Saint Peter’s University Hospital Announces New Chair of the Hospital’s Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of The Children’s Hospital

April 19, 2023

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Announces New Chair of the Hospital’s Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of The Children’s Hospital
New Brunswick, N.J. – April 19, 2023 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is pleased to announce Lindsay Grier Arthur III, MD, FACS, FAAP as the newly appointed chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief for The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s.

A well-known and widely respected minimally invasive pediatric surgeon, educator, author and researcher, Dr. Arthur comes to Saint Peter’s from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Arthur’s minimally invasive surgical expertise includes laparoscopic pyloromyotomies, Nissen fundoplications, Hirschsprung’s pull-throughs, ovarian surgery, adrenalectomies and thoracoscopic lobectomies for congenital lung anomalies, among many others.

In his new role, Dr. Arthur will focus on three key areas including general pediatric surgery, head and neck surgery and congenital surgeries. To name just a few, some of the conditions he can treat include:
  1. Appendicitis
  2. Hernia and pilonidal diseases (general surgery)
  3. Thyroid disease and branchial cleft remnants (head and neck)
  4. Trachea-esophageal fistulas
  5. Neonatal intestinal obstructions 
  6. Congenital pulmonary airway malformations (congenital surgeries)
Dr. Arthur also has a special interest in pediatric oncology having been involved with St. Christopher’s Oncology Group for 15 years.

“I believe that the Department of Surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a hidden gem within the state and that we can deliver outstanding surgical expertise for both adults and children without the need for patients to travel to New York City or Philadelphia to have their care,” said Dr. Arthur. “After nearly 16 years in clinical practice in pediatric surgery, my goal is to grow the pediatric surgical practice at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital and to develop the Department of Surgery into a well-rounded tertiary referral center that competes with any surgical department in the region.”

Upon graduating cum laude from Princeton University, Dr. Arthur attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia where he also graduated cum laude. He remained at Jefferson for his general surgical residency and then continued his medical education as a pediatric surgical research fellow at the AI DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Immediately following, Dr. Arthur embarked on his pediatric surgical residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital of Ohio State University, now known as Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of the busiest children’s hospitals in the country. While there, he was recognized with the prestigious Surgical House Officer of the Year award.

Dr. Arthur has made numerous national presentations, one of which was recognized with the Peter Paul Rickman Prize for most outstanding presentation at the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons Meeting. This was the first and only time the award was given to someone from the United States.

“We proudly welcome Dr. Arthur to Saint Peter’s and look forward to expanding our surgical capabilities under his leadership,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “His academic achievements are notable and his experience as an educator will benefit our pediatric residency program. We are most excited about the clinical expertise Dr. Arthur brings to our existing pediatric surgical team. He is just one of several highly qualified physicians who recently chose to join the Saint Peter’s surgical team, making us a destination for adult and pediatric surgical services.”

For more information about Saint Peter’s surgical services, call 732.745.8571 or visit  
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital

Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. Saint Peter’s is the recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for the adult intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac progressive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732.745.8600.

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