Gregory L. Peck, DO, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Associate Professor of Health Behavior, Policy, and Society, Department of Health Behavior Policy, and Society, Rutgers – School of Public Health (SPH)
Dr. Gregory Peck is a first-generation college graduate with a primary appointment as Associate Professor of Surgery at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). Dr. Peck completed his two-year clinical acute care surgery fellowship at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a double board-certified surgeon practicing Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care.
As part of the implementation of his junior faculty individual career development plan at RWJMS, in 2020 Dr. Peck received his Master of Public Health and Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology Methods at the Rutgers School of Public Health. In the following year, he was accepted to the Master of Clinical and Translational Science Program (MSCTS) at the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies in conjunction with his 2021 to 2022 (TR003018-03) and 2022 to 2023 (TR003018-04) New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) Institutional KL2 Career Development Award.
Dr. Peck’s early career has predominantly focused on developing very technical and clinical approaches to disease requiring emergency general surgery, i.e., tertiary prevention. Now, and as a result of the KL2 opportunity, he has developed a novel scientific focus on the primary and secondary prevention of digestive disease requiring emergency surgery.
Dr. Peck’s current New Jersey population-based epidemiologic research focuses on gallstone disease and how multi-level etiologic factors may impact morbidity and mortality rate related to the emergency relative to elective cholecystectomy rate. This work provided premise and feasibility for his recent resubmission to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award.