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Anthony Azakie, M.D., C.M.

Anthony Azakie, M.D., C.M.

Commuity Surgeon
Pediatric Specialists of Texas

Contact Information

(415) 476-3501: Phone
(415) 476-9678: Fax

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  • 1984-87, McGill University B.S., Physiology
  • 1987-91, McGill University M.D.,C.M., Faculty of Medicine
  • 1991-93, UCSF, Intern, Surgery
  • 1995-97, UCSF, Senior Resident, Surgery
  • 1997-98, UCSF, Chief Resident, Surgery
  • 1998, University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital, Senior Resident, Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • 1999, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, Chief Resident, Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • 1999-00, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, Senior Resident, Thoracic Surgery
  • 2000, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children & Toronto General Hospital, Chief Resident, Congenital Heart Surgery
  • 2001-02, UCSF, Fellow, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • 2001, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children & Toronto General Hospital, Fellow, Congenital Heart Surgery
  • 1993-95, UCSF, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology)
  • American Board of Surgery, 1998
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery, 2001
  • UCSF Pediatric Heart Center
  • UCSF Fetal Treatment Center
  • Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, UC Davis
  • Adult & Pediatric Congential Heart Surgery
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Arterial Switch
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Heart Block
  • Complex mitral and tricuspid valve repair
  • Complex neonatal and infant cardiac reconstructive surgery
  • Congenital mitral disease
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Minimally invasive/minimal access pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Norwood Procedure
  • Off-pump cardiac surgery
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Ross operations
  • Single ventricle palliation
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Transposition of Great Arteries
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Perinatal Pulmonary Hypertension: Developmental Mediators
  • Molecular regulation of cardiac differentiation

Dr. Anthony Azakie is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and the Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Lab. He specializes in all complex neonatal and pediatric cardiac surgery treating a variety of congenital heart defects including hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, atrioventricular septal defects, diseases of the pulmonary veins, single ventricle lesions and aortic arch problems. He also specializes in surgery for adults with treated and untreated congenital heart defects.

Dr. Azakie works in close collaboration with other branches of the Pediatric Heart Center including the echocardiography service, catheterization lab, electrophysiology program, and pediatric cardiac intensive care unit to provide comprehensive cardiac care. He attended medical school at McGill University where he ranked in the top 5% and was awarded the Stewart Prize for most qualified graduating student as well as the Wood Gold Medal for most outstanding clinical performance.

Dr. Azakie first came to UCSF to complete his residency in General Surgery. He continued his residency in Adult Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital and St. Michael's Hospital. He trained as Chief Resident and Fellow in Congenital Heart Surgery through the University of Toronto at the Toronto General Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children. He returned to UCSF in 2001 as a Clinical Instructor in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and he is currently Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at UCSF and UC Davis. Dr. Azakie has given invited presentations worldwide and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Azakie was named to the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors," which denotes the top 10% of physicians within a region practicing a given specialty.

Dr. Azakie is Director of the UCSF Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgical Laboratory. His research focuses on identifying mechanisms for the formation of myocardium and characterizing clinically relevant maladaptive responses of cardiac muscle.

  1. Azakie A, Larkin SB, Farrance IK, Grenningloh G, Ordahl CP. DTEF-1, a novel member of the transcription enhancer factor-1 (TEF-1) multigene family. J Biol Chem. 217: 8260-5, 4/1/1996.
  2. Azakie A, Russell JL, McCrindle BW, Van Arsdell GS, Benson LN, Coles JG, Williams WG. Anatomic repair of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery by aortic reimplantation: early survival, patterns of ventricular recovery and late outcome. Ann Thorac Surg. 75: 1535-41, 5/1/2003.
  3. Azakie A, Martinez D, Sapru A, Fineman J, Teitel D, Karl TR. Impact of right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit on outcome of the modified Norwood procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 77: 1727-33, 5/1/2004.
  4. Azakie A, Muse J, Gardner M, Skidmore KL, Miller SP, Karl TR, McQuillen PS. Cerebral oxygen balance is impaired during repair of aortic coarctation in infants and children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 130: 830-6, 9/1/2005.
  5. Azakie A, Lamont L, Fineman JR, He Y. Divergent transcriptional enhancer factor-1 (DTEF-1) regulates the cardiac troponin promoter. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 289: C1522-34, 12/1/2005.

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