American Family Children's Hospital

Two New Pediatric Surgeons Join UW

Dr. Daniel Ostlie, Surgeon-in-Chief, American Family Children's HospitalDr. Daniel Ostlie


Daniel Ostlie, MD, has been named as Surgeon-in-Chief at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. Dr. Ostlie joined the UW faculty after 12 years at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, where he also completed his pediatric surgery fellowship.  His medical degree is from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. While completing his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, he performed a surgical research fellowship at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.


Dr. Ostlie specializes in minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures for most congenital and acquired surgical problems in children. He also specializes in complex neonatal surgical diseases and difficult problems with the esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux. Dr. Ostlie's research interests are focused on evidence-based pediatric surgery. He has served as the primary investigator or co-investigator in more than 20 prospective randomized controlled trials in infants and children.


Dr. Patrick McKenna


American Family Children's Hospital urology chief Patrick McKennaPatrick McKenna, MD, is the new Chief of pediatric urology at UW Health. He had served as chair and professor in the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at Southern Illinois University. He received his medical degree from George Washington University. He completed his urology residency at Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia and later completed a Clinical/Research Fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.


He is a Specialty Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, immediate past president of the Society of University Urologists, chair of the Judicial and Ethics Committee of the American Urologic Association and secretary of the North Central Section. He also has a career interest in quality improvement. Dr. McKenna’s special interests are complicated urologic reconstruction, Wilm’s Tumor, antenatally detected urologic problems, disorders of sexual development and minimally-invasive treatments. His innovative use of computer games and conservative, noninvasive approach to managing pediatric urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections have been widely adopted nationwide.