Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Luis Guillermo Quinonez





  • English

  • French

  • Spanish


Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Manitoba , 1989 , Winnipeg , Manitoba, Canada

Medical School

  • University of Manitoba , 1993 , Winnipeg , Manitoba, Canada


General Surgery
  • McMaster University , 1999 , Hamilton , Ontario, Canada


Thoracic Surgery
  • Université de Montréal , 2001 , Montréal , Québec, Canada


Cardiac Surgery
  • University of Manitoba , 2004 , Winnipeg , Manitoba, Canada


Advanced Adult Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Mayo Clinic , 2006 , Rochester , MN


Cardiac Transplantation and Assist Devices
  • Cleveland Clinic , 2007 , Cleveland , OH


Congenital Heart Surgery
  • University of Alberta , 2008 , Edmonton , Alberta, Canada


Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2013 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I treat patients and families as I would want to be treated and believe in access to healthcare for all. I stand by the value of an unhurried discussion before surgery to explain what to expect, thereby gaining the trust of families. I cannot make the stress go away, but I can provide information and understanding. I hope my background and ability to speak Spanish helps patients feel more at ease.


Dr. Quinonez received his medical and surgical education in Canada. He graduated from medical school in 1993. He trained in general surgery, general thoracic surgery, and cardiac surgery and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He completed advanced training at the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. After returning to Canada, he undertook congenital cardiac surgical training and joined the attending staff at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton in 2008. He and his wife came to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2012 for one year of additional experience and have been here since that time.


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Relationship of Preoperative Thyroid Dysfunction to Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jan 25. View abstract
  2. Technical Performance Score: A Predictor of Outcomes After the Norwood Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Sep 25. View abstract
  3. Factors Associated With Adverse Outcomes After Repair of Anomalous Coronary From Pulmonary Artery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 09; 108(3):785-791. View abstract
  4. Complications of Transthoracic Intracardiac and Central Venous Lines in Neonates Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Apr; 40(4):733-737. View abstract
  5. The Use of Non-ionic Contrast Agent for Lymphangiography and Embolization of the Thoracic Duct. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2019 Mar; 42(3):481-483. View abstract
  6. Impact of a Composite Valved RV-PA Graft After Stage 1 Palliation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 11; 106(5):1452-1459. View abstract
  7. Clinical Utility of Preimplantation Homograft Cultures in Patients Undergoing Congenital Cardiac Surgery. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Jun 01; 6(2):202-204. View abstract
  8. Twenty Years of Anesthetic and Perioperative Management of Patients With Tetralogy of Fallot With Absent Pulmonary Valve. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Jun; 31(3):918-921. View abstract
  9. Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor-Based Vasodilation Improves Oxygen Delivery and Clinical Outcomes Following Stage 1 Palliation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 11 02; 5(11). View abstract
  10. Direct heart shunt placement for CSF diversion: technical note. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Dec; 25(6):663-666. View abstract
  11. Expandable Valve for Pediatric Application Constructed From Human Venous Valved Conduit Within a Stent. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec; 100(6):2320-4. View abstract
  12. Prenatal Diagnosis and Management of Berry Syndrome, a Rare Conotruncal Anatomy. Circulation. 2015 Oct 20; 132(16):1593-4. View abstract
  13. Outcomes of surgery for young children with multivessel pulmonary vein stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct; 150(4):911-7. View abstract
  14. Valve reconstruction for congenital mitral valve disease. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2015; 2015. View abstract
  15. Aortic root translocation (Nikaidoh procedure): Intermediate follow-up and impact of conduit type. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 May; 149(5):1349-55. View abstract
  16. Transposition of the great arteries and sinus venosus defect with partially anomalous pulmonary venous return: physiological and anatomic considerations. Cardiol Young. 2015 Apr; 25(4):787-9. View abstract
  17. Which cardiovascular magnetic resonance planes and sequences provide accurate measurements of branch pulmonary artery size in children with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction? Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Feb; 30(2):329-38. View abstract
  18. Spontaneous endogenous microbubbles in a child with Berlin heart ventricular assist device. ASAIO J. 2013 Mar-Apr; 59(2):181-2. View abstract
  19. Risk factors for surgical site infection after delayed sternal closure. Am J Infect Control. 2013 May; 41(5):464-5. View abstract
  20. Management of adults with congenital heart disease using videoconferencing across Western Canada: a 3-year experience. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Jul; 29(7):873-8. View abstract
  21. ß(3)-Adrenoceptor Antagonist SR59230A Attenuates the Imbalance of Systemic and Myocardial Oxygen Transport Induced by Dopamine in Newborn Lambs. Clin Med Insights Cardiol. 2012; 6:45-51. View abstract
  22. What are patients really telling us? Comparison of survey responses and the medical record in cardiovascular surgical patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Dec; 86(6):1888-96. View abstract
  23. Aberrant right subclavian artery from an aneurysmal diverticulum of Kommerell in an 84-year-old man. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Aug 01; 100(3):556-8. View abstract
  24. Results of the 1.5-ventricle repair for Ebstein anomaly and the failing right ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 May; 133(5):1303-10. View abstract
  25. Volume reduction surgery. How selective should we be? Chest. 1996 Apr; 109(4):1129-30. View abstract