MILWAUKEE (1/5/2012) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has appointed John V. Kryger, MD, medical director of its Pediatric Urology Program. Kryger also has been appointed professor of Urology (Pediatric Urology) and chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Kryger is board certified in Urology and Pediatric Urology. He also is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and Society of Pediatric Urology.
Kryger is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric urology. He is president-elect of the Society for Fetal Urology. He has been named on the Best Doctors in AmericaÒ and America's Top Physicians lists continuously since 2005. Additionally, Dr. Kryger is the Wisconsin representative to the North Central Section of the American Urology Association, as well as secretary/treasurer and a past president of the Wisconsin Urologic Society.
Kryger earned his medical degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed a residency in Urology at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit.
He held many leadership roles during his time at UW-Madison's School of Medicine and American Family Children's Hospital, including director of Pediatric Urology and the Residency Program, president of the UW Medical School Alumni Association and the Dean's Advisory Council, and co-chairman of the UW Health Strategic Planning Leadership Council. He also is a graduate of the Physician Leadership Development Program.
Kryger specializes in all aspects of pediatric urology, particularly management of children with disorders of sexual development and neurologic bladder conditions. His research interests have included the study of the impact of environmental toxins on reproductive tract development. Kryger will practice at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin clinics in Wauwatosa, Green Bay and Summit, Wis.
He and his wife, Lynn, reside in Brookfield, Wis.
Learn more about the Urology Clinic at Children's Hospital at chw.org/urology.
About Children's Hospital
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, founded in 1894, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It has been named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital has been redesignated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence. Private, independent and not-for-profit, the hospital serves children and families from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond. Children's Hospital is the flagship member of Children's Hospital and Health System. In 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million into the community to improve the health status of children. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.
About the Medical College
The Medical College is the state's only private medical school and health sciences graduate school. Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and service. Approximately 1,200 students are enrolled in the Medical College's medical school and graduate school programs. A major national research center, it is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY 2009 -10, faculty received approximately $161 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which $148 million is for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, College faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,250 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 400,000 patients annually.