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J. Leslie Knod, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



BS, Arkansas State University, 2005
MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2010


General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 2010-2017


Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2012-2014
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, UT Southwestern Medical Center & Children’s Health Dallas, 2017-2019

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    J. Leslie Knod, MD, is a pediatric surgeon at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Knod’s areas of expertise include congenital neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric injury prevention and advocacy.

    Selected Publications

    • Surgical Outcomes, Bowel Habits and Quality of Life in Young Patients after Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2016 Aug;51(8):1246-50. PMID:27417342

    • Angiogenesis and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A Expression Associated with Inflammation in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2016 Mar;20(3):624-30. PMID: 26530519

    • Foregut duplication cyst associated with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: a case report and literature review. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2013 May;48(5):e5-7. PMID: 23701808

    • Damaged anal canal as a cause of fecal incontinence after surgical repair for Hirschsprung disease- a preventable and under-reported complication. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2017 Apr;52(4):549-553. PMID: 27624566

    • Concurrent Esophageal Atresia and Hirschsprung Disease. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2015; 3(11):499-500.

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