Pediatric Surgery

Welcome to The University of Chicago Section of Pediatric Surgery. We are proud to be a part of one of America's premier universities and to share with you our rich surgical history matched only by our ongoing commitment to excellence in patient care, research and teaching.

The Pediatric Surgical Subspecialty group at the University of Chicago performs more than 4,000 operations each year for a variety of childhood diseases. The clinical faculty offers world-renowned expertise in all aspects of pediatric surgical care with complete, well-balanced programs in General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology.

The hallmark of the Pediatric General Surgery program is an AGCME-accredited, two-year fellowship training program in Pediatric General Surgery with a clinical emphasis on minimally invasive surgery (MIS), which results in less pain, tissue damage and scarring in children, as well as faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. The section produces numerous articles for peer reviewed journals on minimally invasive surgery in children, as well as presents cutting-edge techniques at national meetings. In addition to our unique minimally invasive program, the general surgery group performs traditional pediatric surgical procedures ranging in complexity form high index neonatal surgery to routine hernia surgery. The group also manages the largest and busiest Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program in the Chicago area.

The Otolaryngology group provides a vast range of complex services from endoscopic sinus surgery and cochlear implantation to traditional myringotomy tubes for otitis media. There is ongoing seminal research in allergic rhinitis supported by NIH funding. The Neurosurgery group supports all aspects of pediatric surgery including neuro-oncology, neurovascular surgery, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy and minimally invasive surgery, allowing unprecedented access to innovative treatments. There is ongoing research in hydrocephalus physiology supported by NIH funding. The Orthopedics group performs a wide range of procedures ranging in complexity from complicated scoliosis surgery to routine fracture care. The Urology group has a renowned national expert in bladder reconstruction and complex congenital urological anomalies who performs a wide range of minimally invasive procedures including robotic surgery ranging from innovative/complicated urological reconstruction to traditional hypospadias repair.

Along with our clinical and research activities, we emphasize a rich and vibrant academic environment for the education of medical students, residents and fellows. We seek to create an environment that will foster the development and growth of our future medical leaders.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our programs. It is through collaboration with your that we will continue to fulfill our important missions of research, education and high quality care to our pediatric patients.