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Charles M. Leys, MD

Contact Dr. Leys

E-mail:
leys@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 262-0466

Mail:
600 HIGHLAND AVE
MC 7375
MADISON, WI 53792-0001

Charles M. Leys, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Education

  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2000
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 2005
  • General Surgery Residency, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 2007
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO, 2009

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Leys is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. He is Director of Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery at American Family Children’s Hospital, and his clinical practice emphasizes minimally invasive approaches to all types of pediatric and neonatal surgical disorders. He specializes in congenital malformations, chest wall deformities, thoracic diseases, surgical oncology, and gastrointestinal disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux and inflammatory bowel disease.

For a complete listing of conditions for which our pediatric surgeons provide treatment, please click here.

Research Interests

Dr. Leys’ research interests are focused on evidence-based pediatric surgery, including clinical trials and quality improvement.

Recent Publications
  • Challenging surgical dogma in the management of proximal esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula: Outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.
    Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius TH, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Billmire D, Bruch S, Burns RC, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Hebel F, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Kohler J, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Raque J, Rymeski B, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2017 Jun 01.
    [PubMed ID: 28599967]
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  • Congenital H-type tracheoesophageal fistula: A multicenter review of outcomes in a rare disease.
    Fallon SC, Langer JC, St Peter SD, Tsao K, Kellagher CM, Lal DR, Whitehouse JS, Diesen DL, Rollins MD, Pontarelli E, Malek MM, Iqbal CW, Upperman JS, Leys CM, Wulkan ML, Hill SJ, Blakely ML, Kane TD, Wesson DE
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2017 May 11.
    [PubMed ID: 28528013]
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  • Hypotension and the need for transfusion in pediatric blunt spleen and liver injury: An ATOMAC+ prospective study.
    Magoteaux SR, Notrica DM, Langlais CS, Linnaus ME, Raines AR, Letton RW, Alder AC, Greenwell C, Eubanks JW, Lawson KA, Garcia NM, St Peter SD, Ostlie DJ, Leys CM, Bhatia A, Maxson RT, Tuggle DW, Ponsky TA
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2017 Jun; 52(6):979-983.
    [PubMed ID: 28363471]
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  • Synchronous Presentation of Renal Cell Carcinoma and Hodgkin Lymphoma in an Adolescent.
    Elsaid MY, Gill KG, Gosain A, Nichol PF, Leys CM, Buehler D, Leith CP, Patel NJ
    J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 2017 Jan 13.
    [PubMed ID: 28092312]
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  • Perioperative management and outcomes of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.
    Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius T, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Finnell SME, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre RS, Leys CM, Mak G, Raque J, Rescorla FJ, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT, Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2017 Aug; 52(8):1245-1251.
    [PubMed ID: 27993359]
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  • A call for a standardized definition of perforated appendicitis.
    Rogers AP, Zens TJ, Leys CM, Nichol PF, Ostlie DJ
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2017 Jan; 52(1):89-92.
    [PubMed ID: 27884453, PMC ID: 5502110]
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  • Prospective validation of the shock index pediatric-adjusted (SIPA) in blunt liver and spleen trauma: An ATOMAC+ study.
    Linnaus ME, Notrica DM, Langlais CS, St Peter SD, Leys CM, Ostlie DJ, Maxson RT, Ponsky T, Tuggle DW, Eubanks JW, Bhatia A, Alder AC, Greenwell C, Garcia NM, Lawson KA, Motghare P, Letton RW
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2017 Feb; 52(2):340-344.
    [PubMed ID: 27717564]
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  • The impact of morbid obesity on solid organ injury in children using the ATOMAC protocol at a pediatric level I trauma center.
    Vaughan N, Tweed J, Greenwell C, Notrica DM, Langlais CS, Peter SD, Leys CM, Ostlie DJ, Maxson RT, Ponsky T, Tuggle DW, Eubanks JW, Bhatia A, Greenwell C, Garcia NM, Lawson KA, Motghare P, Letton RW, Alder AC
    J. Pediatr. Surg. 2017 Feb; 52(2):345-348.
    [PubMed ID: 27707653]
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  • A Single Institution Review of Initial Application of a 5-mm Stapler.
    Rogers AP, Zens TJ, Kohler JE, Le HD, Nichol PF, Leys CM
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2016 Aug; 26(8):660-2.
    [PubMed ID: 27398952]
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  • Delaying Appendectomy Does Not Lead to Higher Rates of Surgical Site Infections: A Multi-institutional Analysis of Children With Appendicitis.
    Boomer LA, Cooper JN, Anandalwar S, Fallon SC, Ostlie D, Leys CM, Rangel S, Mattei P, Sharp SW, St Peter SD, Rodriguez JR, Kenney B, Besner GE, Deans KJ, Minneci PC
    Ann. Surg. 2016 Jul; 264(1):164-8.
    [PubMed ID: 26692077]
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