Meet the Chief

Robert Foglia, M.D.
Robert Foglia, M.D., Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Robert Foglia, M.D.

Robert Foglia, M.D., Professor, is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and holder of the Helen J. and Robert S. Strauss and Diana K. and Richard C. Strauss Chair in Pediatric Surgery.

He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Medical School in 1974 where he also was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He received his general surgical training at UCLA as a junior resident from 1974 to1976. From 1976 to1978, he was a research surgeon in the Cardiovascular Surgical Research Laboratory before returning to general surgical training from 1978 to 1981, concluding as a Chief Resident. His pediatric surgical training was in Washington, D.C., at the Children’s Medical Center where he was Chief Resident from 1981 to 1983.

Dr. Foglia’s clinical interests include congenital intestinal anomalies, cutaneous abscesses, gastroesophageal reflux, necrotizing enterocolitis, and neonatal abdominal wall defects. He has received a Golden Scalpel Award for Teaching Excellence and has been named to “Best Doctors in America.”