Puja Kachroo, MD

Puja Kachroo, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery

Common Procedures

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Heart valve replacements
  • TAVR
  • Surgical treatment of aortic diseases

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Aneurysms
  • Arrhythmias & heart rhythm disorders
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Valvular heart diseases (aortic, mitral, pulmonary, tricuspid)
  • Atresia
  • Prolapse
  • Valvular regurgitation
  • Valve stenosis
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericardial disease
  • Valve disease

Board Certifications

Cardiothoracic Surgery


Medical School: Ross University, Dominica, West Indies, 2007
MS: Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2003


General Surgery Internship & Residency, Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NY, 2007-2010

  • General Surgery Senior Resident, 2012-2014

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2014-2016


Fellow, K30 Graduate Training Program in Translational and Clinical Investigation, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2010-2011

Research Fellow, Division of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery & Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2010-2012


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart and Vascular Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110

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To request an appointment with Dr. Kachroo, please call 314-362-2821.