Peter Mattei, MD, FACS, FAAP

Peter Mattei, MD, is an attending pediatric surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Inflammatory bowel disease, Minimally Invasive and daVinci Robotic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    I am an attending physician in the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and assistant professor of surgery at The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As the primary surgical liaison for pediatric surgical oncology, I am a member of CHOP’s Tumor Board and participate in clinical decision-making discussions for many children with pediatric solid tumors being treated or evaluated for a second opinion at CHOP. I have developed special expertise in the surgical treatment of neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor, hepatoblastoma, and abdominal and thoracic sarcomas, among other pediatric solid tumors.

    One of the things I’m most proud of at CHOP is the partnership between surgeons, oncologists and other specialists through all stages of a child’s cancer treatment. Having a multidisciplinary team of experts in every specialty, working together to develop a complete care plan that takes into consideration all aspects of a child’s treatment and recovery, allows us to best serve the individual patient and ultimately produces better outcomes.

    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has long been a pioneer in pediatric surgery and that continues today. We are at the forefront of many of the newest protocols, including the very exciting field of robotic surgery. I have a particular interest in daVinci robotic-assisted laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, which are minimally invasive and enable unprecedented surgical precision.

    I also work very closely with the gastroenterologists at CHOP and perform many operations to help children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, familial adenomatous polyposis and GERD. These include: laparoscopic bowel resection and anastomosis; colectomy and proctectomy with J-pouch ileo-anal reconstruction; anorectal examination under anesthesia for incision and drainage of perirectal abscess or placement of a seton for anal fistula; operations for ileostomy or colostomy; laparoscopic placement of a gastrostomy button; laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication; laparoscopic esophageal myotomy for achalasia; and laparoscopic-assisted pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease.

    Paralleling my excitement about the coming of new technologies and techniques is my commitment to helping kids get better. What gratifies me about this work continues to be the children I treat. They are simply amazing and inspirational — and they get it. They know they have something very serious going on, yet they have an inner calm and appreciation for everything we do for them that is awe-inspiring and very humbling.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

    Internship

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Residency

    Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Fellowship

    Surgery - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Pediatric Surgery - Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Board Certification

    General Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician, Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery

    Associate Professor of Surgery, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests
    • Study Committee Member: Treatment for intermediate risk neuroblastoma: A Phase III COG Study. (PI: Reaman G)
    • Co-Investigator: Impact of microbiological diagnosis of complicated pneumonia on clinical outcomes using a broad-range 16S rDNA PCR for pathogen detection. (PI: Shah S)
  • Publications

    Books

    2011

    Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer; 2011.

    2003

    Mattei P, editor. Surgical directives: Pediatric surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2003.

    Chapters

    2011

    Mattei P. Hirschsprung’s disease. In: Wyllie R, Hyams JS, Kay M, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disease. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2011, 576-82.

    Mattei P. Fast-track protocols. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer, 2011, 37-40.

    Mattei P. Crohn’s disease. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer, 2011, 437-442.

    Mattei P. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer, 2011, 535-542.

    Mattei P. Surgical therapy of disorders if intrahepatic cholestasis. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer, 2011, 575-578.

    2009

    Mattei P. Surgical site infections. In: Shah SS, editor. Infectious diseases. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2009. p. 738-50.

    Swami S, Mattei P, Shah SS. Complicated pneumonia. In: Shah SS, editor. Infectious diseases. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2009. p. 310-20.

    Papers

    2012

    Gracia CR, Chang J, Kondapalli L, Prewitt M, Carlson CA, Mattei P, et al. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation for fertility preservation in cancer patients: Successful establishment and feasibility of a multidisciplinary collaboration. J Assist Reprod Genet. Epub 2012 Apr 1. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22466745. Read the abstract

    Kotecha M, Bellah R, Pena AH, Jaimes C, Mattei P. Multimodality imaging manifestations of the Meckel diverticulum in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2012 Jan;42(1):95-103. Epub 2011 Oct 9. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21984316. Read the abstract

    2011

    Fitzgerald JC, Topjian AA, McInnes AD, Mattei P, McCloskey JJ, Friess SH, et al. Bi-caval dual lumen venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and high-frequency percussive ventilatory support for postintubation tracheal injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Dec;46(12):e11-5. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22152899. Read the abstract

    Gollomp K, Rankin SC, White C, Mattei P, Harris MC, Kilpatrick LE, et al. Broad-range bacterial polymerase chain reaction in the microbiologic diagnosis of complicated pneumonia. J Hosp Med. Epub 2011 Oct 12. doi: 10.1002/jhm.911. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21994146. Read the abstract

    St Peter SD, Valusek PA, Hill S, Wulkan ML, Shah SS, Martinez Ferro M, et al. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy in children: A multicenter experience. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Sep;21(7):647-9. Epub 2011 Jul 21. Erratum in: J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Nov;21(9):885. Bignon, Horatio [added]. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21777064. Read the abstract

    Santore MT, Behar BJ, Blinman TA, Doolin EJ, Hedrick HL, Mattei P, et al. Hepaticoduodenostomy vs. hepaticojejunostomy for reconstruction after resection of choledochal cyst. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan;46(1):209-13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21238669.  Read the abstract

    2009

    Mattei P. A simple suture-retrieval device for the placement of u-stitches during laparoscopic gastrostomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2009 Feb;19(1):115-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19196088. Read the abstract

    Santore MT, Behar BJ, Blinman TA, Doolin EJ, Hedrick HL, Mattei P, et al. Hepaticoduodenostomy vs. hepaticojejunostomy for reconstruction after resection of choledochal cyst. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan;46(1):209-13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21238669. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2011

    Sulkowski J, Kolon T, Mattei P. Nephron-sparing partial nephrectomy in children with bilateral Wilms tumor [presentation]. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting; 2011 Oct 15-18, Boston, MA.

    2010

    White CA, Gollomp K, Kilpatrick L, Harris MC, Mattei P, Sheffler-Collins S, et al. Pleural fluid cytokine levels in children with complicated pneumonia [presentation]. Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies; 2010 May 1-4, Vancouver, Canada.

    Taheri H, Mattei P. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome following laparoscopic-assisted proctocolectomy and ileal J-pouch-anal anastomosis in a pediatric patient [poster presentation]. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; 2010 Apr; Washington, DC.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    2010 – present, Clinical Care Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    2009 – present, Patient Safety Officer, Department of Surgery,The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    2009 – present, Surgical CQI Committee, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia