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Thomas Yeh, MD, PhD, FACS

Thomas Yeh, MD, PhD, FACS

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Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pediatric Chest Wall Program
Pediatric Cardiology


Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

VCU Medical Center Gateway Building
1200 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219





PhD: Virginia Commonwealth University, BS: Duke University

Medical School

The Johns Hopkins University


VCU Medical Center (general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery)


The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto (pediatric cardiothoracic surgery)


Dr. Thomas Yeh joined the faculty at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) in October 2014 as Director of the Heart Center and Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Yeh completed his residency at VCU Medical Center and continued his training at some of the country's most prestigious children's hospitals. With nearly 20 years of experience and thousands of successful pediatric cardiac surgeries, Dr. Yeh is now the most experienced cardiac surgeon in Virginia.

Before coming to CHoR, Dr. Yeh served as the Elias Hanna Cardiovascular Foundation Professor and Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Pediatric Heart Center at Tulane Medical Center from 2007 - 2014. Dr. Yeh was integral in the rebuilding Tulane's pediatric heart program post Hurricane Katrina. He was honored in the Louisiana section of Best Doctors in America from 2011 - 2014.

Prior to his time in Louisiana, Dr. Yeh was associate professor at Children's Medical Center of Dallas (2003 - 2007) and assistant professor at Kosair Children's Hospital at University of Louisville (1998 - 2003). Dr. Yeh also served as chief fellow of the prestigious pediatric cardiac surgery program at The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Yeh's current and past professional memberships include:

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Medical Association
  • Congenital Heart Surgeon's Society
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Medical College of Virginia Humera Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

    Dr. Yeh has been an invited reviewer for numerous publications including American Journal of Cardiology, Annals of Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

  • Clinical Interests

    Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator (AICD)
    Aortic coarctation and arch repair
    Coronary artery abnormalities
    Hypoplastic left heart syndrome/single ventricle repairs
    Staged surgical repair (1: Norwood operation
    2: bidirectional Glenn operation
    3: Fontan operation)
    Hybrid palliation (placement of bilateral pulmonary artery bands
    ductal stenting
    atrial septostomy or stent implantation)
    Minimally invasive treatment of chest wall defects (Nuss procedure)
    Pectus carinatum
    Pectus excavatum
    Pacemaker placement and management
    Septal defects
    Atrial septal defects (ASD)
    Ventricular septal defects (VSD)
    Atrioventricular septal defects (AV canal defects)
    Single ventricle repairs
    BT shunt or pulmonary artery banding
    Glenn procedure
    Fontan procedure
    Tetralogy of fallot
    Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
    Transposition of the great arteries (arterial switch repair)
    Truncus arteriosus
    Valve repairs and replacements<
    and mitral valves
    Ebstein's anomaly

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    Children's Pavilion

    1000 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23219

    VCU Medical Center Gateway Building

    1200 E. Marshall Street
    Richmond, VA 23219

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