My name is Dr. Petroze and I am an associate professor in the division of pediatric surgery and joined the UF faculty in 2018. I serves as the Assistant Chair of Global Surgery within the UF department of surgery and have affiliate appointments in the UF department of environmental and gobal health and through the UF center for african studies. Originally from Kentucky, I graduated with a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati college of medicine and finished first in my graduating class. I completed my general surgery residency at the University of Virginia, where I 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. I subsequently completed my master's degree in public health at the University of Virginia. I completed my 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.I focuse on all aspects of pediatric surgery, with special interest in neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology, and pediatric congenital colorectal conditions. I am the medical director for the surgical pediatric bowel management program, the Responsible Investigator for surgery for the University of Florida for the Children's Oncology Group as well as the institutional PI for the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Consortium and Eastern Pediatric Surgery Network. I also serves as the Associate Pediatric Trauma Medical Director and the Surgical Champion for the American College of Surgeons NSQIP? Pediatric program at UF. My 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. I have received numerous teaching awards and have over 60 peer-reviewed publications.