Giles Peek, MD

Giles J Peek, MD, FRCS, CTh, FFICM - Background

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Biography

Giles Peek, MD, FRCS CTh, FFICM, is a professor at the UF Health Congenital Heart Center and is board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery by the Intercollegiate Specialty Board of the Royal College of Surgeons, and intensive care medicine by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Dr. Peek also completed a higher research degree by thesis at the University of Leicester in England.

During his career, Dr. Peek served as a consultant (attending) cardiothoracic surgeon and head of service for the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital, where he was responsible for the management of pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiology and pediatric intensive care. He also provided services for adults with congenital heart disease. In addition, Dr. Peek served as the director of the adult, pediatric and neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO program, where he initiated the country's first and only pediatric mobile ECMO service. He also served as chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York.

Dr. Peek’s research interest is in the use of ECMO for both cardiac and respiratory support for babies, children and adults. His clinical interests include the full range of congenital heart surgery, including transplantation in patients of all ages. Video of Dr. Peek operating can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB0NnJLVirk2JWqmvCytrxQ (graphic content warning) Dr. Peek’s publications can be seen at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Giles_Peek

Education

Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
The National Paediatric Cardiothoracic Training Programme
2002-2004

Fellowship
Trent Cardiothoracic Training Programme
1998-2002

Surgical Research Degree
University of Leicester
1994-1998

University of Leicester
Department of Surgery
1994-1998

Leicester
Groby Road and Glenfield Hospitals
1994

Leicester
Glenfield Hospital
1994

Residency
Leicester Royal Infirmary
1993-1994

Residency
Leicester General Hospital & Leicester Royal Infirmary
1992-1993

London
St. George's Hospital Medical School
1992

London
Kings College Hospital
1991-1992

Croydon
Mayday University Hospital
1991

Barnstaple Devon
North Devon District Hospital
1990-1991

Medical Degree
Kings College Hospital
1985-1990

Board Certification

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery - Intercollegiate Specialty Board
  • Intensive Care Medicine - Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Honors and Awards

Lima
Instituto Nacional de Corazon
2018

Chairman
FELSO award committee
2017-2019

Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
2017

Member
ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization) Steering Committee
2016-2019

Member
Inaugural Fellow: Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
2016

Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
2012

Member
Inaugural Chair EuroELSO (European Branch of ELSO) Steering committee
2011-2014

UK
Freeman Hospital Newcastle
2011

UK
University of Leicester
2004-2014

Member
ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization) Steering Committee
1999-2014