Carlos A. Pellegrini M.D.

Carlos A. Pellegrini M.D.

Bio

Dr. Pellegrini is a UW professor of surgery and the chair of the Department of Surgery. He is a world-renowned surgeon in the area of esophageal diseases…

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Patient Care Philosophy

"I care for each patient as a person, and I am committed to serving their needs as much as it is possible in order to achieve maximum physical, emotional and spiritual health.

I recognize that disease affects not just an organ, not just a person, but an entire family.  I strive to have a compassionate, family-oriented approach.

I recognize learning as a life-long process, and endeavor to maintain the highest degree of professional competence.

I promote an environment of personal development and professional growth amongst all my colleagues, co-workers and myself.

I value the resources entrusted to me and try to maintain fiscal responsibility in the delivery of health care."

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive surgery. Surgery of the esopahgus, stomach and gall bladder.

Research Interests

1. esophageal diseases and the physiology of the esophagus (how it functions and what it looks like when it does not function well).

2. education: how to best train the next generation of physicians, what tools work best, how to use simulation to advance patient safety and how to introduce new techniques safely into the world of surgery.

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • University of Rosario(Argentina)Medical education1971
  • Granadero Baigorria(Rosario, Argentina)Internship
  • Granadero Baigorria(Rosario, Argentina)Residency
  • Granadero Baigorria(Rosario, Argentina)Residency
  • Univ. of Chicago HospitalsFellowship
  • Univ. of Chicago HospitalsResidency
  • Univ. of Chicago HospitalsResidency

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery1980
Dr. Pellegrini is a UW professor of surgery and the chair of the Department of Surgery. He is a world-renowned surgeon in the area of esophageal diseases and introduced minimally invasive operations for the treatment of achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux. He focuses his practice in the area of benign and malignant esophageal problems.

To contact Dr. Pellegrini, please e-mail him at: pellegri@u.washington.edu

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