Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery - Male - Age 77

3009 N Ballas Rd Suite 360C
Saint Louis, MO 63131
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Dr. Kouchoukos' Background

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Care Philosophy

Our cardiac surgery practice at Missouri Baptist includes highly-skilled surgeons who work with each other on a daily basis in collaboration, not competition, treating each patient. Our group is unique in its level of experience and service provided at only one hospital. We discuss cases before, during, and after operations, and everyone is strongly committed to excellent outcomes. We have a dedicated team of cardiac anesthesiologists with an average of 25 years of experience who deal exclusively with our patients. Our ICU is solely dedicated to cardiothoracic patients, with experience far exceeding national norms. All of our recovery rooms are private, with a staff completely devoted to our patients. The office staff is patient-focused, and always available to help with any issues. Patients in our program can be assured they will be cared for with the best possible heart care. Dr. Kouchoukos has been recognized as a St. Louis Magazine Best Doctor since 2009.


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Maze Procedure
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect

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Awards & Recognitions


Media & Publications

  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Board of Directors, 2005
  • 53 Textbooks and Chapters
  • Physician's Recognition Award, American Medical Association, 1978,1981,
  • 400 Medical Journal Publications
  • The Hugh D. McCulloch Award, American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate-Greater St. Louis Area, 2006
  • Hellenic Medical Society of New York - Physician of the Year, 1981
  • St. Louis Magazine Best Doctor List, 2009-2011
  • National Marfan Foundation - Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Health Care; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare; Who's Who in the Midwest, 2012
  • 125 Published Medical Abstracts
  • Antoine Marfan Award, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2005
  • 340 Medical Presentations
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, Bicuspid Aortic Foundation, 2007
  • Physician of the Year, Hellenic Medical Society of New York, 1991
  • United States Food and Drug and Administration Consultant, Circulatory Systems Devices Panel
  • Mid-America Transplant Services, Board of Directors

Education & Training

Medical School

Washington University St Louis
Graduated in 1961

Internship Hospital

Washington University School Of Medicine/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Complete in 1962

Residency Hospital

Barnes Jewish Hospital
Complete in 1967
University Ala Hosps
Complete in 1970

Fellowship Hospital

University Ala Hosps
Complete in 1968

Languages Spoken by Dr. Kouchoukos & Staff

  • English

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