Robin Petroze

Robin Petroze, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-PEDIATRIC
Business Phone: (352) 273-8825

About Robin Petroze

Dr. Petroze is an assistant professor in the division of pediatric surgery and joined the UF faculty in 2018. She serves as the assistant chair of global surgery within the UF Department of Surgery and has a joint appointment in the UF Department of Environmental and Global Health. Originally from Kentucky, Dr. Petroze graduated with a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and finished first in her graduating class. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Virginia, where she received an NIH Fogarty International Fellowship to study access to surgical care, capacity for emergency and essential surgery and educational development, living for two years in Rwanda in East Africa. She subsequently completed her master’s degree in public health at the University of Virginia. Dr. Petroze completed her pediatric surgery fellowship training at the Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University in Quebec, one of the first five pediatric surgery training programs in North America.

Dr. Petroze focuses on all aspects of pediatric surgery, with special interest in neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology. Dr. Petroze’s research, teaching and advocacy focuses on access to equitable care in underserved populations both internationally and domestically as well as patient and family-centered outcomes.

Accomplishments

Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award
2015 · Association of Women Surgeons
Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Award
2012 · American College of Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast lump
  • Burns
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease – children
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Hydrocele
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Intussusception – children
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Omphalocele
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pyloric stenosis in infants
  • Testicular torsion
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Wilms tumor

