Daniel J. Ostlie, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Ostlie became surgeon-in-chief at American Family Children's Hospital in 2012 after 12 years as a pediatric surgeon at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City. He specializes in minimally invasive pediatric and neonatal surgery, thoracic and oncologic surgery, chest wall deformities, hernia surgery, surgical critical care and trauma and hypospadias repair. Dr. Ostlie completed a two-year Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at the Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City and received his certification in Surgical Critical Care after completing the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, and during that time performed a surgical research fellowship at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
UW Health Clinics
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
Surgical Critical Care
Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, 1994
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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
Programs & Conditions
- Anorectal Malformations
- Biliary Atresia
- Chronic Constipation
- Colonic Atresia
- Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM)
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
- Crohn's Disease
- Cystic Hygroma/Lymphatic Malformations
- Cystic Lung Lesions
- Duodenal Atresia
- Esophageal Atresia (EA)
- Failure to Thrive
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Hepatic Tumor
- Hereditary Spherocytosis
- Hiatal Hernia
- Hirschsprung's Disease
- Ileal Atresia
- Inguinal Hernia
- Jejunal Atresia
- Meckel's Diverticulum
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis
- Pectus Carinatum
- Pectus Excavatum
- Pilonidal Sinus/Cyst/Abscess
- Pyloric Stenosis
- Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Skin Lesions/Cysts
- Tracheoesophageal Atresia
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Vascular Anomalies
- Wilm's Tumor
A nationally-known expert in minimally-invasive pediatric surgery, Dr. Ostlie's research interests focus on evidence-based pediatric surgery. He has participated as the primary investigator or co-investigator in more than 20 prospective randomized controlled trials in infants and children.
Ostlie DJ .
25(th) Anniversary State-of-the-Art Expert Discussion With Todd A. Ponsky, MD, FACS, on the Advances of Surgical Practice in Pediatric Hernia Repair. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Nov;25(11):871-4
[PubMed ID: 26488579]
Gonzalez KW Dalton BG Snyder CL Leys CM St Peter SD Ostlie DJ .
The anatomic findings during operative exploration for non-palpable testes: A prospective evaluation. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct 23;
[PubMed ID: 26563527]
Meehan JJ Ostlie DJ .
25(th) Anniversary State-of-the-Art Expert Discussion With John J. Meehan, MD, FACS, on Robotics. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Aug;25(8):613-6
[PubMed ID: 26258266]
Cohen RC Ostlie DJ .
25(th) Anniversary State-of-the-Art Expert Discussion With Ralph C. Cohen, MBBS, BMedSci, MS, FRACS, on the Advances of Surgical Practice in Pediatric Urology. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Jun;25(6):455-9
[PubMed ID: 26061131]
Ostlie DJ Leys CM Fraser JD Snyder CL St Peter SD .
Laparoscopic Orchiopexy Requiring Vascular Division: A Randomized Study Comparing the Primary and Two-Stage Approaches. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Jun;25(6):536-9
[PubMed ID: 25974325]
Holcomb GW 3rd Ostlie DJ .
25th Anniversary State-of-the-Art Expert Discussion With George W. Holcomb, MD, on the Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques with a Close-Up on Laparoscopic Fundoplication. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 May;25(5):359-63
[PubMed ID: 25974412]
Rothenberg SS Ostlie DJ .
25(th) anniversary state-of-the-art expert discussion with Steven S. Rothenberg, MD, on the evolution of thoracic surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Apr;25(4):267-71
[PubMed ID: 25853181]
Wulkan ML Ostlie DJ .
25(th) Anniversary state-of-the-art expert discussion With Mark L. Wulkan, MD, on the evolution of pediatric obesity surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Mar;25(3):173-6
[PubMed ID: 25763474]
Harmon CM Ostlie DJ .
25th anniversary state-of-the-art expert discussion with Carroll McWilliams Harmon, MD, PhD, on single-site surgical techniques--past, present, and future. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Feb;25(2):89-93
[PubMed ID: 25683069]
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]
Desai AA Ostlie DJ Juang D .
Optimal timing of congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair in infants on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2015 Feb;24(1):17-9
[PubMed ID: 25639805]
Smith CD Ostlie DJ .
JLAST--celebrating 25 years. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Jan;25(1):1
[PubMed ID: 25607897]
Cunningham JP Knott EM Gasior AC Juang D Snyder CL St Peter SD Ostlie DJ .
Is routine chest radiograph necessary after chest tube removal? J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Oct;49(10):1493-5
[PubMed ID: 25280653]
Desai AA Knott EM Alemayehu H Sherman AK St Peter SD Ostlie DJ .
Histologic analysis of the hernia sac: current practices based on a survey of IPEG members. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2014 Sep;24(9):660-3
[PubMed ID: 25115582]
Alemayehu H Snyder CL St Peter SD Ostlie DJ .
Incidence and outcomes of unexpected pathology findings after appendectomy. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Sep;49(9):1390-3
[PubMed ID: 25148744]
Sharp NE Aguayo P Marx DJ Polak EE Rash DE Peter SD Ostlie DJ Juang D .
Nursing preference of topical silver sulfadiazine versus collagenase ointment for treatment of partial thickness burns in children: survey follow-up of a prospective randomized trial. J Trauma Nurs. 2014 Sep-Oct;21(5):253-7
[PubMed ID: 25198082]
Hall NJ Eaton S Seims A Leys CM Densmore JC Calkins CM Ostlie DJ St Peter SD Azizkhan RG von Allmen D Langer JC Lapidus-Krol E Bouchard S Piché N Bruch S Drongowski R MacKinlay GA Clark C Pierro A .
Risk of incomplete pyloromyotomy and mucosal perforation in open and laparoscopic pyloromyotomy. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jul;49(7):1083-6
[PubMed ID: 24952793]
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]
Ostlie DJ Ponsky TA .
Technical options of the laparoscopic pediatric inguinal hernia repair. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2014 Mar;24(3):194-8
[PubMed ID: 24625350]
Ponsky TA Nalugo M Ostlie DJ .
Pediatric laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: a review of the current evidence. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2014 Mar;24(3):183-7
[PubMed ID: 24625349]