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Hirschl RB, Minneci P, Gadepalli SK, Saito JM, Askegard-Giesmann J, Deans K, Downard C, Fallat M, Helmrath M, Kabre R, Lal D, Leys C, Mak G, Ostlie D, Rescorla F, Sato T, St. Peter S, von Allmen D, Warner BW on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium:  Development of a multi-institutional clinical research consortium for Pediatric Surgery.  J Pediatr Surg, Dec 2016 PMID: 28081853

Lal, DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius T, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Deans KT, Fallat ME, Finnell SME, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre RS, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Raque J, Saito JM, St. Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato T, on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Perioperative management and outcomes of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.  J Pediatr Surg, 2016 Dec PMID: 27993359


Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius TH, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Billmire D, Bruch S, Burns RC, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Hebel F, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Kohler J, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Raque J, Rymeski B, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Challenging surgical dogma in the management of proximal esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula: Outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  J Pediatr Surg. 53(7):1267-1272, 2018  PMID: 28599967


Dave R. Lal MD MPH1, Samir K. Gadepalli MD MBA2, Cynthia D. Downard MD MMSc3, Peter C. Minneci MD MHSc4, Michelle Knezevich MS1, Thomas H. Chelius MS5, Cooper T. Rapp BS1, Deborah Billmire MD6, Steven Bruch MD2, R. Carland Burns MD6, Katherine J. Deans MD MHSc4, Mary E. Fallat MD3, Jason D. Fraser MD7, Julia Grabowski MD8, Ferdynand Hebel MD8, Michael A. Helmrath MD MS9, Ronald B. Hirschl MD2, Rashmi Kabre MD8, Jonathan Kohler MD10, Matthew P. Landman MD MPH6, Charles M. Leys MD10, Grace Z. Mak MD11, Daniel J. Ostlie MD10, Jessica Raque MD3, Beth Rymeski MD9, Jacqueline M. Saito MD MSCI12, Shawn D. St. Peter MD7, Daniel von Allmen MD9, Brad W. Warner MD12, Thomas T. Sato MD1, on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Infants with Esophageal Atresia and Right Aortic Arch: Characteristics and Outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  J Pediatr Surg. 2018 [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30224238


Peter C. Minneci MD, MHSC, Rashmi S. Kabre MD, Grace Z. Mak MD, Devin R. Halleran MD, Jennifer N. Cooper PhD, Amin Afrazi MD, Casey M. Calkins MD, Cynthia D. Downard MD, Peter Ehrlich MD, Jason Fraser MD, Samir K. Gadepalli MD, Michael A. Helmrath MD, Jonathan E. Kohler MD, Rachel Landisch, Matthew P. Landman MD, Constance Lee MD, Charles M Leys MD, Daniel L. Lodwick MD, Rodrigo Mon MD, Beth McClure, Beth Rymeski MD, Jacqueline M. Saito MD, Thomas T. Sato MD, Shawn D. St. Peter MD, Richard Wood MD, Marc A. Levitt MD, Katherine J. Deans MD, MHSc, on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Screening Practices and Associated Anomalies in Infants with Anorectal Malformations: Results from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  J Pediatr Surg, 53(6):1163-1167, 2018.  PMID:  29602552


Wright, TN, Grant C, Lal, DR, Hirschl RB, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius TH, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Billmire D, Burns RC, Deans, KJ, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Hebel F, Helmrath MA, Kabre R, Kohler J, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Rymeski B, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT, Fallat ME; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Neural Monitoring During H-type Tracheoesophageal Fistula Division: A Way to Decrease Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury?  J Pediatric Surg, https://www.jpedsurg.org/article/S0022-3468(18)30718-8/fulltext


Minneci PC, Kabre RS, Mak GZ, Halleran DR, Cooper JN, Afrazi A, Calkins CM, Downard CD, Ehrlich P, Fraser J, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kohler JE, Landisch R, Landman MP, Lee C, Leys CM, Lodwick DL, Mon R, McClure B, Rymeski B, Saito JM, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Wood R, Levitt MA, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Screening practices and associated anomalies in infants with anorectal malformations: Results from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Jun ;53(6):1163-1167 PMID: 29602552 


Minneci PC, Kabre RS, Mak GZ, Halleran DR, Cooper JN, Afrazi A, Calkins CM, Corkum K, Downard CD, Ehrlich P, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kohler JE, Landisch R, Landman MP, Lee C, Leys CM, Lodwick DL, McLeod J, Mon R, McClure B, Rymeski B, Saito JM, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Wood R, Levitt MA, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Can fecal continence be predicted in patients born with anorectal malformations? J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30898398 


Kunisaki SM, Saito JM, Fallat ME, St Peter SD, Kim AG, Johnson KN, Mon RA, Adams C, Aladegbami B, Bence C, Burns RC, Corkum KS, Deans KJ, Downard CD, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Linden AF, Lopez JJ, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Rademacher BL, Shaaban A, Walker SK, Wright TN, Hirschl RB; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Current operative management of congenital lobar emphysema in children: A report from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]​. PMID: 30898401 ​



Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Swedler R, Cassidy LD, Sato TT, Hirschl RB on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Perioperative management and outcomes of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula repair:  Results from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, DC, October 25, 2015.  Oral Presentation

Dave R. Lal, MD MPH, Samir K. Gadepalli, MD MBA, Cynthia Downard MD MMSc, Daniel J. Ostlie MD,   Ruth Swedler MS, Tom Chelius MS, Thomas Sato MD, on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Challenging Surgical Dogma in the Management of Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Outcomes From the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. American Pediatric Surgical Association, San Diego, CA, May 16, 2016. Oral Presentation.

