Pediatric Surgery Faculty

The Pediatric Surgical Section is based in The Children's Hospital Women's and Newborn Pavilion and provides surgical care for children and adolescents. All aspects of pediatric surgery are treated, including pediatric surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery and endoscopy, trauma and critical care, neonatal surgery including genitourinary abnormalities, thoracic and abdominal surgery.

Our pediatric surgeons are specialists in children's health, specially trained in today's modern diagnostics, treatments, procedures and equipment. Each of our pediatric surgeons is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. Doctors Tuggle and Mantor are also board certified in surgical critical care.

All of our pediatric surgeons participate in research, teaching and clinical care and are published authors in the field of pediatric surgery. Our pediatric surgery faculty and fellow are listed below.

P. Cameron Mantor, M.D., Section Chief.
Certified by the American Board in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Critical Care
Nikola K. Puffinbarger, M.D.
Certified by the American Board in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Robert W. Letton Jr., M.D.
Certified by the American Board in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Alejandro Ruiz-Elizalde, M.D.
Certified by the American Board in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery


Our faculty.