John C Densmore, MD

Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-266-6553 (office)
414-266-6426 (clinic)
877-607-5280 (appointment)
4855 S Moorland Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151


As a parent and surgeon, Dr. Densmore values the parental perspective and considers it a privilege to care for children. While he likes basing plans on the best medical data available, he approaches every patient and their family with an open mind and realizes that the best plan may be influenced by other factors at home or the child’s history. Dr. Densmore favors minimally invasive surgical approaches when feasible and enjoys complex surgical problems. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a terrific place to work, and he feels lucky to have great collaborations with a broad cast of medical colleagues to offer the most thoughtful care to our children.

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Surgery
  • Burns
  • Congenital Anomalies and Neonatal Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Fetal Intervention and Prenatal Consultation
  • Trauma
  • Chest Wall Reconstruction

Education & Awards

  • 2000, University of Illinois College of Medicine, MD
  • 2007, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2009, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • M Magazine Top Doctor 2013
  • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program 2011
  • Clinical Research Scholar of Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin 2011-2013

Research & Publications

  • Microparticle Induced Lung Injury (CTSI KL-2, UL1RR031973) 2011-2014
  • Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygens Species Inducing Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia in Lung Ischemia (WeCare Fund for Medical Innovation and Research) 2013-2014
  • Indirect Lung Injury
  • Surgical Outcomes
Recently selected publications:

  • Protein Composition of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type 1-Derived Endothelial Microparticles.
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Transhiatal Gastric Transposition for Long Gap Esophageal Atresia in an Infant.
  • Initial Surgical and Pain Management Outcomes Following Nuss Procedure.
  • Endothelial Microparticles Induce Inflammation in Acute Lung Injury.
  • Rattus Model Utilizing Selective Pulmonary Ischemia Induces Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia.
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