Thomas T Sato, MD

Chief executive officer, Children's Specialty Group
Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-266-6550 (office)
(877) 607-5280 (appointment)
130 Second St, West Pavilion
Neenah, WI 54956


Best Doctors 2013As a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Dr. Sato focuses on the comprehensive surgical management of neonatal and congenital anomalies , including diaphragmatic hernia, anorectal malformations, pulmonary malformations, biliary atresia and intestinal conditions such as Hirschsprung’s Disease. He also provides surgical care for infants and children with childhood cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, traumatic injuries and burns, chest wall deformities such as pectus excavatum or carinatum, and gastroesophageal reflux.

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Congenital Anomalies and Neonatal Surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Oncology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Burns
  • Surgery

Education & Awards

  • 1988, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), MD
  • 1997, Children's National Medical Center (Washington, DC)
  • 1995, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • 1993, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • 2003 Edward Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2004 – present: Listed in Best Doctors in America, Pediatric Surgery, Boston, MA
  • 2005 – present: Listed in America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • 2011 – present: Listed in Top Doctors, US News & World Report
  • 2011 Excellence in Education Award, Children’s Specialty Group

Research & Publications

  • Outcomes of infants and children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Management of pediatric vascular injuries

  • Laparotomy versus peritoneal drainage for necrotizing enterocolitis and perforation.
  • Pediatric vascular injuries: patterns of injury, morbidity, and mortality.
  • Incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill children after trauma.
  • Initial assessment and management of thermal burn injuries in children.
  • Operationalizing quality improvement in a pediatric surgical practice.

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