Doruk Ozgediz MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Pediatrics) and of Pediatrics

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchPediatrics: Pediatric Surgery | Surgery: Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests

Global health; Global surgery; Health disparities; Access to care; Burden of surgical disease; Partnerships and collaboration; Uganda; Capacity-building; Pediatric surgery


  • M.Sc., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 09/2004
  • M.D., University of California at San Francisco, 2000
  • M.Sc., London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2004

Selected Publications

  • R Gosselin, D Ozgediz, D Poenaru “ A square peg in a round hole: Challenges with DALY-based burden of disease calculations and a call for alternative metrics” World Journal of Surgery August 2013
  • M Lipnick, C. Mijumbi, G Dubowitz, S Kaggwa, L Goetz, J Mabweijano, S Jayaraman, A Kwizera, J Tindimwebwa, D Ozgediz. Surgery and anesthesia capacity building in resource-poor settings: description of an ongoing academic partnership in Uganda. World Journal of Surgery 2013 37(3) 488-497
  • D Ozgediz and D Poenaru. The burden of pediatric surgical conditions in low and middle income countries: a call to action. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2012 47(12) 2305-2311


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