps children like Savannah with complex colorectal issues. Read Savannah’s story here.

Specialty Areas

  • Pediatric colorectal surgery
  • Pediatric cancer surgery
  • Pediatric minimally invasive surgery
  • Pediatric hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) surgery
  • Pediatric bariatric surgery

Common Procedures

  • Thoracoscopy (VATS)
  • Laparoscopy, PSARP (Anorectoplasty)
  • Pull-through Procedure
  • Bowel Resection
  • Atresia Repair
  • Lobectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Tumor Resection

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Atresia
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intestinal malrotation/midgut volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Hydroceles
  • Ovarian cysts/tumors
  • Undescended testes
  • Brachial cleft remnants/cysts
  • Cystic hygromas
  • Dermoid cysts
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Biliary atresia
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Cholelithiasis and gallbladder dysfunction
  • Liver tumors and masses
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Congenital lesions of the lung and trachea (congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, pulmonary sequestrations)
  • Empyema
  • Chest masses
  • Wilms’ tumor
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Lympomas
  • Hodgkin disease

Board Certifications

General Surgery

Pediatric Surgery


Medical School: East Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2010


2017 General Surgery Residency, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Research Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015

Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2019

Professional Memberships

American Pediatric Surgery Association (APSA)

American College of Surgery (ACS)

Awards and Honors

Upcoming Vice Chair, American Pediatric Surgery Ethics Committee

Robert Baker Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

Arnold P Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching

Association for Surgical Education Outstanding Resident Teacher Award

Joseph Susman Memorial Award (Surgical Infection Society Most Significant Manuscript)

M. Judah Folkman Award (American Pediatric Surgical Association Outstanding Research Presentation Award)

2016 Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery Best Article Award – First Place


Areas of Research Interest

  • Pediatric colorectal problems
  • Pediatric obesity
  • Surgical infection in pediatric patients



Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Place, 2nd Floor, Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Phone: 314-454-6022
Fax: 314-454-2442

Children’s Specialty Care Center
13001 N Outer 40 Rd., Suite 2D
Town and Country, MO  63017
Phone: 314-454-6022
Fax:  314-454-2442

News and Stories

To request an appointment with Dr. Shakhsheer, please call (314) 454-6022.

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