Department-of-Surgery
Leif O. Holgersen, MD, FACS

After graduating from New Jersey College of Medicine- Newark in 1965, Dr. Holgersen completed his general surgery residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in 1970. Following two years in the Air Force as a general surgeon with the rank of Major, he completed his pediatric surgery training at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia; under the direction of Dr. C. Everett Koop from 1972-1974.

He returned to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in 1974 and has been Chief of Pediatric Surgery since 1982. Dr. Holgersen successfully completed the first Board of Pediatric Surgery that was given in 1975. He is a member of the major pediatric surgery societies and has published and presented numerous scientific papers. He has been listed among the “Best Doctors in New York” (1998, 2002), Castle-Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area and America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.

Meet Our Pediatric Surgeons
  • Leif O. Holgersen, MD, FACS
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
    Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    (212) 772-0863

Affiliated Pediatric Surgeons
  • Edward Schlasko, MD, FACS
  • Francesca Velcek, MD, FACS