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Associate Professor

Areas of Interest
congenital colorectal, neonatal defects, outcomes research, bioinformatics


In August 2015, Dr. Vincent Mortellaro joined the pediatric surgery faculty at Children’s of Alabama. A native of Florida, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and began his medical education at the University of Miami School of Medicine, graduating in 2005. He completed his surgical residency in general surgery at the University of Florida in 2010, along with postdoctoral research fellowships in 2010 - 2013 and a pediatric surgery fellowship in 2015. Dr. Mortellaro joined UAB in division of pediatric surgery in Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Mortellaro is a specialist in minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Mortellaro’s clinical interests include congenital colorectal and neonatal defects. Dr. Mortellaro’s research interests include pediatric surgical outcomes and bioinformatics.

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Mortellaro VE, Chen MK, Pincus D, Kays DW, Islam S, Beierle EA. Infectious risk to ventriculo-peritoneal shunts from gastrointestinal surgery in the pediatric population. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1201-4; discussion 1204-5. PMID: 19524741

Mortellaro VE, Peter SD, Fike FB, Islam S. Review of the evidence on the closure of abdominal wall defects. Pediatr Surg Int. 2011 Apr;27(4):391-7. Epub 2010 Dec 14. Review. PMID: 21161242

Fike FB, Mortellaro VE, Pettiford JN, Ostlie DJ, St Peter SD. Diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease in infants. Pediatr Surg Int. 2011 Aug;27(8):791-7. Epub 2011 Apr 6. Review. PMID: 21626014

Fike FB, Mortellaro V, Juang D, St Peter SD, Andrews WS, Snyder CL. Neutropenic colitis in children. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):73-6. Epub 2011 Feb 21. PMID: 21435655

Fike FB, Mortellaro VE, Juang D, Ostlie DJ, St Peter SD. Experience with pilonidal disease in children. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):165-8. Epub 2011 Mar 11. PMID: 21470629

Mortellaro VE, Iqbal CW, Fike FB, Sharp SW, Ostlie DJ, Snyder CL, St Peter SD. The predictive value of Haller index in patients undergoing pectus bar repair for pectus excavatum. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):104-6. Epub 2011 Mar 23. PMID: 21470635

Juang D, Fike FB, Laituri CA, Mortellaro VE, St Peter SD. Treadmill injuries in the pediatric population. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):139-42. Epub 2011 Mar 11. PMID: 21470636

Mortellaro VE, Green J, Islam S, Bass JA, Fike FB, St Peter SD. Occurrence of Crohn's disease in children after total colectomy for ulcerative colitis. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):38-40. Epub 2011 Mar 11. PMID: 21470637

Mortellaro VE, Juang D, Fike FB, Saites CG, Potter DD Jr, Iqbal CW, Snyder CL, St Peter SD. Treatment of appendicitis in neutropenic children. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):14-6. Epub 2011 Apr 20. PMID: 21514602

Fike FB, Mortellaro VE, Juang D, Sharp SW, Ostlie DJ, St Peter SD. The impact of postoperative abscess formation in perforated appendicitis. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):24-6. Epub 2011 Apr 13. PMID: 21550056

Mortellaro VE, Fike FB, Adibe OO, Juang D, Aguayo P, Ostlie DJ, Holcomb GW, St Peter SD. The use of high-frequency oscillating ventilation to facilitate stability during neonatal thoracoscopic operations. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Nov;21(9):877-9. Epub 2011 Aug 22. PMID: 21859342

Aggarwal P, Mortellaro VE, St Peter SD. Pulmonary interstitial emphysema presenting as a congenital cystic adenomatous malformation on CT. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Dec;21(6):404-6. Epub 2011 Oct 18. No abstract available. PMID: 22009221

Mortellaro VE, Pettiford JN, St Peter SD, Fraser JD, Ho B, Wei J. Incidence, diagnosis, and outcomes of vocal fold immobility after esophageal atresia (EA) and/or tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) repair. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Dec;21(6):386-8. Epub 2011 Dec 14. PMID: 22169990

Fike FB, Mortellaro VE, Iqbal CW, Sharp SW, Ostlie DJ, Holcomb GW 3rd, Sharp RJ, Snyder CL, St Peter SD. Experience with a simple technique for pectus bar removal. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Mar;47(3):490-3. PMID: 22424343

Iqbal CW, Knott EM, Mortellaro VE, Fitzgerald KM, Sharp SW, St Peter SD. Interval appendectomy after perforated appendicitis: What are the operative risks and luminal patency rates? J Surg Res. 2012 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22482752

Mortellaro VE, Fike FB, Sharp SW, St Peter SD. Operative findings in antenatal abdominal masses of unknown etiology in females. J Surg Res. 2012 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22572620

Fike FB, Mortellaro VE, Holcomb GW 3rd, St Peter SD. Predictors of failed enema reduction in childhood intussusception. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 May;47(5):925-7. PMID: 22595574

Mortellaro VE, Gasior AC, Knott EM, Shah SR, Ostlie DJ, Holcomb GW 3rd, St Peter SD. Is there an increased risk of complications with laparoscopy looking for a contralateral patent processus vaginalis? J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Sep;22(7):710-2. PMID: 22870947

Iqbal CW, Rivard DC, Mortellaro VE, Sharp SW, St Peter SD. Evaluation of ultrasonographic parameters in the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis relative to patient age and size. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Aug;47(8):1542-7. PMID: 22901914

Mortellaro VE, Iqbal C, Fu R, Curtis H, Fike FB, St Peter SD. Predictors of radiolucent foreign body aspiration. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Sep;48(9):1867-70. PMID: 24074659

Iqbal CW, St Peter SD, Tsao K, Cullinane DC, Gourlay DM, Ponsky TA, Wulkan ML, Adibe OO; Pancreatic Trauma in Children (PATCH) Study Group: Levy SM, Petrosyan M, Kane TD, Pontarelli EM, Upperman JS, Hill S, Malek M, Cartland Bruns R, Islam S, Christensen M, Graziano KD, Notrica DM, Lemon E, Su WT, Mortellaro VE, Russell RT. Operative vs nonoperative management for blunt pancreatic transection in children: multi-institutional outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Feb;218(2):157-62. PMID: 24440062

Mathews EK, Griffin RL, Mortellaro V, Beierle EA, Harmon CM, Chen MK, Russell RT. Utility of immature granulocyte percentage in pediatric appendicitis. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):230-4. PMID: 24793450

Perger L, Little DC, Muensterer OJ, Chong AJ, Mortellaro VE, Harmon CM. Minimal access laparoscopic surgery for treatment of ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis coli in children and adolescents. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2014 Oct;24(10):731-4. PMID: 25247476



Medical School
University of Miami

University of Florida
General Surgery

Children’s of Alabama
Pediatric Surgery


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JRL 300

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