Welcome to Community Pediatrics

The Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children (formerly Center for Advancement of Urban Children) is a cooperative endeavor between Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Its faculty and staff conduct community-oriented research and develops culturally-tailored initiatives to understand the current status of children’s health in Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin and the Nation. In addition, they provide education to medical students and residents and health care to underserved children at the Downtown Health Center (DHC). Read more...

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Pediatrics/Child Health News

Three MCW faculty members named “Healthcare Heroes” by Milwaukee Biz Times

Nov. 29 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD; David A. Margolis, MD; and Keith T. Oldham, MD, have been named Healthcare Heroes by the Milwaukee Biz Times. The awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. Dr. Dua was nominated by MCW, Dr. Margolis was nominated by Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (The MACC Fund), and Dr. Oldham was nominated by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Answering the call: pediatric surgeons deliver exemplary care

Nov. 15 - Given the severity of his gunshot injuries, Cortez Nelson was fortunate to survive. He received an exemplary standard of care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, reflecting the hospital's prestigious recent verification as a Level 1 Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the highest level of distinction for hospitals that perform surgeries in newborns, children and teens.

Dr. Mark Kostic named president-elect of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

Oct. 4 - Mark A. Kostic, MD, associate medical director of the Wisconsin Poison Center and MCW associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics, has been voted the president-elect of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the oldest and largest group of multi-disciplinary professionals from around the world dedicated to the prevention and care of poisonings.

Contact Us

Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
Department of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Teri Wermager, Administrative Assistant III
(414) 955-4177
(414) 955-6385 (fax)

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