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Mission Statement
The mission of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the American Family Children’s Hospital and University of Wisconsin is to provide leadership in advanced surgical care and outstanding patient outcomes for infants and children throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states. The Pediatric Surgeons, Advanced Practice Nurses and other team members excel in quality, innovation, education and academics, through cutting-edge clinical and basic science research, and focus on patient- and family-centered care of infants and children.


The Division of Pediatric Surgery provides comprehensive surgical consultation and care for infants and children in Wisconsin and across the Midwest. Our pediatric surgeons are all fellowship trained and hold board certifications in pediatric surgery and general surgery, as designated by the American Board of Surgery. They are recognized as exemplary surgeons and clinicians, and are renowned across the country, or around the world, as leaders in the field of pediatric surgery. The Division provides surgical expertise in all areas of pediatric surgery; including advanced minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy), neonatal and congenital diseases, oncologic surgery, chest wall deformities, esophageal and gastroesophageal reflux, colon and rectal surgery, trauma, endocrine surgery, hernia and testicular surgery, and hepatobiliary pancreas surgery.

Research in the Division of Pediatric Surgery has grown tremendously over the past several years. The Division is committed to outstanding clinical outcomes and identifying potential areas of basic science breakthroughs for infants with surgical diseases. The research endeavors within the Division of Pediatric Surgery are focused on meshing these two expectations. Our clinical research includes the development and participation in multi-institutional trials focusing on improving trauma care, managing postoperative pain, and treating various surgical diseases of the chest and abdomen. The basic science research programs are investigating causes and treatments for various intestinal diseases including short gut, intestinal atresia and Hirschsprung’s disease.

The Pediatric Surgery Team at the University of Wisconsin and American Family Children’s Hospital work with all pediatric subspecialties to provide multidisciplinary care for all infants and children, regardless of level of illness. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and family and patient centered care, it is our expectation that our patients and families will receive exemplary care during times of stress and concern, and subsequently outstanding surgical outcomes. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System