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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD

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(608) 263-9419

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Surgery


  • BA, Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1996
  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2000
  • PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2006
  • Residency, General Surgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, 2000-2003
  • Research Fellowship, NIH Research Fellowship in Burns and Trauma, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2003-2006
  • Residency, General Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2006-2008
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Surgical Oncology, LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center & St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 2010

Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship at University of Tennessee LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (2010).

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Gosain is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. He specializes in all types of General and Thoracic Pediatric Surgery and has specific interests in Neonatal surgery (including Esophageal Atresia, Intestinal Atresias, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia), Oncology (Neuroblastoma, Wilms’ Tumor, Hepatoblastoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Rare Tumors), Hirschsprung’s disease (congenital intestinal aganglionosis) and Anorectal malformations (imperforate anus, cloaca, cloacal exstrophy). He specializes in minimally-invasive surgery.

Dr. Gosain is Medical Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program and Surgical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UW/American Family Children’s Hospital, an American College of Surgeons Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Dr. Gosain is Surgical Director of the Pediatric Oncology Program and is the Children’s Oncology Group Site Responsible Investigator for Surgery at UW/American Family Children’s Hospital & Carbone Cancer Center.

Dr. Gosain is Director of the Pediatric CHARM Clinic (Cloaca, Hirschsprung’s Disease, Ano-Rectal Malformations) at American Family Children’s Hospital.

Research Interests

Dr. Gosain’s laboratory research focuses on the development of the Enteric Nervous System and Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immune System. The long-term goal of his research is to gain an understanding of the interactions between the Enteric Nervous System and Gastrointestinal Immune System in both development and disease to permit the generation of novel neuro-immunomodulatory therapies that may potentially target a broad range of congenital and acquired pediatric gastrointestinal tract diseases (Hirschsprung’s disease, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Intestinal Atresia, Motility Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, etc.).

Dr. Gosain's Lab

Recent Publications
  • Impaired Cellular Immunity in the Murine Neural Crest Conditional Deletion of Endothelin Receptor-B Model of Hirschsprung's Disease.
    Gosain A, Barlow-Anacker AJ, Erickson CS, Pierre JF, Heneghan AF, Epstein ML, Kudsk KA
    PLoS ONE 2015; 10(6):e0128822.
    [PubMed ID: 26061883, PMC ID: 4465674]
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  • Hirschsprung's associated enterocolitis.
    Gosain A, Brinkman AS
    Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 27(3):364-9.
    [PubMed ID: 25944307, PMC ID: 4451822]
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  • Immunostaining to visualize murine enteric nervous system development.
    Barlow-Anacker AJ, Erickson CS, Epstein ML, Gosain A
    J Vis Exp 2015; (98):e52716.
    [PubMed ID: 25993536]
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  • Laparoscopic versus open Ladd's procedure for intestinal malrotation in adults.
    Frasier LL, Leverson G, Gosain A, Greenberg J
    Surg Endosc 2015 Jun; 29(6):1598-604.
    [PubMed ID: 25294535, PMC ID: 4390417]
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  • Evolution in management of adolescent blunt aortic injuries--a single institution 22-y experience.
    Brinkman AS, Rogers AP, Acher CW, Wynn MM, Nichol PF, Ostlie DJ, Gosain A
    J. Surg. Res. 2015 Feb; 193(2):523-7.
    [PubMed ID: 25281286]
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  • Intestinal dysbiosis and bacterial enteroinvasion in a murine model of Hirschsprung's disease.
    Pierre JF, Barlow-Anacker AJ, Erickson CS, Heneghan AF, Leverson GE, Dowd SE, Epstein ML, Kudsk KA, Gosain A
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2014 Aug; 49(8):1242-51.
    [PubMed ID: 25092084, PMC ID: 4122863]
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  • Appearance of cholinergic myenteric neurons during enteric nervous system development: comparison of different ChAT fluorescent mouse reporter lines.
    Erickson CS, Lee SJ, Barlow-Anacker AJ, Druckenbrod NR, Epstein ML, Gosain A
    Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2014 Jun; 26(6):874-84.
    [PubMed ID: 24712519, PMC ID: 4037379]
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  • Parathyroid conditions in childhood.
    Burke JF, Chen H, Gosain A
    Semin. Pediatr. Surg. 2014 Apr; 23(2):66-70.
    [PubMed ID: 24931350]
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  • National trends in pediatric blunt spleen and liver injury management and potential benefits of an abbreviated bed rest protocol.
    Dodgion CM, Gosain A, Rogers A, St Peter SD, Nichol PF, Ostlie DJ
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2014 Jun; 49(6):1004-8; discussion 1008.
    [PubMed ID: 24888852]
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  • IL-25 improves luminal innate immunity and barrier function during parenteral nutrition.
    Heneghan AF, Pierre JF, Gosain A, Kudsk KA
    Ann. Surg. 2014 Feb; 259(2):394-400.
    [PubMed ID: 23426341, PMC ID: 3661688]
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