Dr. Timothy Pettitt attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Pettitt continued his training in St. Louis by completing a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery as well as pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.
He joined the faculty at LSU Health and Children’s Hospital New Orleans in 1999 where he began his clinical practice.
He is an Associate Professor in the Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. In addition to being the Surgical Director of the Congenital Heart Service Line at Children’s Hospital, Dr. Pettitt is also the Surgical Director of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Congenital Heart Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
His clinical interests include the surgical management and postoperative care of the congenital heart patient as well as adults with congenital heart disease.