Consortium News

Data on approximately 400 patients with esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula, one of the largest contemporatry series of this anomaly, presented at the Surgery Section of the AAP meetings in 2015 and 2016 and APSA in 2016.  A manuscript has been accepted by the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.​​

MWPSC receives $2.7 million funding from PCORI to perform patient choice study evaluating antibiotics versus operation in the setting of acute appendicitis.

We are a group of Pediatric Surgery investigators from academic health centers in the Midwest who are passionate about studying surgical diseases and their management in children. Learn More

Meet the Investigators

  • Nonoperative treatment of appendicitis
  • Emergency Department aspiration of spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Esophageal atresia and TEF
  • ​Development of a predictive index of continence in children with anorectal malformations
  • Retrospective analysis of congenital lung lesions
  • Natural history of patent processus vaginalis in Infants
  • Operative vs. non-operative approach to gastroschisis reduction
  • Reducing the rate of oophorectomy in the setting of benign disease

Current Areas of Study

All centers are now part of a central IRB.

A manuscript describing the formation of the MWPSC has been accepted by the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

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Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium

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A QI project based on the results from the retrospective EA/TEF study is about to begin.

Close to 500 patients are in a database of congenital lung lesions.

Studies on management of gastroschisis and benign ovarian disease are undergoing central IRB approval.

Studies to evaluate a protocol which optimizes management of adolescents with spontaneous pneumothorax and to correlate radiographic and other data to long term outcome in newborns with anorectal malformations are underway.

A study evaluating the natural history of a patent processus vaginalis (PPV) found during a laparoscopic pyloromyotomy is about to begin.

Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109