Mayte Figueroa, MD, FACC

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care MedicineCardiology

phone: (314) 454-6095

Clinical Interests

My responsibilities as the medical director of the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) and co-leader of the Heart Center Unit Based Joint Practice Team are mainly clinical, however, I devote significant effort to Improvement Science as a physician Lead for several National Collaboratives and serve in leadership roles on national as well as local quality improvement initiatives.My academic research activities also include development of standardized clinical pathways in neonates with CHD and management of patients with Single Ventricle Disease.


  • BS, St. John’s University, Jamaica Estates1987
  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine1991


  • Leave of absence1991 - 1992
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital1992 - 1995
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital 1995 - 1996
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina 1997 - 1999
  • Senior Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine 1999 - 2000
  • Intermediate Improvement Science Series , Cincinnati Childrens Hospital2016 - 2017
  • Leadership Development Program, Washington University School of Medicine2018 - 2018
  • Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, UC San Diego School of Medicine2018 - 2018
  • Improving Patient safety with Human Factors Methods, John Hopkins University2019 - 2019
  • Cardiac Networks United Advanced Learning Health Network Training, University of Cincinnati2021
  • Read Pierce Workshop: "Practical Skills to Promote Wellbeing Through Acts of Leadership, Washington University2022 - 2022
  • Physicians as Wellness Coaches Program, Washington University School of Medicine: Office of Faculty Development2022 - 2022

Licensure and Board Certification

  • IL, Illinois
  • NJ, New Jersey
  • NY, New York
  • SC, South Caroline
  • TN, Tennessee
  • TX, Texas
  • 2000American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology, #1507
  • 2007American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology; Recertification
  • 2016 - PresMO, Missouri Division of Professional Registration
  • 2017American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology; Recertification

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude1992
  • Excellence in Teaching Award1995

Recent Publications view all (17)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Nutritional Considerations for the Neonate with Congenital Heart Disease Peds. 2022;150(S2):1-20. doi:  
  2. Introduction to the Neonatal Cardiac Care Collaborative Supplement Peds. 2022;150(S2):1-3. doi:  
  3. Transitioning neonates with CHD to outpatient care: A State of the Art Review Peds. 2022;150(S2):1-11. doi:  PMID: 
  4. Changes in Sedation Practices in Association with Delirium Screening in Infants After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Pediatr Cardiol .. 2021. doi:doi: 10.1007/s00246-021-02616-y  PMID: 33891134 
  5. Status of Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Neonatal Cardiac Care in the United States Pediatr Cardiol .. 2021. doi:doi: 10.1007/s00246-021-02586-1.  PMID:PMID: 33870440 
  6. Perioperative serum albumin and its influence on clinical outcomes in neonates and infants undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass: a multi-centre retrospective study Cardiology in the Young. 2019. doi:10.1017/S1047951119000738  
  7. Optimum position of transthoracic intracardiac line following cardiac surgery ICVTS. 2017. doi:10.1093/icvts/ivx204  
  8. Work-Life Balance Does Not Mean an Equal Balance Front Pediatr. 2016;4(18). doi:doi: 10.3389/fped.2016.00018  PMID:27014668 
  9. Vasopressin After the Fontan Operation. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016;7(1):43-48. doi:10.1177/2150135115614574  PMID:26714993 
  10. Perioperative feeding management of neonates with CHD: analysis of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) registry. Cardiol Young. 2015;25(8):1593-601. doi:10.1017/S1047951115002474  PMID:26675610 
  11. Bumetanide continuous infusions in critically ill pediatric patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015;16(2):e19-22. PMID:25560424 
  12. Case 2: Acute-onset tachypnea, tachycardia, and reduced activity in a 16-month-old girl. Pediatr Rev. 2015;36(1):33-5. doi:10.1542/pir.36-1-33  PMID:25554110 
  13. Improving teamwork, confidence, and collaboration among members of a pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit multidisciplinary team using simulation-based team training. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013;34(3):612-9. doi:10.1007/s00246-012-0506-2  PMID:22972517 
  14. Prospective assessment of novice learners in a simulation-based extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) education program. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013;34(3):543-52. doi:10.1007/s00246-012-0490-6  PMID:22923030 
  15. Apical Left Ventriculotomy is Safe in Infants and Young Children Requiring Cardiac Surgery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012;3(4):459-62. doi:10.1177/2150135112450038  PMID:23804909 
  16. Clinical outcomes and secondary diagnoses for infants born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatrics. 2004;114(2):e160-5. PMID:15286252 
  17. Experience with use of multiplane transesophageal echocardiography to guide closure of atrial septal defects using the amplatzer device. Pediatr Cardiol. 2002;23(4):430-6. doi:10.1007/s00246-002-1510-8  PMID:12170361 
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