Peter Dziegielewski, M.D.

Peter T Dziegielewski, M.D.

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Biography

Peter T. Dziegielewski “Dz,” MD, FRCSC, is board-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Originally from Canada, Dr. Dz received his medical degree and residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He then completed a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery, certified by the American Head and Neck Society, at The Ohio State University in Columbus. 

Dr. Dz specializes in the surgical removal of head and neck masses, tumors and cancers. This includes the mouth, tongue, jaws, throat, voice box, face, skin, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands, and other sites of the head and neck. He uses open techniques as well as minimally invasive approaches, including robotic surgery, or TORS. He also specializes in head and neck reconstruction using microvascular surgery, or free flaps, and other grafts. He has a clinical interest in using virtual surgery and 3D modeling to perform complex jaw and midface reconstruction. His focus is on rebuilding defects to maximize post-operative swallowing, speech, cosmesis and quality of life.

At University of Florida Health, Dr. Dz serves as the director of the division of head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery. He is also the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery operating room college leader and serves as a member of the UF College of Medicine Complement Review Committee as well as on the UF Perioperative Service Committee. 

Dr. Dz. is an active clinical researcher with interests in optimizing quality and functional outcomes following head and neck surgery, increasing cancer survival and improving quality of life after head and neck cancer treatment.

Outside of UF, Dr. Dz serves as a member of the American Head and Neck Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology.

Education

Fellowship - Otolaryngology
Ohio State University
2013

Residency - Otolaryngology
University of Alberta
2012

Medical Degree
University of Alberta
2007

Bachelor Degree
University of Calgary
2003

Board Certifications

  • Florida Medical License
  • Ohio Medical License
  • Alberta Medical License
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Honors and Awards

Doctors Day Recipient
University of Florida - College of Medicine
2020

Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida - College of Medicine
2019

Doctors Day Recipient
University of Florida - College of Medicine
2019

Faculty Teacher of the Year Award
University of Florida - Department of Otolaryngology
2018

Faculty Research Mentor of the Year Award
University of Florida - Department of Otolaryngology
2018

Doctors Day Recipient
University of Florida - College of Medicine
2018

Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida - College of Medicine
2018

Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida - College of Medicine
2017

Doctors Day Recipient
University of Florida - College of Medicine
2017

Poster of Distinction
American Head and Neck Society Section at COSM
2017

Exemplary Teacher Award
• University of Florida - College of Medicine
2016

Faculty Teacher of the Year Award
University of Florida - Department of Otolaryngology
2016

Faculty Research Mentor of the Year Award
University of Florida - Department of Otolaryngology
2016

1st Place in Research Competition
Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting
2016

Customer Service Key Award
UF Health Shands
2015

Featured Oral Presentation
AHNS Section at COSM
2013

AAO-HNS Fellow/Resident Leadership Grant
AAO-HNS Meeting
2013

Top Resident Teacher
University of Alberta - Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
2012

1st Prize for Best Research Paper
ASO-HNS Meeting
2012

Poster of Distinction
8th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
2012

2nd Prize for Best Clinical Research
University of Alberta
2011

Professionalism Award: Exceptional display of professionalism
University of Alberta - Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck
2011

Dr. Martin T. Spoor Memorial Award in Surgery
University of Alberta - Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
2011

Annual Research Award: Top Resident Researcher
University of Alberta - Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
2011

2nd Prize for Best Research Paper
University of Alberta - Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery - Residents` Research Day
2011

Detweiler Travelling Fellowship
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2011

THANC Foundation Scholarship
Beth Israel Hospital - NY
2011

1st Prize for Best Research Paper
ASO-HNS Meeting - Resident Research Competition
2011

Schering Resident Achievement Award
ASO-HNS - Top resident academic performance
2011

1st Prize for Best Clinical Research
University of Alberta - Tom Williams Department of Surgery Research Day
2010

Honorable Mention
CSO-HNS Meeting - Poliquin Residents’ Research Competition
2010

2nd Prize for Best Clinical Research
University of Alberta - Tom Williams Department of Surgery Research Day
2008

Poster of Distinction
AHNS Meeting - 7th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
2008

Dr. Walter C. McKenzie Award: Best mark in clinical skills testing (OSCE)
University of Alberta
2007

A.E. Bowie Scholarship in Medicine: Best clinical performance in year 4 surgical rotation
University of Alberta
2007

Dean's Honor List: Top 10th percentile of the medical school class
University of Alberta
2006-2007

Alpha Omega Alpha: Top 5th percentile of the medical school class
University of Alberta
2006

Nat Christie Foundation Scholarship: Exceptional academic achievement
University of Alberta
2005

Dr. R.F. Shaner Prize in Anatomy: Highest merit in gross anatomy and histology
University of Alberta
2004

Dr. A.J. Pauly Scholarship in Medicine: Exceptional academic merit
University of Alberta
2003

Louise McKinney Scholarship: Top 10% of undergraduate students in Alberta.
University of Calgary
1999-2003

Dean’s Honor List: Academic standing above the 90th percentile
University of Calgary
1999-2003