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Daniel J. Ostlie, MD, will join the Department of Surgery as the chief of pediatric surgery and will be appointed as surgeon-in-chief for the American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) effective August 2012.

Dr. is an accomplished pediatric surgeon coming to UW from Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, where he served as vice chair of Mercy’s Department of Surgery, director of pediatric surgery and surgical critical care programs, and director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship.

In addition to his clinical roles, Dr. Ostlie held a faculty appointment as professor of surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His research interests focus on evidence-based pediatric surgery, and he has participated in more than 20 prospective randomized controlled trials in infants and children.

Dr. Ostlie earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic of Scottsdale and went on to complete a surgical critical care fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

The surgeon-in-chief is a key leadership role for the AFCH. In this role, Dr. Ostlie will partner and collaborate with the chairs and chiefs of all surgical and procedural-related specialties serving children in order to achieve the highest quality of pediatric patient care and teaching at AFCH. The surgeon-in-chief is a member of the AFCH leadership team and provides direction with administrative, clinical and patient care leaders to achieve the strategic vision and goals of UW Health and AFCH related to the care of children throughout our region and beyond. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System