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Katerina Dukleska, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

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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
  • Pediatric Surgery, The American Board of Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

    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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