Federico G. Seifarth, MD, FAAP, FACS

Title: Surgeon-in-Chief, Division Chief Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Director of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Company: West Virginia University Medicine Children’s Hospital
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia. United States

Federico G. Seifarth, MD, FAAP, FACS, Surgeon-in-Chief and Division Chief for Pediatric Surgery at the West Virginia University Medicine Children’s Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric surgery.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Seifarth attended the University of Zurich, where he earned a Doctor of Medicine in 1999. He completed a residency in pediatric surgery at the University Children’s Hospital in Basel, Switzerland and at Kantonsspital Graubuenden of the University of Bern in Switzerland, and an additional residency in pediatrics at the University Hospital Zurich.  In  2007, he finished a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University Children’s Hospital at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. From 2007 to 2009, he held a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital.

Alongside his formal degrees and professional training, Dr. Seifarth holds numerous certifications. He is board-certified by the Swiss Board of Pediatrics, the European Board in Pediatric Surgery, and the German Boards of Pediatric Surgery. He is licensed by the West Virginia Board of Medicine, the State Medical Board of Ohio, the State of Montana Medical Board, the Colorado Medical Board and the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Among others. Dr. Seifarth holds certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Basic Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He further holds a certificate of da Vinci Robotic System Training, a certificate in didactics, and a certificate for completing the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

As an expert in minimally invasive techniques and with a wealth of professional experience and accreditation to his credit, Dr. Seifarth has excelled as the surgeon-in-chief, chief of pediatric surgery and the surgical director of the pediatric intensive care unit at the West Virginia University Medicine Children’s Hospital since 2021. Before 2016 he served as the interim chair for pediatric surgery and director for advanced technologies and minimally invasive techniques at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. From 2016 to 2020, he contributed his expertise as chief of pediatric surgery and a medical director of Montana Children’s at Kalispell Regional Healthcare. From  2017 to 2020, he shared his knowledge as an assistant professor at the University of Washington. From 2018 to 2020, Dr. Seifarth was a consultant pediatric surgeon at the Community Medical Center in Missoula, Montana, and an attending consultant pediatric surgeon in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Colorado Children’s Hospital. From 2017 to 2020, he was a consultant pediatric surgeon at the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

In addition to his primary posts as a surgeon, Dr. Seifarth has found success as the author of numerous published works and articles in professional journals. His most recent publication includes “Hybrid Cholecystectomy of Pediatric Gallbladder Volvulus” published in 2022 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. In 2018 he authored “Topical Heat Shock Protein 70 for Treatment of an Imiquimod-induced Psoriasis Model in Mice” in Cell Stress Chaperones. From 2008 to 2015, Dr. Seifarth served as an editor for the international abstract section of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

For his accomplishments, Dr. Seifarth has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades. In 2021, he was named a Top Doctor in West Virginia, and in 2020, he received Vitals.com’s Patient’s Choice 5th Anniversary Award. Vitals.com awarded him Compassionate Doctor Recognitions in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2020, and On-time Doctor Awards in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020. In 2013 and 2015 he won the innovator award at the Cleveland Clinic and in 2019, Dr. Seifarth earned the First Place Poster Prize from the Cleveland Clinic’s 10th Annual Education Conference. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Swiss Pediatric Surgical Association, the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, the West Virginia State Medical Association, and the Montana Medical Association. In the coming years, Dr. Seifarth’s goal is to facilitate the growth and development of the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, which he hopes will be improve the health of the Children of West Virginia and surrounding states and will allow more children to find access to first class care close to home.

Contact Dr. Seifarth: