David J. Worhunsky, MD, FACS

5 out of 5


  • Chest wall deformities
  • Hernias
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neonatal surgical diseases (including abdominal wall defects, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital lung lesions, esophageal atresia, necrotizing enterocolitis)
  • Pediatric colorectal diseases (including anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung disease)
    • Pediatric oncologic diseases (including kidney tumors, liver tumors, neuroblastoma, sarcoma, and teratoma)
    • Pediatric trauma
    • Pyloric stenosis
    • Short bowel syndrome
    • Vascular and lymphatic anomalies
    • Neuroendocrine tumors

Procedures Performed


Dr. Worhunsky grew up in New England where he completed his undergraduate studies at Bates College and medical studies at Harvard Medical School. He then completed his general surgery residency at Stanford University School of Medicine where he served as Administrative Chief Resident during his final year. During his professional development years, he served as the Clinical Research Fellow in the division of Surgical Oncology. Following  his seven years in California, he moved back east to complete a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Yale University under the tutelage of Drs. Michael G. Caty and Robert A. Cowles.

Dr. Worhunsky is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American College of Surgeons.

Academic and research interests

Health services research with a particular focus on access to care and health disparities, global surgery including partnerships for capacity building and pediatric surgical training in Ecuador.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
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Training & Education


Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.


General Surgery, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.


Pediatric Surgery, Yale - New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, Conn.
Research Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Certifications and Special Training

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgical Association
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

5 out of 5
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The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • Patient Review

    Provider is top notch and able to explain things in great detail.

    Patient Review

    The doctor was very nice and comforting. He explained everything in a way we could understand what the diagnosis was. He made us feel like he really cared. The way he treated us was remarkable.

    Patient Review

    EXCELLENT CARE. Since this appointment, I've told several friends/family of our excellent care and explanations of treatment/care. *Dr. Worhunsky explained clearly our options and pros/cons. He cares about his patient.

    Patient Review

    Fantastic staff from beginning to end!

    Patient Review

    Dr. Worhunsky was phenomenal throughout the entire ordeal. He made a traumatic experience much better, reassured us, and explained everything so well.