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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD  

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Gosain is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. He specializes in all types of general and thoracic pediatric surgery and has specific interests in neonatal surgery (including esophageal atresia, intestinal atresias, congenital diaphragmatic hernia), oncology (neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor, hepatoblastoma, soft-tissue sarcoma, rare tumors), Hirschsprung’s disease (congenital intestinal aganglionosis) and anorectal malformations (imperforate anus, cloaca, cloacal exstrophy). He specializes in minimally-invasive surgery.


Pediatric General Surgery

UW Health Clinics

American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship, LeBonheur Children's Medical Center & St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Residency Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Medical School Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2000

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Correction of Cloaca and Cloacal Exstrophy
  • Imperforate Anus Surgery
  • Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Umbilical Hernia

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Gosain's laboratory research focuses on the development of the enteric nervous system and gastrointestinal mucosal immune system. The long-term goal of his research is to gain an understanding of the interactions between the enteric nervous system and gastrointestinal immune system in both development and disease to permit the generation of novel neuro-immunomodulatory therapies that may potentially target a broad range of congenital and acquired pediatric gastrointestinal tract diseases.

PubMed Articles
Gosain A Brinkman AS . Hirschsprung's associated enterocolitis. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Jun;27(3):364-9
[PubMed ID: 25944307]
Frasier LL Leverson G Gosain A Greenberg J . Laparoscopic versus open Ladd's procedure for intestinal malrotation in adults. Surg Endosc. 2015 Jun;29(6):1598-604
[PubMed ID: 25294535]
Barlow-Anacker AJ Erickson CS Epstein ML Gosain A . Immunostaining to visualize murine enteric nervous system development. J Vis Exp. 2015 Apr 29;(98):e52716
[PubMed ID: 25993536]
Brinkman AS Rogers AP Acher CW Wynn MM Nichol PF Ostlie DJ Gosain A . Evolution in management of adolescent blunt aortic injuries--a single institution 22-y experience. J Surg Res. 2015 Feb;193(2):523-7
[PubMed ID: 25281286]
Gosain A Barlow-Anacker AJ Erickson CS Pierre JF Heneghan AF Epstein ML Kudsk KA . Impaired Cellular Immunity in the Murine Neural Crest Conditional Deletion of Endothelin Receptor-B Model of Hirschsprung's Disease. PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0128822
[PubMed ID: 26061883]
Pierre JF Barlow-Anacker AJ Erickson CS Heneghan AF Leverson GE Dowd SE Epstein ML Kudsk KA Gosain A . Intestinal dysbiosis and bacterial enteroinvasion in a murine model of Hirschsprung's disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug;49(8):1242-51
[PubMed ID: 25092084]
Dodgion CM Gosain A Rogers A St Peter SD Nichol PF Ostlie DJ . National trends in pediatric blunt spleen and liver injury management and potential benefits of an abbreviated bed rest protocol. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun;49(6):1004-8; discussion 1008
[PubMed ID: 24888852]
Burke JF Chen H Gosain A . Parathyroid conditions in childhood. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014 Apr;23(2):66-70
[PubMed ID: 24931350]
Heneghan AF Pierre JF Gosain A Kudsk KA . IL-25 improves luminal innate immunity and barrier function during parenteral nutrition. Ann Surg. 2014 Feb;259(2):394-400
[PubMed ID: 23426341]
Burke JF Jacobson K Gosain A Sippel RS Chen H . Radioguided parathyroidectomy effective in pediatric patients. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):312-7
[PubMed ID: 23827790]
Erickson CS Barlow AJ Pierre JF Heneghan AF Epstein ML Kudsk KA Gosain A . Colonic enteric nervous system analysis during parenteral nutrition. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):132-7
[PubMed ID: 23601532]
Brinkman AS Maxfield B Gill K Patel NJ Gosain A . A novel t(3;8)(p13;q21.1) translocation in a case of lipoblastoma. Pediatr Surg Int. 2012 Jul;28(7):737-40
[PubMed ID: 22488564]
Erickson CS Zaitoun I Haberman KM Gosain A Druckenbrod NR Epstein ML . Sacral neural crest-derived cells enter the aganglionic colon of Ednrb-/- mice along extrinsic nerve fibers. J Comp Neurol. 2012 Feb 15;520(3):620-32
[PubMed ID: 21858821]
Gosain A Blakely M Boulden T Uffman JK Seetharamaiah R Huang E Langham M Eubanks JW 3rd . Omental infarction: preoperative diagnosis and laparoscopic management in children. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Nov;20(9):777-80
[PubMed ID: 20704515]
Whittle S Gosain A Brown PY Debelenko L Raimondi S Wilimas JA Jenkins JJ Davidoff AM . Regression of a congenital mesoblastic nephroma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Aug;55(2):364-8
[PubMed ID: 20582939]
Gosain A Williams RF Blakely ML . Distinguishing acute from ruptured appendicitis preoperatively in the pediatric patient. Adv Surg. 2010;44:73-85
[PubMed ID: 20919515]
Gosain A Gamelli RL DiPietro LA . Norepinephrine-mediated suppression of phagocytosis by wound neutrophils. J Surg Res. 2009 Apr;152(2):311-8
[PubMed ID: 18952237]
Gosain A Muthu K Gamelli RL DiPietro LA . Norepinephrine suppresses wound macrophage phagocytic efficiency through alpha- and beta-adrenoreceptor dependent pathways. Surgery. 2007 Aug;142(2):170-9
[PubMed ID: 17689682]
Gosain A Matthies AM Dovi JV Barbul A Gamelli RL DiPietro LA . Exogenous pro-angiogenic stimuli cannot prevent physiologic vessel regression. J Surg Res. 2006 Oct;135(2):218-25
[PubMed ID: 16904692]
Gosain A Jones SB Shankar R Gamelli RL DiPietro LA . Norepinephrine modulates the inflammatory and proliferative phases of wound healing. J Trauma. 2006 Apr;60(4):736-44
[PubMed ID: 16612292]
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