Federico G. Seifarth, MD, FAAP, FACS

Title: Surgeon-in-Chief 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 Surgical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 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 an additional residency in pediatrics at the University Hospital Zurich. In 2004, Dr. Seifarth concluded a residency in general surgery at Kantonsspital Graubunden at the University of Bern in Switzerland, and in 2007, he finished his residency 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 certified by the Swiss Board of Pediatrics, the European Board in Pediatric Surgery, the German Boards of Pediatric Surgery, the West Virginia Board of Medicine, the State Medical Board of Ohio, the State of Montana Medical Board, and the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, among others. Dr. Seifarth holds certification 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.

With a wealth of professional experience and accreditation to his credit, Dr. Seifarth has excelled as the surgeon-in-chief and the surgical director of the pediatric intensive care unit at the West Virginia University Medicine Children’s Hospital since 2021. From 2019 to 2020, he contributed his expertise as the medical director of Montana Children’s Kalispell Regional Healthcare, and 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 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. In 2022, he co-authored “Hybrid Cholecystectomy of Pediatric Gallbladder Volvulus” in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science, and in 2018 he co-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 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 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 a significant reason preventing children from leaving the state. 

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