Medical College of Wisconsin & Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Faculty
The Department of Pediatrics has over 300 faculty, representing all pediatric subspecialties and disciplines. These faculty provide state-of-the-art clinical care and conduct innovative clinical, translational and basic research. They are dedicated to teaching and mentoring residents, medical students and fellows.
Our faculty and our clinical care units are internationally recognized for their clinical excellence. We are a regional and national referral center and our patient outcomes are among the best in the country. Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists made up two-thirds of all pediatricians receiving such recognition in the state. Residents learn directly from faculty who discover new diseases, develop innovative therapies and pave the way for improving the health of all children.
The educational leaders of our department have developed innovative educational scholarship projects, continually publish and present their educational scholarship nationally, and have held leadership positions in their respective national educational organizations. In addition, numerous faculty have edited and contributed to texts in their specific subspecialties.
There are too many exceptional faculty to list, but the following is a small sample of the outstanding nationally and internationally-recognized work of our faculty.
Leaders in Advocacy
Leaders in Clinical Care
Beth Drolet, MD
Nationally and internationally recognized pediatric dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of hemangiomas and other vascular malformations.
Peter Havens, MD MS
World expert in pediatric HIV infection, founder of the Wisconsin HIV Primary Care Network and co-lead author of the AAP's major policy statement on infant pediatric HIV in the United States.
B U.K. Li, MD
One of the world-renowned experts in treating and researching cyclic vomiting syndrome and has seen more than 1,000 cases in his career – more than any other health care provider in the world.
David Margolis, MD
Leader in unrelated match bone marrow transplant and consultant for the television show Grey's Anatomy.
David Gummin, MD
Medical Director for The Wisconsin Poison Center, which provides comprehensive toxicology consultation for all Wisconsin residents and health care facilities.
Leaders in Medical Education
Michael Weisgerber, MD and Heather Toth, MD
National experts in the intersection between medical education and patient- and family-centered care. Have developed and shared creative programs for empowering learners on rounds including the "Rounding Like a Ninja" program and more.
Leaders in Pediatric Texts
Leaders in Quality Improvement
Sandra Gage, MD
Pilot site leader for national multi-site quality improvement collaborative aimed at improving patient–centered care transitions.
Leaders in Research
Rodney Willoughby, MD
Developed the Milwaukee Protocol to successfully treat acute rabies infection through induction of coma.
Jack Routes, MD
Newborn screening pioneer; led the way for Wisconsin to be the first state to screen all newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID).
James Verbsky, MD, PhD
Described, for the first time, a patient lacking interleukin-1 Receptor antagonist and pioneered the use of recombinant Interleukin-1 antagonist to treat this deficiency.