Physician Profile

Peter J. Deckers, M.D.

Dean Emeritus
Attending Staff, Department of Surgery
Office Locations:

Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center
UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion, 4th Floor
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Surgery
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolAssumption Preparatory SchoolAcademic
Undergraduate SchoolCollege of the Holy CrossPre Med
Medical SchoolUniversity School of MedicineMedicine
InternshipBoston City HospitalV and VI Medical Service
ResidencyBoston University Medical CenterJunior Assistant Resident, General Surgery
ResidencyBoston University Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
OtherBoston University Medical CenterAcademic Surgery
ResidencyBoston University Medical CenterSenior Resident, General Surgery
ResidencyBoston University Medical CenterChief Resident, General Surgery
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Sanctae Crucis AwardCollege of the Holy Cross
Dedication of the Peter J. Deckers, M.D. Chair in SurgeryConnecticut Children’s Medical Center
Kaiser-Permanente Teaching Award, Teaching in PCM II and in the Surgical Subinternship
Carole and Ray Neag Medal of Honor - 2012University of Connecticut Health Center
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Honoris CausaAssumption College
Faculty Recognition AwardUniversity of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine
Carole and Ray Neag Medal of Honor - 2008University of Connecticut Health Center
Robert U. Massey Award for Distinguished ServiceCapital Area Health Consortium
Jim Calhoun Community Service Award - 2005
Distinguished Clinical Investigator Lifetime Achievement Award National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project
Business Person of the Year AwardFarmington Chamber of Commerce
Horace Wells Anesthesia AwardHorace Wells Club of Connecticut
Distinguished Alumnus AwardBoston University
President’s AwardNew England Cancer Society
Distinguished Alumnus AwardBoston University School of Medicine
Distinguished Lecturer AwardNational Medical Association: Surgical Section
Outstanding Physician's AwardUniversity Hospital
First Prize, James Ewing Resident Research Award
First Prize, SAMA UTMB Research ForumSAMA UTMB Research Forum
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company Prize - 1966Boston University School of Medicine
Alumni Award of MeritBoston University School of Medicine
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company Prize - 1965Boston University School of Medicine
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company Prize - 1964Boston University School of Medicine
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company Prize - 1963Boston University School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Improving operating room turnover time: a systems based approach. Bhatt, Ankeet S; Carlson, Grant W; Deckers, Peter J. (2014). Journal of medical systems, 12, (38), 148.

Methyl sulfone manifests anticancer activity in a metastatic murine breast cancer cell line and in human breast cancer tissue--part 2: human breast cancer tissue. Caron, Joan McIntyre; Monteagudo, Luke; Sanders, Melinda; Bannon, Marissa; Deckers, Peter J. (2013). Chemotherapy, 1, (59), 24-34.

Constructive "fine tuning"--one hundred years later. Deckers, Peter J. (2010). Connecticut medicine, 10, (74), 629-31.

Early-stage invasive breast cancers: potential role of optical tomography with US localization in assisting diagnosis. Zhu, Quing; Hegde, Poornima U; Ricci, Andrew; Kane, Mark; Cronin, Edward B; Ardeshirpour, Yasaman; Xu, Chen; Aguirre, Andres; Kurtzman, Scott H; Deckers, Peter J; Tannenbaum, Susan H. (2010). Radiology, 2, (256), 367-78.

Much more than meets the eye. Deckers, Peter J. (2010). Connecticut medicine, 1, (74), 51-3.