Felipe Pedroso, MD


Dr. Felipe Pedroso is a pediatric surgeon with the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His initial medical training began in general pediatrics where he completed an internship at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital. However, at the end of his internship he decided to change paths and pursue pediatric surgical training.

Following his pediatrics internship he spent two years as a basic science and clinical outcomes researcher in pediatric surgery. He then completed his general surgery residency at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital.

During his training he obtained a Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Biostatistics at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Bloomberg Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Pedroso has returned home to Miami Florida, where his family is from, to practice pediatric surgery.

Dr. Pedroso’s clinical interests include general pediatric surgery, surgical oncology and thoracic surgery. His clinical focus is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy in children and the management of pediatric trauma patients.

Dr. Pedroso is bilingual in English and Spanish. 

Avila, A., Lao, O.B., ..., Pedroso, F., et al (2023). Social determinants of health in pediatric trauma: Association with injury mechanisms and outcome in context of the COVID-19 pandemic. American journal of surgery, Ahead of print(), . View in Pubmed

Kovler, M.L., Pedroso, F.E., Etchill, E.W., et al (2022). Prolonged In-hospital Time to Appendectomy is Associated With Increased Complicated Appendicitis in Children. Annals of surgery, 275(6), 1200-1205. View in Pubmed

Sorber, R., Pedroso, F.E., Cappiello, C.D., et al (2021). Pediatric traumatic abdominal wall hernia as a component of the seatbelt syndrome: a case series and review of the literature. Pediatric surgery international, 37(4), 511-517. View in Pubmed

Sorber, R., Pedroso, F.E., Jennifer M Murphy, J. M., Stewart, D. (2020). Dual-Layers everted saphenous vein patch for pediatric femoral artery repair following ECMO decannulation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 55(7), 1409-1413. View in Pubmed

Shakoor, A., Felipe E Pedroso, F. E., Jacobs, S. E., et al (2019). Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) in Infants and Children: A Single-Center Retrospective Study. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 10(5), 582-589. View in Pubmed

Chicotka, S., Pedroso, F. E. , Agerstrand, C. L., et al (2018). Increasing Opportunity for Lung Transplant in Interstitial Lung Disease With Pulmonary Hypertension. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 106(6), 1812-1819. View in Pubmed

Pedroso, F. P., Federico Angriman, F., Endo, A., et al (2018). Weight loss after bariatric surgery in obese adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Surgery for obesity and related diseases, 14(3), 413-422. View in Pubmed

Szmulewicz, A.G., Angriman, F., Pedroso, F.E., et al (2017). Long-Term Antipsychotic Use and Major Cardiovascular Events: A Retrospective Cohort Study . Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78(8):e905-e912(8), e905-e912. View in Pubmed

Pedroso, F. E., Federico Angriman, F., Bellows, A. L., et al (2016). Bicycle use and cyclist safety following Boston’s bicycle infrastructure expansion, 2009-2012. American Journal of Public Health, 106(12), 2171-2177. View in Pubmed

Pedroso, F.E., Gander, J., Oh, P., Zitsman, J. (2015). Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy significantly improves short term weight loss as compared to laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement in morbidly obese adolescent patients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(1), 115-122. View in Pubmed

Allan, B.J., Pedroso, F.E., Gennis, E.R., et al (2013). Influence of treatment modality in outcomes for different stages of resectable esophageal adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 20(5), 1660-1667. View in Pubmed

Rahman, A., Assifi, M.M., Pedroso, F.E., et al (2012). Is resection equivalent to transplantation for early cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma? A meta-analysis. Journal Gastrointestinal Surgery, 16 (10), 1897-1909. View in Pubmed

Misra, S., Pedroso, F.E., DiPasco, P.J., et al (2012). Does neoadjuvant chemotherapy improve outcomes for patients with gastric cancer? . Journal of Surgical Research, 178(2), 623-631. View in Pubmed

Pedroso, F.E., Spalding, P.B., Cheung, M.C., et al (2012). Inflammation, organomegaly, and muscle wasting despite hyperphagia in a mouse model of burn cachexia.. Journal of Cachexia Sarcopenia and Muscle Wasting, 3(3), 199-211. View in Pubmed

Franzmann, E.J., Reategui, E.P., Pereira Mateus, L.H., Pedroso, F., et al (2012). Salivary Protein and SolCD44 Levels as a Potential Screening Tool for Early Detection of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Head and Neck, 34(5), 687-695. View in Pubmed

Pedroso, F.E., Koniaris, L.G. (2011). Shunting: A Better Way to Prevent Variceal Bleeding. Journal of Surgical Research, 167(1), e1-e3. View in Pubmed

Pedroso, F.E., Yeo, C.J., Koniaris, L.G. (2011). Has the Survival Rate for Surgically Resected Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Improved in the Tyorsine Kinase Era?. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 19(6), 1748-1758. View in Pubmed

Kassira, N., Pedroso, F.E., Cheung, M.C., et al (2011). Primary Gastrointestinal Tract Lymphoma in the Pediatric Patient: Review of 265 Patients from the SEER Registry. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46(10), 1956-1964. View in Pubmed

Koniaris, L.G., Levi, D.M., Pedroso, F.E., et al (2011). Is surgical resection superior to transplantation in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma? . Annals of surgery, 254(3), 527-538. View in Pubmed

Grossman, R.A., Pedroso, F.E., Byrne, M.M., et al (2011). Does Surgery or Radiation Therapy Impact Survival for Patients with Extrapulmonary Small Cell Cancers?. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 104(6), 604-612. View in Pubmed

Yang, R., Cheung, M.C., Pedroso, F.E., et al (2011). Obesity and weight loss at presentation of lung cancer are associated with opposite effects on survival. . Journal of Surgical Research, 170(1), e75-e83. View in Pubmed

Jacobson, J.M., Felder, J.M., Pedroso, F., et al (2010). Plexiform schwannoma of the foot: a review of the literature and case report . Journal of foot and ankle surgery, 50(1), 68-73. View in Pubmed

Franzman, E.J., Reategui, E.P., Pedroso, F., et al (2007). Soluble CD44 is a potential marker for the early detection of head and neck cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 16(7), 1348-1355. View in Pubmed

Nouri, K., Rivas, M.P., Pedroso, F., et al (2004). Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for High-risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Archive of Dermatology, 140(10), 1284. View in Pubmed

Civantos, F.J., Gomez, C., Duque, C., Pedroso, F., et al (2003). Sentinel Node Biopsy in Oral Cavity Cancer: Correlation with PET Scan and Immunohistochemistry. Head and Neck Journal, 25(1), 1-9. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Miami Associates in Pediatric Surgery, PA
3200 SW 60 Court #201 - Pediatric Surgery
Miami, FL 33155
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Additional Office

13400 SW 120 Street #201
Miami, FL 33186
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Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship - Weill-Cornell Medical College
Residency - Columbia University Medical School
Medical School - Georgetown University

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery (Gen Cert in Surgery) - Certified
American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) - Certified