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Katerina Dukleska, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BA, Rutgers University, 2008
MD, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, 2013

Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, 2013-2019

Pediatric Surgery, Connecticut Children’s, 2019-2021


Board Certifications

  • Surgery, The American Board of Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

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

    Clinical Expertise

    • Neonatal surgery and congenital malformations
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Surgical oncology

    Selected Publications

    • Dukleska K, Vinocur CD, Brenn BR, Lim DJ, Keith SW, Dirnberger DR, Berman L. Preoperative Blood Transfusions and Morbidity in Neonates Undergoing Surgery. Pediatrics. 2020 Nov;146(5):e20193718. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3718. PMID: 33087550. (

    • Dukleska K, Devin CL, Martin AE, Miller JM, Sullivan KM, Levy C, Prestowitz S, Flathers K, Vinocur CD, Berman L. Necrotizing enterocolitis totalis: High mortality in the absence of an aggressive surgical approach. Surgery. 2019 Jun;165(6):1176-1181. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2019.03.005. Epub 2019 Apr 27. PMID: 31040040. (

    • Dukleska K, Teeple EA, Cowan SW, Vinocur CD, Berman L. Outcomes in Children Undergoing Surgery for Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations in the First Year of Life. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Mar;226(3):287-293. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.12.014. Epub 2017 Dec 21. PMID: 29274836. (

    • Dukleska K, Berman L, Aka AA, Vinocur CD, Teeple EA. Short-term outcomes in children undergoing restorative proctocolectomy with ileal-pouch anal anastomosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Jun;53(6):1154-1159. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.075. Epub 2018 Mar 7. PMID: 29627174. (

    • Nepal P, Dukleska K, Weiss RG, Moote D. Triple bubble sign of jejunal atresia. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 Jul;46(7):3512-3514. doi: 10.1007/s00261-021-02974-4. Epub 2021 Feb 27. PMID: 33638056. (

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