Meet Our Team

The Brenner pediatric general surgery program is one of the largest pediatric surgery centers in western North Carolina and one just 4 pediatric surgical centers in North Carolina. Our specially trained pediatric general surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care professionals provide exceptional care for pediatric patients and work closely with our patients’ primary and specialist physicians to ensure comprehensive care.

Dr. Thomas PranikoffLed by Dr. Thomas Pranikoff, the Brenner pediatric surgical team consists of experienced surgeons and anesthesiologists trained in both pediatrics and their specialty. Recognized as leaders in their field, our health care professionals help our patients get better through providing leading-edge treatment using the latest in technology and medical advancements.  


Pediatric General Surgeons

Doctors who specialize in general surgery in pediatric populations

Pediatric Anesthesiologists

Doctors who have specialized training in the use of anesthesia in pediatric patients

Brenner News and Highlights 

Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country.


Head Hits Can Be Reduced in Youth Football; Study Shows Limiting Contact in Practice Makes Difference

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.


Ranked in 12 Medical Specialties, Wake Forest Baptist is among the Nation’s Best Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report

For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is listed among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The online magazine released its annual national ranking of the country’s premier hospitals, earlier today.


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