John K. Petty, M.D.

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John K. Petty, M.D.

John K. Petty, M.D.

Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics

Office of Women in Medicine and Science


Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

28 Ratings

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  • Department: 336-716-0546

  • Fax: 336-716-9758

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  • Am Academy Of Pediatrics/Surgi

  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • Phi Eta Sigma

  • Soc Am Gastro.Endoscopic Surg.

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Am Coll Of Surgeons

  • Am Pediatric Surgical Assn

  • Christian Medical Association

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Eastern Assn For The Surgery O

  • NPI: 1497731095

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Trauma, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Oncologic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Education & Training

  • B.S.

    1992 - Duke University

  • M.D.

    1997 - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

  • Fellowship

    2001 - Earle A. Chiles Research Insti

  • Residency

    2002 - Surgery: U Oregon Hlth Sciences Ctr

  • Residency

    2003 - Surgery: U Oregon Hlth Sciences Ctr

  • Fellowship

    2005 - Pediatric Surgery: Childrens Hosp

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery Pediatric Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery Surgery


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Wounds and Injuries, Venous Thromboembolism, Craniocerebral Trauma, Child, Hemorrhage

Recent Publications

  • Predicting pediatric patients who require care at a trauma center: analysis of injuries and other factors Doud AN, Schoell SL, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Petty JK, Meredith JW, Martin RS, Stitzel JD, Weaver AA.. J Am Coll Surg. 2018;226(1):70-79.e8.
  • Characterization of the occult nature of frequently occurring pediatric motor vehicle crash injuries Doud AN, Schoell SL, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Petty JK, Stitzel JD, Weaver AA.. Accid Anal Prev. 2018;113():12-18.
  • Surgical staplers with tissue protection and related methods Petty JK, Neff LP, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 9962160. 2018 May 7. 2018;():.
  • Letter to the editor: "post-traumatic liver and splenic pseudoaneurysms in children: diagnosis, management, and follow-up screening using contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)" by Durkin et al J Pediatr Surg 51 (2016) 289-292 Letton RW Jr, Campbell BT, Falcone RA Jr, Gaines BA, Gourlay DM, Groner JI, Mooney DP, Nance ML, Notrica DM, Petty JK, Sartorelli KH.. J Pediatr Surg. 2017;52(2):367-368.
  • Expert perspectives on time sensitivity and a related metric for children involved in motor vehicle crashes Doud AN, Schoell SL, Weaver AA, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Petty JK, Meredith JW, Stitzel JD.. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(3):243-250.
  • Disability risk in pediatric motor vehicle crash occupants Doud AN, Schoell SL, Weaver AA, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Petty JK, Stitzel JD.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(5):933-938.
  • Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the pediatric trauma patient Petty JK.. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2017;26(1):14-20.
  • Prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism in pediatric trauma: a practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Pediatric Trauma Society Mahajerin A, Petty JK, Hanson SJ, Thompson AJ, O'Brien SH, Streck CJ, Petrillo TM, Faustino EV.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(3):627-636.
  • Evaluation of developmental metrics for utilization in a pediatric advanced automatic crash notification algorithm Doud AN, Weaver AA, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Petty J, Stitzel JD.. Traffic Inj Prev. 2016;17(1):65-72.
  • EUS and EUS-guided interventions alter clinical management in children with digestive diseases Gordon K, Conway J, Evans J, Petty J, Fortunato JE, Mishra G.. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016;63(2):242-246.
  • Recommendations for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in pediatric trauma patients: a national, multidisciplinary consensus study Hanson SJ, Faustino EV, Mahajerin A, O'Brien SH, Streck CJ, Thompson AJ, Petrillo TM, Petty JK.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016;80(5):695-701.
  • 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.
  • Associated factors for antegrade continence enemas for refractory constipation and fecal incontinence Gomez-Suarez RA, Gomez-Mendez M, Petty JK, Fortunato JE.. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016;63(4):e63-e68.
  • Injury patterns associated with hypotension in pediatric trauma patients: a national trauma database review Gardner AR, Diz DI, Tooze JA, Miller CD, Petty J.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;78(6):1143-1148.
  • Recurrent pyloric stenosis: a rare entity Hiller DJ, Petty JK, Sieren LM.. Am Surg. 2015;81(9):E330-E331.
  • Mortality risk in pediatric motor vehicle crash occupants: accounting for developmental stage and challenging abbreviated injury scale metrics Doud AN, Weaver AA, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Schoell SL, Petty JK, Stitzel JD.. Traffic Inj Prev. 2015;16(Suppl 2):S201-S208.
  • Pediatric child abuse victim with posttraumatic inferior vena cava thrombosis Goodpasture ML, Zeller KA, Petty JK.. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014;30(5):569-571.
  • Isolated head injury is a cause of shock in pediatric trauma patients Gardner A, Poehling KA, Miller CD, Tooze JA, Petty J.. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013;29(8):879-883.
  • Novel FOXF1 mutations in sporadic and familial cases of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misaligned pulmonary veins imply a role for its DNA binding domain Sen P, Yang Y, Navarro C, Silva I, Szafranski P, Kolodziejska KE, Dharmadhikari AV, Mostafa H, Kozakewich H, Kearney D, Cahill JB, Whitt M, Bilic M, Margraf L, Charles A, Goldblatt J, Gibson K, Lantz PE, Garvin AJ, Petty J, Kiblawi Z,.. Hum Mutat. 2013;34(6):801-811.
  • Guns and states: pediatric firearm injury [editorial] Petty JK.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(1):53.
  • A novel antireflux procedure: gastroplasty with restricted antrum to control emesis (GRACE) Neff LP, Becher RD, Blackham AU, Banks NA, Mitchell EL, Petty JK.. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47(1):99-106.
  • 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.
  • Microlithiasis, endoscopic ultrasound, and children: not just little gallstones in little adults Neff LP, Mishra G, Fortunato JE, Laudadio J, Petty JK.. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(3):462-466.
  • Esophageal atresia with distal fistula and long overlapping upper esophageal pouch [reply to letter] Petty JK, Neff LP, Mishra G.. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(10):2043.
  • Familial small cell carcinoma of the ovary Martinez-Borges AR, Petty JK, Hurt G, Stribling JT, Press JZ, Castellino SM.. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009;53(7):1334-1336.
  • A unique case of a giant congenital pulmonary hemangioma in a newborn Capizzani TR, Patel H, Hines MH, Mott RT, Petty JK.. J Pediatr Surg. 2008;43(3):574-578.
  • Gefitinig (ZD-1839) with concurrent docetaxel and conformal three-dimensional thoracic radiation followed by consolidative docetaxel/gefitinib for patients with stage III NSCLC: a phase I study [abstract] Blackstock A, Petty J, Oaks T, Porosnicu M, Clark H, Lovato J, Miller A.. J Clin Oncol. 2007;25(18 Suppl):Abstr18165.

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  • 7/4/2018

    *Dr. Petty was excellent & even called us at home twice a few days after surgery.

  • 7/4/2018

    Always a great experience with *Dr. Petty. From the beginning (son's birth), *Dr. Petty has shown patience, understanding, knowledge, and compassion.

  • 2/19/2018

    I cannot even begin to describe how much my daughter and I adore Dr. Petty. He is extremely professional, caring and helped solve our health concerns from the moment her met my daughter. Thank you is not enough. We need more Doctors like him and I am not sure that I can ever repay the debt that I owe him. Definitely one of THE BEST physicians we have ever met.


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