William H. Peranteau, MD

William Peranteau, MD is an attending pediatric and fetal surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-2730

  • Background

    Dr. William Hughes Peranteau is an attending surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an assistant professor of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    His areas of interest include fetal biology, fetal and neonatal surgery, and general pediatric surgery. A native of Gloucester City, New Jersey, just 10 miles east of CHOP’s Main campus, Dr. Peranteau earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

    “CHOP is unique in that it integrates cutting-edge basic science research with the largest fetal care center in the world, offering a multidisciplinary team of experts that have advanced the field and will continue to advance the field into the future,” he says. “I’m very lucky to have grown up in this area, and now, to be able to practice pediatric surgery at the best possible place and be involved in such an exciting research community here is awesome.”

    Prior to joining the Center team in 2012, Dr. Peranteau completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass., and a fellowship in pediatric general surgery at CHOP. He also served as a research fellow with CHOP’s Center for Fetal Research for four years, investigating the role of in utero bone marrow and stem cell transplantation for the management of congenital hematologic disorders such as sickle cell disease.

    “This area of research is potentially readily translatable to clinical application,” Dr. Peranteau says. “The group of people not only within the Department of Pediatric General Surgery and the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment but also the CHOP community as a whole, with experts in every field of pediatrics, make CHOP an unbelievable place to work and a place that’s ripe for advancing clinical medicine.”

    Dr. Peranteau has published articles in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Experimental Hematology and Blood. He is board certified in general surgery.

    To contact the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, call 1-800-468-8376 (1-800-IN-UTERO).

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD — University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Internship

    General Surgery — Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

    Residency

    General Surgery — Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

    Fellowship

    Research — The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Pediatric Surgery — The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

  • Conditions Treated
  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    Karlawish JHT, Peranteau WH. Genetic screening in general internal medicine. In: Mahowald MB, Sheuerle A, Aspinwall T, editors. Genetics in the clinic: clinical, ethical, and social implications for primary care. St Louis (MO): Mosby; 2001. p. 181-87.

    Papers

    2010

    Endo M, Henriques-Coelho T, Zoltick PW, Stitelman DH, Peranteau WH, Radu A, et al. The developmental stage determines the distribution and duration of gene expression after early intraamniotic gene transfer using lentiviral vectors. Gene Ther. 2010 Jan;17(1):61-71. Epub 2009 Sep 3. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19727133. Read the abstract

    Peranteau WH, Havens JM, Harrington S, Gates JD. Reestablishing surgical care at Port au Prince General Hospital, Haiti. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jul;211(1):126-30. Epub 2010 May 26. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20610258. No abstract available.

    Posters and Presentations

    Peranteau W. Surgical management of insulinoma [presentation]. Annual Nursing Conference, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Nov; Philadelphia, PA.

    Peranteau W. Pediatric penetrating anorectal trauma [presentation]. Annual Day of Trauma sponsored by The Trauma Directors of the Philadelphia Area; 2010 Dec 4; The Union League, Philadelphia PA.

    Rogers S, Powers P, Peranteau WH, Havens J, Gates JD, Russell R, Riviello R, Dyer G. The BWH surgical response to Haiti [presentation].The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds; 2010 Mar; Boston, MA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Ad hoc reviewer, Digestive Diseases and Sciences