Fellowship-trained and board certified in general surgery and surgical critical
care by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. James Pierce joined Valley Children’s
Hospital as a pediatric surgeon in August 2014.
Previously, Dr. Pierce worked as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon and critical
care hospitalist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Over the years, he has held
several instructor positions, including teaching anatomy and physiology for nine
years at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
Dr. Pierce has completed a number of research projects in his field and
presented his work across the country. He has published his work in various
peer-reviewed publications, including Trauma Acute Care Surgery; Journal of
Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Surgery International; and Pediatric Surgery. He also
has authored several book chapters on related topics.
Dr. Pierce is a member of various professional organizations, such as Society of
Graduate Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery and American College of
Dr. Pierce received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed the following residencies: general
surgery, LA County + University of Southern California, Los Angeles; surgical
critical care, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; and pediatric general and thoracic
surgery, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He did his fellowship in
pediatric surgery at IWK Health Centre in Halifax.
In his free time, he enjoys swimming with his young daughters, grilling, smoking
meat and cooking.
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