Robin Petroze, M.D.

Robin Petroze, M.D., M.P.H. - Background

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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.


Fellowship - Pediatric Surgery
Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University Health Centre

Residency - General Surgery
University of Virginia Health System

Master's Degree - Public Health
University of Virginia

Medical School
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Board Certification

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

Honors and Awards

Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award
Association of Women Surgeons

Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Award
American College of Surgeons