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William H. Peranteau, MD
William H. Peranteau
Attending Surgeon

Dr. Peranteau is an attending surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery and an associate professor of Surgery at CHOP. His research interest is in fetal development as it relates to the potential understanding of and fetal intervention for congenital anomalies.



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Dr. Peranteau's areas of interest include fetal biology, fetal and neonatal surgery, and general pediatric surgery. A native of Gloucester City, New Jersey, he earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peranteau joined the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment team in 2012.

Prior to joining the center, Dr. Peranteau held a fellowship in pediatric general surgery at CHOP. He also served as a research fellow with CHOP’s Center for Fetal Research, where he investigated 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 said. “The group of people not only within the Department of Pediatric General Surgery and the Richard D. Wood Jr. 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 pediatric surgery and general surgery.

Education and Training

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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

Research Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatric Surgery Fellowshiip, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Surgeon

Associate Professor of Surgery

Adzick-McCausland Distinguished Chair in Fetal and Pediatric Surgery

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons, 2008-

American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2014-

American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2015-

International Fetal Transplantation and Immunology Society, 2015-
Treasurer, 2017-

American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, 2017-

Association for Academic Surgery, 2018-

Professional Awards

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Common Fund’s High Risk, High Reward Program, 2019-2024

Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Collaborative Research Award, University of Penn, 2019-2020

Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Collaborative Research Award, University of Penn, 2017-2018

The Orphan Disease Center Genome Editing for the Treatment of Rare Diseases Pilot Grant Award, 2016-2017

American Pediatric Surgical Association Foundation Award, 2015-2016
Protective Immunity and Immunopathology Affinity Group Pilot Grant Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2015-2016

The Gerber Foundation Novice Research Award, 2013-2016

The Gerber Foundation Novice Research Award, 2013-2015

Robert T. Osteen Teaching Award, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2010

Surgery Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2008, 2010

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