Research Resident: Pediatric Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin/ Children's Hospital of WI
Date Posted: September 1, 2019

MCW is the 4th largest private medical school in the nation, ranked in the top 5% nationally in the number of residents trained. MCW is Wisconsin’s largest private research institution, and composes the largest multi-specialty physician practice in Wisconsin with approximately 2.6 million patient visits annually. Our pediatric surgical providers are members of Children’s Specialty Group (CSG), comprised of greater than 600 specialty care pediatric providers. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the nation’s top pediatric facilities. CHW is a 300-bed pediatric hospital and ACS Level I Children’s Surgery Center and Pediatric Trauma Center that provides comprehensive care for neonates, infants, children and adolescents. It is one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the nation, with 72 PICU beds, and approximately 26,000 annual admissions, 71,000 emergency room visits and over 20,000 surgical procedures performed annually. In 2018, more than 394,000 children and adolescents were seen in the hospital’s specialty outpatient clinics and urgent care sites. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in 8 pediatric specialties it reviews in the new 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The hospital is designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence and high quality patient care. This designation is held by only 8% of hospitals nationwide. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Clinical Call Required?: Yes Clinical Call Requirements: Estimated 3-4 per month Program Length: 1 year, July 2020 start Location: Milwaukee, WI Program Director: David Gourlay, MD Program Description: We offer opportunities to perform surgical clinical outcomes research, maternal-fetal health and basic sciences. Residents interested in surgical outcomes research will have the opportunity to become involved in local, regional, and national surgical outcomes trials, outcomes research and large database analyses, the ACS Pediatric NSQIP, TQIP and NACRI databases. Current areas of focus include evaluation and management of appendicitis, surgical outcomes in the management of GERD and feeding disorders, surgical outcomes of congenital anomalies, trauma and burn care. Residents interested in basic science research have the opportunity to work in basic research which focus on defining the mechanisms impairing vascular function in sickle cell disease and stroke. Our premise is that if the underlying mechanisms impairing vascular function are treated then patients with sickle cell disease will experience fewer complications resulting from vasocongestion in major organs including stroke. Our research program in systemic sclerosis focuses on defining the mechanisms by which chronic states of oxidative stress and inflammation alter vascular matrix which then impairs the function of endothelial cells, which line the blood vessels of your heart. Our diabetes research program focuses on how diabetes induces chronic states of oxidative stress and inflammation that activate neutrophils to release myeloperoxidase which binds to the endothelium which in turn, increases inflammation and atherosclerosis in the periphery.

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