Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.

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Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.

Thomas Pranikoff, M.D.

Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics


Physician Rating

4.9 out of 5

23 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Department: 336-716-0546

  • Fax: 336-716-9758

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  • NPI: 1144206749

Clinical Interests

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

Education & Training

  • B.S.

    1984 - Tufts University

  • M.D.

    1988 - Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Residency

    1993 - Surgery: Henry Ford Hospital

  • Fellowship

    1994 - Extracorporeal Life Support: U Michigan Affil Hosps

  • Fellowship

    1995 - Surgical Critical Care: U Michigan Affil Hosps

  • Fellowship

    1997 - Pediatric Surgery: Childrens Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery Pediatric Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Hospitals, Pediatric, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Foreign Bodies

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;53(2):222-231.
  • 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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  • 5/17/2017

    We are very happy with Dr. Pranikoff. All the nurses and nurses assistants were great!


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