Pediatric Specialists - Port Charlotte
22655 Bayshore Rd, Suite 130 Port Charlotte, FL 33980Fax: (239) 235-4901
Pediatric Surgery - Summerlin Rd
16230 Summerlin Rd, Suite 215 Fort Myers, FL 33908Fax: (239) 343-4190
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Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
Treatment of Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum
Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic pediatric surgery
Pediatric surgical oncology
Dr. André Hebra joined Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital in April of 2021. His past leadership experiences include Chief Medical Officer and Physician in Chief of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida (2016-2021) as well as Surgeon-in-Chief and endowed Chair of Pediatric Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (2007-2016).
Dr. Hebra has also held academic appointments in the past at the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of South Florida. Dr. Hebra received his M.D. degree in 1987 from the Medical University of South Carolina where he also completed his internship and residency in General Surgery.
Dr. Hebra was a pioneer in the early development of laparoscopic surgical techniques and developed a special interest in the field of minimal access surgery & robotic surgery.
Following residency, he pursued pediatric surgery and critical care training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is board certified in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Critical Care. He has obtained additional training in physician leadership at the Harvard School of Public Health and from the American Association of Physician Leadership.
Dr. Hebra has received numerous awards and honors in his career, including a Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service from the US Navy. He has been recognized as a teacher and mentor to many students, residents and faculty. He has had more than 100 publications of peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters.
He has received awards for original research and excellence in teaching. He has been regularly ranked in “Best Doctors in America” and has consistently received top rankings in patient/family satisfaction surveys.
Dr. Hebra has been a guest speaker to numerous scientific organizations nationally and abroad. He has devoted his professional career to the care of children with great emphasis on the use of advanced minimally invasive techniques.
He has led multiple initiatives related to excellence in patient care, Quality & Safety, continuous improvement and clinical standard work projects as well as implementation of Just Culture in the hospital setting.
Most recently, he pioneered outcomes research related to the treatment of congenital chest anomalies which has resulted in optimization of care for children with pectus excavatum and carinatum.
M.D. - Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine, Charleston, SC
General Surgery Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Pediatric Surgery: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
American Board of Surgery, Board Certified in General Surgery ; American Board of Surgery, Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery; American Board of Surgery, Board Certified in Surgical Critical Care
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