Skip to main content
Explore URMC
menu

Peter A. Prieto, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-1611

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Surgery

Biography

Professional Background

A native of New York, Dr. Peter A. Prieto chose to dedicate his life to conquering cancer after losing his father to sarcoma. Dr. Prieto, completed his general surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine where he took three years off and completed a surgical oncology research fellowship and a one of its kind immunotherapy fellowship in the surgery branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health under the mentorship of Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg where he was co-investigator on numerous clinical trials.

He went on to complete his chief residency at Yale and then completed a two year clinical complex surgical oncology fellowship at the prestigious and consistently ranked #1 Cancer Center in the United States, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where he spent an additional year doing a post-doctoral research fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Jennifer A. Wargo and Funda Meric-Bernstam. At MD Anderson Dr. Prieto was instrumental in the development and analysis of a novel phase II trial looking at neoadjuvant targeted therapy in high-risk resectable stage III BRAF mutant melanoma, which has changed the practice in this challenging patient population.

Dr. Prieto is triple board certified in complex general surgical oncology, general surgery and medical quality. As a fully trained tumor immunotherapist and surgical oncologist, he has expertise in the treatment of primary, regionally advanced and metastatic melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma and breast cancer. His research interests and laboratory investigate mechanisms of immune evasion by solid tumors to targeted and immune checkpoint blockade and prognostic markers of response to immune based therapies including adoptive cell therapy (including melanoma, sarcoma, cholangiocarcinoma and breast cancer).

Dr. Prieto serves on the Society of Surgical Oncology's Sarcoma Disease Site Workgroup Committee and is the Cancer Center Physician Liason to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer.

In addition to authoring numerous high impact publications, Dr. Prieto is the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors. He frequently presents on topics related to surgical oncology and melanoma at the national and international levels. Dr. Prieto's personal mission is to treat all of his patients as if they were his own family.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology - American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery (General Surgery) - American Board of Surgery

Education

2006
MD | St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Yale University School of Medicine

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship at National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at SUNY Upstate University Hospital

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at SUNY Upstate University Hospital

VIEW ALL expand_more

Awards

2018
Seymour I. Schwartz Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2017 - 2018
W. G. Stuber Research Fellowship Grant
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2017
Lotzova Excellence in Research Award, Department of Surgical Oncology
Sponsor: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2016
Lotzova Excellence in Research Award, Department of Surgical Oncology
Sponsor: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2014
Excellence in Junior Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Yale School of Medicine

2014
Sam Harvey Award for Most Outstanding Chief Resident in Surgery
Sponsor: Yale School of Medicine

2013
Excellence In Medical Student Teaching Award
Sponsor: Yale School of Medicine

2006
Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
Sponsor: St. George's University

1994
Research Career for Minority Scholars (RCMS)
Sponsor: SUNY at Stony Brook

VIEW ALL expand_more

Publications

Journal Articles

10/21/2022
Escandón JM, Ali-Khan S, Christiano JG, Gooch JC, Olzinski AT, Prieto PA, Skinner KA, Langstein HN, Manrique OJ. "Simultaneous Fat Grafting During Tissue Expander-to-Implant Exchange: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis." Aesthetic plastic surgery.. 2022 Oct 21; Epub 2022 Oct 21.

5/2022
Escandón JM, Santamaría E, Prieto PA, Duarte-Bateman D, Ciudad P, Pencek M, Langstein HN, Chen HC, Manrique OJ. "Reconstruction of Pharyngolaryngeal Defects with the Ileocolon Free Flap: A Comprehensive Review and How to Optimize Outcomes." Archives of plastic surgery.. 2022 May; 49(3):378-396. Epub 2022 May 27.

4/25/2022
Veli?kovi? VM, Prieto PA, Krga M, Jorge AM. "Superabsorbent wound dressings versus foams dressings for the management of moderate-to-highly exuding venous leg ulcers in French settings: An early stage model-based economic evaluation." Journal of tissue viability.. 2022 Apr 25; Epub 2022 Apr 25.

VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONS