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Jonathan E. Kohler, MD, MA, FACS Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Kohler is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General and Pediatric Surgery, and fellowship trained in pediatric surgery. His clinical practice emphasizes minimally invasive approaches to all types of pediatric and neonatal surgical disorders. He specializes in general and thoracic pediatric surgery, minimally invasive and neonatal surgery, oncology and trauma care.

Specialties

Pediatric General Surgery

Anorectal Malformations

Appendicitis

Biliary Atresia

Cholelithiasis

Chronic Constipation

Cloaca

Colonic Atresia

Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM)

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Correction of Cloaca and Cloacal Exstrophy

Crohn's Disease

Cystic Hygroma/Lymphatic Malformations

Cystic Lung Lesions

Duodenal Atresia

Esophageal Atresia (EA)

Failure to Thrive

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroschisis

Hepatic Tumor

Hereditary Spherocytosis

Hiatal Hernia

Hirschsprung's Disease

Hydrocele

Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Hypospadias Repair

Ileal Atresia

Imperforate Anus Surgery

Inguinal Hernia

Intussusception

Jejunal Atresia

Malrotation

Meckel's Diverticulum

Minimally Invasive Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Neuroblastoma

Omphalocele

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Pilonidal Sinus/Cyst/Abscess

Pulmonary Sequestration

Pyloric Stenosis

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Sickle Cell Anemia

Skin Lesions/Cysts

Splenic Sequestration

Tracheoesophageal Atresia

Ulcerative Colitis

Umbilical Hernia

Vascular Anomalies

Volvulus

Wilm's Tumor

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
Gundersen Health System
(608) 775-2331 | | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Fellowship University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Medical School University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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

Dr. Kohler's research interests center on using health communications-based research to develop interventions that improve physician-to-physician and physician-to-patient interactions.


PubMed Articles
Lawrence AE Gonzalez DO Fallat ME Aldrink JH Hewitt GD Hertweck SP Onwuka A Bence C Burns RC Dillon PA Ehrlich PF Fraser JD Grabowski JE Hirschl RB Kabre R Kohler JE Lal DR Landman MP Leys CM Mak GZ Sato TT Scannell M Sujka JA Minneci PC Deans KJ Factors Associated With Management of Pediatric Ovarian Neoplasms. Pediatrics . 2019 Jun 4;
[PubMed ID: 31164439]
Kohler JE Falcone RA Jr Fallat ME Rural health, telemedicine and access for pediatric surgery. Curr Opin Pediatr . 2019 Jun;31(3):391-398
[PubMed ID: 31090582]
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 Jun;54(6):1159-1163
[PubMed ID: 30898398]
Hoonakker PLT Wooldridge AR Hose BZ Carayon P Eithun B Brazelton TB 3rd Kohler JE Ross JC Rusy DA Dean SM Kelly MM Gurses AP Information flow during pediatric trauma care transitions: things falling through the cracks. Intern Emerg Med . 2019 May 28;
[PubMed ID: 31140061]
Kohler JE Falcone RA Jr Fallat ME Rural health, telemedicine and access for pediatric surgery. Curr Opin Pediatr . 2019 Apr 30;
[PubMed ID: 31045884]
Cartmill R Yang DY Fernandes-Taylor S Kohler JE Reply to: Confounding factors on the analysis of opioid prescription after pediatric umbilical hernia repair. Surgery . 2019 Apr 5;
[PubMed ID: 30961893]
Lal DR Gadepalli SK Downard CD Minneci PC Knezevich M Chelius TH Rapp CT Billmire D Bruch S Carland Burns R Deans KJ Fallat ME Fraser JD Grabowski J Hebel F Helmrath MA Hirschl RB Kabre R Kohler J Landman MP Leys CM Mak GZ Ostlie DJ Raque J Rymeski B Saito JM St Peter SD von Allmen D Warner BW Sato TT Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Infants with esophageal atresia and right aortic arch: Characteristics and outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. J Pediatr Surg . 2019 Apr;54(4):688-692
[PubMed ID: 30224238]
Zens TJ Rogers A Cartmill R Ostlie D Muldowney BL Nichol P Kohler JE Age-dependent outcomes in asymptomatic umbilical hernia repair. Pediatr Surg Int . 2019 Apr;35(4):463-468
[PubMed ID: 30430281]
Cartmill RS Yang DY Fernandes-Taylor S Kohler JE National variation in opioid prescribing after pediatric umbilical hernia repair. Surgery . 2019 Apr;165(4):838-842
[PubMed ID: 30509750]
Zens TJ Cartmill R Muldowney BL Fernandes-Taylor S Nichol P Kohler JE Practice Variation in Umbilical Hernia Repair Demonstrates a Need for Best Practice Guidelines. J Pediatr . 2019 Mar;206:172-177
[PubMed ID: 30448274]
Hose BZ Hoonakker PLT Wooldridge AR Brazelton Iii TB Dean SM Eithun B Fackler JC Gurses AP Kelly MM Kohler JE McGeorge NM Ross JC Rusy DA Carayon P Physician Perceptions of the Electronic Problem List in Pediatric Trauma Care. Appl Clin Inform . 2019 Jan;10(1):113-122
[PubMed ID: 30759492]
Linden AF Raiji MT Kohler JE Carlisle EM Pelayo JC Feinstein K Kandel JJ Mak GZ Evaluation of a water-soluble contrast protocol for nonoperative management of pediatric adhesive small bowel obstruction. J Pediatr Surg . 2019 Jan;54(1):184-188
[PubMed ID: 30414689]
Kelly MM Coller RJ Kohler JE Zhao Q Sklansky DJ Shadman KA Thurber A Barreda CB Edmonson MB Trends in Hospital Treatment of Empyema in Children in the United States. J Pediatr . 2018 Nov;202:245-251.e1
[PubMed ID: 30170858]
Gonzalez DO Lawrence AE Cooper JN Sola R Jr Garvey E Weber BC St Peter SD Ostlie DJ Kohler JE Leys CM Deans KJ Minneci PC Can ultrasound reliably identify complicated appendicitis in children? J Surg Res . 2018 Sep;229:76-81
[PubMed ID: 29937019]
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 . 2018 Jul;53(7):1267-1272
[PubMed ID: 28599967]
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
[PubMed ID: 29602552]
Kohler J Gerber JA Dowd E Stamper-Kurn DM Negative-Mass Instability of the Spin and Motion of an Atomic Gas Driven by Optical Cavity Backaction. Phys Rev Lett . 2018 Jan 5;120(1):013601
[PubMed ID: 29350956]
Zens T Nichol PF Cartmill R Kohler JE Management of asymptomatic pediatric umbilical hernias: a systematic review. J Pediatr Surg . 2017 Nov;52(11):1723-1731
[PubMed ID: 28778691]
Kohler J Spethmann N Schreppler S Stamper-Kurn DM Cavity-Assisted Measurement and Coherent Control of Collective Atomic Spin Oscillators. Phys Rev Lett . 2017 Feb 10;118(6):063604
[PubMed ID: 28234539]
Rogers AP Zens TJ Kohler JE Le HD Nichol PF Leys CM A Single Institution Review of Initial Application of a 5-mm Stapler. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A . 2016 Aug;26(8):660-2
[PubMed ID: 27398952]