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Walter Pegoli, Jr., M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4435

Office: (585) 275-4435

Fax: (585) 276-2370

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Pediatrics, Surgery


Professional Background

Walter Pegoli, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, received his M.D. from the New York Medical College and 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 was Chief up until 2019 and was surgeon and chief at Golisano Children's Hospital from 2006 until 2019. His areas of specialty are neonatal surgery, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, complex gastrointestinal surgery and surgical oncology.



  • Pediatric Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | New York Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

07/01/1985 - 06/30/1990
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Maryland Hospital for Children

07/01/1984 - 07/01/1985
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Maryland Hospital for Children

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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

Blakely ML, Tyson JE, Lally KP, Hintz SR, Eggleston B, Stevenson DK, Besner GE, Das A, Ohls RK, Truog WE, Nelin LD, Poindexter BB, Pedroza C, Walsh MC, Stoll BJ, Geller R, Kennedy KA, Dimmitt RA, Carlo WA, Cotten CM, Laptook AR, Van Meurs KP, Calkins KL, Sokol GM, Sanchez PJ, Wyckoff MH, Patel RM, Frantz ID, Shankaran S, D'Angio CT, Yoder BA, Bell EF, Watterberg KL, Martin CA, Harmon CM, Rice H, Kurkchubasche AG, Sylvester K, Dunn JCY, Markel TA, Diesen DL, Bhatia AM, Flake A, Chwals WJ, Brown R, Bass KD, St Peter SD, Shanti CM, Pegoli W, Skarda D, Shilyansky J, Lemon DG, Mosquera RA, Peralta-Carcelen M, Goldstein RF, Vohr BR, Purdy IB, Hines AC, Maitre NL, Heyne RJ, DeMauro SB, McGowan EC, Yolton K, Kilbride HW, Natarajan G, Yost K, Winter S, Colaizy TT, Laughon MM, Lakshminrusimha S, Higgins RD, . "Initial Laparotomy Versus Peritoneal Drainage in Extremely Low Birthweight Infants With Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis or Isolated Intestinal Perforation: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial." Annals of surgery.. 2021 Oct 1; 274(4):e370-e380.

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; 260(3):466-71; discussion 472-3.

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: Elsevier 2015 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 Saunders 2012 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: Saunders 2012 in Philadelphia