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Walter Pegoli, Jr., M.D.

Cancer, Pediatrics, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Pediatric; Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cancer; Pediatric Surgical Oncology; Surgery

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4435

Office: (585) 275-4435

Fax: (585) 276-2370

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments


Professional Background

Walter Pegoli, M.D., Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief at Golisano Children's Hospital and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He received his M.D. from the New York Medical College, completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland. After residency, Dr. Pegoli attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery. Dr. Pegoli joined the Department of Surgery in 1997 and has been Chief since that time. He became surgeon and chief at Golisano Children's Hospital in 2006. His areas of specialty are neonatal surgery, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, complex gastrointestinal surgery and surgical oncology.
Dr. Pegoli is the Director of Pediatric Trauma at Golisano Children's Hospital, and Co-Chair of Golisano Children's Hospital Executive Council and at the University of Rochester Medical Center is Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery, Co-Chair of Acute Services Task Force, Co-Chair of the Pediatric Program Management Council and Co-Chair of the Inpatient Surgical Coordinating Council. In addition, Dr. Pegoli, sits on several boards and societies.



  • Pediatric Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery


BA | Colgate University

MD | New York Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1990 - 06/30/1992
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office

07/01/1985 - 06/30/1990
Residency in General Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center

07/01/1984 - 07/01/1985
Internship in General Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center

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Rochester Business Journal Health Care Management 2017 Honoree

2009 - 2011
Guide to America's Top Surgeon
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors
Location: Washington DC

2008 - 2011
Patients' Choice Award
Sponsor: American Registry

Who's Who in Medical Science Education Academic Keys

2003 - 2012
Top Doctor
Sponsor: Consumers' Checkbook

Ruth A Lawrence Faculty Service Award
Location: Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong

Ruth A Lawrence Faculty Service Award
Location: Golisano Children's Hospital at Srong Memorial Hospital

First Prize, Surgical Resident Research Award
Location: Baltimore Academy of Surgery

Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: New York Medical College

Phi Beta Kappa
Location: Colgate University

BA, Biology (Magna Cum Laude)
Location: Colgate University

Beta Beta Beta (Biological Honor Society)

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Journal Articles

Nicole A. Wilson, Walter Pegoli, Jr., Christopher A. Gitzelmann, Theresa Foito, John J. Faria, Derek Wakeman. "Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula: A Rare Variant and Cautionary Tale". Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2017; 24: 21-24.

Kelly KN, Fleming FJ, Aquina CT, Probst CP, Noyes K, Pegoli W, Monson JR. "Disease severity, not operative approach, drives organ space infection after pediatric appendectomy." Annals of surgery.. 2014 Sep 0; 260(3):466-71; discussion 472-3.

Rana A, Katzman PJ, Pegoli W, Qualia C. "An unusual cause of abdominal pain: duodenal cystic lymphangioma." Gastroenterology & hepatology.. 2013 Mar 0; 9(3):192-5.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Abscess After Appendectomy
Book Title: Advances in Surgery
Author List: Daniel E. Levin, MD; Walter Pegoli, Jr., MD
Edited By: John L. Cameron; Timothy G. Buchman; K. Craig Kent; Keith D. Lillemoe; Kelly M.
Published By: Elsevier2015 in Philadelphia

Chapter Title: Congenital Disorders of the Esophagus
Book Title: Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Author List: Yi-Horng Lee, Christopher A. Gitzelmann, Walter Pegoli Jr.
Published By: Elsevier Saunders2012 in Philadelphia

Chapter Title: "Hernias and Congenital Groin Problems in Infants and Children"
Book Title: Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Author List: Walter Pegoli, Jr
Edited By: Elsevier
Published By: Saunders2012 in Philadelphia