Who We Are

The Department of Pediatric Surgery is committed to providing and promoting excellence in surgical care. Our surgeons and nurses are specially trained to treat fetal patients, newborns, infants, toddlers, children and young adults. We perform a broad range of general surgical procedures, including minor office procedures, as well as inpatient and outpatient procedures. We strive for excellence in patient care, clinical and basic laboratory research, and the education of students, residents and fellows.


Jeffrey Upperman, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

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