 Dave R. Lal, MD MPH, Samir K Gadepalli, MD MBA, Cynthia Downard MD MMSc, Peter Minneci, MD MHSc, Ruth Swedler, MS, Thomas Chelius, MS, Thomas Sato, MD On behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Characteristics and Outcomes of Infants with Esophageal Atresia and a Right Sided Aortic Arch:Outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. American Academy of Pediatrics. San Francisco, CA, October 2016. Oral Presentation.


SM Kunisaki, JM Saito, ME Fallat, SD St. Peter, KN Johnson, RA Mon, SK Gadepalli, A Shaaban, C Adams, MA Helmrath, PC Minneci, KJ Deans, JJ Lopez, GZ Mak, AF Linden, MP Landman, RC Burns, JD Fraser, TN Wright, CD Downard, RS Kabre, KS Corkum, CM Leys, BL Rademacher, C Bence, SK Walker, DR Lal, B Aladegbami, and RB Hirschl on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Contemporary surgical management of pediatric lung malformations: a report from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  American Academy of Pediatrics. Chicago, IL, September 2017.


Peter C. Minneci, Rashmi Kabre, Grace Mak, Jennifer N. Cooper, Devin Halleran, Richard Wood, Marc Levitt, and Katherine J. Deans on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Screening Practices and Associated Anomalies in Infants with Anorectal Malformations: Results from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  American Academy of Pediatrics. Chicago, IL, September 2017.


Shaun M. Kunisaki, Shawn D. St. Peter, Jacqueline M. Saito, Mary E. Fallat, Kevin N. Johnson, Rodrigo A. Mon, Samir K. Gadepalli, Aimen Shaaban, Cheryl Adams, Michael Helmrath, Peter C. Minneci, Katherine J. Deans, Joseph J. Lopez, Grace Z. Mak, Allison F. Linden, Matthew P. Landman, R. Cartland Burns, Jason D. Fraser, Tiffany N. Wright, Cynthia D. Downard, Rashmi S. Kabre, Kristine S. Corkum, Charles M. Leys, Brooks L. Rademacher, Bola Adadegbami, Christina Bence, Sarah K. Walker, Dave R. Lal, and Ronald B. Hirschl on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Thoracoscopic versus open resection in children with asymptomatic lung malformations:  a report from a multi-institutional collaborative.  Presented at IPEG, Seattle, WA, April 2018


Kunisaki SM, Saito JM, Fallat ME, St. Peter SD on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Current operative management of congenital lobar emphysema: A report from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Presented at American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2018


Minneci PC, Halleran DR, Kabre RS, Mak GZ, Cooper JN, Wood RJ, Levitt MA, Deans KJ on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Can fecal continence be predicted in patients born with anorectal malformations? American Academy of Pediatrics. November 2-6, 2018. Orlando, FL. Podium Presentation

Lawrence AE, Fallat ME, Aldrink JH, Hewitt GD, Onwuka A, Minneci PC, Deans K on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Factors affecting the management of pediatric ovarian neoplasms: A multi-institutional analysis. American Academy of Pediatrics. November 2-6. 2018. Orlando, FL. Podium Presentation


Lawrence AE, Aldrink JH, Fallat ME, Hewitt G, Hertweck, Onwuka A, Minneci PC, Deans KJ , on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Consortium. Risk factors and implication of torsion in girls with ovarian neoplasms. Pediatric Academic Societies. Adolescent Medicine: Sexual Health/Gynecology Session. April 27-30, 2019. Baltimore, MD. Poster Presentation


Lawrence AE, Fallat ME, Hewitt G, Hertweck P, Onwuka A, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Aldrink JH on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Consortium. Understanding the value of tumor markers in pediatric ovarian neoplasms. American Pediatric Surgical Association. May 19-22, 2019. Boston, MA. Plenary Presentation


Fraser JD, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Helmrath MA, Rashmi K, Leys CM, St. Peter SD, on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Consortium. Sutureless vs sutured abdominal wall closure for gastroschisis: Operative characteristics and early outcomes from a multi-institutional consortium. American Pediatric Surgical Association. May 19-22, 2019. Boston, MA. Podium Presentation at Plenary Session 


Leys CM, Hirschl RB, Kohler JE, Stafford-Cherney L, Marka N, Fallat ME, Gadepalli SK, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Ostile DJ, on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgical Consortium. Changing the paradigm for management of pediatric primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a simple aspiration test predicts need for operation.  American Pediatric Surgical Association. May 19-22, 2019. Podium Presentation at Plenary Session