Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

94 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

William J. Peche, M.S.P.H., M.D.

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William Peche, MD, is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah and a surgeon with the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Peche holds board certifications in both general and colorectal surgery. He is director of the School of Medicine's Surgery Skills Lab, where residents learn techniques such as laparoscopy and endoscopy. His research interests include new techniques for hemorrhoid surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, familial cancer syndromes, and outcomes research for colorectal surgery.

He completed his undergraduate degree at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and earned a master of science degree in public health from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Peche earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa, completing an internship at Atlanta Medical Center and a residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine, both in general surgery. He also completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Before joining HCI, Peche was in private practice in Salt Lake City.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery

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November 06, 2012

Dr. Peche seems a little distracted. He seems like a good guy but I am losing confidence in his skills, but then he is a surgeon.

September 26, 2012

Hes good at answering my questions, letting me understand the large medical words he uses. He is also good at giving me advice about the problems I encounted afterwards.

September 10, 2012

Very knowledgable and showed genuine concern and empathy for my situation

September 05, 2012

Dr. Peche came across honest and experienced. He didn't hold back information and was very straightforward about surgical options for me.

August 06, 2012

Care provider didn't speak much about follow up. He left that to others.

July 13, 2012

I saw Dr. Peche and he was very nice and was concerned about my health problem and between him and I we made the best solution as far as surgery was concerned, which was none(Yea!).

February 11, 2012

Both doctors and nurse were great.

January 20, 2012

We were so glad we chose to come to the University Hospital. If the necessity arises we would come back to this hospital and recommend it to everyone in Ely.

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Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Academic Office Locations

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(801) 581-7124 School of Medicine
Division of General Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. William J. Peche is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University, Master of Science in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Tulane Univeristy and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Utah. He completed a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Peche's research and clinical interests are in the area of colon and rectal surgery with an emphasis on colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and surgical quality and outcomes research. He is an active member of the ASCRS, ACS, and SAGES.

He also serves as the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at the University of Utah and Director of the Surgical Skills Lab. Dr. Peche has special interests in the area of surgical simulation training and is responsible for curriculum development for residents in the program


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
Colon-Rectal Surgery
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Internship Atlanta Medical Center
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Iowa
Graduate Training Tulane University School of Public Health
Undergraduate Trinity University
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