New Chief of Division of Pediatric Urology
William See, MD, Professor of Urology, Chairman, Department of Urology
I am pleased to announce the appointment of John Kryger, MD, as chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology within the Department of Urology effective January 1, 2012. In this role, Dr. Kryger will provide medical and academic leadership to the Division of Pediatric Urology. He will also serve as specialty practice unit leader for Pediatric Urology within the Children’s Specialty Group and medical director of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Dr. Kryger grew up in Pulaski, Wis., a small town near Green Bay. He completed his undergraduate studies and medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed residency training at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and a pediatric urology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Kryger has served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin (UW) Medical School since 1999, attaining the rank of associate professor in 2007. He is widely recognized for his clinical expertise having been annually cited by “Best Doctors in America®” and “America’s top Physicians” from 2005 through 2012. He is an experienced leader in academic medicine having served multiple institutional roles, including president of the UW Medical School Alumni Association, the Dean’s Advisory Council, and chairman of the UW Health Strategic Planning Leadership Council. He is a graduate of the Physician Leadership Development Program at UW. He initiated an institution-wide curriculum in core topics for all residents of the Graduate Medical Education Program at UWHC. Within UW’s Department of Urology, Dr. Kryger’s leadership roles have included director of Pediatric Urology and of the residency Program. Under his leadership, UW’s Pediatric Urology Program reached the top 50 of the US News and World report ranking for the first time.
Dr. Kryger is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the Society for Pediatric Urology and holds board certifications in urology and pediatric urology. He is president-elect of the Society for Fetal Urology. He is the Wisconsin representative to the North Central Section of the American Urology Association. He is past president of the Wisconsin Urologic Society and its current secretary/treasurer. His research interests include the impact of environmental toxins on reproductive tract development, and the cause and effects of urinary tract infections in patients with neurologic bladder disorders. His clinical expertise extends into all aspects of pediatric urology, especially surgical management of ambiguous genitalia and other genital birth defects, pediatric kidney stones, and the management neurologic bladder and bowel disorders. He teaches at many levels in training programs at UW for medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
He has been married to his wife, Lynn, for 15 years. She is a retired surgical technician. They have two dogs, Bear and Oscar, and two rabbits, Sammi and Sasha. They enjoy boating and water skiing, and are avid Wisconsin sports fans. They also enjoy trying new restaurants, especially Friday night fish fries. I would like to thank the leadership of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Children’s Specialty Group for their support of this recruitment. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Kryger in his new role, and welcoming him to the Department of Urology, Children’s Specialty Group, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and The Medical College of Wisconsin.