Walter Pegoli, M.D.

Walter Pegoli, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4435
Fax: (585) 276-2370

Professional Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Guide to America's Top Surgeon | Washington DC 2009 - 2011

Awards & Honors (Local)

Patients' Choice Award | American Registry 2008 - 2011
Who's Who in Medical Science Education Academic Keys 2005
Top Doctor | Consumers' Checkbook 2003 - 2012
Ruth A Lawrence Faculty Service Award | Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong 2003
Ruth A Lawrence Faculty Service Award | Golisano Children's Hospital at Srong Memorial Hospital 2003
First Prize, Surgical Resident Research Award | Baltimore Academy of Surgery 1988
Alpha Omega Alpha | New York Medical College 1983
Phi Beta Kappa | Colgate University 1980
BA, Biology (Magna Cum Laude) | Colgate University 1980
Beta Beta Beta (Biological Honor Society) 1979

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Sep
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.
2013 Mar
Rana A, Katzman PJ, Pegoli W, Qualia C. "An unusual cause of abdominal pain: duodenal cystic lymphangioma." Gastroenterology & hepatology. 2013 Mar; 9(3):192-5.
Mustafa M.; Pegoli, W. "Gastroschisis and Omphalocele Discussion, clinical Case Study, and Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation". Peri-FACTS Academy. 2013; .
2012 Apr
Klein K, Pegoli W, Lee YH. "Transluminal migration of ingested foreign body without peritonitis." Journal of pediatric surgery. 2012 Apr; 47(4):788-91.
Loralei Thornburg,MD; Susan Smith-Hartman, BS, RDMS,; Walter Pegoli, MD; Paula Eggers, RDMS, MBA. "Prenatal Presentation of Inguinoscrotal Hernia". Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2010; 26(6): 299-302.

Current Appointments

Chief - Department of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery (SMD)
Joseph M. Lobozzo II Professor in Pediatric Surgery - Department of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery (SMD)
Professor - Department of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Pediatric Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | Medicine | New York Medical College1984
BA | Biology | Colgate University1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office09/01/1990 - 06/30/1992
Residency in General Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center07/01/1985 - 06/30/1990
Internship in General Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center07/01/1984 - 07/01/1985