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
  • Management of breast masses
  • Optimal management of pilonidal disease in adolescents
  • Multi-Institutional Cohort Study of Pilonidal Disease Management

Current Areas of Study

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

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MWPSC is performing a patient choice study evaluating antibiotics versus operation in the setting of acute appendicitis.  This study is supported by a $2.7 million PCORI grant.

Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium

A study on the management of breast masses in pediatric patients is beginning.

A QI project based on the results from the retrospective EA/TEF study is underway.

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

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 is almost complete.

Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium

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The Thrasher Research Fund has awarded $394,000 to the MWPSC to prospectively study an algorithm for the management of benign ovarian masses in children.

Beth A. Rymeski, DO
Cincinnati Children's Hosiptal Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Current Management of Pediatric Pilonidal Disease: A Perspective Multicenter Surgeon-Choice Cohort Study

Awarded $25,000