Carolinas HealthCare System
Heart Care

Benjamin B. Peeler, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Levine Children's Hospital
1000 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-381-2000
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Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute-Charlotte Pediatric Cardiology
1001 Blythe Blvd., Suite 200D
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-373-1813
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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Medical School
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
General Surgery
Emory University
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Board Certification  

A physician who is board certified has demonstrated exceptional expertise in the specific medical specialty and/or subspecialty in which he or she is certified.

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Publications Clinical Interest
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Cardiac Defects
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • HLHS
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Norwood Procedure
  • Complex neonatal repair
  • Glenn shunt
  • Fontan procedure
  • Simple and complex atrioventricular canal
  • Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Ross Procedure
  • Valve Sparing Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Arterial Switch Operation for transposition of the great arteries
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Aortic coarctation
  • Aortic Arch Reconstruction
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Left Ventricular Outflow tract obstruction
  • Modified Konno Procedure
  • Ross-Konno Procedure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • Valve Repair Surgery
  • Valve Replacement Surgery
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Cardiology - Heart

Benjamin B. Peeler, MD, is the chief of pediatric and adult congenital cardiothoracic surgery at Levine Children's Hospital and Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Peeler specializes in neonatal, pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery.

Dr. Peeler graduated from Wake Forest University and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University. After medical school, he completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals. Following residency, he continued his extensive surgical training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, as a fellow in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Peeler concluded his comprehensive fellowship training at Emory University with a third fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

Before joining the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in November 2009, Dr. Peeler was the surgical director of the Virginia Children's Heart Center at the University of Richmond in Charlottesville. He also directed the pediatric cardiac surgery program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and performed surgery at the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, VA. He has published more than 30 manuscripts, six book chapters and multiple abstracts in addition to participating in numerous teaching activities and presenting at conferences nationwide. In 2007, Dr. Peeler won the University of Virginia School of Medicine Dean's Award for Clinical Excellence, awarded to a faculty member who demonstrates exemplary patient service and a high level of clinical skill.

Dr. Peeler performs the full spectrum of pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery. In July 2012, he was reconigzed by Charlotte Magazine as one of Charlotte's Top Doctors. Most recently, he was one of only four physicians to be recognized as the "2012 Excellence in Health Care: Physician of the Year" from the Charlotte Business Journal. This award honors a physician whose job performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers.

Dr. Peeler's Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery Subspecialty
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Dr. Peeler's Professional Affiliations:
Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
The Society for Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons - Fellow
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
Virginia Vascular Society
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant
H. William Scott Society
Muller-Jones Surgical Society

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