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 Hirschprung’s disease.