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Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

33 Ratings

Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.

Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

ECMO, Neonatal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-7799
Department: 336-716-0546


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Tufts University, 1984
  • M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 1988
  • Residency, Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 1993
  • Fellowship, Extracorporeal Life Support, U Michigan Affil Hosps, 1994
  • Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, U Michigan Affil Hosps, 1995
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, Childrens Hospital, 1997

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

NPI Number

  • 1144206749
Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

33 Ratings

Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.

Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics

Research Interests

Appendicitis; Appendectomy; Hospitals, Pediatric; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Foreign Bodies
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0546 | Department: 336-716-0546


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Recent Publications

All-terrain vehicle injury in children and youth: examining current knowledge and future needs. Doud AN, Moro R, Wallace SG, Smith MD, McCall M, Veach LJ, Pranikoff T.. J Emerg Med. 2017;():.

Experimental testicular tissue banking to generate spermatogenesis in the future: a multidisciplinary team approach. Sadri-Ardekani H, McLean TW, Kogan S, Sirintrapun J, Crowell K, Yousif MQ, Hodges SJ, Petty J, Pranikoff T, Sieren L, Zeller K, Atala A.. Methods. 2016;99():120-127.

Total body surface area overestimation at referring institutions in children transferred to a burn center. Swords DS, Hadley ED, Swett KR, Pranikoff T.. Am Surg. 2015;81(1):56-63.

Venovenous extracorporeal life support improves survival in adult trauma patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: a multicenter retrospective cohort study. Guirand DM, Okoye OT, Schmidt BS, Mansfield NJ, Aden JK, Martin RS, Cestero RF, Hines MH, Pranikoff T, Inaba K, Cannon JW.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(5):1275-1281.

Management of venous bullet embolus in a child. Doud AN, Hines MH, Pranikoff T.. Am Surg. 2014;80(9):832-833.

Disk battery ingestion: case series with assessment of clinical and financial impact of a preventable disease. Panella NJ, Kirse DJ, Pranikoff T, Evans AK.. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013;29(2):165-169.

A novel nutritional approach to prevent parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis in two premature infants with short bowel syndrome. Woods CW, Ayers K, Turner C, Pranikoff T, Yang Q.. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2013;5(1):32.

Comparing the cost and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for perforated appendicitis in children. Groves LB, Ladd MR, Gallaher JR, Swanson J, Becher RD, Pranikoff T, Neff LP.. Am Surg. 2013;79(9):861-864.

Delays in treatment of pediatric appendicitis: a more accurate variable for measuring pediatric healthcare inequalities?. Ladd MR, Pajewski NM, Becher RD, Swanson JM, Gallaher JR, Pranikoff T, Neff LP.. Am Surg. 2013;79(9):875-881.

Computerized tomography in the workup of pediatric appendicitis: why are children scanned?. Ladd MR, Neff LP, Becher RD, Gallaher JR, Pranikoff T.. Am Surg. 2012;78(6):716-721.

Oseltamivir-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza pneumonia during therapy in a renal transplant recipient. Shetty AK, Ross GA, Pranikoff T, Gubareva LV, Sechrist C, Guirand DM, Abramson J, Lin J-J.. Pediatr Transplant. 2012;16(5):E153-E157.

Purpura fulminans caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Fitzgerald CJ, Pranikoff TV, Ross GA, Mou S, Givner LB, Shetty AK.. Am J Emerg Med. 2012;30(6):1013.e1.

Cecostomy for fecal disorders in children clinical and manometric predictive factors [abstract]. Gomez R, Fortunato JE, Petty J, Gomez-Mendez M, Pranikoff T.. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012;55(Suppl 1):E38.

Pediatric occupants, restraint use, and injuries in motor vehicle crashes--biomed 2011. Loftis KL, Pranikoff T, Anthony EY, Meredith JW, Martin RS, Stitzel JD.. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2011;47():94-99.

Biliary disease in children. Goldman M, Pranikoff T.. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011;13(2):193-201.

Computerized tomography utilization in children with appendicitis--differences in referring and children's hospitals. Neff LP, Ladd MR, Becher RD, Jordanhazy RA, Ryan A, Gallaher JR, Pranikoff T.. Am Surg. 2011;77(8):1061-1065.

Early enteral fat supplementation with Microlipid and fish oil in the treatment of two premature infants with short bowel. Yang Q, Welch CD, Ayers K, Turner C, Pranikoff T.. Neonatology. 2010;98(4):348-353.

An unusual presentation of a fourth pharyngeal arch (branchial cleft) sinus. Neff L, Kirse D, Pranikoff T.. J Pediatr Surg. 2009;44(3):626-629.

Central venous catheter infection associated with Pseudozyma aphidis in a child with short gut syndrome. Lin S-S, Pranikoff T, Smith SF, Brandt ME, Gilbert K, Palavecino EL, Shetty AK.. J Med Microbiol. 2008;57(Pt 4):516-518.

Deep juvenile xanthogranuloma presenting as a chest wall mass: a case report. Li HC, Roux JJ, Pranikoff T, Kilpatrick SE, Cappellari JO.. Acta Cytol. 2008;52(5):607-611.

Age thresholds for increased mortality of three predominant crash induced head injuries. Stitzel JD, Kilgo PD, Danelson KA, Geer CP, Pranikoff T, Meredith JW.. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2008;52():235-244.

Diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma in pediatric patients by thoracentesis. McLean TW, Farber RS, Lewis ZT, Wofford MM, Pettenati MJ, Pranikoff T, Chauvenet AR.. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2007;49(1):90-92.

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Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

ECMO, Neonatal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.

Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.

Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.33 Ratings


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