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David J. Worhunsky, MD

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Specialties

  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology
  • Conditions treated

    Pediatric oncologic diseases (including kidney tumors, liver tumors, neuroblastoma, sarcoma, and teratoma),  Pediatric colorectal diseases (including anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung disease),  Neonatal surgical diseases (including abdominal wall defects, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital lung lesions, esophageal atresia, necrotizing enterocolitis),  Short bowel syndrome,  Chest wall deformities,  Hernias,  Inflammatory bowel disease,  Pyloric stenosis,  Vascular and lymphatic anomalies
  • About

    Dr. Worhunsky grew up in New England where he completed his undergraduate studies at Bates College and medical studies at Harvard Medical School. He then completed his general surgery residency at Stanford University School of Medicine where he served as Administrative Chief Resident during his final year. During his professional development years, he served as the Clinical Research Fellow in the division of Surgical Oncology. Following  his seven years in California, he moved back east to complete a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Yale University under the tutelage of Drs. Michael G. Caty and Robert A. Cowles.

    Dr. Worhunsky is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American College of Surgeons.

    Academic and research interests

    Health services research with a particular focus on access to care and health disparities, global surgery including partnerships for capacity building and pediatric surgical training in Ecuador.

    Faculty Rank

    Assistant Professor of Surgery

    Degree

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

    Residency

    General Surgery, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Surgery, Yale - New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, Conn.

    Research Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanfor, Calif.

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Academy of Pediatrics

    American Board of Surgery

    American College of Surgeons

    American Pediatric Surgical Association

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