About Peter Fagenholz, MD

Dr. Peter Fagenholz is a pancreatic and general surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He specializes in surgery of the pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts as well as hernia surgery and complex general abdominal surgery. He is a surgical member of the multidisciplinary care teams for pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis at MGH, and he co-founded and serves as the surgical director of the MGH Pancreatitis Treatment Center.

Dr. Fagenholz graduated from New York University School of Medicine and trained in surgery at MGH before joining the staff in 2011. He is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Departments, Centers, & Programs:

Clinical Interests:



Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-2819

Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center
52 Second Ave.
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-643-2819

Medical Education

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.


Dr. Fagenholz? research focuses on minimally invasive techniques for treating acute pancreatitis. He has published over 150 article and 30 book chapters on this and other topics.


Reviews: Comments and Ratings