Giles J Peek

Giles J Peek, MD, FRCS, CTh, FFICM


Department: MD-SURGERY-TCV
Business Phone: (352) 273-7770
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About Giles J Peek

Giles Peek, MD, FRCS CTh, FFICM, is a professor at the UF Health Congenital Heart Center and is board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery by the Intercollegiate Specialty Board of the Royal College of Surgeons, and intensive care medicine by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Dr. Peek also completed a higher research degree by thesis at the University of Leicester in England.

During his career, Dr. Peek served as a consultant (attending) cardiothoracic surgeon and head of service for the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital, where he was responsible for the management of pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiology and pediatric intensive care. He also provided services for adults with congenital heart disease. In addition, Dr. Peek served as the director of the adult, pediatric and neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO program, where he initiated the country’s first and only pediatric mobile ECMO service. He also served as chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York.

Dr. Peek’s research interest is in the use of ECMO for both cardiac and respiratory support for babies, children and adults. His clinical interests include the full range of congenital heart surgery, including transplantation in patients of all ages. Video of Dr. Peek operating can be seen at: (graphic content warning) Dr. Peek’s publications can be seen at:

Honors & Awards

Visiting Professor
2018 · Instituto Nacional de Corazon, Lima, Peru
2017-2019 · FELSO award committee
Visiting Professor
2017 · Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
2016-2019 · ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization) Steering Committee
2016 · Inaugural Fellow: Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
Visiting Professor
2012 · Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD
2011-2014 · Inaugural Chair EuroELSO (European Branch of ELSO) Steering committee
Honorary Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
2011 · Freeman Hospital Newcastle, UK
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences
2004-2014 · University of Leicester, UK
1999-2014 · ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization) Steering Committee

Board Certifications

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Intercollegiate Specialty Board
  • Intensive Care Medicine
    Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Clinical Profile

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Absent pulmonary valve
  • Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic valve surgery – open
  • Atrial fibrillation or flutter
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart defect – corrective surgery
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Double aortic arch
  • Double inlet left ventricle
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Ebstein anomaly
  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Heart failure – overview
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Mitral regurgitation – acute
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve surgery – open
  • Noonan syndrome
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Pediatric heart surgery
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Ventricular septal defect


2002-2004 · The National Paediatric Cardiothoracic Training Programme, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
1998-2002 · Trent Cardiothoracic Training Programme
Surgical Research Degree
1994-1998 · University of Leicester
Clinical Research Fellow
1994-1998 · Department of Surgery, University of Leicester
Locum Registrar Paediatric & Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
1994 · Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
1994 · Groby Road and Glenfield Hospitals, Leicester
1993-1994 · Leicester Royal Infirmary
1992-1993 · Leicester General Hospital & Leicester Royal Infirmary
1992 · St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, SW17
1991-1992 · Kings College Hospital, London, SE5
1991 · Mayday University Hospital, Croydon
1990-1991 · North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple Devon
Medical Degree
1985-1990 · Kings College Hospital

Contact Details

(352) 273-7770
PO Box 100296