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Dr. Andrew Kastenmeier to Join the Department of Surgery

Andrew Kastenmeier, MDOn behalf of Dr. Jon Gould, Division Chief of General Surgery, and the Department of Surgery faculty, I am pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Andrew S. Kastenmeier, M.D. Dr. Kastenmeier will join the Division of General Surgery on September 1. His recruitment was made possible by the Division of General Surgery, the Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery Program, and the Condon Hernia Institute. Dr. Kastenmeier is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and also attended medical school at UW. While in medical school, he studied outcomes research under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weber in the section of Surgical Oncology. Andrew completed his surgical training at the University of Utah, including one year in the laboratory of Dr. David Bull where he studied myocardial ischemia and the application of gene therapy to the treatment of ischemic heart disease. Following his chief resident year in Utah, he entered the very well-known Minimally Invasive Surgery and Foregut Fellowship at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon under the direction of Dr. Lee Swanstrom. During his fellowship, Andrew acquired extensive experience in the latest minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical procedures.

Dr. Kastenmeier will join our expanding program in Minimally Invasive Surgery to include Drs. Gould, Wallace, and Goldblatt. The mission of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program is to provide cutting edge technology to patients of today and to develop the innovations and advanced therapies that are so very important for the patients of tomorrow. For Andrew, this is a return to home as he attended high school in Mequon and his family remains in the Milwaukee area. We are thrilled with the opportunity of having Andrew Kastenmeier join our department and look forward to his many contributions to Minimally Invasive and Acute Care Surgery. Andrew can be reached at akastenm@mcw.edu.

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