Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces New Surgeons Deans and Minneci to Lead Center for Surgical Outcomes Research

November 14, 2011

Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSc, and Peter C. Minneci, MD, MHSc, have joined the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will co-direct the new Center for Surgical Outcomes Research (CSOR) at Nationwide Children’s. Both also hold faculty appointments in The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Drs. Deans and Minneci will be responsible for developing and leading the Center for Surgical Outcomes Research (CSOR) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The CSOR will be a comprehensive surgical outcomes research program which will employ a wide range of methodologies in order to determine optimal interventions for the management of surgical diseases and the minimization of post-operative complications. This center will become one of the largest children’s surgery clinical research centers in the United States.

In addition, Drs. Deans and Minneci will offer the full range of clinical services in pediatric surgery. They both have extensive experience in the evaluation of the fetus and neonate with congenital anomalies and they will play important roles in developing the Columbus Fetal Medicine Collaborative. Dr. Minneci is an accomplished minimally invasive surgeon and will further expand Nationwide Children’s ability to offer laparoscopic and thoracoscopic approaches to pediatric surgical problems.

Prior to their arrival in Columbus, Dr. Deans served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Dr. Minneci was an Instructor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Deans graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed a surgery residency and research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Pediatric Surgery.  She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Dr. Minneci graduated from New York University School of Medicine and completed a surgery residency and research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Alpha Omega Alpha.

Visit NationwideChildrens.org/Surgery to learn more about pediatric surgery at Nationwide Children’s.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.