Pediatric Surgery

The Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC provides comprehensive care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults with surgical problems. We are leaders in minimally invasive surgery techniques, which mean less pain and quicker recoveries for our young patients.

Service is provided 24-hours a day and includes diagnosis, consultation, management and follow-up care administered by a highly-experienced team of pediatric surgeons, nurses and other specialists such as pediatric anesthesiologists. 

Our pediatric surgical services include:

Make an appointment with a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Additional Resources

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Consultations and appointments can be made by calling the Pediatric Surgery office at 412-692-7280. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and a primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit.



Clinical Studies

George Kingsley Gittes, MD

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Barbara A. Gaines, MD

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Kelly Austin, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

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Geoffrey James Bond, MD

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Luis De La Torre, MD, FAAP

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Aviva Lynn Katz, MD, MA, FACS, FAAP

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Marcus M Malek, MD, FAAP

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Kevin P Mollen, MD

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Michael Jason Morowitz, MD

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Douglas A. Potoka, MD, FACS, FAAP

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Ward M Richardson, MD

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Indranil Sau, MBBS, MS, MRCS, FRCS

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Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

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Farzad Esni, PhD

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    Diaphragmatic Hernia Research & Exploration, Advancing Molecular Science (DHREAMS)

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    Pediatric Traumatic Injury Study

    Trauma Recidivism in the Pediatric Population

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    Ultrasound/CT Scan Comparison in Abdomen Injury

    P.A.S.S. – Pediatric Abdominal Sonogram Study

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