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Jacqueline M. Saito, MD, MSCI

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1993.

Post Doctoral Education

Residency, General Surgery, University of California – San Francisco, 1993-2001.

Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, University of Alabama – Birmingham, 2001-2003.

Master of Science of Clinical Investigation, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2011.

Board Certifications

Surgery — Certified
Pediatric Surgery — Certified

Honors and Awards

Azakie-Chesson Award for Compassion, UCSF Dept. of Surgery

Clinical Interests

Newborn surgery, pediatric general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, pediatric short bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders.

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes and quality improvement in pediatric surgery, abdominal pain evaluation and appendicitis outcomes.

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, 2nd floor Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 454-6022

Contact Information

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-6022
Fax: (314) 454-4128

Selected Publications

Saito JM, Chen LE, Hall BL, Kraemer K, Barnhart DC, Byrd C, Cohen ME, Fei C, Heiss KF, Huffman K, Ko CY, Latus M, Meara JG, Oldham KT, Raval MV, Richards KE, Shah RK, Sutton LC, Vinocur CD, Moss RL.  Risk-adjusted Hospital Outcomes for Children’s Surgery.  Pediatrics 2013;132(3).  Published online: Aug. 5, 2013 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0867).

Saito JM, Yan Y, Evashwick TW, Warner BW, Tarr PI.  Use and Accuracy of Diagnostic Imaging by Hospital Type in Pediatric Appendicitis.  Pediatrics 2013; 131(1):  e37-e44.

Bucher BT, Mazotas IG, Warner BW, Saito JM.  Effect of Time to Surgical Evaluation on the Outcomes of Infants with Gastroschisis.  J Pediatr Surg 2012; 47(6):  1105-10.

Islam S, Calkins CM, Goldin AB, Chen C, Downard CD, Huang EY, Cassidy L, Saito J, Blakely ML, Rangel SJ, Arca MJ, Abdullah F, St. Peter SD.  The Diagnosis and Management of Empyema in Children:  a Comprehensive Review from the APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee.  J Pediatr Surg 2012;47(11):2101-10.

Downard CD, Renaud E, St. Peter SD, Abdullah F, Islam S, Saito JM, Blakely ML, Huang EY, Arca MJ, Cassidy L, Aspelund G.  Treatment of Necrotizing Enterocolitis:  an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee Systematic Review.  J Pediatr Surg 2012;47(11):2111-22.

Katz A, Mallory B, Gilbert JC, Bethel C, Hayes-Jordan AA, Saito JM, Tomita SS, Walsh DS, Shin CE, Wesley JR, Farmer D. State of the practice for pediatric surgery--career satisfaction and concerns. A report from the American Pediatric Surgical Association Task Force on Family Issues. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Oct;45(10):1975-82.

Bucher BT, Guth RM, Saito JM, Najaf T, Warner BW. Impact of hospital volume on in-hospital mortality of infants undergoing repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Ann Surg. 2010 Oct;252(4):635-42.

Pressey JG, Mroczek-Musulman EC, Murata-Collins J, Saito JM, Hammers Y. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma with a novel t(2;6)(p23;p21.1) Translocation. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics. 2008;187(1):39-42.

Haricharan RN, Seo JM, Kelly DR, Mroczek-Musulman EC, Aprahamian CJ, Morgan TL, Georgeson KE, Harmon CM, Saito JM, Barnhart DC. Older age at diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease decreases risk of postoperative enterocolitis but resection of additional ganglionated bowel does not. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008;43(6):1115-1123.

Celik A, Loux TJ, Harmon CM, Saito JM, Georgeson KE, Barnhart DC. Revision nissen fundoplication can be completed laparoscopically with a low rate of complications: A single institution experience with 72 children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2006;41(12):2081-2085.


Warner BW, Saito JM. Neonatal Enterocolitis and Short Bowel Syndrome. In: Fischer JE, Bland KI (eds.). Mastery of Surgery. 6th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012

Saito JM. Intestinal Failure. In: Stringer M, Oldham K, Mouriquand P (eds.). Pediatric Surgery and Urology: Long Term Outcomes. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2006.

Saito JM. Total Colectomy with J-Pouch. In: Bax NMA, Georgeson KE, Rothenberg SS, Valla JS, Yeung CK (eds.). Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag; 2008.