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.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
Surgical Critical Care Medicine
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
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.
Gasior AC Knott EM Fike FB Moratello VE St Peter SD Ostlie DJ Snyder CL .
Ghost publications in the pediatric surgery match. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):37-41
[PubMed ID: 23688793]
Sharp NE Pettiford-Cunningham J Shah SR Thomas P Juang D St Peter SD Ostlie DJ .
The prevalence of Hirschsprung disease in premature infants after suction rectal biopsy. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):374-7
[PubMed ID: 23647803]
Ostlie DJ Sharp NE Thomas P Sharp SW Holcomb GW 3rd St Peter SD .
Patient scar assessment after single-incision versus four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy: long-term follow-up from a prospective randomized trial. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2013 Jun;23(6):553-5
[PubMed ID: 23731081]
Knott EM Gasior AC Ostlie DJ Holcomb GW 3rd St Peter SD .
Decreased resource utilization since initiation of institutional clinical pathway for care of children with perforated appendicitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun;48(6):1395-8
[PubMed ID: 23845636]
Gasior AC Knott EM Sharp SW Ostlie DJ Holcomb GW 3rd St Peter SD .
Experience with an evidence-based protocol using fibrinolysis as first line treatment for empyema in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun;48(6):1312-5
[PubMed ID: 23845624]
Gasior AC Marty Knott E Ostlie DJ St Peter SD .
To drain or not to drain: an analysis of abscess drains in the treatment of appendicitis with abscess. Pediatr Surg Int. 2013 May;29(5):455-8
[PubMed ID: 23344151]
Ostlie DJ Juang OO Iqbal CW Sharp SW Snyder CL Andrews WS Sharp RJ Holcomb GW 3rd St Peter SD .
Single incision versus standard 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan;48(1):209-14
[PubMed ID: 23331817]
Ponsky TA Gasior AC Parry J Sharp SW Boulanger S Parry R Ostlie DJ St Peter SD .
Need for subsequent fundoplication after gastrostomy based on patient characteristics. J Surg Res. 2013 Jan;179(1):1-4
[PubMed ID: 23110973]
Pettiford-Cunningham J Adibe OO Gasior AC Ostlie DJ St Peter SD .
Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated congenital diaphragmatic hernias presenting beyond the newborn period. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Dec;22(10):1014-6
[PubMed ID: 22845644]
Gasior AC St Peter SD Knott EM Hall M Ostlie DJ Snyder CL .
National trends in approach and outcomes with appendicitis in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Dec;47(12):2264-7
[PubMed ID: 23217886]
St Peter SD Adibe OO Iqbal CW Fike FB Sharp SW Juang D Lanning D Murphy JP Andrews WS Sharp RJ Snyder CL Holcomb GW Ostlie DJ .
Irrigation versus suction alone during laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis: a prospective randomized trial. Ann Surg. 2012 Oct;256(4):581-5
[PubMed ID: 22964730]
Juang D Adibe OO Laituri CA Ostlie DJ Holcomb GW 3rd St Peter SD .
Distribution of feeding styles after pyloromyotomy among pediatric surgical training programs in North America. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Oct;22(5):409-11
[PubMed ID: 22773351]
Mortellaro VE Gasior AC Knott EM Shah SR Ostlie DJ Holcomb GW 3rd St Peter SD .
Is there an increased risk of complications with laparoscopy looking for a contralateral patent processus vaginalis? J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Sep;22(7):710-2
[PubMed ID: 22870947]
Iqbal CW Ostlie DJ .
The minimally invasive approach to appendectomy: is less better? Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun;22(3):201-6
[PubMed ID: 22767173]
Fike FB Pettiford JN St Peter SD Cocjin J Laituri CA Ostlie DJ .
Utility of pH/multichannel intraluminal impedance probe in identifying operative patients in infants with gastroesophageal reflux disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Jun;22(5):518-20
[PubMed ID: 22568542]
Ostlie DJ Juang D Aguayo P Pettiford-Cunningham JP Erkmann EA Rash DE Sharp SW Sharp RJ St Peter SD .
Topical silver sulfadiazine vs collagenase ointment for the treatment of partial thickness burns in children: a prospective randomized trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun;47(6):1204-7
[PubMed ID: 22703794]
Knott EM Gasior AC Holcomb GW 3rd Ostlie DJ St Peter SD .
Impact of body habitus on single-site laparoscopic appendectomy for nonperforated appendicitis: subset analysis from a prospective, randomized trial. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 May;22(4):404-7
[PubMed ID: 22577809]
Juang D Garey CL Ostlie DJ Snyder CL Holcomb GW 3rd St Peter SD .
Contralateral inguinal hernia after negative laparoscopic evaluation: a rare but real phenomenon. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Mar;22(2):200-2
[PubMed ID: 22047142]
Fike FB Mortellaro VE Iqbal CW Sharp SW Ostlie DJ Holcomb GW 3rd Sharp RJ Snyder CL St Peter SD .
Experience with a simple technique for pectus bar removal. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Mar;47(3):490-3
[PubMed ID: 22424343]
Pettiford JN Bikhchandani J Ostlie DJ St Peter SD Sharp RJ Juang D .
A review: the role of high dose methylprednisolone in spinal cord trauma in children. Pediatr Surg Int. 2012 Mar;28(3):287-94
[PubMed ID: 21994079]