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5999-6971

Publications

2021
Should We Offer Surgery for Biliary Atresia in Low-Resource Settings? Surgical Outcomes in Rwanda.
The Journal of surgical research. 257:419-424 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2020.08.004. [PMID] 32892140.
2021
The first six years of the APSA Travel Fellowship Program: Impact and lessons learned.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 56(5):862-867 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.06.030. [PMID] 32713712.
2020
Academic global surgery and COVID-19: Turning impediments into opportunities.
American journal of surgery. 220(1):53-54 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.05.022. [PMID] 32418632.
2020
Calibration and validation of the pediatric resuscitation and trauma outcome model among injured children in Rwanda.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 55(11):2510-2516 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.01.056. [PMID] 32151404.
2020
Epidemiology of paediatric injuries in Rwanda using a prospective trauma registry.
BJS open. 4(1):78-85 [DOI] 10.1002/bjs5.50222. [PMID] 32011812.
2020
Pelvic pseudocyst presenting with vaginal drainage of cerebrospinal fluid in an adolescent: A rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.epsc.2020.101644.
2019
Distal rectal skip segment Hirschsprung disease: Case report and review of literature.
Fetal and pediatric pathology. 38(5):437-443 [DOI] 10.1080/15513815.2019.1608606. [PMID] 31032690.
2019
Preoperative cardiopulmonary evaluation in specific neonatal surgery.
Seminars in pediatric surgery. 28(1):3-10 [DOI] 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2019.01.002. [PMID] 30824131.
2018
An appeal from fellows.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 53(6):1259-1260 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.03.002. [PMID] 29618411.
2018
Appropriate use of total parenteral nutrition in children with perforated appendicitis.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 53(5):991-995 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.030. [PMID] 29525273.
2018
Regarding global pediatric surgery training opportunities.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 53(6):1256-1258 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.03.003. [PMID] 29605263.
2016
Exploring the Significance of Bidirectional Learning for Global Health Education.
Annals of global health. 82(6):955-963 [DOI] 10.1016/j.aogh.2016.11.008. [PMID] 28314497.
2016
Self-reported Determinants of Access to Surgical Care in 3 Developing Countries.
JAMA surgery. 151(3):257-63 [DOI] 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3431. [PMID] 26536154.
2016
Two Cases of Abdominal Pain after Trauma.
Pediatrics in review. 37(4):e16-8 [DOI] 10.1542/pir.2015-0101. [PMID] 27037109.
2015
Can focused trauma education initiatives reduce mortality or improve resource utilization in a low-resource setting?
World journal of surgery. 39(4):926-33 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-014-2899-y. [PMID] 25479817.
2015
Injury, disability and access to care in Rwanda: results of a nationwide cross-sectional population study.
World journal of surgery. 39(1):62-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-014-2544-9. [PMID] 24867466.
2015
Temporal Trends in Blood Stream Infection Isolates from Surgical Patients.
Surgical infections. 16(4):388-95 [DOI] 10.1089/sur.2013.125. [PMID] 26070099.
2015
The “high-risk” deep venous thrombosis screening protocol for trauma patients: Is it practical?
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 79(6):970-5; discussion 975 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000000855. [PMID] 26488317.
2014
Burn management in sub-Saharan Africa: opportunities for implementation of dedicated training and development of specialty centers.
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 40(1):157-63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.burns.2013.05.015. [PMID] 23850364.
2014
Estimating pediatric surgical need in developing countries: a household survey in Rwanda.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 49(7):1092-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.01.059. [PMID] 24952795.
2014
Global disease burden of conditions requiring emergency surgery (Br j surg 2014; 101: e9-e22).
The British journal of surgery. 101(1) [DOI] 10.1002/bjs.9376. [PMID] 24338774.
2014
Hypocaloric compared with eucaloric nutritional support and its effect on infection rates in a surgical intensive care unit: a randomized controlled trial.
The American journal of clinical nutrition. 100(5):1337-43 [DOI] 10.3945/ajcn.114.088609. [PMID] 25332331.
2014
Infectious outcomes assessment for health system strengthening in low-resource settings: the novel use of a trauma registry in Rwanda.
Surgical infections. 15(4):382-6 [DOI] 10.1089/sur.2013.146. [PMID] 24828195.
2014
Influence of bronchoscopy on the diagnosis of and outcomes from ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Surgical infections. 15(5):527-32 [DOI] 10.1089/sur.2013.142. [PMID] 24841750.
2014
Prevalence of breast masses and barriers to care: results from a population-based survey in Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
Journal of surgical oncology. 110(8):903-6 [DOI] 10.1002/jso.23726. [PMID] 25088235.
2013
Collaboration in surgical capacity development: a report of the inaugural meeting of the Strengthening Rwanda Surgery initiative.
World journal of surgery. 37(7):1500-5 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-012-1769-8. [PMID] 22956013.
2013
Engaging academic surgery in global health: challenges and opportunities in the development of an academic track in global surgery.
Surgery. 153(3):316-20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2012.08.070. [PMID] 23218883.
2013
Estimating operative disease prevalence in a low-income country: results of a nationwide population survey in Rwanda.
Surgery. 153(4):457-64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2012.10.001. [PMID] 23253378.
2013
Household survey in Sierra Leone reveals high prevalence of surgical conditions in children.
World journal of surgery. 37(6):1220-6 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-013-1996-7. [PMID] 23529099.
2013
Surgical residency market research-what are applicants looking for?
Journal of surgical education. 70(2):232-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2012.09.002. [PMID] 23427969.
2013
Vancomycin and nephrotoxicity: just another myth?
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 75(5):830-5 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182a74b70. [PMID] 24158202.
2012
Comprehensive national analysis of emergency and essential surgical capacity in Rwanda.
The British journal of surgery. 99(3):436-43 [DOI] 10.1002/bjs.7816. [PMID] 22237597.
2012
Healthcare worker safety: a vital component of surgical capacity development in low-resource settings.
International journal of occupational and environmental health. 18(4):307-11 [DOI] 10.1179/2049396712Y.0000000005. [PMID] 23433291.
2012
Pediatric chest II: Benign tumors and cysts.
The Surgical clinics of North America. 92(3):645-58, ix [DOI] 10.1016/j.suc.2012.03.014. [PMID] 22595713.
2012
Picturing the climate: radiologic assessment of rwandan imaging capacity.
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR. 9(1):69-73 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacr.2011.09.006. [PMID] 22221639.
2012
Pilot testing of a population-based surgical survey tool in Sierra Leone.
World journal of surgery. 36(4):771-4 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-012-1448-9. [PMID] 22311139.
2012
Ratio of cesarean sections to total procedures as a marker of district hospital trauma capacity.
World journal of surgery. 36(9):2074-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-012-1629-6. [PMID] 22532310.
2005
Proteomic identification of proteins oxidized by Abeta(1-42) in synaptosomes: implications for Alzheimer’s disease.
Brain research. 1044(2):206-15 [PMID] 15885219.
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2004
4-Hydroxynonenal oxidatively modifies histones: implications for Alzheimer’s disease.
Neuroscience letters. 356(3):155-8 [PMID] 15036618.
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Education

Fellowship – Pediatric Surgery
2016-2018 · Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University Health Centre
Residency – General Surgery
2013-2016 · University of Virginia Health System
Master's Degree – Public Health
2013 · University of Virginia
Medical School
2008 · University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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