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Peter Fitzgerald

Research Interests

  • Reconstructive chest wall surgery
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Assessment of evidence-based practices in pediatric surgery
  • Surgical education


  • President, McMaster Children’s Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
  • Executive Lead for Women’s Reproductive Health and Newborn care, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Active Staff, McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hamilton Ontario
  • Associate Staff, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Department of Surgery, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Active Staff Appointment, The Credit Valley Hospital, Department of Surgery, Mississauga, Ontario

Featured Publications

  • Diamond IR, Pencharz PB, de Silva N, Feldman BM, Fitzgerald P, Sigalet D, Dicken B, Turner J, Marchand V, Ling SC, Moore AM, Avitzur Y, Wales PW. Preventing progression of intestinal failure-associated liver disease in infants using a composite lipid emulsion: A pilot randomized controlled trial of SMOFLipid. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.  2017; 41(5):866-877.
  • Siddiqui A, Tse A, Paul JE, Fitzgerald P, Teh B. Postoperative epidural analgesia for patients undergoing pectus excavatum corrective surgery: a 10-year retrospective analysis Local Reg Anesth. 2016; 9:25-33. doi: 10.2147/LRA.S80710. eCollection 2016.​


  • Wong C, Mak M, Shivananda S, Yang J, Shah PS, Seidlitz W, Pemberton J, Fitzgerald PG, Cameron BH, Canadian Neonatal Network. Outcomes of neonatal patent ductus arteriosus ligation in Canadian neonatal units with and without pediatric cardiac surgery programs. J Pediatr Surg. 2013;48(5):909-14. 
  • Otal D, Wizowski L, Pemberton J, Nagel K, Fitzgerald P, Walton JM. Parent health literacy and satisfaction with plain language education materials in a pediatric surgery outpatient clinic: a pilot study. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47(5):964-9. 
  • Sant Anna A, Altamimi E, Clause RF, Saab J, Mileski H, Cameron B, Fitzgerald P, Sant Anna G. Implementation of multidisciplinary team approach and fish oil emulsion administration in the management of infants with short bowel syndrome and parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. Can J Gastroenterol. 2012; 26(5): 277 - 280. 


  • BA (Honours), University of Ottawa
  • MA, University of Ottawa
  • MD, McMaster University
  • General Surgery Residency, McMaster University
  • Pediatric General Surgery Fellowship, Dalhousie University 



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